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Impact Award by the Rainbow Chamber

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Meriwest Credit Union is excited to announce its selection as recipient of the 2020 Rainbow Impact Award for Business of the Year.

San Jose, CA - February 5, 2020

Meriwest Credit Union, which has been serving Silicon Valley for over 69 years, is excited to announce its selection as recipient of the 2020 Rainbow Impact Award for Business of the Year by the Rainbow Chamber, Silicon Valley.  The Impact Award is given to individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions throughout their community. Meriwest has been a member of the Rainbow Chamber for the last two years supporting their mission and fundraising efforts.   

Meriwest and other winners also received Certificates of Appreciation from the State Treasurer Fiona Ma; County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisor Dave Cortese; State Legislator Ash Kalra and City of San Jose Councilmember, Pam Foley.  

Meriwest COO, Lisa Pesta said, “This award is a testament to the commitment and dedication of our employees who work tirelessly to serve residents within our communities.  We are honored to receive this award and certificates of appreciation.  We will use this as our testament of our continued work to equalize the playing field for all community residents within Silicon Valley.”   

In addition to Meriwest, other honorees were Roark Clayton, Lifetime Achievement Award; Rev. Bryan Franzen, Volunteer/Advocate; The Bill Wilson Center, Non-Profit of the year; and Santa Clara County Procurement, Corporate Member of the Year.  The awards were presented at the 3rd Annual Rainbow Chamber Impact Awards Ceremony at Villa Ragusa on January 24, 2020.

About Rainbow Chamber of Commerce Silicon Valley
Established in 1999, the Rainbow Chamber of Commerce Silicon Valley represents over 100 LGBT and ally owned businesses, business owners, and professionals in the great San Jose Silicon Valley area. Our mission is to create a vibrant LGBT supportive business community through development, education, and advocacy.

About Meriwest Credit Union
Meriwest Credit Union, one of Silicon Valley’s most established financial institutions, has been providing personal, convenient and innovative financial services to over 82,000 businesses and families throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Tucson, Arizona, for more than 59 years. With over $1.6 billion in assets, Meriwest offers above market rates on deposits, low loan rates, lower fees and a superior banking experience that make our members feel good about their decision to do business with us. Learn more about Meriwest’s products and services at


Helen Grays-Jones
Community Relations Manager