Premier Bank Competition Benefits Valley Animal Shelter

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A friendly competition among Premier Bank associates will benefit a Mahoning Valley animal shelter.

As part of the Internal Kindness Campaign, Premier Bank’s Employer of Choice committee recently challenged associates in its eight local markets to a community service competition.

Throughout May, the bank’s market with the most reported community service hours had the opportunity to donate $1,500 to the local nonprofit organization of its choice. The bank’s Mahoning Valley market won the challenge, with 126 hours of community service reported locally.

A list was compiled of all the organizations in the Mahoning Valley that associates volunteered at during the competition. The associates then had one week to vote on which organization would receive the $1,500 donation. Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County was chosen as the recipient.

“We are proud to have the opportunity to support our associates while giving back to their communities,” said Josh Toot, Premier Bank’s Mahoning Valley market president. “Seeing our teams rally together to support local initiatives, events and projects fuels our passion to donate our time or resources to make the Mahoning Valley stronger.”

Amanda Cunningham, a commercial credit file clerk at Premier Bank, reported the most community service hours and will receive eight additional hours of paid volunteer time for 2023 through the bank’s Community Volunteer Program.

Each year, the bank invites its associates to participate in the Community Volunteer Program, which gives associates the opportunity to represent Premier Financial Corp. through events and organizations they are passionate about. The program provides paid volunteer time for employees annually. 

“Partnerships with community organizations, schools and local businesses let the Premier Bank team share their time and expertise through paid volunteer time and beyond,” said Gary Small, president and CEO of Premier Bank.

Pictured at top: Amanda Cunningham, left, a commercial credit file clerk of Premier Bank, and Heidi Beach, chief financial officer of Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.