The leaves are changing and we've successfully fallen into another quarter of the Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce's sensational business awards.
This round's nominees as voted for by the community are Bill's Automotive, Clackamas County Bank and Oregon Trail School District.
The Post will highlight each business within the next few weeks to educate voters on their choices for Sandy's next sensational business award recipient. Voting is available at s.surveyplanet.com/8YDverFf and ends Saturday, Oct. 19.
This week's nominee is Clackamas County Bank, 38975 Proctor Blvd., Sandy.
Clackamas County Bank has been a financial institution and community partner in Sandy for more than 100 years. In that time several generations of Proctors have kept the legacy of "banking in relationships" going.
"I think it's an honor any time the community supports you, like by nominating you as a sensational business," said bank President Cathy Stuchlik.
Clackamas County Bank is a full-service bank, offering traditional banking products as well as property, casualty and health insurance and financial investment and wealth management advice.
Cathy is the fourth generation of her family to lead the bank, and her sons Jarrett and Justin Stuchlik are already learning the business and starting to play roles within the institution.
Cathy has told The Post that she and her sons have kept the bank in the family out of pure love for the job and the community, and partially because leaving such a legacy "in this day and age isn't something you see a lot."
Jarrett noted that he thinks it's "being out in the community and being visible" that have helped the bank be successful in its 108-year history.
"We have a relationship with the communities we serve and we try to support them because they've supported us for 108 years," Cathy added.
Last year alone the bank's management and employees served 1,200 volunteer hours with more than 40 different nonprofit organizations from the four communities the bank's branches service.
"(Offering paid time to volunteer) gets our employees out there in the community," Justin noted.
"They get to participate in the nonprofit of their choice and with causes near and dear to their hearts," Cathy said. "This is the community many of our employees live in, that we live in. It's home."
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