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Bank of Washington Selected as Best Bank for the St. Louis Region

Bank of Washington - proud to be voted one of the best banks in the St. Louis area by small business monthlySt. Louis, MO—Bank of Washington has been selected by the St. Louis Small Business Monthly (SBM) readers as “Best Bank.” Each month SBM polls its readers for its annual “Best in Business” contest and asks them to nominate and select the very best companies in St. Louis. For the month of April 2022, readers were asked to select the “the very BEST” banks in the St. Louis region.

“We wanted to find the best companies in the St. Louis area,” said Ron Ameln, publisher of SBM. “We asked our readers to point out the individuals and companies that were really making a difference in St. Louis. Being included on this Best in Business list speaks volumes to the quality of the service provided and the work performed by these companies.”

Bank of Washington President Louis B. “Buzz” Eckelkamp, III, said the bank is honored to be recognized. “As a community bank, we get the pleasure of being an integral part of where we work – volunteering, reinvesting in our local communities, sponsoring, attending and donating to local events – and with that, we truly seize the opportunity to build lasting relationships with our customers. We are grateful to be featured again as a Best Bank for Small Businesses in the St. Louis Region, and we feel that this award really recognizes that we take the time to listen, understand, and really partner with our customers.”

The Bank of Washington is a full-service bank headquartered in Washington, MO. They are one of the oldest and largest community banks in the region, serving for more than 140 years. The investments that the Bank of Washington makes in the local community ranks them as one of the largest commercial lenders in the St. Louis area.

St. Louis Small Business Monthly is St. Louis’ locally owned business publication, bringing business tips, strategies and analysis to the presidents, CEOs, owners and top executives of 25,000 businesses in the St. Louis Metropolitan region. SBM, founded in 1988, publishes every month and also provides information via the Internet at and through a variety of business-related forums.