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  • Kitsap Bank Promotes Jennifer Phelan

    February 21, 2020
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Jennifer Phelan to Vice President/Credit Officer.  Phelan has been with Kitsap Bank since 2016, and in banking for nearly 15 years. She holds a Master’s degree from Colorado Technical College. Active in her community, Phelan leads Kitsap Bank’s Recycling Program for the North Kitsap Little League, and volunteers for numerous local non-profits.   “Jennifer has made significant contributions to the organization,” commented Robert Banks, Senior Vice President, Credit Administrator. “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. …
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  • Kitsap Bank Spreads The Love On Valentines Day

    February 14, 2020
    Kitsap Bank made a surprise announcement this Valentine’s Day, donating $15,000 to local non-profit organizations as part of the bank’s mission to #causegood in the communities the bank serves. For every hour that Kitsap Bank employees volunteered in 2019, the bank donated money to a non-profit of their choice. In total, employees volunteered over 4,400 hours. Selected non-profits received notification of the surprise donations on February 14th. “Kitsap Bank is proud of our tradition of community involvement,” stated Steve Politakis, CEO. “Our employees have done a tremendous job giving back. Their dedication, commitment and capacity to contribute not only makes them a great asset to Kitsap Bank, but also to our communities in which we live and work.”     The non-profits that are benefiting from Kitsap Bank’s MAD (Making a Difference) For Our Community Program are: Bremerton Foodline    …
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  • Kitsap Bank Welcomes Ken Hall

    February 12, 2020
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce that Ken Hall has joined its team as Branch Manager of the bank’s Main Branch in Port Orchard. Hall is accomplished in his career with 25 years of banking experience in the Pacific Northwest.  He is committed to his community, currently serving as Board Member and Vice President for the Central Kitsap Food Bank. Hall is a graduate of the University of Washington, receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Economics. “We’re pleased to have Ken join the Kitsap Bank family,” stated Dave Jeffcoat, Vice President/Regional Manager. “He is passionate about our community, and helping clients achieve their financial goals by fostering team collaboration to deliver an exceptional experience to our clients.” 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…
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  • Kitsap Bank Welcomes Kevan Neill

    February 10, 2020
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce that Kevan Neill has joined its team as the Branch Manager of its Bremerton 6th & Pacific Branch. Neill will lead the retail team when the branch relocates this Spring to their new Bremerton location, on the corner of 6th & Warren. He joins Kitsap Bank with over nine years of experience in the banking industry, and has spent most of his career serving the needs of businesses and consumers in the Pacific Northwest. Neill is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University, and is a Kitsap County native. “We’re pleased to have Kevan join the Kitsap Bank family during this exciting time for our Bremerton Branch,” stated Marlene Mitchell, Vice President/Regional Manager. “Kevan is well-suited for this position.  He is knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and shares Kitsap Bank’s commitment to building relationships with our customers and community.” Established August 8, 1908, Kitsap Bank is headquartered in Port…
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  • Kitsap Bank Welcomes Carrie Heaton

    February 4, 2020
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce that Carrie Heaton has joined its team as the Sequim Branch Manager. Heaton 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. She is committed to her community serving on the Corporate Board for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula and volunteers with the Olympic Peninsula Rowing Association. “It’s our pleasure to welcome Carrie to the Kitsap Bank family,” stated Tammy Armacost, Vice President/Regional Manager. “Carrie 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…
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  • Kitsap Bank Promotes Angela Black

    January 2, 2020
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Angela Black to Branch Manager of its Belfair branch. Black joined Kitsap Bank in 2014 as a Client Service Specialist; and during her five years at the Bank has steadily advanced her career to her most recent position as Assistant Branch Manager for the Port Orchard branch.    “Angela has worked closely alongside Carole Newton, the Port Orchard Branch Manager, and is well-qualified for this position,” commented Dave Jeffcoat, Vice President and Regional Manager. “I am extremely proud of Angela’s accomplishments and highly confident in her abilities to successfully manage the Belfair branch.”   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 Honors Employee Of The Quarter

    December 9, 2019
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce that MiKayla Bradshaw, Commercial/SBA Loan Coordinator, has been named Employee of the Third Quarter of 2019. Bradshaw joined the Kitsap Bank family in 2017 and has become a valuable asset to the bank. She was selected for this award by her peers, who praised her for her willingness to work and collaborate with others, consistently going above and beyond with every client, and always embracing challenges with a positive attitude and smile.   “Mikayla is a valuable employee; her hard work and dedication to our clients make her a valuable member of the Kitsap Bank team.” stated Toni Smith, Vice President, Loan Coordinator Manager. “She is efficient, knowledgeable, and 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 Bank.   Established August 8, 1908, Kitsap…
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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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