Friday, January 30, 2015
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

First Northern Bank employees give back

By
From page A8 | April 10, 2014 |

FNB volunteersW

Jon Parro, Woodland Healthcare Foundation vice president, and Vicki Faye, vice president/financial services manager of First Northern Bank’s Woodland Branch and chair of the foundation, visit the imaging department to watch a demonstration of ultrasound technology. “It’s incredibly rewarding to help our community realize its dreams for medical care through the Woodland Healthcare Foundation,” Faye says. Courtesy photo

First Northern Bank, an independent community bank serving the greater Sacramento area since 1910, recognizes the community service of its employees during National Volunteer Week, April 6-13.

The bank’s nearly 200 employees volunteered 7,690 hours of their time throughout 2013, mostly on evenings and weekends, to more than 250 nonprofit organizations within the bank’s service area.

Every employee who volunteers 100 or more hours in a year receives a cash award of $100; 200 or more hours earns the employee a $200 cash award; and 300-plus hours earns the employee $300.

The community service awards — called “Franklin Awards,” in honor of Ben Franklin, whose likeness appears on the $100 bill — are presented by senior management at the employees’ workplace.

Since 2005, when the bank set up an online community service log, participating employees have recorded 52,139 hours of volunteer time, which is the equivalent of 25 people working full-time for one year.

First Northern employees are out and about in their communities, serving on boards, taking meals to seniors, raising funds for charity — you name it.

In addition to the volunteer efforts, since 2001, First Northern has contributed $1.7 million in funds and in-kind services to help nonprofits from the Bay Area to the Sierra Nevada foothills. Most of this support is provided by First Northern quietly, with little fanfare.

For the past 10 years, for example, the bank has donated deposit services valued at $20,000 to the annual Komen Sacramento Race for the Cure. Through KUIC 95.3 FM, First Northern also provides air time to nonprofit organizations who serve low- and moderate-income individuals.

The bank also has sponsored nearly $5.3 million in Federal Home Loan Bank grants to build affordable housing in Yolo and Solano counties.

And, most recently, FNB has provided the First Northern Financial Scholars Program, free of charge, to area high schools. This online program by EverFi uses the latest in new media technologies to bring complex financial concepts to life. Using the EverFi platform, Armijo and Fairfield High School students have become certified in more than 600 personal finance topics, such as budgeting, saving, using credit cards wisely and financing higher education.

“We reinvest in our communities because an economically healthy, vibrant community is the key to success for our local small businesses,” says Kimberly DeBra, First Northern Bank’s community relations officer. “Putting ‘People First’ is one of our core business values — we value and nurture our relationships with our customers, employees and community.

“Throughout these tough economic times, it has been more important than ever to continue doing what we can to help the communities we serve.”

Comments

comments

Special to The Enterprise

  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this newspaper and receive notifications of new articles by email.

  • .

    News

    Suspected Ebola patient being treated at UCD Med Center

    By San Francisco Chronicle | From Page: A1

     
    Town hall focuses on Coordinated Care Initiative

    By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A1

    Schools give parents tools to help kids thrive

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    Need a new best friend?

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A2 | Gallery

     
    Stanford University to get $50 million to produce vaccines

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

    Two more cases of measles in Northern California in children

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

     
    Dartmouth bans hard liquor

    By New York Times News Service | From Page: A2

     
    Walkers head out three times weekly

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3Comments are off for this post

    Free tax preparation service begins Monday

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

     
    Vote for your favorites in Readers’ Choice poll

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    No bare bottoms, thanks to CommuniCare’s Diaper Drive

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3 | Gallery

     
    Storyteller relies on nature as his subject on Saturday

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Still time to purchase tickets for DHS Cabaret

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    All voices welcome at sing-along Wednesday

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Great Chefs Program will feature Mulvaney

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

     
    February science fun set at Explorit

    By Lisa Justice | From Page: A6 | Gallery

     
    Take a photo tour of Cuba at Flyway Nights talk

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A6 | Gallery

    See wigeons, curlews and meadowlarks at city wetlands

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8 | Gallery

     
    .

    Forum

    Time for bed … with Grandma

    By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

     
    Weigh quality of life, density

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

    Olive expert joins St. James event

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

     
    We’re grateful for bingo proceeds

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

    Tom Meyer cartoon

    By Debbie Davis | From Page: A10

     
    A ‘new deal’ for the WPA building

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A10

     
    Protect root zone to save trees

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

    .

    Sports

    Mustangs hold off UCD women

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    UCD men set new school D-I era win record

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    UCD has another tough football schedule in 2015

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

     
    Gould’s influence felt mightily in recent Super Bowls

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1

    Sharks double up Ducks

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B2 | Gallery

     
    Sports briefs: Watney, Woods start slow at TPC Scottsdale

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2

    Recall that first Aggie TV game, national title?

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B8 | Gallery

     
    .

    Features

    .

    Arts

    ‘Song of the Sea’ is an enchanting fable

    By Derrick Bang | From Page: A11 | Gallery

     
    ‘Artist’s Connection’ launches on DCTV

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A11

     
    Gross’ paintings highlight a slice of Northern California

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A12 | Gallery

    February show at YoloArts’ Gallery 625 is ‘Food for Thought’

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A12 | Gallery

     
    .

    Business

    .

    Obituaries

    .

    Comics

    Comics: Friday, January 30, 2015

    By Creator | From Page: A9