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One of Robin Callahan's clients brought in some beautiful pieces of old and broken jewelry. The client gave Callahan complete design freedom, and she created this amazing statement pendant.

Bainbridge Island jeweller adapts heirlooms to create modern masterpieces

Something old, something new: Giving new life to outdated jewelry, while preserving the memories

 

Chris Neros, New Chief Lending Officer and Executive VP at First Fed.

Meet Chris Neros, New Chief Lending Officer and Executive VP at First Fed

At the heart of community banking is the people. Christopher “Chris” Neros was drawn to First Fed for their long legacy of commitment to their… Continue reading

 

Comcast RISE is accepting applications through June 17, 2022 for Marketing & Technology Services awards through the Comcast RISE Investment Fund.

Local Small Businesses Finding Support Through Special Grant Program

By Ximena Juarez, Owner Master Esthetician, Dalior Salon & Esthetics Like many small business owners, we are looking for every advantage as our community transitions… Continue reading

 

A comprehensive financial plan should be reassessed periodically to incorporate life changes.

Have you had your annual financial check-up?

If financial freedom is a life goal for you, a financial plan is critical. A comprehensive financial plan should be reassessed periodically to incorporate life… Continue reading

A comprehensive financial plan should be reassessed periodically to incorporate life changes.
The M.V. Coho has carried millions of cars and passenger in its 60 years of service.

Black Ball Ferry sails again

The Black Ball Ferry Line is sailing again after 18-months of suspended service, reconnecting the shores of the Olympic Peninsula with Victoria, British Columbia. The… Continue reading

The M.V. Coho has carried millions of cars and passenger in its 60 years of service.
Connecting more people to the Internet and the technology they need to participate and excel in an increasingly digital world has been a core focus for Comcast.

Helping Bellevue Residents Connect to the Transformative

Power of the Internet Both at Home and On-the-Go

Connecting more people to the Internet and the technology they need to participate and excel in an increasingly digital world has been a core focus for Comcast.
Through volunteerism and and financial support, 1st Security Bank’s Overlake branch regularly gives back to its community, including donating more than $200,000 to food banks in their branch footprint last year, including Redmond’s Renewal Food Bank.

Community banks, community support

Alison Hero thought she was ready for the pandemic. She prepared an updated menu on a new online ordering system for her restaurant, Silverwater Café,… Continue reading

Through volunteerism and and financial support, 1st Security Bank’s Overlake branch regularly gives back to its community, including donating more than $200,000 to food banks in their branch footprint last year, including Redmond’s Renewal Food Bank.
Sail Like a Girl team with First Fed's Luxmi Love (Port Townsend Branch Manager) and Steve Oliver (Board Chair) before the NWMC WA 360 race in 2021. (Photo credit: Jen Swanson)

First Fed Gives $1M to Northwest Maritime Center to Expand Access

Located on the peninsula, the Northwest Maritime Center (NWMC) is dedicated to educating people through maritime experiences, celebrating maritime culture, and supporting the maritime industry.… Continue reading

Sail Like a Girl team with First Fed's Luxmi Love (Port Townsend Branch Manager) and Steve Oliver (Board Chair) before the NWMC WA 360 race in 2021. (Photo credit: Jen Swanson)
First Fed and FNWB CEO Matt Deines and First Fed COO Chris Riffle.

Financial fintech partnership expands loan opportunities

Companies often seek out banks to help expand their product offerings in financial services. Whether offering a branded credit card or purchase payment plan, these… Continue reading

First Fed and FNWB CEO Matt Deines and First Fed COO Chris Riffle.
Island Herb offers a welcoming setting, staffed with knowledgeable, experienced budtenders who are committed to helping both medical and recreational cannabis users find the right product for their unique needs.

Cannabis questions? Medical or recreational, this Island team is here to help

While Island Herb has its roots as a licensed medical marijuana dispensary, with the legalization of recreational cannabis, the Freeland shop embraced the opportunity to… Continue reading

Island Herb offers a welcoming setting, staffed with knowledgeable, experienced budtenders who are committed to helping both medical and recreational cannabis users find the right product for their unique needs.
Comcast will award $1 million in total grants as well as technology and marketing resources to more than 100 small businesses owned by people of color in King and Pierce Counties (Comcast Washington)

Four Bellevue Businesses Awarded $10k Grants Thru Comcast RISE

Locals are among 100 small businesses awarded

Comcast will award $1 million in total grants as well as technology and marketing resources to more than 100 small businesses owned by people of color in King and Pierce Counties (Comcast Washington)
Carly Willis of Antique Marketplace

Blast from the past: Auburn antique mall unites classic style under one roof

Sometimes what you’re looking for just can’t be found on the store shelf. Sometimes, you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for until you find… Continue reading

Carly Willis of Antique Marketplace
Grand prize winner Jaidyn Backus was drawn to take the photo when she saw the rock stack at Salt Creek. “I loved seeing how they made the rocks balance so flawlessly.”

Local Talent Featured in Proudly PNW Calendar from First Fed

Each year, First Fed holds a photo contest to select stunning images for our next year’s calendar. The contest is open to anyone who loves… Continue reading

Grand prize winner Jaidyn Backus was drawn to take the photo when she saw the rock stack at Salt Creek. “I loved seeing how they made the rocks balance so flawlessly.”
Washington

A better plan for Washington, that takes the burden off those we love

Pay into the WA Cares Fund when you’re working, save when you’re not, and access care when you need it

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Local programs expand access to banking services

Even in our modern, connected world, barriers to banking still exist for some folks which can make it tough to manage money, or in some… Continue reading

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Comcast

Small, Minority-Owned Businesses in Bellevue Can Now Apply For $10,000 Relief Grants Through Comcast RISE

Independent small businesses in Washington are the backbone of our communities, and today, more than ever, they need our help. The ongoing impact of the… Continue reading

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Small businesses in Bellevue have an opportunity to apply for $10,000 relief grants through Comcast RISE

Independent small businesses in Washington are the backbone of our communities, and today, more than ever, they need our help. The ongoing impact of the… Continue reading

Comcast
Washington Care Fund

Washington is taking the worry out of long term care

The WA Cares Fund is an affordable, convenient way to help all workers

Washington Care Fund
first Federal

Communication is key and this local bank speaks your language!

Understanding how your money and your bank can work for you is vital. After all, making the best possible financial decisions shouldn’t be left to… Continue reading

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