Once again, Unitus Community Credit Union has been voted one of Oregon’s Most Admired Companies by CEOs throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington.
The Portland Business Journal’s prestigious annual event calls on thousands of CEOs in the region to highlight those organizations with outstanding reputation, brand, and impact. This year, the Journal asked more than 5,000 CEOs to cast first-, second-, and third-place votes for the most admirable companies in each of the eight categories.
Who was the competition?
Earning honors in the Financial Services category, Unitus beat out hundreds of institutions ranging as broadly as banks, credit unions, savings & loans, stock brokerages, investment banks and money managers. At the final tally, Unitus emerged in the Top 25, earning nineteenth among financial organizations. The official rankings were announced December 13 at the annual luncheon honoring Oregon’s Most Admired Companies at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Portland.
How did Unitus win?
“You can’t earn this award without having an outstanding organizational culture,” said Steve Stapp, Unitus President and CEO. “Our Leadership team, Board of Directors, and outstanding employees should all be very proud today – this award is an acknowledgment of their shared vision, dedication, and commitment to making a positive impact in our communities.”
Unitus keeps good company
A number of the credit union’s frequent community partners also earned Most Admired distinction, including Oregon Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity, and Children’s Cancer Association (in the Nonprofit category), as well as OHSU and Doernbecher Children’s Hospital (Health Care).
This is the seventh time Unitus has received Oregon’s Most Admired honors in the last eight years.
Posted By: Jacob Schnee
About the Author: Jacob joined Unitus as Marketing Specialist in March 2015 and transitioned to Marketing Communications Specialist in March 2017.
His experience has spanned hospitality, business development, consulting, and marketing in various industries along the east coast, west coast and in between.
When he is not developing internal and external communications for Unitus, he is engaging in recreational fitness, studying personality types and exploring the outdoors with his wife, dog, and baby.