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Union Bank and KSBW 8 Seek Nominations for Monterey County’s 12th Annual Salute to Small Business® Awards

Press Contact:
Danielle LeBlanc
(602) 760-2250

MONTEREY, CA (August 22, 2017) — Union Bank, with KSBW 8, today announced that nominations are now being accepted for Monterey County’s 12th annual Salute to Small Business awards program, which honors small businesses in Monterey County for the important contributions they make in our local communities. Nominations may be submitted through September 15. This year’s winners will be honored at an awards ceremony on October 25.

Presented by Union Bank and KSBW 8, Salute to Small Business will honor small businesses in the following categories: Agribusiness; Business Professionals; Entrepreneur of the Year; Minority-owned Business; Nonprofit 501c3; Hospitality; and Woman-owned Business. All of the winners will be featured in a television spot scheduled to air on KSBW 8.

“Union Bank is proud to partner with KSBW 8 for the 12th consecutive year to honor the critical contributions of outstanding local small businesses,” said Union Bank Regional President Elaine Genevro. “Monterey’s regional economy is fueled by its many small businesses, and Union Bank is proud to offer them the support and resources they need to thrive and grow in our community.”

“Our local small businesses are innovative, nimble and adaptable,” said Joseph W. Heston, President and General Manager, KSBW 8. “We are pleased to join Union Bank as we honor their success and initiative. Our business is truly making small businesses stronger.”

Salute to Small Business nomination forms are available at Union Bank branches in Monterey County or online at bank has eight branches in Monterey County located at: 26380 Carmel Rancho Lane in Carmel; 495 Washington Street and 1400 Munras Avenue in Monterey; 580 Lighthouse Avenue in Pacific Grove; 8071 San Miguel Canyon Road in Prunedale; 1890 North Main Street and 1001 South Main Street in Salinas; and 695 Front Street in Soledad.

Companies or individuals may nominate themselves or another company in one of the seven categories. To be eligible, companies must be at least three years old with headquarters in Monterey County. They must also be independent and privately-owned, and have annual sales of no greater than $5 million.

Nominations may be submitted via fax to (855) 265-3324, or at a participating Union Bank branch. Questions about the nomination process should be directed to Laura Kostreba at (831) 761-4352 or via e-mail at

About KSBW 8
KSBW 8, an NBC affiliate owned and operated by Hearst Television Inc., is the California Central Coast leader in news and entertainment television. KSBW 8 local and NBC Network programming continues to be seen on the KSBW 8 primary over-the-air channel 8.1, as well as Comcast Cable channel 6 and HD channel 706, DISH channel 8, ATT U-verse channel 8 and HD channel 1008, DirecTV channel 8, and Charter Cable channel 6 and HD channel 786.

About Hearst Television
Hearst Television owns and operates local television and radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households. Through its partnership with nearly all the major networks, Hearst Television distributes national content over nearly 70 video channels including programming from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, MY Net, MeTV, This TV, Estrella and more. Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry's premier companies, and has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism, industry innovation, and community service. Hearst Television is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hearst. The Company’s Web address is

About MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
MUFG Union Bank, N.A., is a full-service bank with offices across the United States. We provide a wide spectrum of corporate, commercial and retail banking and wealth management solutions to meet the needs of customers. We also offer an extensive portfolio of value-added solutions for customers, including investment banking, personal and corporate trust, global custody, transaction banking, capital markets, and other services. With assets of $116.7 billion, as of June 30, 2017, MUFG Union Bank has strong capital reserves, credit ratings and capital ratios relative to peer banks. MUFG Union Bank is a proud member of the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (NYSE: MTU), one of the world’s largest financial organizations with total assets of approximately ¥304.2 trillion (JPY) or $2.7 trillion (USD)¹, as of June 30, 2017. The corporate headquarters (principal executive office) for MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation, which is the financial holding company and MUFG Union Bank, is in New York City. The main banking office of MUFG Union Bank is in San Francisco, California.

Exchange rate of 1 USD=¥112.0 (JPY) as of June 30, 2017