Summit Bank Welcomes Steve Buettner to Advisory Board for Central Oregon Region

Summit Bank is excited to announce the appointment of Steve Buettner to its Advisory Board for the Central Oregon region. As President and Owner of SunWest Builders, a renowned general construction company with over 35 years of local presence, Steve brings a wealth of experience and a wholesome commitment to community development.

SunWest Builders has established itself as a cornerstone of the Central Oregon community, undertaking diverse projects spanning healthcare, public facilities, hospitality, and high-end residential developments. Under Steve’s exceptional leadership, the company has excelled in delivering construction services and has played a pivotal role in driving significant economic growth and fostering numerous opportunities for local talent, instilling confidence in his abilities.

“Steve Buettner’s appointment to our Advisory Board is a testament to Summit Bank’s commitment to collaborating with visionary leaders who dedicate themselves to advancing our region,” said Gary O’Connell, Market President for the Central Oregon Region of Summit Bank. “His extensive experience in the construction industry and dedication to community service make him an invaluable addition to our team.”

Beyond his professional endeavors, Steve Buettner is deeply involved in community initiatives, serving on multiple local boards and supporting various non-profit organizations. His advocacy for career and technical education in the construction industry has been instrumental in addressing the region’s workforce needs, collaborating with institutions like Central Oregon Community College (COCC) to ensure access to quality education and training.

“I am honored to join Summit Bank’s Advisory Board and contribute to the bank’s mission of fostering economic prosperity and community well-being,” said Steve Buettner. “I look forward to leveraging my experience and insights to support initiatives that drive sustainable growth and development in Central Oregon.”

In his leisure time, Steve prioritizes family moments and indulges in outdoor activities such as biking, skiing, and travel, reflecting his appreciation for the natural beauty and recreational opportunities that Central Oregon offers.

As Summit Bank continues its commitment to excellence and community partnership, Steve Buettner’s addition to the Advisory Board strengthens its position as a trusted financial partner and catalyst for growth in Central Oregon.

About Summit Bank:  

Summit Bank Group Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary Summit Bank, maintains offices in Eugene, Bend, and Portland and specializes in providing high-level service to professionals and medium-sized businesses and their owners. The Bank was voted for the third year in a row as one of Oregon’s “Top 100 Companies to Work For,” according to Oregon Business Magazine. The Bank was voted in 2023 as “Favorite Bank” in the Eugene Register-Guard’s annual Reader’s Choice Awards and “Best Bank” by Central Oregon’s Bend Bulletin. Summit Bank Group Inc. is quoted on the OTCPK as SBKO.

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