First Security Corp. has hired the Salt Lake office of Evans Communications to handle its advertising and public relations effective Jan. 1, according to Phil Hudson, executive vice president of First Security Service Co., and Charles R. Bartholomew, president of Evans.

Borders, Perrin & Norander, Seattle, had the job for First Security for three years, but a change became necessary when First Security Bank of Oregon was established earlier this year and the relationship with BPN has with a major banking client in Oregon created a conflict, Hudson said."Working with a local firm that maintains offices throughout the West will combine benefits of investing creative and production dollars in our community while providing the ability to draw on major resources in other markets," he said.

First Security has $6.5 billion in assets and operates banks in Idaho, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming.