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  • Kitsap Bank Welcomes Julie Hatch

    October 18, 2019
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce that Julie Hatch has joined its team as Vice President/Business Development Officer. Hatch is based out of Kitsap Bank’s Sequim branch, where she will primarily serve business clients in Clallam and Jefferson Counties.  She comes to the bank with over 30 years of experience in the banking industry. Hatch is very active in the community and currently sits on the Olympic Medical Center Foundation Board, Peninsula College Advisory Board and the Olympic Workforce Development Council. “Julie brings a wealth of experience, and a passion for working with business owners on the Olympic Peninsula,” comments Charles Robertson, Senior Vice President/Retail Banking.  “She shares our commitment to building strong customer relationships by providing superior customer service. We are extremely excited to welcome her to Kitsap Bank.”   Established August 8, 1908, Kitsap Bank is headquartered in Port Orchard, WA,…
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  • Kitsap Bank Announces edg3 FUND Keynote Speaker

    October 16, 2019
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce that renowned speaker, author and businesswoman, May McCarthy will be the keynote speaker at the sixth annual edg3 FUND Small Business Competition on November 21 at Kitsap Conference Center in Bremerton. Author of “The Path to Wealth” and “The Gratitude Formula”; Ms. McCarthy is a serial entrepreneur, investor, national speaker and business consultant.  During her career, she has also worked for Fortune 500 companies, such as Johnson & Johnson and Boeing in sales and capital equipment purchasing and barcode logistics design. Since 1982, she has founded and grown several successful companies in a variety of industries. In 2007, Ms. McCarthy co-founded PHACTS (Pharmacy Automation Consulting & Technologies, LLC) and was named Managing Member, President and CEO.  PHACTS provides Enterprise Wide Pharmacy Inventory Management Solutions for hospitals and healthcare systems worldwide, and was acquired by…
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  • Kitsap Bank Announces edg3 FUND Finalists

    October 8, 2019
    Kitsap Bank has announced the five finalists in the sixth annual edg3 FUND Small Business Competition.  These companies, chosen in part by a public vote, will move on to compete in the final phase of the competition, edg3 FUND Live, on Thursday, November 21st at 5:30pm at the Kitsap Conference Center at Harborside in Bremerton.  There, the finalists will present their pitches before a live audience and an independent panel of judges; and the winner will be awarded with $25,000.  “We were impressed with the caliber of businesses represented in our semifinalist grouping, and their commitment to bettering their communities” stated Tony George, Kitsap Bank President/COO.  “Our finalists who come from this pool represent diverse industries and backgrounds, reaching from the Olympic Peninsula to the east side of Puget Sound, each benefiting from loyal community support.” The following companies were selected as finalists for the edg3 FUND…
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  • Kitsap Bank Welcomes Jenelle Ellis

    September 26, 2019
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce that Jenelle Ellis has joined its team as the Branch Manager of its Port Angeles Branch. Ellis joins Kitsap Bank with over ten years of experience in the banking industry, and has spent her entire career serving the needs of businesses and consumers in the Pacific Northwest. “We’re excited to have Jenelle join the Kitsap Bank family,” stated Tammy Armacost, Vice President/Regional Manager. “Jenelle is experienced, enthusiastic, and committed to providing our customers with the highest level of service.” Established August 8, 1908, Kitsap Bank is headquartered in Port Orchard, WA, operating 21 locations throughout Western Washington.  With over $1 billion in assets, the Bank provides a full range of financial services to commercial and individual clients.  Kitsap Bank has been named a Preferred Lender by the U.S. Small Business Administration, and a Corporate Philanthropist by the Puget Sound Business…
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  • Kitsap Bank Announces New Bremerton Branch

    September 3, 2019
    Kitsap Bank has announced plans to relocate the downtown Bremerton Branch from 607 Pacific Avenue to 1000 Sixth Avenue, at the corner of Sixth and Warren next door to the newly opened Starbucks.  The bank intends to move its retail branch operations to the new location, freeing up much-needed space for administrative personnel at the current building.  “We are excited to move our Downtown Branch into this highly accessible and spacious location,” stated Tony George, President and Chief Operating Officer.  “This will be a significant upgrade over our current facility, and we look forward to providing an excellent banking experience for our clients in this completely remodeled banking center. The bank is working with Rice Fergus Miller Architects on the interior design, and a local contractor will soon be retained for construction.  The branch interior will feature a clean, updated look and feel; and the new location will utilize the latest in…
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  • Kitsap Bank Announces edg3 FUND Semifinalists

    August 29, 2019
    Kitsap Bank has announced 14 semi-finalists in their 2019 edg3 FUND small business competition. The mission of edg3 FUND (rhymes with hedge fund; the 3 is silent) is to recognize entrepreneurs dedicated to growing their community in three ways:  economically, socially, and environmentally.  The bank received numerous applications from entrepreneurs throughout Western Washington in industries ranging from food and agriculture, to technology, recreation, health and wellness, and more.  “We are excited to have received applications from a number of very promising companies,” stated Tony George, Kitsap Bank’s President/COO.  “All of these innovative and hardworking business people are doing great things to promote a sustainable community, and we were honored that they invested their time and effort to join our contest.”  The top 14 companies will now move on to the semi-final round, which includes a public vote.  The companies…
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  • Kitsap Bank Honors Employee Of The Quarter

    August 28, 2019
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce that Jess Kady, Credit Systems and Portfolio Analyst, has been named Employee of the Second Quarter of 2019. Kady joined the Kitsap Bank family in 2013 and has become a valuable asset to the bank. Jess was selected for this award by his peers, who praised him for his outstanding professionalism, willingness to work in partnership with others, and embracing challenges with a positive attitude.   “Jess is a key employee; his hard work and consistency to go above and beyond make him a valuable member of the Kitsap Bank team.” stated Cindy McKim, Senior Vice President, Portfolio Management. “He is efficient, knowledgeable, and we’re very pleased to honor him with this award.” Kitsap Bank’s Employee of the Quarter award recognizes employees for significant contributions to the operating excellence of the Bank.   Established August 8, 1908, Kitsap Bank is headquartered in Port Orchard, WA,…
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  • Kitsap Bank Celebrates 111 Years

    August 8, 2019
    Kitsap Bank is marking 111 years of service on Thursday, August 8th.  The bank was started by a Seattle financier and three Port Orchard men, opening for business on August 8, 1908. It was purchased in 1922 by Frank E. Langer, and is still owned by the Langer family today. While Kitsap Bank has grown from its humble beginnings to over $1 billion in assets, with 18 branches and three Commercial Banking Centers in six Western Washington counties; many of the bank’s valued traditions remain, including its role as the community’s partner. In honor of the bank’s anniversary, on August 8th the Kitsap Bank family is celebrating by giving back.  Employees will be spreading joy throughout the day by committing 111 random acts of kindness.  The bank is also surprising social media followers with 111 free Starbucks coffees.  Additionally, customers are invited to stop by their local branch to partake in birthday treats. “We are honored to be serving…
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  • Kitsap Bank Employees Recognized By Jefferson County Sheriff's Foundation

    August 7, 2019
    Kitsap Bank employees were recently recognized by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Foundation for their work in teaching Fraud Prevention courses to Jefferson County residents. Kitsap Bank’s Branch Managers, Kim Johnson, Belfair; Jan Ralls, Port Ludlow; Joy Balstad, Port Townsend, as well as Tammy Armacost, VP Regional Manager; and Terri Mansell, Kitsap Investment Services Financial Advisor partnered with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Foundation to teach the first Fraud Prevention course on April 18th in Port Ludlow. This course teaches important safety and security information to vulnerable citizens. “They knew their jobs, were open and friendly with the public, had a wealth of knowledge and melded with the rest of the team,” stated Doug Henderson, President of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Foundation. “I was very proud to be a part of the event.” “We are proud to partner with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Foundation to…
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  • Kitsap Bank Promotes Charles Robertson

    July 18, 2019
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Charles Robertson to Senior Vice President, Retail Banking. In this role, Robertson will oversee all aspects of Kitsap Bank’s retail branch operations.  Robertson joined Kitsap Bank in 2018, but has been in the banking industry for over 20 years. He is a 2010 graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington.   “Charles has made significant contributions to the organization. He is a strong leader, and well-deserving of this advancement in his career,” commented Tony George, President and Chief Operating Officer. “We’re confident that Charles will play a critical role in leading Kitsap Bank into the future.”   Established August 8, 1908, Kitsap Bank is headquartered in Port Orchard, WA, operating 21 locations throughout Western Washington.  With over $1 billion in assets, the Bank provides a full range of financial services to commercial…
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