All About Banner Bank's History Mission and Values

Walk in to your local Banner Bank branch or loan office and you'll notice this isn't like other, bigger banks. This is your neighborhood bank, with bankers that care about knowing your name and helping you find financial success.
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At Banner, we 'Do the right thing.'
Our motto, 'Do the right thing,' is much more than a slogan at Banner Bank. It's truly what we expect of our employees and one another as colleagues.
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Banner Corporation is a dynamic banking organization that is developing a significant and expanding regional franchise throughout the West.
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Kenneth W. Johnson has been named Executive Vice President of Operations for Banner Bank and a member of the Executive Management Committee. Johnson joined Banner through the Skagit Bank acquisition.
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Giving Back
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At Banner, we're proud to support our communities. In 2017, Banner Bank employees volunteered more than 23,500 hours in their communities. From serving on local non-profit boards of directors, to teaching financial literacy, our employees are highly engaged members of our communities.
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Banner receives more requests each year than we can fund. Therefore, we prioritize requests from organizations that provide shelter or housing, from organizations whose mission is to aid small business development, from organizations that bank with us and requests on behalf of organizations in which current employees are active volunteers.

More than 125 years ago, we started with core values that will never go out of style: listen, learn and help people and businesses reach their goals.

Our team of experts focuses completely on you, providing the tailored solutions, expert guidance and local decision-making you need to succeed.

Our focus on offering outstanding value is why Money Magazine named Banner the Best Bank in the Pacific Region in 2018. Moreover, our financial strength and stability are key reasons Forbes named us No. 35 on its 2018 list of the 100 Best Banks in America, and why Bauer Financial has repeatedly assigned Banner its top, five-star rating.

Of equal importance is the community spirit upon which Banner Bank was founded as a small thrift in 1890. With over $11.4 billion in assets and more than 200 locations throughout Washington, Oregon, California and Idaho, we understand our role in the economic ecosystem and we take that responsibility seriously. In addition to being a source of capital to personal banking clients and businesses of all sizes, we place a high importance on contributing to the communities we serve. In 2017, Banner Bank donated nearly $2.5 million to more than 2,300 community organizations, and our employees volunteered more than 23,500 hours of their time.

From thoughtfully designed personal banking services to full-service, leading-edge commercial banking solutions, we’re proud to earn your business and help you dream big and achieve more.

What we believe, and why

Our vision drives us. And it’s simple: We want to be the best provider of financial services in the West.

We also live by a set of core values. It guides all we do.

Do The Right Thing – It sounds simple. If we make a mistake, we’ll own up to it and work with clients to develop a solution.

Honesty and Integrity – We expect nothing less from one another and commit to a completely honest relationship with our clients in which we behave with the utmost integrity to protect you, your money and your privacy.

Mutual Respect – We treat our clients, our vendors and our employees with dignity and respect, always.

Quality – We aim to continuously improve everything we do.

Trust – Earning and keeping the trust of our clients, employees and shareholders is critical to our ongoing success. We were recently honored in Forbes as one of the nation’s 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Institutions.

Teamwork – We recognize that we need one another to meet the needs of our clients. Our teams work across business units and geographies to make sure our clients get the best possible service and product solutions.

Mission Statement

Banner Bank is a dynamic full-service financial institution, operating safely and profitably within a framework of shared integrity. Working as a team, we will deliver superior products and services to our valued clients. We will emphasize strong client relationships and a high level of community involvement. We will provide a culture which attracts, empowers, rewards and provides growth opportunities for employees. Our success will build long-term shareholder value.