Hard at Work in Washington
Bank of America began serving Washington more than 140 years ago. Dexter Horton, a Seattle merchant, gained the trust of settlers by keeping their money safe in cloth sacks hidden in coffee barrels throughout his store. In 1870, he began his career as a banker and obtained a national charter in 1910. By 1929, Seattle First National Bank (SeaFirst) grew to serve the entire state. BankAmerica Corporation acquired SeaFirst in 1983 and deepened its ties to Washington in 1992 by buying Rainier Bank. Today, Bank of America is one of the nation’s largest financial institutions and provides services to half of all American households.
Oct 03, 2013
Beaux Bowman and his Black Raven Brewery is keeping pace with local and regional demand thanks to Bank of America… learn More about Longtime Passion for Suds Sparks Explosive Growth at Seattle Brewery
Seattle-based POP! Gourmet Popcorn stands out among its peers as gourmet popcorn fast becomes the next big thing for foodies…
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Jul 10, 2012
Steve Rice grew up near Bremerton, Washington, where one out of five city residents lives in poverty, and where the median household income is almost $20,000 lower than the state’s median. In 1985, he returned to the city to set up his architecture practice - Rice Fergus Miller - with the goal of becoming a “community architect” and devoting his professional life to helping improve the city… learn More about Designing a Sustainable Future for Bremerton
*Extended $291.1 million in new credit to Washington small businesses in 2012.