|Banner Bank has added to its team of business bankers that focus on serving the needs of its small business clients. John Chambers, Vice President and Business Banker, has built a career in financial services serving businesses and community members in the greater Seattle region for more than 10 years. Chambers was recruited to form this new department by Craig Sievertsen, Senior Vice President, Small Business and Consumer Lending Manager, for his demonstrated successes in the financial services field, strength and depth of knowledge of the business landscape in the Bellevue/Seattle area and enthusiasm for working with small business owners.
“We created our Small Business Banking team earlier this year and began with a team in Seattle; with the ultimate goal to expand to the eastside,” Sievertsen said. The primary purpose of our business bankers is to focus on further developing Banner’s small business client base. John brings extensive business banking experience and is a great candidate to lead our team’s expansion into the east metro markets. He will benefit our clients by connecting them with appropriate financial resources in order to meet their goals.”
Chambers, who will be based in Banner’s Bellevue Center branch, most recently served as a Store Manager for Umpqua Bank. He began his career as a small business specialist; a role he served for over five years. Highlights of his active community volunteerism include memberships in Junior Achievement of Washington, Kiwanis of Bellevue, Hot100 Business Association and the University of Washington Alumni Association. Chambers graduated with honors from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy.
|About Banner Bank
Banner Bank is a Washington-chartered commercial bank that conducts business from 85 locations in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Banner Bank is a community bank which offers a wide variety of commercial banking services and financial products to individuals and small and medium-sized businesses and their employees in its primary market area. Visit Banner Bank on the Web at www.bannerbank.com.