First Federal Savings and Loan Association of McMinnville was named one of the hundred best companies to work for in Oregon by Oregon Business Magazine. First Federal ranked 29th among medium businesses in Oregon.

First Federal also received special recognition in the magazine for the nomination of winning business, A.R.E Manufacturing for the 2022 Community Applause Award that acknowledges significant service and contributions to the community.

“We pride ourselves on putting our people first. First Federal definitely places a high emphasis on developing and training our staff, and in over 100 years of business we have found that investing in people is extremely beneficial to the overall growth and health of our company,” said Jim Schlotfeldt, CEO and President of First Federal.

Oregon Business released its March issue at the beginning of the month announcing the 100 companies that made the list. Annually, Oregon Business conducts surveys of employees throughout Oregon to understand how they view the companies they work for. Employees determine whether or not a company deserves to be on the list of the 100 Best by answering questions in six distinct categories such as work environment, decision-making and trust, management and communication, career development and learning, and benefits and compensation.

With 100 years in the Willamette Valley, First Federal provides an unmatched commitment to the community through personalized banking experiences and charitable giving and service. Visit to learn more.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact:  Lindsay Liddell   503-435-3226 |