President's Message

Bank News

Bank of the Pacific Donates Naselle Branch Building to Local Hospital

Baker Boyer Bank Grows in Yakima

Three Projects Sponsored by HomeStreet Bank Earn FHLBDM Competitive Affordable Housing Program Grants

Retired Heritage Bank CEO Earns Lifetime Achievement Award


National Updates

Survey Finds Bankers’ Compliance Burden Eased in 2018: A Wolters Kluwer study at the end of 2018 on regulatory and risk management found that overall banks’ compliance burden in 2018 eased.

ABA Offers Free CECL Webinar: On January 24 at 9 a.m. PT, ABA will host a free member webinar “CECL: How to Get Your Board on Board”.

Leutkemeyer Introduces Bill to Block CECL Implementation: In late December, Rep. Blaine Leutkemeyer announced legislation that would make implementation of CECL contingent on a quantitative impact study.


Members in the Community

Finally, a chance for us to shine a spotlight on the many contributions our members are making in their community:

Peoples Bank Branch Wins Snohomish Battle of the Banks

Columbia Bank’s Fourth Annual Warm Hearts Winter Drive Raises Over $250,000

First Financial Northwest Bank Donates Over $500 to Cocoon House

Kitsap Bank Employees, Customers Donate 110 Bags of Food To StandUp for Kids


WBA News

Registration is now open for our spring conferences, including the Retail Sales & Leadership Conference, Marketing Conference, Senior Credit Conference, the Education/HR Conference and Northwest Agriculture Conference. Each event was created with the help of bankers to ensure topics are timely and beneficial.

We are also expecting registrations for the spring sessions of the Management Development Program, Credit Analyst Development Program and the Agricultural Lending Development Program. These programs are purposely kept small to maximize student’s time with instructors, so make sure to register early.

If you have news or events to share, please do not hesitate to contact our office.


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