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

Award Recipient Organization/Affiliation Community
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
Lakewood
The Dedication Award Dr. Miriam Mackovic-Basic Complete Women Care Inc.
Bixby Knolls
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
San Clemente
The Service Above Self Award  Kathy Tillotson  Build Futures Downey

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2015 California’s Strongest People You Can Bank On Honorees

Award Recipient Community
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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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2014 California’s Strongest People You Can Bank On Honorees

Award Recipient Community
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
Dominic Collaro Rossmoor

 

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