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126 Chemawa Rd N
Keizer, Oregon 97303
(503) 602-9074

Celebrating Community and Personalized Service

Nestled in the heart of Keizer, Willamette Valley Bank shines as a beacon of personalized banking and community engagement. Jane Lowery, the dedicated Branch Manager of the Keizer branch, joined Willamette Valley Bank over ten years ago and brings nearly four decades of banking experience to her role. Jane’s journey in banking, driven by a passion for local community engagement, perfectly aligns with the bank’s mission to provide exceptional customer service and foster local relationships.

A Unique Approach to Banking

Willamette Valley Bank distinguishes itself from other financial institutions with its commitment to customer service and community values. “It’s a little bit like old-school banking,” Jane explains. “We all know your name. We don’t have a one-800 number; you call the branch and we talk to you.” This approach emphasizes the importance of building genuine relationships with clients, ensuring each customer feels valued and understood.

The bank offers a comprehensive range of services, including checking, business, savings, and money market accounts as well as CDs, mortgages and more. Notably, they have tailored accounts like the 55 and Older account, which features no minimum balance and no monthly service charge, offering unlimited check writing and free checks. Their innovative approach to ATM fees allows customers to use any ATM in the United States and have the charges reimbursed, a decision driven by the desire to save costs for their clients.

Empowering Local Non-Profits

One of the standout offerings at Willamette Valley Bank is the Community Impact Checking Account, designed specifically for non-profits. This account boasts no minimum balance and no monthly service charge and offers a very generous APY on checking account deposits for non-profits. Additionally, the bank offers discounted remote capture machines for processing checks, making it easier for non-profits to manage their funds efficiently.

Deep Roots in Keizer

Jane Lowery’s efforts to increase the bank’s visibility in Keizer have paid off. She has actively engaged with the community through various initiatives and partnerships. As the current Keizer Chamber President, Jane and her team participate in numerous local events, such as the KeizerFEST, the Iris Open Golf Tournament, and the annual Holiday Light Parade, where her branch hosts a festive celebration with fire pits, food trucks, and goodies including cookies, coffee and cocoa.

A Commitment to Local Support

Willamette Valley Bank’s dedication to the Keizer community is evident in their involvement with local organizations like the Keizer Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Keizer. Jane emphasizes the importance of banking locally, highlighting that deposits made at Willamette Valley Bank are reinvested into the community through loans to local businesses and sponsorship of community events. “When your money is with us, we want to keep it in the community and work with clients that need it,” she says.

Supporting Local Businesses

The bank’s local focus extends to their relationships with local eateries and businesses. Jane’s personal favorites include AJ’s Hideaway Bar and Grill, known for its freshly made food and low prices, and The View Restaurant & Lounge at McNary Golf Club, which offers a bustling atmosphere, excellent dining and outdoor seating with a breathtaking view of the golf course.

Looking Ahead

Willamette Valley Bank continues to grow and adapt, celebrating 23 years in operation. The bank relies heavily on word-of-mouth referrals and the loyalty of their satisfied customers to maintain and grow their client base. With innovative features like their remote live-signing service, Willamette Valley Bank ensures that even customers outside the immediate area receive the personalized service they are known for.

Joining the Willamette Valley Bank Family

For those interested in opening an account, the process is straightforward. Potential customers can walk into the branch, call to make an appointment, or use the bank’s remote live-signing feature for a more convenient experience. The bank occasionally offers special limited time rates on CD’s as well, demonstrating their commitment to providing competitive rates and services.

A Final Word

Jane Lowery’s message to the community is clear: “Banking local is important. Just like shopping at a local store or eating at a local restaurant, banking with a local bank helps support and grow our community.” Willamette Valley Bank stands as a testament to the power of local banking, offering personalized service, community support, and a commitment to keeping Keizer’s economy thriving.

For more information or to open an account, visit the Keizer branch of Willamette Valley Bank and experience the difference of community-focused banking.

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