Spokane-based Sterling Savings Bank and holding company Sterling Financial Corp. were founded in 1983 by William Zuppe and Harold Gilkey.
Sat., April 19, 2014
Sterling-Umpqua union official
For employees of Sterling Bank, Friday marked a bittersweet finale, the official last day before being folded into Portland-based Umpqua Bank. After a dramatic economic turnaround following a dark two …
Wed., April 2, 2014
Umpqua to complete merger with Sterling
Federal bank regulators have given the green light to Umpqua Bank and Spokane-based Sterling Financial Corp. to conclude their merger, announced last year. The first signs of the takeover will …
Tue., April 1, 2014, 11:22 a.m.
Feds OK Sterling, Umpqua merger
Federal bank officials have given the green light to Umpqua Bank and Spokane-based Sterling Financial Corp. to conclude their merger, first announced last year.
Tue., Nov. 5, 2013
Inland Northwest Index shows regional growth lagging
The Hart Capital Inland Northwest Index’s third-quarter performance showed lackluster growth of 3.7 percent, a figure that could have been worse if not for the strong performance by regional banks. …
Thu., Sept. 12, 2013
Sterling Financial, Umpqua Holdings to merge
Sterling Financial Corp., the highest-valued publicly traded corporation headquartered in Spokane and one of the city’s largest employers, is merging with Umpqua Holdings Corp. of Portland. Sterling branches will be …
Tue., July 29, 2014, 2:19 p.m.
Umpqua Bank starts wildfire fund to help provide short-term loans
Umpqua Bank, which recently merged with Sterling Financial, has started a Wildfire Relief Lending Program to help customers in parts of Washington and Oregon hit hard by wildfires. The new …
Tue., June 24, 2014, 8:17 a.m.
No Spokane branches of Sterling Bank will close, says Umpqua
None of Sterling Bank’s nine area branches will be closed during a round of reductions now taking place as Umpqua Bank begins aligning operations in the wake of its takeover …
Mon., April 21, 2014, 11:03 a.m.
We lost a corporate headquarters with Umpqua merger, but the new bank looks solid
While some may lament the loss of another company headquarters in the merger of Umpqua and Sterling banks, the good news is the new bank combines Sterling’s solid lineup of …
Tue., April 1, 2014, 11:58 a.m.
Sterling employees start looking toward their future with Umpqua
We’ll be asking what the actual headcount reduction will be, following today’s announcement that the Umpqua Bank merger with Sterling Bank has cleared all hurdles. The first signs of the …
Mon., Dec. 30, 2013, 4:37 p.m.
Area’s second-largest business story for 2013: Umpqua buys Sterling Bank
Today’s post: The No. 2 business story of the year for the Spokane North Idaho area. Last week we posted No. 3, the widespread credit card breach connected to area …