PORTLAND, Ore.and Washington, D.C — —
For the second year in a row, Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) has selected Umpqua Bank, a subsidiary of Umpqua Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:UMPQ), as the nation's top Community Bank Leader in Social Media. This is the second year ICBA has compiled this list, which highlights community bank social media trailblazers.
"For Umpqua, social media is an extension of what we strive to do every day: create meaningful connections with people and organizations in the communities we serve," said Eve Callahan, senior vice president of corporate communications for Umpqua Bank. "We're pleased to be recognized by ICBA again for our efforts in this vibrant, always-evolving space, and look forward to exploring new ways to build community in social media and beyond."
Nearly 6,500 community banks throughout the nation were eligible to be part of ICBA's list. Community banks were chosen based on their engagement with fans and followers, the content distributed on their social media platforms, the number of fans and/or followers they have, and the frequency of posting new content. Several of the community banks featured on ICBA's Top 50 Community Bank Leaders in Social Media will be profiled in September's issue of ICBA Independent Banker.
To view the entire 50 community banks and 25 community bankers featured on these lists, visit www.icba.org/smleaders. For additional information about ICBA, visit www.icba.org.
About Umpqua Bank
Umpqua Bank, headquartered in Roseburg, Ore., is a subsidiary of Umpqua Holdings Corporation, and has locations across Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California and Northern Nevada. Umpqua Bank has been recognized for its innovative customer experience and banking strategy by national publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, BusinessWeek, Fast Company and CNBC. The company has been recognized for the past eight years in a row on FORTUNE magazine's list of the country's "100 Best Companies to Work For," and was recently named by The Portland Business Journal the Most Admired Financial Services Company in Oregon for the ninth consecutive year. In addition to its retail banking presence, Umpqua Bank owns Financial Pacific Leasing, Inc., a nationally-recognized commercial finance company that provides equipment leases to small businesses.
Umpqua Holdings also owns a retail brokerage subsidiary, Umpqua Investments, Inc., which offers services through Umpqua Bank stores and in dedicated offices throughout Oregon. Umpqua's Wealth Management Division serves high net worth individuals and nonprofits by providing customized financial solutions and offerings. Umpqua Holdings Corporation is headquartered in Portland, Ore. For more information, visit http://www.umpquabank.com.