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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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  • Kitsap Bank Promotes Jamie Cremeans

    July 16, 2019
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Jamie Cremeans to Assistant Vice President, Commercial Payments Advisor. Cremeans joined Kitsap Bank 18 years ago as a Teller, and has since steadily advanced her career.  She joined the bank’s Commercial Payments department thirteen years ago, becoming a Commercial Payments Advisor in 2015.  “Jamie has made significant contributions to the organization and is well-qualified for this position,” commented Michael Gordon, Senior Vice President, Commercial Payments Manager. “She has been a huge asset to the Kitsap Bank team and we are pleased to recognize her for her efforts with this promotion.”   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…
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  • Kitsap Bank Presents Donation To Sophia Way

    July 12, 2019
    Kitsap Bank recently presented a $2,500 donation to The Sophia Way as part of the bank’s partnership with 425 Business’ Women to Watch; The Sophia Way was this year’s featured nonprofit.  The donation will support Sophia Way programs and their mission to end homelessness for single adult women in King county by providing shelter, social services, and permanent housing with support. “Our local non-profits help make our community a great place to live and work,” stated Steve Politakis, Kitsap Bank’s Chief Executive Officer. “It’s our privilege to be able to support The Sophia Way’s mission and witness first-hand the positive impact they are making in the community.”  For over a decade, The Sophia Way has provided a safe place for homeless women in King county. In addition to meeting basic needs, such as offering showers, food and a place to sleep, The Sophia Way provides emergency and night shelters, a day…
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  • Kitsap Bank Donates To Coffee Oasis Renovation

    July 9, 2019
    Kitsap Bank recently announced its commitment of $10,000 to the renovation of a new Coffee Oasis location in Tacoma.  Through this new facility, Coffee Oasis will be able to provide services to homeless and low-to-moderate income youth in the Pierce area, including providing job training through its café. Kitsap Bank is a longtime supporter of The Coffee Oasis and their mission to help change the world for homeless youth in our communities. In the last three years, Kitsap Bank has donated $30,000 to help renovate Coffee Oasis locations throughout Kitsap County. “Kitsap Bank is pleased to partner with The Coffee Oasis on the renovation of their new location,” remarks Steve Politakis, Kitsap Bank Chief Executive Officer.  “We admire the work Coffee Oasis is doing to change and improve the lives of at-risk youth in our local communities, and we are excited to see this effort expand into Pierce County.” For close to two decades, The Coffee…
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  • Kitsap Bank Honors Employee Of The Quarter

    June 26, 2019
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce that Jen Hustead, Loan Coordinator and Documentation Specialist, has been named Employee of the First Quarter of 2019. Hustead joined the Kitsap Bank family in 2015.  She was selected for this award by her peers, who praise her for her outstanding professionalism, exceptional team work, and her premier customer service. They noted that her efforts were “critical” to the success of the Fife Commercial Bank conversion after it was acquired by Kitsap Bank in 2015. “Jen is a valuable asset to the Kitsap Bank team,” stated Toni Smith, Vice President, Loan Coordinator Manager. “She has an infectious, positive attitude, and is willing to go above and beyond to get the job done. We are pleased to recognize her for her outstanding efforts.” Kitsap Bank’s Employee of the Quarter award recognizes employees for significant contributions to the operating excellence of the Bank.   Established August…
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  • Kitsap Bank Promotes Tiffany DeSaveur

    June 19, 2019
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Tiffany DeSaveur to Business Banking Relationship Manager. DeSaveur has been with Kitsap Bank since 2015, most recently serving as Senior Loan Coordinator. Committed to her community, DeSaveur works with many non-profit organizations, including Habitat for Humanity of Kitsap County and the Salvation Army. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma-Norman in Business Administration. “Tiffany’s experience, relentless attention to detail, and commitment to meeting the needs of small businesses, are a few of the reasons she is deserving of this promotion,” states Robert Banks, Senior Vice President, Credit Administrator. “She is a valuable team member and we are pleased to recognize her efforts with this promotion.”   Established August 8, 1908, Kitsap Bank is headquartered in Port Orchard, WA, operating 21 locations throughout Western Washington.  With over $1…
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  • Kitsap Bank Announces $25,000 Grand Prize In 2019 edg3 FUND

    June 14, 2019
    Kitsap Bank announced the sixth annual edg3 FUND small business competition today with an increased grand prize of $25,000.  edg3 FUND (rhymes with hedge fund—the 3 is silent) is the Bank’s annual small business competition recognizing entrepreneurs dedicated to growing our community in 3 ways:  economically, socially and environmentally.  Free Informational Workshop An edg3 FUND informational workshop will be conducted on Tuesday, June 25 at 10am at Olympic College in Poulsbo.  There is no charge or obligation.  All interested parties are asked to register at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4254496.  Application Period Opens July 1 The edg3 FUND application period will open July 1 and run through July 31 at 5pm PDT.  Interested entrepreneurs and small business owners are directed to the Bank’s website, www.kitsapbank.com/business/edg3-fund, to access the official rules and application. Contestants are invited to…
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  • Kitsap Bank Names 2019 Scholarship Recipients

    June 5, 2019
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to present nine scholarships to the graduating children of Kitsap Bank employees who are going on to pursue higher education. Among this year’s scholarship recipients are: Student Name School Parent (Kitsap Bank Employee) Trey Young South Kitsap High School Jacqueline Young Eliza Villarma South Kitsap High School Heidi Villarma Chelsea Winslow Klahowya Secondary School Carry Winslow Brooke Nelson Bonney Lake High School Lori Nelson Jae Min Cha Bellevue High School Samuel Cha Ryan Budd Life Christian Academy Rick Budd Nate Maxwell Gig Harbor High School Steve…
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