January 20, 2005 - LAKE OSWEGO, OREGON...Lake Oswego’s new community bank, The Bank of Oswego, recently announced plans to launch a special recognition program for outstanding students in the community. The bank will sponsor a weekly ad in the Lake Oswego Review that applauds exceptional students from four local schools in the areas of academics, character and personal integrity.

Teachers and principals will be responsible for selecting students who excel not only in academics, but also uphold high standards of character and integrity outside of the classroom as well.

“We recognize education as one of the most important functions of our community,” said bank Chairman and CEO Dan Heine. “Encouraging local students and supporting the educational initiatives of our local schools are high priorities for our bank.”

The Bank of Oswego is Lake Oswego’s first and only locally owned and managed full-service bank. With a specific focus on serving businesses, individuals, entrepreneurs, women in business and the mature market, the Bank of Oswego boasts a wide variety of banking products and services including: complete lending and deposit services; a mobile branch courier service; online banking; complimentary ATM usage; access to a first-class Community Room; and an “At Your Service” concierge, who will provide expertise on local attractions, information about local events and assistance with special arrangements.