Nevada State Bank recognized by Clark County for its contributions and support to small business

The Clark County Commission presented a proclamation to Nevada State Bank, recognizing the bank’s commitment and support to the Clark County BOWD program.LAS VEGAS – The Clark County Commission presented a proclamation to Nevada State Bank at a recent commission meeting, recognizing the bank’s commitment and support to the Clark County Business Opportunity and Workforce Development (BOWD) program.

Tom Akers, founder and president of Akers & Associates, was there to present the proclamation on behalf of the County Commission. Akers & Associates is responsible for administering the BOWD program and works with the bank to reach small businesses. BOWD is a training and mentoring program designed to help small businesses increase capacity to compete for contracts. The proclamation was presented during the commission’s meeting on Feb. 18 at the Clark County Government Center.

“As small business owners in this community, we really try hard every day to build these relationships, and you showed us how to do it,” said Akers.

Commissioner Lawrence Weekly also extended his thanks to Nevada State Bank, stating, “The efforts you have provided to assist these small businesses have been, really and truly, a blessing.”

Craig Kirkland, executive vice president and retail banking officer, accepted the recognition on behalf of Nevada State Bank with his colleagues Bob Hart, Rosalee Hedrick and Stacy Watkins.

“We are very pleased and proud to be able to partner with Tom Akers and his team,” Kirkland said. “Nevada State Bank has been serving the community for nearly 55 years.”

About Nevada State Bank

Nevada State Bank, with assets of more than $4.1 billion, is the largest state-chartered bank in Nevada. Established December 9, 1959, Nevada State Bank celebrated its 50th anniversary throughout 2010. A full-service bank with more than 50 branches statewide, Nevada State Bank offers a complete range of consumerprivate and business banking services. It is a subsidiary of Salt Lake City-based Zions Bancorporation, one of the nation’s premier financial services companies. For more information on Nevada State Bank, call 800-427-4743 or access www.nsbank.com.

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