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Peoples Bank Announces 2021 Community Stewardship Award Recipient

April 23, 2021

Lorena Urrutia - Mortgage Loan Representative

Lorena Urrutia - 2021 Community Stewardship Award Recipient

Wenatchee, WA – April 23, 2021 – Lorena Urrutia, a Mortgage Loan Representative at the Peoples Bank Wenatchee Financial Center, was named the company’s 2021 Community Stewardship Award recipient. Presented to an employee who volunteers their time and resources to enhance, preserve, and promote a thriving community, Lorena was recognized for her ongoing involvement with the Wenatchee Confluence Rotary, National Association of Professional Mortgage Women, and Women’s Service League of North Central Washington. Lorena also serves as a board member of the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Hispanic Business Council and has received numerous awards for her leadership on civil rights and social justice issues.

Raised in the Wenatchee Valley as a first-generation Latina, Lorena serves in the community to help others find the resources and opportunities to achieve their full potential.

“My favorite quote is, ‘be the change you wish to see in the world,’” says Lorena. “To me, this means making a difference by volunteering my time and giving back to the community, as well as doing my best to support and build strong professional relationships with customers. I am honored to be the recipient of the Peoples Bank Community Stewardship Award. It’s an amazing feeling to be recognized for helping others and doing what I love to do.”

Peoples Bank was founded 100 years ago with a strong commitment to giving back to the communities it serves. The Bank contributes financial support through grants and sponsorships, and its ‘Community Involvement Day’ program gives eligible employees up to eight paid hours annually to offer their time, skills, and knowledge to improve their communities. For more information about Peoples Bank Community Giving, please visit

About Peoples Bank

Peoples Bank is a locally owned and operated, independent full-service community bank with $2.4 billion in assets. Headquartered in Bellingham, Washington, Peoples Bank has been serving the community for 100 years and operates 23 branches throughout Washington. Reflecting its strong financial management practices, dedicated employees, and long-standing customer relationships, Peoples Bank was awarded a superior five-star rating from BauerFinancial, a leading independent bank rating firm. Learn more about Peoples Bank at

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