Service and accountability are Premier values. We greatly appreciate the work being done by our local non-profit and faith-based agencies and want to facilitate their success. We feel that non-profit and faith based organizations are excellent channels to better the lives of the people in our communities.
Social responsibility is a high priority not only for Premier Banks, but also for the many individuals on the Premier Banks team. In 2005, Chairman Don Regan was a finalist in the Leading with Faith Award by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Also, in 2006 Premier Banks were awarded the University of St. Thomas Business of the Year Award and the Minnesota Business Ethics Award.
We take pride in our track record with non-profit and faith-based organizations. Costume for a Cure, Relay for Life, Hearts and Hammers, Ringing Bells for the Salvation Army, Gifts for Grandparents, Adopt-a-Family, Wear Red Day for the American Heart Association, Bridging and the United Way are examples of bank wide initiatives. In addition, Premier People take on leadership roles in many of our schools, churches, chambers, communities and innumerable non-profit boards.
Volunteering time and talent comes natural to the Premier Team as this is a reflection of the attitude that makes us excel. An attitude of service is as vital for Premier People in the office, as it is at home with our families and in our communities. Whether it be a deposit account or a lending relationship, we encourage like-minded groups to discover Premier Banks. We take pride in giving back to the communities we are so privileged to serve.