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Coulter Earns National Certification
September 29, 2017

Washington, MO – Pat Coulter, Senior Vice President Deposit Operations/Compliance and Bank Secrecy Act Officer, of the Bank of Washington, recently attained the Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM) accreditation.... Read More

Eckelkamp Named Outstanding Young Professional
September 27, 2017

Chris Eckelkamp, 29, works in commercial lending at the Bank of Washington.
"Chris exemplifies our mission of providing outstanding service for our customers," said Buzz Eckelkamp, Bank of Washington, who nominated Eckelkamp for the Outstanding Young Professional Award... Read More

Serena Williams Promoted to Bank Of Washington Officer
April 2, 2017

Washington, MO – Bank of Washington Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer L. B. Eckelkamp, Jr. recently announced the promotion of Serena Williams to an Officer of the bank. Williams started.... Read More

Eckelkamp Named Assistant VP of Commercial Lending
March 25, 2017

Washington, MO – Bank of Washington Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer L. B. Eckelkamp, Jr. recently announced the promotion of Chris Eckelkamp to Assistant Vice President – Commercial Lending.
“Chris continually.... Read More

Tobben Promoted to Assistant VP at Bank
March 22, 2017

Washington, MO – Bank of Washington Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer L. B. Eckelkamp, Jr. recently announced the promotion of Danny Tobben to Assistant Vice President – Deposit Operations. “Danny has consistently identified and provided solutions.... Read More

Aholt Named Assistant VP of Retail Operations
March 18, 2017

Washington, MO – Bank of Washington Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer L. B. Eckelkamp, Jr. recently announced the promotion of Lori Aholt to Vice President Retail Operations.... Read More

Arnie Sallaberry Awarded Outstanding Director
Published October 7, 2016

Arnie Sallaberry moved to Missouri from the West Coast in 1986 when Clemco Industries Corp., a manufacturer of abrasive blasting and surface finishing equipment, bought a Washington-based manufacturer and made Washington, Missouri..... Read More

Spaunhorst Named Outstanding Young Professional
Published September 28, 2016

Kristen Spaunhorst, 35, works at the Bank of Washington as product development coordinator. She has been with the bank 14 years.
"Kristen began with the Bank of Washington on the retail front line, became a branch manager, then... Read More

Eckelkamp Named Outstanding Young Professional
Published September 28, 2016

William W. "Billy" Eckelkamp Jr., 32, is an associate attorney with the law firm of Eckelkamp Kuenzel LLP, Washington. He has worked as an associate for three years and an attorney the last two years..... Read More

Remodeling 14th Street Branch
Published Thursday, May 19, 2016

Washington, MO – L. B. Eckelkamp, Jr., chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the Bank of Washington, is pleased to announce that a comprehensive remodel of the bank’s Fourteenth Street branch is underway. “The Fourteenth Street branch was the bank’s first expansion beyond Main Street. It opened in 1978.... Read More


Bank Offers Consumer Tips to Stay Safe, Secure Online

Published Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The Internet is a powerful resource that many Americans have come to depend on for everyday activities like shopping, banking and connecting with friends.

"At the Bank of Washington, we embrace technology.... Read More


Tobben Named Outstanding Young Professional

Published September 30, 2015

Tim Tobben, 32, joined the Bank of Washington in 2009 as a credit review officer. In 2013, Tobben took a new role and was promoted to assistant vice president - commercial lending. 

 "Tim has done an exceptional job in helping develop an entirely new credit department within our bank," said Buzz Eckelkamp, bank president, who nominated Tobben for the Outstanding Young Professional Award. 

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The Bank of Washington Wins Best Special Event!

Published September 30, 2015


Washington, MO – The Bank of Washington was the recent recipient of the "Best Special Event" award presented by The Washington Chamber of Commerce. The award was in recognition of the Bank of Washington's Fallapalooza event in 2014.


Bank of Washington Honored as Best Bank

June 2015

Washington, MO – St. Louis Small Business Monthly , an editorial source of strategy, management and innovation for St. Louis-area entrepreneurs and business owners, recently listed the Bank of Washington as one of “The Best Banks” in the St. Louis Region. Read More


The Bank of Washington Teaches Kids to Save

June 2015

Washington, MO – Bank of Washington recently partnered with seven local grade schools from Washington, New Haven, Union, Villa Ridge and Marthasville to teach students about the importance of saving. More than 400 local children explored saving, budgeting, prioritizing and more. Read More

Holiday Parade of Lights

December 1, 2014

The Downtown Washington Holiday Parade of lights is always one of the Bank of Washington's favorite ways to kick off the holiday season! We won first place this year for our float! Check out our trolley all decked out in holiday cheer! 

See more pictures here.


Unnerstall Named Outstanding Young Professional

Published: September 24, 2014

Washington, MO - Danielle Unnerstall, 29, is the officer/director of marketing with the Bank of Washington. She was nominated for the Young Professionals award by Jay Nowak, vice president of the bank.

Unnerstall joined the Bank of Washington in May 2011 as marketing director, and was promoted to an officer with the bank in 2013.... Read More


The Bank of Washington Wins Best Website!

Published: September 24, 2014

Washington, MO – The Bank of Washington was the recent recipient of the "Best Website" award presented by The Washington Chamber of Commerce! The website entries were judged on navigability of the site, organization of information, use of graphics and other effects, consistency of theme, creativity, production excellence, and overall appearance/impression. Read More at eMissourian



No. 1 Fan - Leonard Marquart!

Published: September 24, 2014



Washington, MO – Recently, St. Francis Borgia Regional High School’s Athletic Association presented our own Leonard Marquart with the Ralph Lause No. 1 Fan of the Year Award!! This award is given to people who display the qualities that exemplify lifelong dedication to athletic programs at Borgia. Leonard was so surprised to receive the award and was tricked into going to the awards banquet while busy volunteering for another community event!

Leonard, we are so proud of you!! Congratulations! Thank you for all that you do for the community and the bank.


President Buzz Eckelkamp Participates in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Main Street

Published: August 22, 2014

Washington, MO – Bank of Washington President, Buzz Eckelkamp, was challenged to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. He accepted, and challenged the bank employees to raise as much funding as they could in 24 hours for the opportunity to pour a bucket of water from the 5th floor balcony of the bank on to him while he stood on Main Street! He endured seven buckets total - one for each branch, and one for the 50/50 winner who donated her winnings back to the cause (plus a few extra secret buckets at the end)! Some employees had great aim, some left Buzz dancing in the rain! In just 24 hours, employees raised $1,944.25 for ALS! See the Video


2014 Washington Town and Country Fair Parade

Published: August 3, 2014

Washington, MO – The weather was great and the community was full of energy! The 2014 Washington Town & Country Fair Parade was a blast! See More Pictures


Desmond Joins the Bank of Washington

Published: May 4, 2014

Washington, MO – L. B. Eckelkamp, Jr., chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the Bank of Washington has announced the addition of Stacey Desmond.

Desmond has joined the bank as a loan compliance officer with over 16 years of banking... Read More


Feldmann Promoted to Senior Vice President

Published: April 25, 2014

Washington, MO – Bank of Washington Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer L. B. Eckelkamp, Jr. recently announced the promotion of Doris Feldmann to Senior Vice President Loan Operations and Loan Compliance.

Feldmann has over 41 years of experience with... Read More

Gildehaus Promoted to Assistant Vice President

Published: February 26, 2014

Washington, MO – Bank of Washington Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer L. B. Eckelkamp, Jr. recently announced the promotion of Heather Gildehaus to Assistant Vice President Retail Management. 

Gildehaus joined the bank in 2007 as a Branch Manager, and has 11 years of financial experience. She has experience in... Read More

Coulter Promoted to Senior Vice President

Published: February 20, 2014

Washington, MO – Bank of Washington Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer L. B. Eckelkamp, Jr. recently announced the promotion of Pat Coulter to Senior Vice President Retail Management and Operations Compliance. 

“With over 39 years of experience in retail banking... Read More

Eckelkamp Promoted to Commercial Lender

Published: February 13, 2014

Washington, MO – Bank of Washington Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer L. B. Eckelkamp, Jr. recently announced the promotion of Chris Eckelkamp to Commercial Lender. 

Eckelkamp joined the bank in 2012 as a credit analyst. His financial experience started with Northwestern Mutual... Read More

Bowen Promoted to Retail Branch Director

Published: February 8, 2014

Washington, MO – Bank of Washington Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer L. B. Eckelkamp, Jr. recently announced the promotion of Jess Bowen to Retail Branch Director. 

Bowen has been with the Bank of Washington for over eight years, starting as a teller, moving into new accounts... Read More