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  • Kitsap Bank Announces New East Bremerton Branch Manager

    December 3, 2020
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce that Marilu Aganon will serve as Branch Manager of its East Bremerton branch. Aganon began as a Teller at the Bank’s Bremerton branch in 1999; and during her 21 years at the Bank has steadily advanced her career to her most recent position as Vice President, Branch Manager for the Poulsbo branch. She has an Accounting degree from Centro Escolar University. Aganon replaces Jennifer Ruckman, who was recently promoted to Vice President, Regional Manager of Kitsap Bank’s South Sound branches.  “Marilu is a tremendous asset to the bank and has done a wonderful job managing the Poulsbo branch,” states Marlene Mitchell, Vice President and Regional Manager. “She has an extraordinary passion for building relationships with Kitsap Bank clients and the community. We’re excited to welcome Marilu to the East Bremerton Branch.”   Established August 8, 1908, Kitsap Bank is headquartered in Port…
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  • Kitsap Bank Announces New Poulsbo Branch Manager

    December 2, 2020
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce that Joy Balstad will serve as the Branch Manager of its Poulsbo branch. Balstad has been in banking for over 20 years. Joining Kitsap Bank in 2016, she spent the last four years as the Port Townsend Branch Manager. Balstad replaces Marilu Aganon, who will now be serving as Branch Manager at Kitsap Bank’s East Bremerton branch.  She is a Poulsbo resident, and has worked with many non-profit organizations, including local Chamber of Commerce organizations, United Way, and YMCA.          “Joy has done a wonderful job managing the Port Townsend branch and is a tremendous asset to the Kitsap Bank team,” states Marlene Mitchell, Vice President and Regional Manager. “She is knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and committed to providing our customers with the highest level of service.  We are happy to welcome Joy to the Poulsbo branch.”   Established August 8, 1908,…
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  • Kitsap Bank Announces New Port Townsend Branch Manager

    December 1, 2020
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce that Jan Ralls will serve as Branch Manager of its Port Townsend branch. Ralls has been in banking for over 20 years. Joining Kitsap Bank in 2015, she spent the last five years as the Port Ludlow Branch Manager. Ralls replaces Joy Balstad, who will now be serving as Branch Manager at Kitsap Bank’s Poulsbo branch. She is a Port Townsend resident, and is active in the community, volunteering for numerous organizations in the local communities.       “Jan has done a tremendous job managing the Port Ludlow branch for the past 5 years,” commented Tammy Armacost, Vice President and Regional Manager. “I am extremely proud of Jan’s accomplishments as a manager and am happy to have her lead our Port Townsend team.”   Established August 8, 1908, Kitsap Bank is headquartered in Port Orchard, WA, operating 18 locations throughout Western Washington. With over $1.5 billion in assets, the…
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  • Kitsap Bank Promotes Bruce Eremic

    November 30, 2020
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Bruce Eremic to Assistant Branch Manager of its Bainbridge Island branch. Eremic joined Kitsap Bank in 2010 as a Financial Service Representative; and during his ten years at the Bank has steadily advanced his career to his most recent position as Senior Financial Service Specialist. Eremic holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and is committed to his community; serving the last four years as Board Treasurer for Housing Resources Bainbridge.  “Bruce has made significant contributions to the organization. He is a strong leader, and well-deserving of this advancement in his career,” commented Marlene Mitchell, Vice President and Regional Manager. “I am extremely proud of Bruce’s accomplishments and highly confident in his abilities to successfully assist in managing the Bainbridge Island branch.”   Established August 8, 1908, Kitsap Bank is headquartered in…
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  • Kitsap Bank Announces edg3 FUND Winners

    November 20, 2020
    Campfire Coffee of Tacoma edged out seven other worthy competitors in Kitsap Bank’s seventh annual edg3 FUND small business competition, taking home the grand prize of $25,000. Edg3 FUND (pronounced edge 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 applicants was narrowed to eight finalists. During the month of October, the finalists made their pitches virtually before a judges panel of experts from business and finance. The competing businesses were rated based on their commitment to the triple bottom line—entrepreneurs dedicated to growing their community economically, socially, and…
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  • Kitsap Bank Honors Employee Of The Quarter

    November 6, 2020
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce that Jason Woody, Senior Client Service Specialist at our Silverdale Branch, has been named Employee of the Third Quarter of 2020. Woody joined the Kitsap Bank family in 2004 and has become a valuable asset to the bank. He was selected for this award by his peers, who praised his willingness to always lend a helping hand in any situation, continually showing tremendous leadership and always embracing challenges with a positive attitude.   “Jason is a valuable employee; his hard work and dedication to our clients makes him a valuable member of the Kitsap Bank team.” stated Marlene Mitchell, Vice President/Regional Manager. “We’re very pleased to recognize Jason’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…
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  • Kitsap Bank Promotes Jennifer Ruckman

    November 4, 2020
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Jennifer Ruckman to Vice President, Regional Manager. In this role, Ruckman will lead Kitsap Bank’s South Sound branches. She joined Kitsap Bank over 15 years ago as Operations Supervisor, and has since steadily advanced her career. In 2013, Ruckman was promoted to Branch Manager of the East Bremerton Branch and earlier this year was promoted to Vice President, Branch Manager. Ruckman holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington, and is a graduate of the Washington Bankers Association’s Management Development Program. She is committed to her community, serving as Board Member and President for Meals on Wheels of Kitsap County for the past seven years.  “Jennifer has made significant contributions to the organization. She is a strong leader, and well-deserving of this advancement in her career,” commented Charles Robertson, Senior Vice President, Retail Banking. “Her…
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  • Kitsap Bank Raised Over $30,000 For Local Food Banks

    October 29, 2020
    Kitsap Bank recently presented over $30,000 in donations to nine local food bank affiliates. During the months of September and October, the Bank hosted nine “From Shred to Fed” events around the region. The public was invited to bring their outdated and sensitive records to various Kitsap Bank branches for secure destruction, while making a donation to their local food bank in return. Combined with the bank’s corporate donations, Kitsap Bank generated more than $45,000 in 2020 for local food banks in Kitsap, Jefferson, Clallam and Pierce counties.  “We were very pleased to partner with the local food banks to give back to our communities,” stated Charles Robertson, Senior Vice President, Retail Banking. “Over one hundred of our employees came out to volunteer during these events with a shared goal to raise awareness of the needs right here at home, and also to be able to support our food banks during this very challenging…
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  • Kitsap Bank Promotes Taylor Jernigan

    October 27, 2020
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Taylor Jernigan to Assistant Vice President, Employee Relationship Administrator. Jernigan has been with Kitsap Bank since 2018, most recently serving as Human Resources Generalist. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of San Francisco in Business Administration. “Taylor’s experience, relentless attention to detail, and commitment to the bank, are a few of the reasons she is deserving of this promotion,” states Marilyn Hoppen, Senior Vice President, Human Resources Director. “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 18 locations throughout Western Washington. With over $1.5 billion in assets, the Bank provides a full range of financial services to commercial and individual clients. Kitsap Bank has been named a Preferred…
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  • Kitsap Bank Partners With The Bremerton Foodline

    October 16, 2020
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to partner with the Bremerton Foodline in hosting a Shred Event on Saturday, October 24th from 9am to Noon at Kitsap Bank’s East Bremerton Branch, 3425 Wheaton Way. The public is encouraged to bring outdated or sensitive documents for safe destruction and disposal, and to support the food bank at the same time with a monetary donation. All funds raised at this event will go to supporting the Bremerton Foodline. “We are pleased to partner with the Bremerton Foodline to give back to the community,” stated Charles Robertson, Senior Vice President, Retail Banking. “Through the shred event we hope to raise awareness of the needs here at home and be able to support the food bank during these challenging times.”  Participants are asked to limit documents to a maximum of 75 pounds per vehicle; and to make a cash or check donation in the amount they choose to the local food bank. For more information and to view other Kitsap Bank…
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