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Member Profile: Kitsap Bank

Kitsap Bank_community_smallKitsap Bank is a full-service community bank, offering products and services tailored to the needs of businesses and consumers in Western Washington. Our experienced professionals offer cutting edge financial solutions, with superior service as our top priority. Customers enjoy easy access through 21 convenient locations, as well as state-of-the-art Internet banking services.

A Proud Heritage. . .With a Vision for the Future

Kitsap County Bank_Sepia_smallEstablished August 8, 1908, Kitsap Bank is headquartered in Port Orchard, WA, serving six Western Washington counties including: Kitsap, King, Pierce, Mason, Jefferson, and Clallam. With over $1 billion in assets, the bank provides a full range of financial services to commercial and individual customers. Kitsap Bank has been named a Preferred Lender by the U. S. Small Business Administration, a Corporate Philanthropist by the Puget Sound Business Journal, and has received a 5-Star rating by BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading independent bank rating firm.  Kitsap Bank is ranked the 10th largest bank based in the State of Washington and is the second largest woman-owned business, according to the Puget Sound Business Journal. The Bank was recently named Family Owned Business of the Year by Seattle Business magazine.

Sustainable Banking

It’s not just about being green. For us, it’s about helping our friends and neighbors, supporting local businesses, and protecting the things we love about our community for the next generation. We continually work to make sure we’re doing our part. Reducing paper in the workplace, recycling, improving energy efficiency in our locations, supporting eco-conscious non-profits, and working with vendors who offer sustainable products, are just part of what we do on a daily basis.

edg3 FUND Small Business Competition

Kitsap Bank_Check Presentation_OlyKraut_smallIn 2014, Kitsap Bank created a small business competition called edg3 FUND.  edg3 FUND’s Mission?  To provide funding for entrepreneurs dedicated to growing our community in three ways:  economically, socially and environmentally.

Kitsap Bank’s edg3 FUND (rhymes with hedge fund) small business competition was created to recognize small businesses doing great things in Western Washington.  As a family-owned community bank, we understand the unique challenges faced by small businesses.  One of the biggest barriers for entrepreneurs can be a lack of funding.  Most are not eligible for traditional bank financing when they are just starting out.  Many entrepreneurs turn to borrowing money from family or friends, or they take on costly credit card debt.  Kitsap Bank set out to help fill that funding gap for a deserving local business through this competition by offering a $20,000 cash prize, and to connect entrepreneurs to other resources that can help them in their journeys.

The contest is open to businesses in Western Washington.  Ideal applicants to the competition have fresh ideas, are committed to creating sustainable communities, and have a clear vision of where they are going and what they want to achieve.  For more information about the annual competition, visit https://www.kitsapbank.com/edg3-fund/.

Kitsap Bank_RGB_BlkT_logoFor more information about Kitsap Bank, visit their website at www.kitsapbank.com.