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  • Kitsap Bank Honored At Evening Of Excellence

    December 4, 2019
    Kitsap Bank was honored at the Association of Washington Business’s Evening of Excellence by being awarded the Manufacturing Excellence Award for Innovation; which honors a company that maintains a competitive advantage by utilizing innovation while remaining responsive to market demands. Kitsap Bank was recognized for this award for their edg3 FUND small business competition. “We are honored to receive this award,” remarked Tony George, Kitsap Bank’s President and Chief Operating Officer. “Kitsap Bank’s mission statement is to responsibly provide for the prosperity of our communities through continuous improvement and innovation, and we challenge ourselves to live up to this daily. That’s why we are so honored to receive this Innovation Award for our edg3 FUND small business competition.” Edg3 FUND edg3 FUND was introduced in 2014 by Kitsap Bank’s Green Team to commemorate Earth Day, and has continued as an annual event…
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  • Kitsap Bank Awarded NASS Medallion

    December 3, 2019
    Kitsap Bank has been awarded the National Association of Secretaries of State Medallion (NASS), as part of the Corporations for Communities Award Program. This year, Secretary of State Kim Wyman awarded the NASS Medallion to five Washington companies for their outstanding work to improve lives in Washington communities. Kitsap Bank was recognized for this award due to their 2019 support to over 100 local area non-profit organizations with donations totaling over $445,000, as well as for their edg3 FUND small business competition.  Through edg3 FUND, the bank gives away $30,000 in prize money annually to entrepreneurs who are dedicated to growing their community economically, socially, and environmentally. The bank was also recognized for their work in providing free fraud prevention and financial literacy training to the public. “We are truly honored to receive this prestigious award,” comments Steve Politakis, Kitsap Bank’s Chief Executive Officer. “It…
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  • Kitsap Bank Announces edg3 FUND Winner!

    November 22, 2019
    Fuchsia Shoes Inc. of Bothell edged out four other worthy competitors in Kitsap Bank’s sixth annual edg3 FUND small business competition, taking home the grand prize of $25,000. Edg3 FUND (rhymes with hedge fund) was created to recognize small businesses that are not only working hard to make a profit, but are also having a positive impact on the community.  This year, Kitsap Bank received numerous applications from entrepreneurs throughout Western Washington in industries ranging from technology and health products/services to environmental services, food/beverages and agriculture.  After much deliberation, the pool of fourteen semi-finalists was selected, and then a public vote helped to determine the five finalists. On November 21st, the finalists gave their pitches before a live audience of over 300 people at the Kitsap Conference Center at Harborside in Bremerton. The winner was chosen by an independent panel of judges composed of entrepreneurs, small business…
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  • Kitsap Bank Promotes Jackie Smith

    October 31, 2019
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Jackie Smith to Branch Manager of its Bethel and Lund branch in Port Orchard. Smith joined Kitsap Bank in 2011 as a Client Service Specialist; and during her eight years at the Bank has steadily advanced her career to her most recent position as Assistant Branch Manager for the Bethel and Lund branch.  Smith replaces Ellen Aguinaldo, who retired this month after nearly 30 years of distinguished service at Kitsap Bank.       “Ellen has done a tremendous job managing the Bethel and Lund branch for the past 19 years. Jackie has worked and trained diligently alongside Ellen and is well-qualified for this position,” commented Dave Jeffcoat, Vice President and Regional Manager. “I am extremely proud of Jackie’s accomplishments and highly confident in her abilities to successfully manage the Bethel and Lund branch.”   Established August 8, 1908, Kitsap Bank is…
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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, international speaker, radio show host, and business consultant.  During her career, she has also worked for Fortune 500 companies, such as Johnson & Johnson and Boeing. Since 1982, she has co-founded and grown several successful companies in a variety of industries to as large as $100 million in annual revenues. In 2007, Ms. McCarthy co-founded PHACTS (Pharmacy Automation Consulting & Technologies, LLC) which provides Enterprise Wide Pharmacy Inventory Management Solutions for hospitals and healthcare systems worldwide. PHACTS was acquired by CareFusion in April 2012. Additional companies that Ms.…
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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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