SCORE Greater Seattle is grateful to the following sponsors for their generous support.
SCORE volunteers provide no-cost mentoring and low-cost workshops to entrepreneurs and small businesses in our community, made possible by the generous support of our sponsors.
In 1935, new employees for The Boeing Company were required to purchase their own tools before they could start work. Finding money to buy tools was an insurmountable burden for many prospective employees. A Boeing employee, William Dodge, read an article in Readers Digest about the difference that credit unions were making across the world. Inspired, Dodge got a group of Boeing employees to talk about starting their own credit union. At BECU, we focus our community efforts in three areas: Financial Empowerment, Member-Inspired Giving, and Employee-inspired Giving.
Wherever you’re headed, Columbia Bank has the people and resources to help get you there. It starts with “hello.” We never forget a name or a face. Real human beings answer our phones. And our commitment to providing all the services required to help build strong Northwest communities is firmly rooted in our DNA. Columbia Bank is a Northwest community bank headquartered in Tacoma, Washington, with comprehensive solutions and expertise to meet the evolving needs of businesses and individuals.
Evergreen Business Capital is a private, nonprofit organization authorized by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as a Certified Development Company (CDC). In our capacity as a CDC, we facilitate the SBA 504 Loan Program and several other business loans. Through these programs, Evergreen has helped small businesses create more than 37,000 jobs and make more than $2 billion in capital improvements. We have advanced small-business development by providing loans totaling upward of $800 million.
Established in 1982, NWBDA is a Certified Development Company (CDC). We are licensed by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to help administer the SBA’s 504 loan program. Our mission is to support business growth, job creation, and job retention by providing quality small business loan services in partnership with local lenders and the SBA. NWBDA saves both the business owner and the participating lender time by working directly with the SBA to organize, package, process and close the 504 loan.
We are the Tulalip Tribes, successors in interest to the Snohomish, Snoqualmie, Skykomish, and other allied tribes and bands signatory to the 1855 Treaty of Point Elliott. Our status as a sovereign entity maintains our right to self-govern as a “nation within a nation” and includes the inherent right as a government to raise revenue for our community. Of our government services, 92% are funded from within including tribal member entitlements, family and senior housing, education, health, dental and mental health services, law enforcement, fire protection, infrastructure improvements, and economic growth.
We want to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. This unites us around a simple premise: Customers can be better served when they have a relationship with a trusted provider that knows them well, provides reliable guidance, and can serve their full range of financial needs. That is supported by our five values, What’s right for customers People as a competitive advantage, Ethics, Diversity and inclusion and Leadership. which articulate what’s most important to us. Our six goals clearly state our aspirations and help prioritize our areas of focus.
At Coastal Community Bank, we firmly believe that banking is about relationships — relationships built on trust. Our bankers live within the communities they serve, which means they care about you and your needs because they are your neighbors. Our community bankers are seasoned, local professionals who know the landscape, the players, and what it takes to do business in North Puget Sound. We don't just provide banking services — we are trusted advisors, providing information and knowledge to help you succeed. That's what we like to call the Coastal Difference.
Heritage Bank serves customers like you. Your neighbors. The couple who owns the storefront across town. The customers we serve bring their unique heritage—and unique needs—to our bank. To help our customers achieve their goals, we offer a complete array of banking services and tools for businesses as well as individuals. Our focus is on our communities: helping customers who have—or will build—their heritage in our local markets.
KeyBank’s 2017 National Community Benefits Plan (hereafter referred to as “the Plan”) addresses concerns expressed by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) and NCRC member organizations, in light of KeyBank’s pending acquisition of First Niagara, scheduled for Q3 2016. The Plan keeps current and future clients, local residents, and the strength and stability of neighborhoods and communities, at the forefront. Successful execution of the Plan will result in significant community investment by KeyBank, as well as broadened access to relevant and effective products, solutions, and services for all members of the community, wherever KeyBank has a presence.
Kitsap Bank is a proudly independent, multi-generational family-owned bank. Founded in the small community of Port Orchard in 1908, we have expanded our presence throughout the Pacific Northwest and continue to grow by remaining connected to our deep local roots. We are committed to our communities; contributing to crucial causes, and investing in the sustainability of our region. Kitsap Bank is the preeminent Northwest bank, built around long-term relationships with our co-workers, customers, and communities.
Our relationships are built on trust that we build every day through every interaction. Our employees are empowered to do the right thing to ensure they share our customers’ vision for success. We work as a partner to provide financial products and services that make banking safe, simple and convenient. We’re here to help navigate important milestones and strengthen futures together.
As the oldest and largest privately-held commercial bank in the Northwest, with more than 40 financial centers and offices in Washington, Idaho and Oregon, we enjoy an advantage over our publicly-owned competitors. We base our decisions and policies on what’s happening right here in the Northwest—not in distant locales. Being independent, we are able to set our sights on long-term goals rather than quarterly results. We stay focused on doing the right things for our clients and our communities.