Community Involvement

Suncrest Bank a proud active United Way partner

Nathan Halls, Branch President at Suncrest Bank, was recently named to the Board of Directors of the Visalia United Way.

Suncrest Bank supports Young Entrepreneurs Program

We are a proud supporter of the Visalia Chamber of Commerce and specifically the Young Entrepreneurs Program (YEA!), a program hosted and administered locally by the Visalia Chamber of Commerce. Students are recruited from both local high and middle schools to enter the program, ages range from 13 to 18 and learn the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. This includes thinking through a business idea, writing a business plan, obtaining funding, advertising, organizational layout and company branding. The students come into the program in September with an idea and leave the program in May as CEO of their own company.

Our employees care about the community

Suncrest Bank employees are very active in the communities we serve taking on leadership roles in many community organizations including:

  • Soroptimist International
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Creative Center
  • Visalia Sunset Rotary
  • Networking for Women
  • Visalia Economic Development
  • Visalia Emergency Aid
  • Reaching Higher
  • Downtown Visalians

Recently, Suncrest Bank was a sponsor for the Habitat for Humanity Wine Pairing Event.

Suncrest Bank sponsors Blues, Brews and Barbecue

This wildly popular event in downtown Visalia is held on the first Friday of each month from April through September in the Garden Street Plaza downtown. Proceeds from this event benefit the Visalia Emergency Aide Council and their various outreach programs to the community.

Suncrest Bank was also a sponsor of Race Against Hunger

Many of our staff members have participated in this annual event. This 5k run is held on Thanksgiving Day and proceeds go to support Visalia Emergency Aide Council. The popularity of this event continues to grow, with several thousand participating last year. Suncrest Bank looks forward to a strong showing from their team for this event.

Suncrest Bank Porterville supports the Porterville Chamber of Commerce

This branch is involved with the Educator for a Day series, where individuals from the business community are paired with educators to discuss ways for our school system to provide real life training and education that is relative to business community needs.

Silver Dollar Dig

The Silver Dollar Dig is a long standing tradition at the Springville Rodeo where all children attending the rodeo can climb down into the rodeo arena, and hunt for buried silver dollars. It is one of the highlights of this year's 66th annual Springville Rodeo, and will be held on Sunday April 27, 2014.

Mock Interviews

As a member of the Porterville High School Academy of Business Advisory Board, Porterville Branch President Dustin Della participated in mock interviews for both Juniors and Seniors at the High School. Students were taught how to fill out an application and resume, and then were granted an interview at a fictitious company by various members of the business community. The interview process is made as realistic as possible, and once complete, the students received direct feedback from the interviewers.

Educator for a Day

The Porterville Chamber of Commerce partnered with the Porterville Unified School District and the Burton School District to present Educator for a Day on March 7th, 2014. Local business men and women paired with educators and spent 2-4 hours visiting the schools and discussing ways in which educators can help to give our youth the skills needed by our local business men and women. Porterville Branch President Dustin Della participated, and also discussed coming back to the school to be a guest speaker to talk about money and the value of saving and planning.

Teach Children to Save

This is a program offered by the American bankers Association, in which they have derived curriculum for all age levels to teach children about the importance of being educated about money. We will be partnering with Congressman Valadao on April 15th, and we will be heading out to Carl Smith Middle School in Terra Bella.

Summit Charter Career Fair April 25th 2014

This will be an exciting opportunity for students in grades 7-12 to learn about a variety of career opportunities and meet the members of our community.

Porterville NJB Board meeting

Dustin Della is currently the treasurer for the Porterville national Junior basketball Association.

Suncrest Bank will be hosting the Annual closing Board Meeting on Saturday April 12th 2014 at 3:00pm in our conference room.

The Art Exhibits

These community events will be hosted at our branch in Visalia on the dates indicated below:

5/2/2014

7/11/2014

9/5/2014

11/7/2014

Other Community Events

Community events supported by Suncrest Bank through financial support and staff involvement include:

  • Race for Hope, 3/29/14
  • Visalia Host Lions, Wild Hog Chili Run 4/12/14
  • Kiwanis Hungry Buzzard Ride, 5/3/14