HomeStreet Bank in West Seattle: Welcome, new WSB sponsor

May 21, 2014 at 11:20 am | In West Seattle businesses, West Seattle news | 6 Comments

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Today we’re welcoming a new WSB sponsor: HomeStreet Bank, now open in The Junction. New sponsors get the chance to tell you about themselves, so here’s what HomeStreet would like you to know:

HomeStreet Bank is local! We are based in downtown Seattle and are one of the largest community banks headquartered in Washington. HomeStreet began in the University District in 1921 as Continental Mortgage and Loan Company, later becoming Continental Savings Bank in 1986 when we became a full-service bank. We changed our name to HomeStreet Bank in 2000. (However, many people will still recall getting their mortgage at Continental Savings Bank!) We have expanded our services further over the years, adding business banking and lending, investment services, and more. HomeStreet offers a wide variety of financial products and services, including:

• Personal Banking
• Business Banking
• Mortgage Lending (including renovation loans and reverse mortgages)
• Commercial Lending (including a new small business loan program as well as SBA financing)
• Investment and Insurance Services for consumers and businesses
• Cash Management Services for businesses of all sizes
• Private Banking
• Residential Construction Financing
• Commercial Real Estate financing (apartments, retail space, office & industrial)

HomeStreet Bank has 82 deposit branches and lending centers in the Pacific Northwest, California, and Hawaii.

Community involvement has always been a high priority for HomeStreet. Many of our employees support the needs of local community organizations by creating active partnerships, hands-on service and providing leadership. As a relationship-focused bank, we always try to go the extra mile for our customers while providing personal service that is oftentimes not expected. We pride ourselves in our employees’ ability to make decisions on their own.

HomeStreet Bank is proud to be a member of the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce. We are also proud supporters of the West Seattle Helpline, West Seattle Food Bank, WestSide Baby, and Nature Consortium. Being new to the West Seattle community, we are very excited at the opportunity to get involved in the neighborhood. This year we sponsored the Taste of West Seattle and will be sponsoring Summer Fest and West Seattle Outdoor Movies. We are also thrilled to be hosting this year’s Stuff the Bus Diaper Drive for WestSide Baby!

HomeStreet Bank’s West Seattle branch is located at 4022 SW Alaska Street and we would love for you to stop in! Check us out online at: www.homestreet.com or “like” our Facebook page.

We thank HomeStreet Bank for sponsoring independent, community-collaborative neighborhood news via WSB; see our current sponsor team listed in directory format here, and find info on joining the team by going here.

6 Comments

  1. Our school PTA uses them – and I can’t say enough nice things about the staff there! Your STEM friends think you are just great!

    Comment by mama3boys — 12:23 pm May 21, 2014 #

  2. Love this bank!! Everyone always has a smile on their face and they are always so friendly. The manager and her team are wonderful to work with and always go above and beyond what I’ve ever seen from another bank. It’s great to see people excited about what they do and giving back to the community in the process.

    Comment by Tiffany — 12:32 pm May 21, 2014 #

  3. To Melodie and her crew at HomeStreet: Thanks again for being a phenomenal and friendly community partner, and for sponsoring the Helpline’s Taste of West Seattle last week.

    - Kate Stannard
    new Executive Director
    West Seattle Helpline

    Comment by Kate Stannard — 12:36 pm May 21, 2014 #

  4. Love these people!! Congratulations, Melodie, John and the entire Home Street Team! They also support us, The Senior Center of West Seattle! They sponsored our Resource Fair back in April and were instrumental in helping to make it a success!
    We are so thankful to you for your enthusiasm and continued support!
    Lyle Evans
    Program Coordinator
    Senior Center of West Seattle

    Comment by Lyle Evans — 1:36 pm May 21, 2014 #

  5. Thank you all so much! We are thrilled to be a part of the West Seattle community and look forward to becoming your favorite neighborhood bank. We love West Seattle and the great work that you all do to continue to make this a fantastic place to live, work and play. Thank you for letting us be involved.

    HomeStreet Bank
    West Seattle Team

    Comment by Melodie VanHouten — 2:26 pm May 21, 2014 #

  6. Thank you to Homestreet Bank for allowing Sustainable West Seattle groups to use your conference room for meetings! A great public service for volunteer groups like ours that cannot afford the rental rates charged by the schools and community centers.

    Comment by Don Brubeck — 9:58 pm May 21, 2014 #

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