Monday, July 11, 2005

Business Bank of Nevada Hires Summer Interns


LAS VEGAS - Business Bank of Nevada today announced that it has hired three local college and high school student interns for the summer to work in the Accounting, Central Services and Credit areas of the Bank. These interns join the Bank from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), Clark High School's Academy of Finance, and the Advanced Technologies Academy.

Corey Schmutz, the oldest of the interns, is a junior at UNLV who is majoring in Finance in the College of Business. Schmutz currently has a 3.4 grade point average and was a member of the Dean's list in 2004. He is scheduled to graduate in December of next year. Schmutz will spend the majority of his time this summer working as a credit analyst in the Credit Department of the Bank. He and his wife Ciara live in the Henderson area. (For an image of Schmutz, go to http://www.bbnv.com/cschmutz.htm .)

Michael Herman just completed his junior year at Clark High School's Academy of Finance where he is majoring in Business. He currently enjoys a 3.9 grade point average and is an honors student. Herman is also a member of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and will graduate in the spring of next year. Following his high school graduation, Herman plans on attending UNLV and majoring in Business and Finance. He will spend the bulk of his internship with the Bank working in the Accounting Department. (Pictured.)

Alisha Cahlan is the Bank's third intern, and she is in her junior year at the Advanced Technologies Academy in Las Vegas where she is majoring in Business and Finance. She currently enjoys a 3.5 grade point average and is an honors student. Cahlan plans to attend the University of San Francisco or Miami following her graduation from high school in the spring of next year. Her internship will be spent working with the Central Services Department of the Bank, which deals primarily with day-to-day operational issues. (For an image of Cahlan, go to http://www.bbnv.com/acahlan.htm .)

"We are extremely pleased to have these students join the Bank as summer interns and gain some valuable work experience in the real world of business while they provide the Bank with much needed help in some of its key areas," said Laurie Burk, senior vice president and manager of Human Resources of Business Bank. "Students who avail themselves of these internship opportunities will definitely be better prepared and more qualified to enter the business world and deal with the competitive challenges facing them upon graduation from college."

Burk added that the Bank's internship program is part of its educational outreach that supports secondary and higher education in Nevada. This is the fourth year in a row that the Bank has hired summer interns from local colleges and high schools. The Bank has also adopted several at-risk schools as part of its statewide At-Risk School Adoption program. A number of Bank employees serve as mentors and board members of Clark High School's Academy of Finance. The Bank's In-Kind Donation Program also targets various nonprofit organizations, such as "The I Have A Dream Foundation" and "The Center for Independent Living", for ongoing computer donations.

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.

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