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Business Bank of Nevada Kicks Off Holiday Food Drives and Adopts Needy Families in Las Vegas and Carson City.

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LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 16, 2001

Business Bank of Nevada (OTCBB:BBNV) today announced that it is participating with the Las Vegas Rescue Mission and Friends In Service Helping (F.I.S.H.) in Carson City in collecting food items for needy families this holiday season.

The Bank also announced today that it has joined with HELP of Southern Nevada and F.I.S.H. in their annual adopt-a-family holiday programs.

Beginning today and running through Dec. 14, the Bank will be collecting canned and dried food items from its employees and customers at its three branch locations in the Las Vegas area and its one branch facility in Carson City.

The Bank is hoping to collect hundreds of pounds of food items that the Las Vegas Rescue Mission and F.I.S.H. can distribute to less fortunate families prior to the Christmas holidays.

In addition to the food drives, the Bank and its employees have also adopted several families for this holiday season where gift items will be purchased and presented to needy families by F.I.S.H. and HELP of Southern Nevada.

The nonprofit groups have provided the Bank with wish lists from participating families, which include bikes, stereos, Game Boys, clothes and more. The Bank will purchase these and other gift items by Dec. 14 and present them to the nonprofit groups, which will then give them to the adopted families before Dec. 25.

"Helping those in need is very gratifying and, as a company, we feel very fortunate to have so many caring people associated with our bank," said Business Bank President and CEO John Guedry. "We're living in difficult and uncertain times right now, and those of us that are fortunate to have jobs and have a little to give should be inclined to help those in need."

Guedry added that giving back to the communities served by the Bank is an important part of the Bank's overall business philosophy. "It was Henry David Thoreau who said, `Goodness is the only investment that never fails,' and it's that goodness that makes Nevada such a great place to live and raise a family."

Business Bank contributes financial assistance to nonprofit institutions and organizations that enhance the quality of life and promote public interest where the company conducts its business. The four main areas of giving include education, health and human services, community development, and arts and culture.

Business Bank, with more than $190 million in total assets, is in its sixth year of operation and is one of the fastest-growing independent banks in Nevada. The Bank has four branch offices in the state, with three in the Las Vegas area and one in Carson City.

Business Bank is FDIC Insured and is a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Its stock is listed on the Over the Counter Bulletin Board (OTCBB) at ticker symbol BBNV. Additional information about Business Bank and possible career opportunities is available at www.bbnv.com.
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