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Northrim Bank Announces Award for First Iditarod Musher to White Mountain

Northrim plans first-ever Achieve More Award and community event


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“As an Alaska grown bank, we’re proud to be a Lead Dog Partner of this iconic Alaska race. I’m personally excited to be in Nome at the finishers banquet to present our inaugural award for the first musher to White Mountain.” - Joe Schierhorn, President and CEO of Northrim Bank.

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska—Northrim Bank, as a Lead Dog Partner in the 2018 Iditarod, will award the first musher to the village of White Mountain with a $2,500 purse as part of the first-ever Northrim Bank Achieve More Award. Northrim is also planning on providing financial literacy education for students at the White Mountain School, cultivating lifelong skills for youth on how to manage financial resources. 
 “We’re thrilled to not only support a longstanding and timeless tradition for Alaskans, but to also bring valuable financial literacy skills to a community that continually supports the Iditarod,” said Joe Schierhorn, Chairman, President and CEO of Northrim Bank. “As an Alaska grown bank, we’re proud to be a Lead Dog Partner of this iconic Alaska race. I’m personally excited to be in Nome at the finishers banquet to present our inaugural award for the first musher to White Mountain.”
Along with the Northrim Bank Achieve More Award and cash prize, the first musher to White Mountain will also receive an Alaska print by local artist Marianne Wieland. 
In addition to the award, Northrim Bank will also strengthen its school-business partnership with the White Mountain School and the community. Growing school-business partnerships is one of Northrim Bank’s key areas of focus as it takes an active part in building the communities it serves.
The Iditarod excitement will extend far beyond the trail. Each Northrim branch will track an Iditarod musher throughout the race, and the Northrim team will be waiting at the finish line in Nome to cheer on the mushers and dogs as they complete the Last Great Race. 
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