Over four decades ago a small group of local businessmen in Long Beach, Washington came together to create a bank that would focus on the community. In 1971, the Bank of the Pacific was formed and the Bank was given a charter in 1972. Eight years later, The Bank of Grays Harbor in Aberdeen, Washington was created by a group of local business people who shared many of the same values and vision as the earlier group. Their goal was to provide great personal service, make decisions locally, and be active and supportive in their communities. Year after year the number of local businesses and families they served grew because the Bank provided them with knowledgeable financial solutions. In late 1999 a merger of equals was formed between the two banks. In 2004 Bank Northwest, based in Bellingham, Washington, became part of the Bank of the Pacific family.
Today, Bank of the Pacific has achieved many of its original goals and mission, “To be the best bank for our employees, customers, investors and communities”. There are seventeen branch locations in Western Washington and Northern Oregon. The words “neighbor" and "hometown” are not just words to everyone at the bank, they are the cornerstones of a committed and proud tradition. The Bank has genuine care and concern for their employees as they are worth much more than the hours they work. By the same respect, their customers are also worth much more than the size of their accounts. Bank of the Pacific’s financial expertise and concern for our communities make a real impact in the lives of the families and businesses they serve.
As the Bank continues to grow and build its brand value, it must stay true to its mission through providing smart solutions with personal service. This means maintaining a balance between expanding technologies and continuing to nurture the deep-rooted personal connections for which they are known. This balanced approach will allow the Bank to expand its market share and increase profitability without sacrificing its heritage or mission to be the best bank for its employees, customers and communities.