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People’s Bank of Commerce Reports Earnings

January 23, 2021

January 21, 2021 MEDFORD, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–People’s Bank of Commerce (OTCBB: PBCO) announced today its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2020 operations. The bank reported net income of $6,131,000 for the full year of 2020 compared to $4,068,000 in 2019, a 51% increase. In 2020 earnings per diluted share were $1.76 compared…

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Increased Merger Consideration for Willamette Community Bank

January 23, 2021

Highlights of the Announcement  Cash consideration will be increased to $1.70 per share Total merger consideration of $11.18 per share for shareholders of Willamette Community Bank January 22, 2021, 7:20 PM Eastern Standard Time MEDFORD, Ore. & ALBANY, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–People’s Bank of Commerce (OTCBB: PBCO) (“PBCO” or the “Company”), and Willamette Community Bank (OTCBB: WMCB),…

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Over $3.6 million in grant funds are now available for eligible businesses impacted by COVID19 in Jackson and Josephine Counties

December 8, 2020

Applications for this new “Southern Oregon CARES Business Grant” (“SOCARES”) fund may be accessed through SOREDI, which has contracted as grant administrator for both counties. These new grant funds are available in all 36 Oregon counties through a $55 million allocation made by the State of Oregon. These funds are intended to be equally accessible to…

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People’s Bank of Commerce (Medford) and Willamette Community Bank (Albany) have announced a merger.

December 8, 2020

Note : I proudly serve on the board of People’s Bank and offered to include the shareholder mailing about the merger in this months journal. This is not a solicitation or recommendation to any shareholders. It’s just a story and insert (by a sponsor of the Southern Oregon Business Journal – I’d do the same…

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Willamette Community Bank to Merge With People’s Bank of Commerce

November 6, 2020

People’s Bank of Commerce (OTCPK: PBCO) (“PBCO” or the “Company”), and Willamette Community Bank (OTCPK: WMCB), headquartered in Albany, Oregon, announced the signing of a definitive agreement whereby Willamette Community Bank will merge with and into People’s Bank of Commerce.  Highlights of the Announced Transaction  Pro forma assets of approximately $710 million  4th largest bank…

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SOREDI Seeks Applications from Rural Entrepreneurs and Companies for its 2020 Southern Oregon Rural Startup Challenge

November 6, 2020

SOREDI is pleased to announce it is now accepting applications for its inaugural Southern Oregon Rural Startup Challenge, providing up to $60,000 in capital investments by December 31 to rural startups and companies seeking expansion capital. SOREDI, which has facilitated the Southern Oregon Angel Investment Network for numerous years, has created a seed fund for…

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Southern Oregon’s, Tim Williams, Named President of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association

September 2, 2020

Tim Williams, managing partner, and lead litigator at Dwyer Williams Cherkoss Attorneys, P.C., was elected President of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA), effective August 14, 2020, after serving the association for the full length of his legal career. Dwyer Williams Cherkoss Attorneys, P.C. has offices in Bend, Eugene, Medford, Grants Pass, Roseburg, and Portland.…

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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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Meet Julia Beattie – The New President of People’s Bank

August 2, 2020

Education / Community / Career Timeline 1984 Baylor University – Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Economics and Finance 1986 The University of Texas – Finance MBA 1991 Union National Bank of Texas 1992 Moved to Southern Oregon 1993 Western Bank – Commercial Lending Officer & Branch Manager 1997 Joined the Central Point…

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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 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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