Chess Olympiad Tromsø 2014 has presented its first major sponsor – Sparebanken Nord-Norge.

Sparebanken Nord-Norge’s sponsorship of the Chess Olympiad is worth NOK 6 million (approx. 710,000 Euro).

“It is important for the bank to be involved, as a player in regional development. The Chess Olympiad will be an important event for the region,” says Sparebanken Nord-Norge Communications Director, Stig Arne Engen.

“We think that local ownership and commitment is critical in order to achieve success, and therefore we’re extremely pleased that the bank is now making the first moves,” says Chess Olympiad Tromsø 2014 Marketing Manager, Lene Hansen.

SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge

SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge offers banking services for all types of customers throughout the entire region, with 72 branches in Nordland, Tromsø, Finnmark and Svalbard.

The bank also has banking operations in Russia, in St. Petersburg and Murmansk, through North-West 1 Alliance Bank.

In addition, SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge offers services via the internet and mobiles.

With approx. 244,000 private clients and approx. 36,500 corporate clients (including public sector, clubs and associations), SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge is an important factor in regional development – now also as a sponsor of the Chess Olympiad Tromsø 2014.