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Baker Boyer Awarded Business Making A Difference Award

Baker Boyer is proud to announce that it has been awarded the prestigious Business Making A Difference Award at the Celebration of Giving, organized by the Blue Mountain Community Foundation on March 1st. This esteemed recognition is awarded to Baker Boyer in honor of its extensive efforts to support the Blue Mountain Region community.

Baker Boyer representatives accepting award

"We are so honored and humbled to win the Business Making a Difference award," Mark Kajita, President and CEO of Baker Boyer Bank said. "It is our belief that all corporate citizens should be good stewards of the communities it calls home. Although we didn’t need the recognition, we are very proud of winning this award.”

The award was bestowed upon Baker Boyer in recognition of its impactful initiatives, such as conducting financial literacy classes, providing crucial support to small businesses during challenging times, and contributing to local charitable organizations, which have collectively enhanced the quality of life within the Walla Walla community.

Just in 2023 alone, Baker Boyer has donated over $100,000 to nonprofits, civic organizations, programs and events, supporting over 67 organizations. Additionally, Baker Boyer provided each employee to volunteer up to 8 paid hours, totaling over 1,600 hours of volunteer time for local nonprofits.

The Celebration of Giving is an annual event by the Blue Mountain Community Foundation that celebrates the philanthropic efforts of individuals and businesses in contributing to the betterment of the Walla Walla community. Baker Boyer's acknowledgment at this event underscores its pivotal role in fostering a thriving, supportive community environment.