Investing in Our Community
Most of us at Thurston First Bank have made our homes and careers in the South Puget Sound region for most, if not all, of our lives. We are proud of our community and eager to play an active role in its promising future. Below are some of the ways our people contribute time, resources and diverse expertise to help our neighbors, friends and colleagues.
Dental Fraud Seminar
April 5, 2007
Thurston–Mason Counties Dental Society & Thurston First Bank presented a dental fraud seminar at the Phoenix Inn in Olympia. The event provided a comprehensive overview and practical information concerning the causes, prevention, detection and prosecution of fraudulent activity. The evening’s presenters included Thurston First Bank President/CEO Mike Edwards and Board Chairman Stephen J. Bean. Also presenting were Lisa Hoglan, CPA; Linnell Isoshima, President of Professional Management Associates; and Sergeant Jim Dunn of the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.
QuickBooks Users Group
April 5, 2007
Thurston First Bank hosted its first QuickBooks Users Group, “Let’s Talk about Payroll” at the Commercial Lending Center Conference room in April. Guest speaker Doug Cheney, Employer Outreach Program Manager from DSHS, spoke on new hire reporting procedures and wage garnishments. Thurston First Bank staff followed with a presentation on human resource tips for small businesses and highlighted common payroll mistakes and workarounds. If you are interested in future sessions, please contact Debbie Arai at (360) 528-4112.
Seminar Sign-up form
Market Trends Seminar
February 28, 2007
Thurston First Bank hosted a lunchtime seminar at the Tumwater Valley Lodge with special guest speaker Todd Britsch, President of NewHomeTrends, a market data research and consulting firm. Mr. Britsch gave his outlook for our area based on the latest market data.
Dental Student Seminar
February 12, 2007
Tom Nelson, VP Commercial Loan Officer
In February, Tom Nelson made a presentation to 23 fourth-year dental students at the University of Washington School of Dentistry in Seattle. The presentation was made during a lunch provided by the bank and covered the topics of relationship lending, loan terms, collateral, guarantees, reporting, insurance requirements and documentation needed to apply for a loan. Other topics discussed were fraud prevention, remote deposit and merchant card processing.
Boys and Girls Club Adopt-a-Family Program
Our first year of participation in the Adopt-a-Family program succeeded in making a very special Christmas for our selected family. Collectively, director and employee donations totaled $925. We hope to turn this into a annual tradition and make another family’s Christmas merry in 2007.
United Way Fundraising
Thurston First Bank raised over $2,500 each year in 2005 and 2006 thanks to contributions from our generous staff.