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New branch opening

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Coastal Community Bank announced the opening of its newest branch in Woodinville at 17601 140th Ave NE. The Woodinville location is the Bank’s 13th branch, and will include a full-service lobby and drive-up facilities along with an ATM. Staff is already actively meeting community members, volunteers and business owners.

Hello Branch staffA grand opening party is scheduled for Thursday, October 12th from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mayor Bernie Talmas will kick off the tailgate style event with a ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. followed by lunch featuring Big Dog Food Truck, a drawing for front-row Field Seats at the Seahawks/Eagles home game, and a special gift to the community.

The special community gift is the culmination of a three week campaign to get better acquainted with Woodinville. Named “This is how we say hello,” Coastal sent its own “Hello Ambassador” out into the community to get to know local business and community volunteers while spreading its own bit of cheer and goodwill with small tokens of appreciation and donations. The Bank chronicled their good deeds anonymously over social media, only revealing their identity two weeks later at www.thisishowwesayhello.com.

“We have been fortunate to bank many customers in the area and our employees live in or near Woodinville so we feel like we are already part of this amazing community,” explains Scott Vaagen, Woodinville Branch Manager. “But in fairness, Woodinville doesn’t know Coastal. We felt the ‘hello campaign’ was a great way to make that introduction and show who we are as an organization: Dedicated, community-minded, and a champion for small business.”

“We believe that Woodinville is perfectly suited for our banking model,” adds Eric Sprink, president and CEO of Coastal Community Bank. “We lead with local bankers who are community-minded and want to own the relationship with their customers, and to that we add a full suite of banking services from basic accounts to complex business products – all delivered and serviced locally.”

More information on the bank and its products and services can be viewed online at www.coastalbank.com

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