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Plumas Bank to open in February

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QUINCY – Plumas Bank announced that it has hired the three officers who will manage the new Truckee branch office of the bank, which is planned to open on Feb. 12, in the old Sierra Sun offices in the Westgate Shopping Center.

Shelly Wright is the vice president and branch manager, Nancy Sheffield is the assistant vice president and operations officer and Christine McGraw is the financial services officer.

The Truckee branch will be Plumas Bank’s ninth office. The bank has been serving local families and businesses in the Northeastern California counties of Nevada, Plumas, Lassen, Modoc, Shasta and Sierra for the past 20 years.

“Plumas Bank’s philosophy is to provide superior customer service along with a full complement of business and personal banking services,” said Bill Elliot, president and chief executive officer of Plumas Bank. “The board and I are very pleased that Shelly, Nancy and Christine have joined us and we are confident that they and their staff will give Truckee customers the same attention and service that has made Plumas Bank so successful.”

Wright began her banking career over 10 years ago at Truckee River Bank, now Bank of the West. She was the office manager there and has had extensive experience as a business development officer specializing in commercial lending.

“Although I will miss all my friends and customers at Bank of the West, I am very excited about representing Plumas Bank,” said Wright. “I am convinced that Plumas Bank will offer the people of Truckee the real hometown personal service,” she added.

Wright is an ambassador for the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce and was voted Volunteer of the Year in 1999. She enjoys gardening, bike riding and jewelry design. She and her husband of 20 years, Lee Wright, have two children, Amber and Ian.

Sheffield has been an active member of the Truckee community for 23 years.

“Because I have lived here almost my whole life,” she said, “I am very familiar with the financial needs and concerns of my friends and neighbors here in Truckee.” She continued, “I am confident that we at Plumas Bank can help fill these needs.”

Sheffield, most recently the operations officer for Bank of the West, began her banking career at Truckee River Bank in 1990. She is an annual participant of the March of Dimes Fund-Raising Walk. Married to Todd Sheffield, they have one son, Charlie. Sheffield enjoys hiking, swimming and spending time with her family.

McGraw also began her banking career at Truckee River Bank more than eight years ago. She was most recently the financial services officer of Bank of the West.

“Plumas Bank is a very community-oriented bank and I am eager to bring these ideals back to the Truckee community,” she stated.

McGraw is also an ambassador of the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce and loves to help organize community events. She enjoys snowmobiling, cross country skiing, boating, and spending time with her husband, Jesse McGraw, and their two children, Carla and Jesse.

With assets of over $245 million, Plumas Bank offers a broad range of personal banking services, including mortgages, equity lines of credit, vehicle loans, credit cards, checking accounts, savings accounts and certificates of deposit as well as various investment and insurance services.

Business products offered by the bank include a wide array of small business-oriented loans, credit card merchant services, secured and unsecured credit lines and the MasterCard BusinessCard. Also available are business checking, savings, and money market savings accounts.


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