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Oregon Pacific Bank helps keep dentists and customers smiling

Doctors Alison Cadaret and Sonja Sproul have both enjoyed success through a great partnership at their separate dental practices that share the Coburg Road Dental Building in Eugene. But when the pandemic struck in 2020, they were suddenly faced with some daunting challenges.

Fortunately, Sonja had recently switched to Oregon Pacific Bank. Sonja put Alison in touch with Vicki Gray and Megan Horvath, who helped both dentists quickly secure loans under the federal Paycheck Protection Program.

“Within a day, I had a PPP loan, and that was a huge relief,” Alison says.

Sonja says she’s glad she switched to OPB when she did. “I was looking to go back to that smaller, personal, community-sized banking experience, and I’m really glad I did that before COVID hit,” she says. “I encouraged Alison to change banks because I had such a positive experience.”

Vicki, a Senior Vice President and Relationship Banking Team Leader at OPB’s Eugene branch, says the experience is just one example of how OPB is ready to respond when business owners need help. “Oregon Pacific has a real commitment to relationship banking,” she says. “A team of experts in banking can really save a business owner a lot of time.”

Megan, Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager in Eugene, agrees that relationship banking offers a lot of benefits for their customers. “To me, relationship banking is knowing you can call and talk to your banker or bankers and get answers, get help for your business, get a creative solution.”

Following the pandemic crisis, Sonja and Alison have since turned to OPB to refinance their shared dental building. Now, they can focus on their patients’ dental health, which includes improving smiles.

“To give the patient that experience and the end result, looking in the mirror, you know it’s going to impact their life and their self-confidence,” Sonja says.

Alison says she finds helping patients very rewarding. “I love the artistry of dentistry and I get to work with a great team, and we have a lot of fun.”

Vicki says she’s glad OPB was ready and able to help the two dentists. “Having exposure to so many types of small business owners allow us to sort of listen differently,” Vicki says. “What we have with Dr. Cadaret and Dr. Sproul is a really good example of what the bank can provide.”

Doctors Alison Cadaret and Sonja Sproul have both enjoyed success through a great partnership at their separate dental practices that share the Coburg Road Dental Building in Eugene. But when the pandemic struck in 2020, they were suddenly faced with some daunting challenges.

Fortunately, Sonja had recently switched to Oregon Pacific Bank. Sonja put Alison in touch with Vicki Gray and Megan Horvath, who helped both dentists quickly secure loans under the federal Paycheck Protection Program.

“Within a day, I had a PPP loan, and that was a huge relief,” Alison says.

Sonja says she’s glad she switched to OPB when she did. “I was looking to go back to that smaller, personal, community-sized banking experience, and I’m really glad I did that before COVID hit,” she says. “I encouraged Alison to change banks because I had such a positive experience.”

Vicki, a Senior Vice President and Relationship Banking Team Leader at OPB’s Eugene branch, says the experience is just one example of how OPB is ready to respond when business owners need help. “Oregon Pacific has a real commitment to relationship banking,” she says. “A team of experts in banking can really save a business owner a lot of time.”

Megan, Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager in Eugene, agrees that relationship banking offers a lot of benefits for their customers. “To me, relationship banking is knowing you can call and talk to your banker or bankers and get answers, get help for your business, get a creative solution.”

Following the pandemic crisis, Sonja and Alison have since turned to OPB to refinance their shared dental building. Now, they can focus on their patients’ dental health, which includes improving smiles.

“To give the patient that experience and the end result, looking in the mirror, you know it’s going to impact their life and their self-confidence,” Sonja says.

Alison says she finds helping patients very rewarding. “I love the artistry of dentistry and I get to work with a great team, and we have a lot of fun.”

Vicki says she’s glad OPB was ready and able to help the two dentists. “Having exposure to so many types of small business owners allow us to sort of listen differently,” Vicki says. “What we have with Dr. Cadaret and Dr. Sproul is a really good example of what the bank can provide.”

Banker Spotlight
Vicki Gray

Vicki Gray

SVP, Relationship Banking Team Leader
Eugene Branch
541-636-4804

“You should look for a bank that has a more of a personal touch and knows who you are and understands your business.”

Whether she’s working at the bank, serving a community agency or hitting the trail, Vicki Gray enjoys bringing people together. Part of that involves building bonds and solving problems.

“I love to help people find a new way to do things if what they’re doing isn’t working,” she says.

Vicki grew up in Oregon. When she and her husband had the opportunity to move back to the state in 1993, they jumped at the chance and have called Eugene home since then.

“We put down roots and never left,” she says. “I love Eugene. I like that we are a big enough city to enjoy some of the perks, but we’re not so big that it doesn’t feel like a community.”

Running into someone she knows and meeting new people are what she enjoys most about her job as a Senior Vice President and Relationship Banking Leader at our Eugene branch. Vicki joined OPB in 2018 after serving at another bank for 14 years.

“I meet all kinds of people,” she says. “It’s not the same thing every single day.”

In her personal time, Vicki enjoys playing tennis and plays in United States Tennis Association leagues. She also likes to spend time outdoors whenever possible. She’s especially fond of running, hiking and spending time with family.

“If you have people you care about and you want to get out with them together, hiking is the great connector,” she says.

Vicki is the board chair for Cornerstone Community Housing, which develops local affordable housing communities where residents have access to “wrap around” services such as financial counseling, nutrition and health care assistance, and kids’ activities.

In addition, Vicki is the vice president of Professional Women’s Forum. “We provide an opportunity for women in the workforce – those who either own a business or work in a professional capacity – to come together and support one another,” she says. Vicki also serves on the Center for Leadership & Ethics advisory board for Bushnell University.

Vicki brings that sense of community to her job at OPB and is always looking for ways to make connections.

“You should have a banker, not just a bank,” she says. “If you find that you’re not happy with your current relationship and it’s causing you angst, you should look for a bank that has a more of a personal touch and knows who you are and understands your business.”

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