On October 12, Tamara Gurney, President and CEO of Mission Valley Bank was honored by local area business professionals and the San Fernando Valley Business Journal with the 2011 Most Trusted Advisor – Business Banker as well as The Trailblazer Award.
Twenty-six area business bankers were nominated along with Gurney as “The Valley’s Most Trusted Advisors.” Of the 27 nominations, Tamara was one of the 10 selected for the honor of Most Trusted Advisor – Business Banker.
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She was also honored with the Trailblazer Award (“awarded to the trusted advisor who started a new enterprise, was the first to try something new and or who led the industry or profession forward”) – presented to Ms. Gurney in recognition of her involvement in the founding of Mission Valley Bank as well as the bank’s growth & success during its first 10 years of operation.
“When Mission Valley Bank first opened its doors in 2001 it was with the vision of creating a strong business bank that was more about the client and the community – and less about the bank. I am more than a little humbled to have been selected for both of these awards, particularly in light of the tremendous caliber of the other nominees," Gurney said.
For the past decade, Mission Valley Bank has served the San Fernando & Santa Clarita Valleys with the best of community business banking. Earning our role as a trusted financial advisor, we have partnered with thousands of local businesses offering unique financial solutions that help our clients and our communities to thrive.