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Supporting Marquam Group’s innovation approach to business

Marquam Group transforms the way people work. They leverage Microsoft, Nintex, DocuSign, and managed services to accelerate businesses’ evolution. Their story is a testament to the challenges and triumphs many aspiring entrepreneurs face. As Chad Layman, the Owner and CEO of Marquam Group, embarked on his entrepreneurial journey, he encountered …

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Close to home

Dan Wahlin recently joined Summit Bank as the new Senior Vice President, Commercial Team Lead for our Westside Portland Office. Wahlin is a longtime Beaverton resident and veteran community banker with over 30 years of experience and a proven track record of building and maintaining long-term business relationships. His experience …

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All the right tools

Brick by brick, Brian Thomas’ efforts laid a strong foundation for a successful banking career. Thomas started wholesale mortgage banking after graduating from the University of Oregon in 2005. After a wild ride through volatile economic conditions, he secured a position as a credit analyst at a growing community bank …

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On the right path?

Four key strategies all businesses should employ in the current environment. The state of Oregon’s economic forecast looks surprisingly bright, even taking into account historic pressure from inflation. Labor markets are expected to grow; however, labor will remain tight for businesses looking to hire. Inflation will persist noticeably above the …

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Acting in your best interest

Central Oregon Market President Gary O’Connell talks about banking and his brief time in movies. Gary O’Connell started making loans in high school. As an avid sports card collector, he would buy cases of baseball cards at Costco, bring them to school, and sell individual wax packs. If his friends …

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