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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 25, 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