California's Strongest People You Can Bank On
For 110 years, Farmers & Merchants Bank has held fast to the core values of honesty, faith, service above self, and integrity, among others. It is this commitment that has served as the backbone of our organization through good times and bad, all the while assuring our customers that their assets will always be safe and secure.
Our long-standing tenure as a community bank has provided the opportunity to serve a diverse group of individuals who share these values. They are visionary leaders who have shaped the very landscape of their communities and the lives of their neighbors. To honor their contributions, F&M established and is proud to present F&M’s “California’s Strongest People You Can Bank On” Awards.
These awards are designed to honor the virtues and characteristics F&M values in its customers. Each recipient embodies a personal virtue that exemplifies F&M’s own beliefs such as integrity, community, and goodwill toward others. They are people from different communities, industries, generations and backgrounds who are united by an unyielding commitment to caring, progress, and ‘doing Good.’
F&M paid tribute to its 2016 honorees at a special luncheon on October 27, 2016 at Parkers’ Lighthouse in Long Beach.
2016 California’s Strongest People You Can Bank On Honorees
|The Honesty Award||Bill Nelson||Fresh Beginnings Ministries||Newport Beach|
|The Faith Award||Ken Korver||Emmanuel Reformed Church/The Compton Initiative||Downey
|The Loyalty Award||Angeles Ceballos||CREER Comunidad y Familia
||San Juan Capistrano|
|The Integrity Award||Reggie Berry||Goals For Life Foundation
|The Dedication Award||Dr. Miriam Mackovic-Basic||Complete Women Care Inc.
|The Gratitude Award||Patti Widdicombe||McDonald's||Garden Grove|
|The Humility Award||Mike Sheldrake||Polly's Gourmet Coffee||Belmont Shore|
|The Dependability Award
||Joe Lins||Century 21 Discovery||Fullerton|
|The Compassion Award||Dr. Patricia Drown||San Clemente Domestic Violence Task Force
|The Service Above Self Award||Kathy Tillotson||Build Futures||Downey|
Click here to learn more about our 2016 People You Can Bank On.
2015 California’s Strongest People You Can Bank On Honorees
|The Charity Award||Dr. John L. Blake||Long Beach|
|The Compassion Award||Katherine Holman||San Juan Capistrano|
|The Dedication Award||Dr. Kenneth B. Deck||Laguna Hills
|The Duty Award||Terry Geiling||Long Beach
|The Goodness Award||Annette Kashiwabara||Lakewood
|The Gratitude Award||Yetta Kane||Long Beach|
|The Helpfulness Award||Carol Wait||Long Beach|
|The Kindness Award
||Coronada King Haywood||Long Beach|
|The Selflessness Award||Debora Wondercheck||Newport Beach
|The Service Above Self Award
||James and Carla Hogan||San Clemente|
Click here to learn more about our 2015 People You Can Bank On.
2014 California’s Strongest People You Can Bank On Honorees
|The Kindness Award||Nate Jones||East Long Beach|
|The Goodness Award||Ellinor B. Ward||Laguna Hills|
|The Charity Award||Carmen & Miguel Escobedo||Rolling Hills Estates
|The Devotion Award||Dr. Ralph Opacic||Fullerton
|The Gratitude Award||Rick Rodriguez Sr.||Downey
|The Helpfulness Award||Mark Gabay, Arman Gabay, & Norma Gabay||Main Office - Long Beach|
|The Dedication Award||Bill O’Connell||Huntington Beach|
|The Compassion Award
||Dr. Elisa A. Nicholas||Memorial Hospital|
|The Service Above Self Award||Mamie Yong Maywhort||San Juan Capistrano
|The Selflessness Award
Click here to learn more about our honorees from past events of People You Can Bank On.