TACOMA, Wash., Sept. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- West Coast Bank (NASDAQ: WCBO) will open its tenth Puget Sound location with a commercial loan production office in downtown Tacoma. The four-person office at 717 Pacific Avenue will be the bank's 16th Washington location.
West Coast Bank Regional President Tim Dowling said, "Increasingly, the local economy has become a regional one and we believe the demographics, economy and market in Pierce County are a natural fit for West Coast Bank."
Tacoma Commercial Bank Team Leader-Vice President Terry Anderson has been in Tacoma for 16 months preparing for the launch. He said, "We are here to support the business community as a relationship-focused commercial office. And we hope to contribute to the vibrancy of Tacoma by providing gallery space in the office to showcase local artists."
The new office will host a grand opening on October 26th from 4-7, with the honorable Mayor Strickland on hand to speak at 5:30.
West Coast Bancorp (NASDAQ: WCBO) is a Northwest bank holding company with $2.5 billion in assets, operating 65 locations in Oregon and Washington. The Company combines the sophisticated products and expertise of larger banks with the local decision making, market knowledge and customer service of a community bank. For more information, visit the Company's web site at www.wcb.com.
SOURCE West Coast Bancorp