Business Bank of Nevada Provides Holiday Outreach to Needy Families in Nevada and Victims of Hurricane Katrina

Dec 19, 2005, 00:00 ET from Business Bank of Nevada

    LAS VEGAS, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Business Bank of Nevada
 (OTC Bulletin Board:   BBNV) today announced that it has once again adopted
 several needy families this holiday season through various nonprofit
 organizations throughout Nevada.  As part of its Annual Holiday Outreach
 program, the Bank this year adopted a half dozen needy families through its
 community partnerships with HELP of Southern Nevada, St. Albert's Church in
 Reno, Friends in Service Helping (F.I.S.H.) in Carson City, and the Food
 Closet in Minden/Gardnerville.
     The Bank also announced today that it has donated over $1,000 to the Las
 Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for benefit of the Pascagoula Police
 Department Holiday Outreach Program.  This money, along with other monies
 raised from the community, went to help the families of police officers
 affected by Hurricane Katrina.  There were 32 police officers from the Las
 Vegas Police Department who went to this area following the devastation caused
 by this horrible natural disaster.
     "The holidays have become a special time of year for the Bank and our
 employees, but this year has been extra special because of the expanded
 outreach we were able to provide to needy families both in Nevada and in
 Louisiana," said Business Bank President and CEO John Guedry.  "We are very
 fortunate to live in a prosperous area of the country, and we recognize the
 responsibility we have to help make our communities and country be the best
 place to live and work."
     Guedry added that while the holidays tend to attract more attention for
 community giving programs, philanthropic outreach should be a part of every
 company's corporate culture throughout the year.  The Bank and its employees
 were able to purchase every item on the wish lists for its adopted families in
 Nevada, which included lots of toys for the kids such as bikes, Gameboys and
 dolls, as well as plenty of clothes, food and gift cards.
     What began six years ago with just two nonprofit groups in the Las Vegas
 and Carson City areas has now grown to six cities and four nonprofit groups
 throughout Nevada.  During the past year, the Bank has opened or expanded its
 branch operations in Reno, Minden, and North Las Vegas.
     Business Bank's philanthropic outreach for the year has reached record
 levels in monetary donations, in-kind giving and volunteer support.  The Bank
 has donated approximately $30,000 to qualified nonprofit organizations
 throughout Nevada, provided in-kind support of more than $5,000 to various
 community groups, and over 12,000 hours of volunteer support to numerous
 worthy causes.
     The Bank contributes financial, in-kind and volunteer assistance to
 nonprofit institutions and organizations that enhance the quality of life and
 promote public interest where the company conducts its business.  The four
 main areas of the Bank's philanthropic outreach include education, health and
 human services, community development, and arts and culture.  Business Bank is
 a member of the Business Community Investment Council in Las Vegas.
     About Business Bank
     Business Bank, with $410 million in total assets as of September 30, 2005,
 is in its tenth year of operation and is one of the fastest-growing
 independent banks in Nevada.  The Bank has seven branch offices in the state,
 with three in Las Vegas, one in North Las Vegas, one in Reno, one in Carson
 City, and one in Minden.  The Bank also has a Loan Production Office (LPO) at
 Stateline in South Lake Tahoe and one in Scottsdale, Arizona.
     Business Bank is FDIC Insured and is a member of the Federal Reserve Bank
 of San Francisco.  Its stock is listed on the Over The Counter Bulletin Board
 (OTCBB) at ticker symbol BBNV.  Additional information about Business Bank,
 including five quarters of detailed financial data, is available on the Bank's
 Web site at
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SOURCE Business Bank of Nevada