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

graphic saying proud to be voted one of the best banks in the st. louis area by small business monthlyMay 2023

St. Louis—Bank of Washington has been selected by the St. Louis Small Business Monthly (SBM) readers as “Best Bank” for 2023. 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 May 2023, readers were asked to select the “the very BEST Banks” in the region.

“To be consistently recognized by businesses in the St. Louis region as a Best Bank speaks volumes of our team,” stated Bank of Washington President Louis B. “Buzz” Eckelkamp, III. “The Bank’s vision is to build dreams – by providing the best financial experience to help our customers and employees grow with us. I am proud of this recognition because I believe it points to our team truly executing this vision. We are here for our customers, providing them with a safe, strong, and personal banking experience.”

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.

The Bank of Washington is a full-service bank headquartered in Washington, MO. It is the oldest and largest community bank in Franklin County, serving the community for more than 145 years. The investments that the Bank of Washington makes in the local community and surrounding area ranks it as one of the largest commercial lenders in the St. Louis area. The Bank of Washington is consistently voted the No. 1 bank and mortgage lender in the Washington Missourian Readers’ Choice Awards and consistently selected by the St. Louis Small Business Monthly readers as one of the Best Banks in St. Louis and Best in Customer Service in St. Louis.