The Summit Difference

Core Values

Our core values support our vision and shape our company culture. The guiding principles that drive our attitudes, actions, and decision-making are:

  • Integrity
  • Collaboration
  • Respect
  • Adaptable
  • Can-do Attitude

True to its mission as a community bank, Summit State Bank is dedicated to serving and giving back to our customers and community by delivering the best service and solutions available. Our Summit Way Service Standards details the commitment we make to each other, our customers and community. Through our Nonprofit Partner Program, we have contributed $5.8 million to local nonprofits since 2009.

When the Bank opened its doors in 1982, its name was Summit Savings and Loan Association and chartered as a savings and loan. Today the Bank is a community bank with $1.1 B in assets, five branch locations, and more than 115 employees. In 2006, Summit State Bank became a publicly traded company on NASDAQ and is recognized by the symbol SSBI.

Summit State Bank is dedicated to investing in and celebrating the diverse backgrounds, cultures and talents of its employees to create high performance and support the evolving needs of its customers and community it serves. The Bank has been consistently recognized for its achievements and has been awarded Best Places to Work in the North Bay, Top Community Bank Loan Producer, Raymond James Bankers Cup, Super Premier Performing Bank, Bay Area Top 100 Corporate Philanthropists and the Piper Sandler SM-ALL Star Award.

Our guiding principles provide direction and focus on our beliefs, values, and goals. These principles shape our company philosophy and are the catalyst for every decision or action that happens within our organization.

The Summit Way - Service Standards



Summit Day of Service - Volunteering in the Community

Summit State Bank takes pride in being involved in the Sonoma County Community in many different ways. Through our Summit Day of Service, every employee receives one paid work day a year to volunteer their time with any non-profit within our community of their choosing.

Recent non-profits served include: Canine Companions for Independence, Farm to Pantry, and The Novato Theater Company. If your Sonoma County organization has upcoming volunteer opportunities, feel free to reach out to us so we can let our employees know.