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People’s Bank Prepares For Transition In Executive Leadership

August 2, 2020

After more than 20 years, People’s Bank executive management undergoes a transition in leadership due to the recent retirement of the former Chief Financial Officer Russ Milburn and to prepare for the future retirement of its current Chief Executive Officer Ken Trautman, Chief Operating Officer Jeri Reno and Chief Credit Officer John Boyd. All are…

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People’s Bank Promotes Lindsey Trautman To Chief Financial Officer

August 2, 2020

People’s Bank of Commerce is proud to announce the promotion of Lindsey Trautman as its chief financial officer at its corporate branch located at 1528 Biddle Road in Medford. A Rogue Valley native, Trautman took over the position on May 2, 2020, following the retirement of the bank’s former CFO, Russ Milburn, who served since…

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Choosing your Replacement

August 2, 2020

I reached out to Ken Trautman, Co-Founder, CEO and Original President to ask him a couple of questions about the process, what challenges he thinks she will face and what he will be able to focus on now.  JET What brought you to this decision?  It was important to me that we selected an individual…

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People’s Bank Founding Board Member, Bill Jacobs, Retires From the Board after 22 years of Service.

August 2, 2020

By Jim Teece I remember Bill’s last day on the board. We just finished our annual shareholder meeting via zoom, because of the pandemic. We went into a board session after the annual meeting and we each took turns saying something nice about Bill and thanking him for his service. It was very surreal.  I’m…

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People’s Bank year-to-date Earnings per Share Increase 24%

August 2, 2020

People’s Bank of Commerce (OTCBB: PBCO) announced on 7/22/2020  its financial results for the second quarter and year-to-date 2020.  The bank reported net income of $1,385,000 or $0.39 per basic and diluted share for the second quarter of 2020, compared to net income of $933,000 or $0.30 per share in the same quarter of 2019. …

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SOBJ 2015-2020 Covers

June 1, 2020

To fully appreciate the scope of Greg’s work over the first 5 years of the Southern Oregon Business Journal, we are posting the covers of each issue. It’s an impressive body of work. At the bottom of the list is the enlarged cover of the first issue as well as the marketing brochure he created…

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Congratulations Greg

June 1, 2020

I’ve known Greg Henderson since April 1994 when I first met him at Wallmasters Toastmasters in Tigard, Or. The first item that stood out was his effervescent smile, it was so warm and genuine. Always dressed in business attire and looking so slim and dapper. Greg’s sense of humor was always there and he could spring it on…

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Dad

June 1, 2020

By Kara Henderson To know my father is to know a man who often presents himself with serious intent and in earnest, dependent of course on the matter at hand. This is the man that I often knew as a child, always striving for the best not only in himself but also his children. My…

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Sometimes I sits and think. Sometimes I just sits.

June 1, 2020

By Greg Henderson, FounderSouthern Oregon Business Journal 2015-2020 SOBJ The missing date of publication was an oversight, not since repeated.  The first issue of the Southern Oregon Business Journal was released in July 2015.  Article topics included information about Oregon’s connection to the “Timber Belt”, mention of leadership responsibilities to “Delegate”, “Desalination”, “American Education”, and…

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Dad

June 1, 2020

By Mark Henderson There was in our recent history a time when leadership was defined by a person’s willingness to work with others to solve our country’s challenges. When compromise and dialogue were considered strengths and not weaknesses—and when a community and its leaders were measured by their accomplishments, not their stridence. Key to this…

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Looking Back and Looking Forward

June 1, 2020

By Dede Henderson Looking back on 51 plus years of memories with Greg is a challenge.  There have been so many adventures, so much laughter and a few tears along the way.  Greg and I met in college in September of 1968 and were married in September of 1969.  Being normal young adults, we thought…

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Greg Henderson is Retiring… For Real This Time

June 1, 2020

By Jim Teece, Co-PublisherSouthern Oregon Business Journal It’s official. Greg is retiring, for real this time. He told me in the middle of the Pandemic. We just started working together on the reboot of the journal in June of 2019. Our first issue together was out in July and we upgraded the website as well…

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