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.
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
Jul 16, 2012
There are many travel options from Seattle, Washington to Victoria, Canada. Vacationers and commuters can travel in several ways such as air, chartered boat, and floatplane… learn More about Creating Reliable, Travel Solutions in the Pacific Northwest
Jul 02, 2012
The Seattle community has been dedicated to helping poor and homeless families for decades: providing meals and investing in shelters, short-term housing and long-term housing. Still, Evelyn Allen, Director of Village Spirit Center, a program of Catholic Housing Services (CHS), which has been serving communities in crisis for 95 years, noticed seven years ago that efforts in Seattle and the surrounding King County area were falling short of addressing the root the causes of homelessness… learn More about Finding a Way Home for Families in Seattle
Nov 02, 2011
A 60-year relationship with Bank of America has helped this Asian retailer expand its operations, open new stores and provide more jobs… learn More about Supporting a Cultural and Culinary Institution in Seattle
A Collaboration Between the Tulalip Tribes and Their Farmer Neighbors Generates Power Back to the Grid
Apr 22, 2011
How non-profit Qualco Energy Corp. was created by aligning the interests of the Tulalip tribes, local farmers, and environmentalists—with the help of innovative financing from clean energy bonds… learn More about A Collaboration Between the Tulalip Tribes and Their Farmer Neighbors Generates Power Back to the Grid
*Extended $291.1 million in new credit to Washington small businesses in 2012.