Look around Oregon bankers… There are heroes among you! Which of your bank's business customers go that extra mile to benefit your community?
The Community Applause Award, co-sponsored by the Oregon Bankers Association and Oregon Business magazine since 1996, are an opportunity for you to acknowledge the efforts of your for-profit Oregon
business customers who play a significant role in their community.
What does the winner receive?
The winning company will be recognized at an awards ceremony and will receive a commemorative plaque and $1,000 to donate to a nonprofit organization of their choice. A professional video will be produced featuring the company, an organization they support and the nominating banker and will be presented at the awards ceremony. The ceremony will be held in conjunction with the Bank Leadership Symposium taking place December 7, 2020 either in-person or virtually. The winning company will also be featured in the March edition of Oregon Business magazine and the winter issue of Banking Matters magazine.
Who can nominate a business for the Community Applause Award?
Any employee of an OBA member bank.
What kind of business can be nominated?
Any legitimate for-profit business located in Oregon can be nominated. To avoid conflicts of interest, we ask that you do not nominate a business owned by an employee or board member of your bank.
What is the deadline for submitting a nomination?
August 26, 2020.
How does one make a nomination?
Use the online form below or click here to download the nomination form. Please limit your bank's nominations to four companies.
If you have questions about the Community Applause Awards, please contact Katie Schubert at
(503) 576-4118 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online Community Applause Nomination Form
Meet 2019's Winner
Roby's Furniture & Appliance
Nominated by Citizens Bank
Prior Winners & Videos
Essex General Construction, Eugene
Oxford Hotel & Suites, Bend
Sybaris Bistro, Albany
Hydro Flask, Bend
Florence Dental Clinic, Florence
Hummingbird Wholesale, Eugene
Hawes Financial Group, Springfield
Dutch Bros., Grants Pass
Starker Forests, Corvallis
Isler CPA, Eugene
Shem's Thunderbird & Food 4 Less, Medford
Dari Mart, Lochmead Dairy & Lochmead Farms, Junction City
Gnome in The Woods Construction, Oakridge
Gresham Ford, Gresham
Musgrove Family Mortuary, Eugene
Deschutes Brewery, Bend
Randy's Riverview Market, Mapleton
Portland Valve & Fitting Company, Portland
The Corvallis Clinic, Corvallis
Mary Lou Zeek Gallery, Salem
Public Safety Center, Inc., Eugene
Pahlisch Homes, Inc., Bend
Mountain Alloys Corporation, Grants Pass
J & M Auto Import Rebuilding, Inc., Milwaukie
Foot Traffic, Portland
A & M Transport, Inc., Glendale
Mid-Columbia Broadcasting, Inc., The Dalles
Cutsforth Thriftway, Canby
Salem Electric, Salem
Mercedes-Benz of Eugene, Eugene
Mercy HealthCare, Roseburg
Wadsworth Electric Corporation, Astoria
Davidson Industries, Inc., Mapleton
Emerald Valley Kitchen, Inc., Eugene,
Lightning Powder Company, Salem
Platt Electric Supply, Inc., Beaverton
Gates Furniture, Grants Pass
Oregon Mutual Insurance Company, McMinnville
A-Dec, Inc., Newberg
Zolezzi Insurance Agency, Drain