Pippins Partner with Banner Bank

Yakima Valley Pippins PrimaryPRESS RELEASE – The Yakima Valley Pippins announced today that the team has signed a three-year integrated exclusive partnership with Banner Bank. Banner Bank will provide the team with their entire portfolio of small-business financial services, including merchant card services throughout Yakima County Stadium. Banner will also enjoy dominant brand presence throughout the entire Yakima Valley Pippins experience, maintaining a strong presence across all elements of the ballpark, online and in promotional material.

“We are excited to work with a banking partner that is as committed to community development as Banner Bank is,” Pippins president and COO Zachary Fraser said. “As an institution with its roots in Eastern Washington, their team understands the needs and the opportunities that exist in the Yakima Valley.”

Additional elements of the relationship will include integrating Banner Bank customers and employees into the fun. Any customer who uses a Banner Bank credit card or debit card at Yakima County Stadium for food & beverage, ticket purchases, and merchandise will receive 10% off their purchase, and that discount will also be available for Banner customers in Walla Walla at Borleske Stadium and the Sweets Shoppe. The Pippins and the Walla Walla Sweets are both owned by Pacific Baseball Ventures.

“Banner Bank is committed to supporting the communities in which we serve,” Dianne Larsen, senior vice president and marketing director for Banner Bank said. “Part of that commitment is providing resources and financial services to the businesses within these communities. Entrepreneurs play a vital role in the financial success of the cities and town in which they operate. We are honored to have been selected as the financial services partner for the Yakima Valley Pippins, and are pleased this relationship will provide yet another perk for our clients when they take in a Pippins or Walla Walla Sweets game.”

Banner Bank, headquartered in Walla Walla, strives to deliver a high level of individual service as a community bank while offering advantages available from being a larger financial institution. Founded in 1890, Banner maintains a focus on staying connected to the communities they serve. Banner footprint in the region includes 84 full-service branches throughout Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.

The Yakima Valley Pippins Inaugural Season will commence at Yakima County Stadium on June 6th, 2014 at 7:05 P.M. against the Wenatchee AppleSox. Tickets are now on sale for the 2014 season, including single tickets, full-season and partial-season packages, as well as select team merchandise. You can reach the Pippins Front office by calling 509-575-HITS (4487) or emailing us at info@pippinsbaseball.com.

Pippins gear is also available at the Pippins Front Office, the entire retail line can be seen at http://www.pippinsbaseball.com/pippinsgear, while ordering and purchasing can be done in person on via phone at 509-575-HITS (4487).

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