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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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  • Kitsap Bank Celebrates Earth Day

    April 13, 2018
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce that in celebration of Earth Day, the company will be undertaking a beautification project at Fish Park in Poulsbo. Over 150 Kitsap Bank employees and their families will be volunteering in this second annual project with the City of Poulsbo on April 21st. Some of the beautification efforts the group will take on include pulling weeds, moving rock, cleaning the ponds, removing blue sleeves from the new trees, and trimming the bushes along the trails. "Kitsap Bank believes strongly in doing our part to sustain the fabric of our community. For us, focusing on sustainability is not just the right thing to do, it's our corporate responsibility as your community bank," stated President and Chief Operating Officer, Anthony George, "We're proud of our employees for embracing this philosophy, and for their overwhelming demonstration of support in this second beautification project." Established August 8, 1908, Kitsap…
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  • Kitsap Bank Promotes Tim Cates

    March 14, 2018
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Tim Cates to Enterprise Archive Officer.  Cates began as a Float Teller at the Bank's East Bremerton branch in 2004; and during his 14 years, has steadily worked his way up to his most recent position as the Imaging Supervisor. In this new role, Cates will manage and oversee the document imaging department. "Tim is extremely qualified to work as the Enterprise Archive Officer," stated Sue Besselievre, Senior Vice President/Enterprise Security. "He has been a huge asset to the Kitsap Bank team and we are pleased to recognize his efforts with this promotion." Established August 8, 1908, Kitsap Bank is headquartered in Port Orchard, WA, operating 20 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…
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  • Kitsap Bank Promotes Janet Hobson

    March 12, 2018
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Janet Hobson to Assistant Vice President/Assistant Treasurer. In this role, Hobson will have the responsibility of overseeing the Bank's investment portfolio and coordinating the Bank's budget processes. Hobson has been with Kitsap Bank since 2012, and has previously worked in the banking industry for over thirty years. "Janet's extensive experience and relentless attention to detail are a few of the reasons she is deserving of this promotion," stated Alan Crain, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. "Janet 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 20 locations throughout Western Washington. With over $1 billion in assets, the Bank provides a full range of financial services to commercial and individual…
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  • Kitsap Bank Promotes Jennifer Phelan

    March 5, 2018
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Jennifer Phelan to Assistant Vice President/Credit Officer. In this role, Phelan will have responsibility for underwriting and approving commercial loans. Phelan has been with Kitsap Bank since 2016, and has previously worked in the banking industry for over ten years. She holds a Master's degree from Colorado Technical College. "Jennifer has been a great addition to our department. Her rapid acclimation to our systems and embracement of Kitsap Bank's credit culture, made her an immediately impactful member of the team," commented Robert Banks, Senior Vice President and Credit Administrator. "We are pleased to recognize her hard work with this promotion." Established August 8, 1908, Kitsap Bank is headquartered in Port Orchard, WA, operating 20 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 Honors Employee of the Quarter

    February 28, 2018
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce that Gina Johannesson, Accounting Assistant, has been named Employee of the Fourth Quarter of 2017. Gina joined Kitsap Bank in 2013 as a Client Service Representative at the bank's Bethel & Lund Branch in Port Orchard, and was promoted to her current position in the Accounting Department in 2016. Johannesson is consistently praised by her co-workers for her enthusiasm, outstanding job performance, and willingness to go above and beyond to assist others.   "Gina's professionalism and her passion for teamwork and collaboration make her a valuable asset," stated Tony George, Kitsap Bank President & Chief Operating Officer. "She is efficient, knowledgeable, and a true asset to the Kitsap Bank team. We're very pleased to honor her with this award." Kitsap Bank's Employee of the Quarter award recognizes employees for significant contributions to the operating excellence of the…
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