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  • Kitsap Bank Welcomes Karin Lohrman

    October 10, 2018
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce that Karin Lohrman has joined its team as the Branch Manager of its Sequim Branch. Lohrman joins Kitsap Bank with over 20 years of banking experience, and has spent her career serving the Puget Sound community. “Delivering a consistent, top-quality experience throughout the organization is our priority at Kitsap Bank,” stated Tammy Armacost, Vice President/Regional Manager. “Karin is experienced, enthusiastic, and committed to providing our clients with the highest level of service.  We are very pleased to welcome her to the Kitsap Bank family.”   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…
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  • Kitsap Bank Annouces edg3 FUND Finalists

    October 3, 2018
    Kitsap Bank has announced the five finalists in the fifth 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 15th 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 $20,000.  “We were very impressed with the caliber of businesses represented in our semifinalist grouping,” stated Tony George, Kitsap Bank President/COO.  “Their commitment to bettering their communities is truly inspirational.”The following companies were selected as finalists for the edg3 FUND Live competition: Compost Manufacturing Alliance  …
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  • Kitsap Bank Announces Kitsap Investment Services

    September 27, 2018
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce its partnership with Commonwealth Financial Network, the nation’s largest privately-held Registered Investment Advisor- Independent Broker/Dealer. Commonwealth was selected as the new broker/dealer, due to their long history of sound business practices, highly personalized service, and commitment to independence--a philosophy that matches the Bank’s own approach to serving clients. At the same time, Kitsap Bank has also changed the name of its investment group from Olympic Investment Center to Kitsap Investment Services.  While customers will work with the same great team of investment advisors they know and trust, modifications have been made to the logo, as well as the look of the products, services and tools used in investment transactions.   “This is the beginning of a great new relationship,” stated Steve Politakis, Chief Executive Officer.  “Commonwealth’s advanced technology and…
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  • Kitsap Bank Honors Employee of the 2nd Quarter

    August 27, 2018
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce that Jayme Beason, Senior Loan Coordinator, has been named Employee of the Second Quarter of 2018. Beason joined the Kitsap Bank family in May 2016 and has quickly become a valuable asset, not only to her immediate team, but to the bank as a whole. Her co-workers describe her as being an individual who embraces challenges with a positive attitude.  “Jayme’s dedication to the Bank, hard work and her consistency to go above and beyond make her a valuable member of the Kitsap Bank team.” stated Tony George, Kitsap Bank President & Chief Operating Officer. “We’re pleased to recognize Jayme’s excellent performance 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, operating 21 locations throughout…
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  • Kitsap Bank Announces edg3 FUND Semi-finalists

    August 24, 2018
    Kitsap Bank has announced 15 semi-finalists in their 2018 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 15 companies will now move on to the semi-final round, which includes a public vote.  The companies…
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  • Kitsap Bank Awards Scholarship to Maggie Kipple

    July 6, 2018
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce that Maggie Kipple has been selected as a recipient of a scholarship through the bank. Kitsap Bank awards scholarships to eligible students enrolled in Western Washington University’s program at Olympic College in Poulsbo. Maggie is currently working toward her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with plans to pursue a career in Human Resource Management. “We are extremely pleased to provide Maggie with this scholarship,” stated Steve Politakis, Chief Executive Officer. “At Kitsap Bank, education is very important to us and we are happy to help continue her education at Western.” Since 2017, Kitsap Bank has given out two scholarships per academic year to two students who are enrolled in any of the four-year programs in Poulsbo being offered by Western’s College of Business and Economics, or who are enrolled in Western’s Computer and Information Systems Security (CISS) program. Recipients…
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  • Kitsap Bank Announces Fifth Annual edg3 FUND Small Business Competition

    June 27, 2018
    Kitsap Bank announced the application period will open next week for the 2018 edg3 FUND small business competition. Interested entrepreneurs and small business owners are directed to the Bank's  edg3 FUND page, to access the online application from Monday, July 2 through Tuesday, July 31 at 5pm PDT. 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. Contestants are invited to submit an online application and a two-minute video which describe their business and make the case for how the $20,000 grand prize will take their business to the next level. After the application period ends, semifinalists will be chosen, with public voting taking place through Kitsap Bank's website September 17-28. The public will help to select the top five finalists, who will present their pitches at a live event…
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  • Kitsap Bank Names 2018 Scholarship Recipients

    June 15, 2018
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to present twelve scholarships to the graduating children of Kitsap Bank employees who are going on to pursue higher education. Among this year's scholarship recipients are North Kitsap High School graduates Erin Pearson, daughter of Jennifer Chaussee, and Carly and Cassidy Cloward, daughters of Corrynn Cloward; South Kitsap High School graduates Breeanna Davis, daughter of Angie Davis and Anna Dorris, daughter of Lisa Masocol; Gig Harbor High School graduate Jacey Cline Mann, daughter of Shawna Davis; Science and Math Institute graduate Wesley George, son of Tony George; Franklin Pierce High School graduate Kristin Gordon, daughter of Michael Gordon; Central Kitsap High School graduate Eliza Patenio, daughter of Liz Patenio; Kingston High School graduates Hunter Collins, son of Erin Sorensen and Ryley Tellinghuisen, daughter of Larry Tellinghuisen; and Decatur High School graduate, Zack Storvick, son of Jim Storvick. "We are extremely pleased to…
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  • Kitsap Bank Honors Employee of the Quarter

    June 6, 2018
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce that Dan Jimmie, Network Administrator, has been named Employee of the First Quarter of 2018. Jimmie joined Kitsap Bank in August 2017 and has quickly become a valuable asset to the bank. His co-workers describe him as being an individual who embraces challenges and keeps the most positive outlook in the face of change. "Dan's professionalism and his desire for teamwork and collaboration make him a valuable asset," stated Tony George, Kitsap Bank President & Chief Operating Officer. "He is efficient, knowledgeable, and very quickly has become a true asset to the Kitsap Bank team. 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, operating 20 locations throughout Western Washington. With…
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  • Kitsap Bank Employee Milestones Recognized

    May 23, 2018
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce that Kevin Geister, Assistant Vice President/ IT Officer, has celebrated 40 years with the Bank. Kevin joined Kitsap Bank in 1978 and has held various positions within the organization, beginning his career as a Teller, and working his way up in the organization to his current position. Since joining the Bank, Kevin has been consistently praised by his co-workers for his dedication to his work, and outstanding professionalism. "We're pleased to recognize Kevin for his 40 years of selfless service to Kitsap Bank," remarked Tony George, President and Chief Operating Officer. "Kevin is a team player in the truest sense of the term, and is a valued member of the Kitsap Bank family." Kitsap Bank is also pleased to announce additional employees who will be celebrating milestone anniversaries in 2018. 35 years – Lori Swengel, Client Service Specialist II, Bremerton   25 years – Bonnie…
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