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Tami Nesburg Joins Lewis & Clark College Center for Entrepreneurship Advisory Board

Tami Nesburg Regents Bank Executive V.P.

Tami Nesburg, who leads our Vancouver, Washington office, has joined the board of the Center for Entrepreneurship at Lewis & Clark College. She will help the Center further its mission of “igniting liberal arts education with entrepreneurial spirit.”

With more than 30 years of banking experience in Clark County, Tami, who now serves as regional manager and executive vice president, launched Regents Bank’s Vancouver office as a start-up banking operation in 2003. She brings that experience and entrepreneurial mindset to her client relationships, helping small to mid-sized businesses overcome challenges and grow their companies.

In addition to the Center for Entrepreneurship advisory board, Tami serves as treasurer and an executive board member for Identity Clark County; as past-president of Vancouver Public Facilities District Board; and as treasurer for Gifts for Our Community, serving low- to moderate-income families through grants in the community. She is also a former Royal Oaks Country Club finance committee member and served as its chairwoman in 2004.

“I’m really looking forward to working with the great team of professionals at Lewis & Clark,” said Tami. “I’m especially enthusiastic about the effort afoot to create an even stronger entrepreneurship curriculum and culture at the school.”

The Center for Entrepreneurship’s programming is designed to add experiential opportunities to the college experience. Programming is open to all Lewis & Clark students, regardless of whether they are enrolled in an entrepreneurship class. The Center leverages its location in a world-class, progressive and collaborative city to bring leaders onto campus to discuss their industry, trends and opportunities. Programming includes Lunch with a Leader, Winterim and workshops.

“With Tami’s banking knowledge and experience in the Northwest market, she will be an important partner in the Center’s efforts to foster both the academic and practical side of entrepreneurship and business creativity,” said Bruce Willison, Grandpoint Bank board member, Life Trustee of Lewis & Clark College and former CEO of First Interstate Bank of Oregon.

Way to go, Tami!

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The Couv Cares for our Community

We take our role as a community bank beyond the borders of banking services and products. Our caring staff takes time out of their busy schedules to serve on boards and committees and to volunteer at events and other important activities. We are especially active with local organizations working to make a difference in people’s lives and in the business community in Clark County and beyond.

We are proud of our community partners. If you’d like more information about how you can also get involved with any of these nonprofit groups that we support in and around Clark County, please let us know.

Identity Clark County

Identity Clark County (ICC) is a non-profit business advocacy group that brings a business voice to community development. Regents Bank EVP Tami Nesburg serves on its Executive Committee. ICC’s annual investor meeting brings together its contributors and others in the community, including representatives from private business and public sector agencies, to discuss important community development issues and lobby to elected officials in Olympia. ICC is unique in the Vancouver community for its ability to coalesce different voices in support of community-wide initiatives.

Currently, ICC members and partners are focused on how to rework the operations of the I-5 freeway bridge so that the draw bridge doesn’t open and obstruct vehicular traffic during peak commute times. Each weekday, approximately 75,000 to 100,000 car trips pass over that bridge, but accommodating seaborne freight traffic is important as well. ICC is working toward resolving this issue by engaging a wide variety of stakeholders.

ICC is also working to provide more adequate shelter and day-use for the homeless and to improve educational access and programs in the two largest Clark County school districts. Click here to view Identity Clark County websitescreen-shot-2016-09-13-at-11-07-51-am and see an articlescreen-shot-2016-09-13-at-11-07-51-am from the Daily Insider announcing Tami’s appointment.

Gifts for Our Community

Gifts For Our Community is a nonprofit organization that provides resources to our community in the areas of human services, education and the arts. Tami Nesburg also serves on its Board. Gifts For Our Community runs an upscale furniture consignment store, Divine Consign, where people can exchange their furniture items either for a personal check or to have the proceeds of the sale donated to their favorite charity from a list of vetted organizations. Included in the store is Divine Bites, a cupcake shop. The organization also operates Divine Again, an upholstery service that trains apprentice upholsterers from Partners in Careers and Goodwill Training who want to learn a trade and become self-sufficient. Customers can bring in their furniture pieces for repair. The organization also opened bDivine Clothing a couple of years ago, selling donated women’s clothing and accessories.

Everything sold or raised by Gifts For Our Community’s programs and events goes toward the approximately $50,000 to $75,000 per year the organization grants to deserving charity organizations in southwest Washington, benefitting shelters, food banks, at-risk youth programs and many more. Learn more on their website.screen-shot-2016-09-13-at-11-07-51-am

Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Washington

The Boys & Girls Clubs of SW WA seek to provide a positive environment, quality programs and lifelong learning skills for all school age youth in Vancouver and its surrounding areas, with special concern for those coming from disadvantaged circumstances. Instead of hanging out on the streets or being home alone, youth come to the Club where trained professionals provide a safe environment for kids to have fun and be themselves, constructive programs that channel youthful energy into challenging pursuits and supportive relationships that help build young people’s self-esteem. The Clubs are deliberately located in neighborhoods that lack services and facilities for youth.

Regents Bank is proud of our relationship with the Boys & Girls Club and is a proud sponsor of the Club’s annual Youth Partnership Luncheon. Last year, we invited Jo’siah, a boy we met at this luncheon, to shadow our staffscreen-shot-2016-09-13-at-11-07-51-am for a day and explore his interest in becoming a banker one day. Based upon that experience, the Boys & Girls Club is considering implementing a mentorship program for the more than 3,000 members in our area. Click here for the Boys & Girls Club websitescreen-shot-2016-09-13-at-11-07-51-am and see an articlescreen-shot-2016-09-13-at-11-07-51-am on our Blog regarding our “Banker for the Day.”

Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation

Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation’s mission is to strengthen its value to the communities it serves by securing donations, funding and endowments beyond the scope of the library district’s operating budget, funding additional projects and services for all ages including children, teens, and seniors and inspiring community interest and involvement. Regents Bank VP, Devin Jackson serves as Chair of the organization’s Board and is a member of the Investment Committee. He, along with others from the Foundation, District and the community are working hard to establish three new library branches in southwest Washington in the coming years. These libraries are in different stages of site selection, design and fundraising. The Foundation supports life-long learning initiatives through their ongoing support of Summer Reading programs, financial literacy workshops and by increasing access to an expanding array of digital content. Click here for the FVRLF website.screen-shot-2016-09-13-at-11-07-51-am

Clark County’s First Citizen

Last month, for the 76th year, Clark County came together to honor its First Citizen, an award representing the county’s highest distinction of citizenship, to Nan Henriksen, former (and first female) Camas mayor. Nan also served on the Western Washington Growth Management Hearings Board and as chair of the Board of Freeholders. Regents Bank is a proud sponsor of the annual First Citizen Award. Our own EVP, Tami Nesburg, spoke at the event, which attracted 300 local business leaders. Tami loves the First Citizen program, because, she says, “you learn about people you wouldn’t necessarily know of, and the difference they have made in our community is substantial and lasting.” Learn more on their website.screen-shot-2016-09-13-at-11-07-51-am

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Regent’s Bank EVP Tami Nesburg introduces First Citizen Nan Henrikson

 Clark County Food Bank

Clark County Food Bank is a regional food bank that distributes 6 million pounds of food and 5 million meals a year. It partners with 34 local agencies and programs to serve those who would otherwise go without food in our community. With 65,000 hungry individuals in Clark County, the need is great, and Clark County Food Bank is here to help. One more way it’s now doing this is through a recently-added kitchen where meal preparation training is provided for those the organization serves. Regents Bank employees and their families, including Rene Wisch and Brian Feller, regularly volunteer their time to serve at the Food Bank. This summer, Regents Bank presented a $1,000 donation to Clark County Food Bank to help continue the organization’s good work. Our staff also helps out with financial management for the Food Bank. See their websitescreen-shot-2016-09-13-at-11-07-51-am for more information.

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Tami Nesburg (far right) and Brian Feller (2nd from left) present a donation to their local Vancouver Food Bank.

Our entire staff is very passionate about our local communities and the organizations that support them. At Regents Bank, we’re dedicated to providing our team the flexibility to contribute time and resources to charitable and civic organizations. Balancing work, family and community makes us feel happy and fulfilled. We know many others feel the same, and we’d be pleased to help you get involved with any of the organizations mentioned in this article. Please feel free to contact us!

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Clark County’s 2013 First Citizen Award Presentation

Tami Nesburg Regents Bank Executive V.P.

Tami Nesburg, Executive Vice President
Regents Bank, Vancouver, WA

Tuesday marked a very special day for our Vancouver, Washington branch.  As a long-time supporter of the Clark County First Citizenscreen-shot-2016-09-13-at-11-07-51-am award, we are honored once again to have been a part of this 74-year old tradition of celebrating Clark County’s community leaders by the Community Foundationscreen-shot-2016-09-13-at-11-07-51-am of Southwest Washington. Recipients are chosen for their accomplishments and contributions to the community in a number of areas.

This year’s recipient is Robert “Bob” Schaefer, a practicing attorney, former state legislator and civic leader.

Mr. Schaefer is an incredible role model for those looking to make a difference in their community.  He grew up in Vancouver and has woven his parents’ value of civic involvement into his life for more than 50 years. After receiving his law degree, he worked as a deputy prosecuting attorney for Clark County and then served four terms in the House of Representatives. As both a legislator and lobbyist, Mr. Schaefer has won numerous boons for the southwest Washington region including the attraction and retention of many technology giants. He has been an advocate for growing an educated workforce and co-chaired the committee that developed the plan for the creation of Washington State University Vancouver. Over the years, his reputation for integrity, fair-mindedness, wisdom and collaboration have landed him on numerous boards dealing with such important issues as education, economic development and healthcare enhancement.

Regents Bank’s Executive Vice President and Regional Manager Tami Nesburg was on hand at the ceremony to present Mr. Schaefer with a $1,000 contribution to the charity of his choice.  He selected the Clark College Foundation and Open House Ministries.

Regents Bank is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of the 2013 First Citizen award and to take part in honoring Mr. Schaefer.

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Horenstein Law Group: Helping Their Clients and Their Community

Steve and Cindy Horenstein are long-term clients of the Regents Bank Vancouver office. They credit Regents Bank and Regents Senior Vice President Tami Nesburg with helping them get their receivables under control and providing the financing needed to take their practice to the next level. As Regents has helped them, Horenstein Law is proud of having helped many local businesses and community causes.

Here are the Horenstein’s sharing a little about their firm and their relationship with Regents Bank:

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Tami Nesburg Named Executive Vice President and Southwest Washington Regional Manager for Regents Bank

Tami Nesburg Regents Bank Executive V.P.

Tami Nesburg, Executive Vice President, Regents Bank, Vancouver

Regents Bank recently announced on November 20, 2012 the promotion of Tami Nesburg to Executive Vice President and Southwest Washington Regional Manager. Based out of Regents’ Vancouver office, Tami has been a professional banker in Clark County, WA for over 30 years.  Said Regents Bank Chairman Thomas C. Young, “Her professional experience, longtime client relationships, and involvement in the local community have been a tremendous contribution to the growth of the Regents Bank Vancouver Office since it opened in 2005.”

Prior to joining Regents Bank, Nesburg was part of the management team at Northwest National Bank in Vancouver for more than 15 years.  She has been a Senior Vice President at Regents Bank, a premier provider of Vancouver small business banking services for the past seven years, and was promoted to Executive Vice President after another successful year serving local businesses.

Founded in 2001, Regents Bank is headquartered in La Jolla, California.  Regents specializes in serving small to mid-size businesses.  Its professional team of Relationship Managers works closely with business owners using a method of truly understanding an owner’s short and long-term objectives which Regents refers to as “Consultative Banking”. If applicable to a client’s situation, Regents offers a full line of commercial business loans, SBA 504 real estate loans, investment real estate financing, an array of depository productions, corporate cash management and private banking services.   These strategies and solutions are drawn from decades of experience in serving business owners.

In addition to the Vancouver Office at 2001 SE Columbia River Drive on the Columbia River waterfront, Regents operates banking offices in downtown San Diego, La Jolla and Carlsbad, California. For further information on Regents Bank visit out website at www.regentsbank.com.

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Davidson Insurance and Regents Bank: Four Years of Trust

Bruce Davidson, Owner of Davidson Insurancescreen-shot-2016-09-13-at-11-07-51-am in Vancouver, WA say’s that four years ago he found himself, like many other companies, searching for a new banking relationship. He credits Tami Nesburg and the Vancouver Regents team with taking the time to get to know him and his business and forging a partnership that has served him very well.

Watch Bruce Davidson explain what he expects, and receives, from a professional team of bankers:

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5 Questions with Regents Bank Vancouver Vice President Tami Nesburg

 

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Tami Nesburg, Regents Bank, Sr. Vice President and Regional Manager

1.)    Tell us about your professional banking background?

I started my banking career on February 2, 1982 on a Tuesday. I had the privilege of working for Tom Young and his family-owned banking business for 20 years at Northwest National Bank. We then sold Northwest National to Centennial Bank, which was later acquired by Umpqua Bank. Tom Young, Lisa Johns (my Operations Manager and long time partner) and I started the Vancouver office of Regents Bank as an LPO (Loan Production Office) on December 14, 2003. We converted to a full service Bank in 2005 and have never looked back

2.)    Why did you decide to join Regents Bank?

At Regents Bank, it’s not just a job- it’s an adventure. It is a pleasure coming to work every day surrounded by an amazingly talented group of professionals. Our team works very hard but we have fun every day.

3.) What makes Regents’ Vancouver office unique in the Vancouver banking community?

The Vancouver team has served the banking needs of Southwest Washington and the surrounding areas for decades. We have created a stable team of experienced banking professionals that assist local businesses and the individuals who run those businesses.

Our Vancouver business banking team has been built by doing things differently—we do things that are difficult to imitate. That does not always mean these “things” are difficult to build or execute, but our style is difficult to imitate. From the furnishings, fresh baked chocolate chip cookies on Fridays, client appreciation days, and priding ourselves on using every client’s name as they enter our office, we strive daily to ensure that our clients enjoy an experience when they walk into our office. We have not had any turnover in the Vancouver office, which means our clients can rely on working with the same seasoned staff every day.

Our consultative banking approach has proven to be a successful formula, allowing the office to experience continued growth while many banks struggle with the current economic conditions. We are a vision-focused office, and our knowledgeable and attentive staff focuses on long term growth opportunities with our clients and their businesses, rather than focusing on products. Our continued focus on multi-generational companies and their succession planning has proven to be a rewarding part of our business.

Our group of professionals brings expertise in specific areas. Some of our specific areas of expertise include the Medical and Dental communities, Assisted Living Facilities, Attorney Firms, Country Clubs, Financial Services, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Electrical Contractors, Green Energy, Multi-Family Owner-Operators and Property Management companies, as well as high net worth individuals.

4.) How, in your opinion, is the Vancouver economy doing presently and what changes, if any, do you foresee for the rest of 2012? 2013?

Growth in the Southwest Washington region is happening at a very slow pace.  Unemployment in this area remains higher than the national average, about 2.5 % above the rest of the United States. In this micro economy of Vancouver WA, we are seeing some changes, but continue to lag behind the rest of the United States and also the Portland metro area. The Vancouver economy is slowly rebounding, and we are cautiously optimistic for the rest of 2012 and 2013.

Because of the relocation of Peace Health and Fisher Investments, East Clark County construction in both residential and commercial sectors seems to be catching traction.  There is concern, however, with the lack of public construction jobs being funded in the next two years. The Vancouver economy suffers from being overly-reliant on construction trades that have been in a deep recession since 2006.

With the residential housing market bottoming and even showing signs of a slow recovery, Vancouver’s economy and the Portland Market in general should improve, given its leverage to improving numbers of housing starts. We are also seeing positive absorption of rental housing and commercial space which will translate into more construction activity.  The recovery promises to be slow, but the worst is behind us.

5.) Tell us something about yourself that we don’t know?

I won a sales contest as a Columbian newspaper carrier. I was 13 years old, had one of the largest paper routes, and was the only young woman at the time that had a paper route. I won a trip to the World’s Fair, $150.00 in silver dollars, and a new bike—-I was in heaven! I realized at a young age that “The harder I worked the luckier I became.” That work ethic and approach continues to be my driving force. Surround yourself with smart people who share a similar vision and anything is possible.

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Regents Bank: Vancouver, WA Branch

Regents Bank, Vancouver, WA

Regents Bank, Vancouver WA

Established in 2003, the Vancouver, WA branch office of Regents Bank has become a vibrant member of the community. Comprised of an extremely talented team of experience bankers, Regents provides its clients with the very best in business banking services, such as business checking accounts, commercial loans and lines of credit, real estate loans, online banking, and credit card services.

But just as important, our bankers provide you with an intangible that is very hard to come by, entrepreneurial experience. The average Regents banker has more than 25 years of  banking experience and is highly qualified to offer consultative banking services to our clients. We’ve been through very prosperous economic conditions, and we’ve survived, and even thrived, in challenging economies like we’re currently experiencing.

We’re located at 2001 SE Columbia River Drive, Suite 101 in Vancouver. Feel free to visit us or call us at 360-693-0786. Tami Nesburg, Sr. Vice President and Vancouver Branch Manager, as well as the entire Vancouver team will be happy to meet with you and talk specifically about your business and what Regents Bank can do for you.

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