Kitsap Bank is marking 111 years of service on Thursday, August 8th. The bank was started by a Seattle financier and three Port Orchard men, opening for business on August 8, 1908. It was purchased in 1922 by Frank E. Langer, and is still owned by the Langer family today. While Kitsap Bank has grown from its humble beginnings to over $1 billion in assets, with 18 branches and three Commercial Banking Centers in six Western Washington counties; many of the bank’s valued traditions remain, including its role as the community’s partner. In honor of the bank’s anniversary, on August 8th the Kitsap Bank family is celebrating by giving back. Employees will be spreading joy throughout the day by committing 111 random acts of kindness. The bank is also surprising social media followers with 111 free Starbucks coffees. Additionally, customers are invited to stop by their local branch to partake in birthday treats.
“We are honored to be serving as our community’s bank for 111 years,” stated Steve Politakis, Chief Executive Officer. “While our bank has changed and evolved, our long standing commitment to our customers and community has never wavered. We look forward to continuing to serve the needs of our clients, their families, and our community.”
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 Journal. Kitsap Bank is ranked the 12th largest bank based in the State of Washington and is the sixth largest women-owned business, according to the Puget Sound Business Journal. The Bank was named Family Owned Business of the Year in 2015 by Seattle Business magazine and has a 5 Star rating from BauerFinancial Inc. For more information, visit www.kitsapbank.com and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.