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Exchange Bank Donates $20,000 to Redwood Empire Food Bank

Exchange Bank donates $20,000 to the Redwood Empire Food Bank in honor of its customers and business partners this holiday season.

By: Carolyn Cole-Schweizer

Dec. 20, 2017

Exchange Bank Donates $20,000 to Redwood Empire Food Bank

On hand for Tuesday’s check presentation were Exchange Bank President and CEO, Gary Hartwick, Bill Schrader, Exchange Bank Chairman of the Board and a group of Exchange Bank employees. The check was presented to Redwood Empire Food Bank CEO, David Goodman and COO Jean Larson.

“While many of us are looking forward to the holiday, we know that for many people in Sonoma County it’s a very stressful and unsettled time. On behalf of our loyal customers and business partners, we are proud to make this donation to the Redwood Empire Food Bank. In this season, we believe it is important to pause in gratitude for our blessings and give to the members of our community who need our help,” said Gary Hartwick, President and CEO. “Giving back to our community is an integral part of Exchange Bank’s culture.” In addition to the Redwood Empire Food Bank, Exchange Bank gives well over $600,000.00 annually to local non-profits within the communities it serves.

“Exchange Bank has a long history of serving the community. Through their generous philanthropy, it is clear that they care about the well-being of all people who call Sonoma County home. As a result of their generosity, and that of their customers, many lives are improved each and every day,” said David Goodman, CEO of the Redwood Empire Food Bank. “We are fortunate and grateful to have Exchange Bank with us in this most important work.”

About Redwood Empire Food Bank
The Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB) is the largest hunger-relief organization serving north coastal California, from Sonoma County to the Oregon border. Since 1987, the REFB has been helping its neighbors in need and currently operates 15 innovative programs under three strategic initiatives – Every Child, Every Day; Senior Security; and the Neighborhood Hunger Network.

About Exchange Bank
Headquartered in Sonoma County and founded in 1890 with assets of $2.2 billion, Exchange Bank is a premier community bank providing a wide range of personal, commercial and trust and investment services with 18 branches in Sonoma County and a commercial and SBA lending office in Roseville and Marin, California.  The Bank’s legacy of financial leadership and community support is grounded in its core values of Commitment, Respect, Integrity and Teamwork.

Exchange Bank is a 12-time winner of the North Bay Business Journal’s North Bay Best Places to Work survey and received the 2017 Healthiest Companies in the North Bay award. NorthBay biz magazine named Exchange Bank 2017 Best Consumer Bank. Exchange Bank can also be found in the North Bay Business Journal’s listing of leading SBA 7(a) Lenders, Wealth Management Advisors and Wine Industry Lenders.

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