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Southwestern National Bank Completes 18 Glorious Years

L-R: Michael Hong, Director; Chairman C.K. Lee; Sam Hwong, Director; and Gary Owens, President & CEO cut the 18th Anniversary three tier cake. Photo credit Jacob David, VOA

L-R: Michael Hong, Director; Chairman C.K. Lee; Sam Hwong, Director; and Gary Owens, President & CEO cut the 18th Anniversary three tier cake. Photo credit Jacob David, VOA

by Jacob David

BELLAIRE, Texas: On November 5, 2015 Southwestern Bank celebrated its 18th Anniversary in style. Clients and staff members gathered at the Bellaire branch, to congratulate each other for their hard work in accomplishing what they have done so far.

In his welcome speech, Gary Owens, President of the Bank, said that Southwestern National Bank was started with the sole view to become a strong community oriented bank. He thanked the clients of Southwestern National Bank for their trust and loyalty towards the bank. He then thanked the founders of the bank, C.K. Lee, Chairman; Michael Hong, Director; and Sam Hwong, Director; who had the insight to start the bank. It was the risk they took of investing capital that made the bank into what it is today, he said.

Today Southwestern national Bank has 5 locations in Bellaire, Sugar land, Plano, Richardson and Austin and has a total of 80 employees. The bank also recognized seven of its employees, Joy Langston, Cashier and Operations Officer; Mai Hoang, Customer Service Specialist; Gary Owens, President & CEO; Myung Kim, Teller; Nancy Liu, Loan Operations Officer; and Chairman C.K.Lee, all of whom completed 10 years.

 

L-R: Chairman C.K.Lee, Joy Langston, Cashier/Operations Officer; Mai Hoang, Customer Service; Gary Owens, President & CEO; Myung Kim, Teller; and Nancy Liu, Loan Operations Officer, were given recognition awards for completing 10 years. Photo credit Jacob David, VOA.

L-R: Chairman C.K.Lee, Joy Langston, Cashier/Operations Officer; Mai Hoang, Customer Service; Gary Owens, President & CEO; Myung Kim, Teller; and Nancy Liu, Loan Operations Officer, were given recognition awards for completing 10 years. Photo credit Jacob David, VOA.

Tito Refi who has worked there for fifteen years was honored by name. Gary Owens told the guests that Tito has announced his retirement. Gary Owens said that the bank appreciates Tito’s hard work. Tito is now gradually phasing from partial to full retirement. Gary Owens also praised the hard work of Jack Kuo, another dedicated employee, who has completed fourteen years. Two other employees could not make it to the event who completed ten years as well, Miss Rosa Lu, Personal Banker Supervisor; from the Plano Branch and Nancy Chan, Personal Banker; from the Sugar Land branch.

Southwestern National Bank has $360 million in assets. It offers a variety of financial products for its customers from Personal and Business banking, Lending, International and Mortgage Banking. For details, visit their website at: www.swnbk.com


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