Banking & Finance

Numerica’s Jimmy Rutkowsky helps member Galt Pettett with a banking transaction. Numerica plans to open two new branches in Kennewick this year.

Numerica to open two new Kennewick branches this year

Tri-City growth prompts new locations on Gage, Hildebrand Numerica Credit Union is opening two new branches in Kennewick this year. The company experienced tremendous growth in 2016, with loans growing by more than $224 million and deposit accounts by more than $175 million. The Spokane-based Numerica, which also serves northern Idaho and the Wenatchee Valley, […]

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Bank of the West financed a portion of Columbia Community Church’s $3.2 million construction project at the corner of Gage Boulevard and Bellerive Drive in Richland to add 7,000 square feet of space. The bank has a lending division specializing in religious institutions.

Few lenders bank on churches to finance loans

By Michelle Dupler When the leaders of Columbia Community Church in Richland started planning an expansion, they knew they’d likely have to finance a portion of the $3.2 million construction project. What they didn’t anticipate were the challenges they’d face in obtaining a construction loan at terms within their comfort zone. “At the time, we […]

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Income, assets can affect student financial aid planning

By Megan Nichols Parents often wonder how their income and assets will impact their child’s eligibility to receive financial aid. Nearly every student is eligible for some form of financial aid, even if it isn’t needs-based. Colleges use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, as well as federal tax returns, when determining […]

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Peoples Bank shutters Kennewick loan office

By Michelle Dupler Peoples Bank recently opted to close a Kennewick loan production office on West Gage Boulevard with little fanfare. A statement from the bank described the location as a “small commercial loan production office” and “not a customer-facing branch.” The bank declined to say why the office closed, only that the loans produced […]

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Inland Northwest Bank recently opened a permanent branch at 8127 W. Grandridge Blvd. in Kennewick after operating in a temporary Richland office since last fall.

Inland Northwest Bank opens new branch in Kennewick

By Laura Kostad Inland Northwest Bank opened its first permanent Tri-City branch last month in Kennewick. The bank has been conducting business in the Tri-Cities since September in a temporary office at 1350 Spaulding Ave. in Richland while construction was completed on a new 2,000-square-foot office in Center Vision Clinic’s new building at 8127 W. […]

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Chart course for your business to thrive for long haul

By Berta Gabbard With the new year well underway and a new administration in the White House, many business owners in the greater Tri-Cities area are looking to maintain their stride as we see how the markets respond and evolve. Several owners I work with are actively pursuing plans to grow or retool their companies. […]

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