Umpqua Bank in the Admiral District: Welcome, new WSB sponsor

Today we welcome a new WSB sponsor, Umpqua Bank, located next to Safeway in the Admiral District.

(Umpqua team members: Manager Kirk Mead, Anne Marie Lambalot, Gaby Leveron, Mel Bradley)
Manager Kirk Mead says the first thing you’ll notice when you come into the branch is the world-class service. He says Umpqua’s goal is to be attentive and to create relationships with clients so that you’ll have a bank that works toward the customer’s financial objectives. He says Umpqua wants to help you with your finances and give relevant advice.

Umpqua Bank in Admiral also offers unique amenities that are available to everyone. There’s always hot coffee, an Internet café with a printer, and fresh cookies on Fridays. The lobby is also open for small meetings. Call ahead if you’d like to book the space for your group or organization, 206-694-5461.

Umpqua Bank is also involved in the local community as members of the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce, sponsors of the Summer Concerts at Admiral series (which begins July 26th!), and hosts special events such as recent pet-adoption opportunities. You’ll find Umpqua at 2620 California SW.

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

8 Replies to "Umpqua Bank in the Admiral District: Welcome, new WSB sponsor"

  • Christopher Boffoli July 20, 2012 (12:36 pm)

    Hooray for Umpqua! I opened an account there last year and have been delighted with my experience. Despite banking with Bank of America for 15 years, every time I walked in one of their branches they treated me like a total stranger. But after only a short time at Umpqua I was always recognized and welcomed warmly. They offer a much friendlier, “small town” experience than all of those big monster banks. I couldn’t recommend them more highly.

  • happy July 20, 2012 (2:18 pm)

    Thank you for sponsoring WSB!

  • Maddie July 20, 2012 (4:26 pm)

    Community banks are great and we appreciate how much they support the communities. And are so friendly! We bank at AmericanWest but have the same delightful service and relationship. Thank you to the community banks in West Seattle!

  • Mike July 20, 2012 (6:31 pm)

    Love Umpqua Bank!

  • pigeon Hill Jim July 20, 2012 (7:25 pm)

    A completely unsolicited rave about this bank. …Kirk Meade was the manager at Alaska USA Federal Credit Union at Westwood. He was great and when he turned up at Umpqua, my family decided that we would move too. People know us by name when we walk in. We re-financed our house with Mel Bradley, and quite frankly it was the best refinance we have ever experienced and I am sure Mel is responsible for that. Umpqua is cool.

  • kate July 20, 2012 (9:55 pm)

    We love Umpqua! My husband and our kids all have accounts. The whole staff is super cool and the atmosphere is cozy and warm- good magazines, coffee, tea, free internet, AND good music. I might just move in…

  • Mike July 21, 2012 (4:23 pm)

    Might be worth me looking into switching one of my checking accounts to them. I find it interesting that they list construction interest rates on their site for personal needs. Most banks never want to talk about that.

  • Kirk Mead July 23, 2012 (12:50 pm)

    @All: The support we have received from our West Seattle neighbors and friends, new and old, has been remarkable.

    What FANTASTIC place to be. We’re fortunate to be given the opportunity to serve such wonderful community!

    @Happy: Thank YOU! WE are privilege to have such an amazing partner in the Blog!

    @MAddie: You’re SO right!…

    @Chris, Pigeon Hill Jim, Kate & Mike (we know who you ALL are BTW!):…you’re the reason we exist!

    @Mike: come on by anytime! We can’t wait to meet you! 2620 California Ave SW – between Safeway and Menchies – we’ve got cookies on Fridays if you need a little incentive :)

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