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Washington Trust Bank staff enroll in Spanish class

Benton Alexander Smith | May 2, 2017

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Spokane-area economy is creating higher-wage jobs

The Spokesman Review | February 13, 2017

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Banking experts share concern over policies on immigration, trade

Spokane Journal of Business | February, 2017

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Community banks find role in private banking

Spokane Journal of Business | February 2, 2017




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Imposter Fraud

Seattle Business | September 2016



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Preparing now for future financing challenges can save time, stress

Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business | July 2016


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Minimizing inflation’s effects on retirement nest eggs

Spokane Journal of Business, June 16, 2016


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Washington Trust hires Camilla Strickler, Zach Bethel

Idaho Business Review, May 10, 2016


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Commercial phishing: Don’t let culprits snag you

Spokane Journal of Business, April 8, 2016


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Success requires ability to evolve, and that we have

Spokane Journal of Business, February 11, 2016


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Banker Scott Luttinen really does do things the old-fashioned way

Puget Sound Business Journal, January 22, 2016


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Tough wealth conversations shouldn’t be delayed

Spokane Journal of Business, December 3, 2015


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Washington bank offers aid following storm

Northwest Weekly, November 2015


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Federal Reserve action stirs policy error concerns

Spokane Journal of Business, November 5, 2015



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Bank awards ‘grocery grab’ to Hospitality Ministries

Wenatchee World, October 1, 2015
If you had 90 seconds to grab anything you wanted from the grocery shelves at Plaza Super Jet, what would you head for first?


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Special Report: The uneasy wait for the Fed rate increase

Portland Business Journal, August 28, 2015
The Federal Reserve hasn’t raised its benchmark interest rate for seven years, holding it near zero since 2008.


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Robo advisers have role, can’t replace human touch

Spokane Journal of Business, August 13, 2015
Costs kept low, but option provides little guidance


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16 Portland businesspeople to watch in 2015

Portland Business Journal, June 30, 2015
The Portland Business Journal recently published its list of 16 businesspeople to watch, and Linda Williams, Oregon Region President, took a prominent place. She's credited for leading WTB's growth in Oregon, as well as negotiating a new lease for the Portland office at the under-construction Park Avenue West Tower.


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Inland Business Catalyst Names Jack and Pete Among Spokane's Power 50 Most Influential Leaders

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The Summer 2015 edition of the Inland Business Catalyst, fresh off the printers, features this year's Power 50 list of Spokane's most influential leaders. Each year, the Catalyst turns to its readers for nominations, and this year received over 500.


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What businesses should know about the EMV liability shift

Tri Cities Business Journal, Wednesday, July 15, 2015, Carrie Everman
The nationwide transition to EMV chipped credit cards is well underway. EMV technology, which stands for Europay, MasterCard and Visa, adds anti-fraud microchip technology to newly-issued debit and credit cards.


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7 Ways To Prepare Your Business For EMV Chip Cards

Backing America’s Backbone, June 1, 2015
After years of large data breaches and billions of dollars lost to credit card fraud, in October 2015 the United States will finally catch up to Europe and Asia and switch to the EuroPay, MasterCard, and Visa (EMV) chip credit card protocol. This shift should enhance protection for consumers and reduce the costs of fraud for all.


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Swipe, no swiping

Lewiston Tribute, May 24, 2015
Plastic is going European as area banks switch to credit and debit cards with technology that originated overseas.
Consumers are being issued new cards that contain a computer chip as well as the familiar magnetic strip, said Carrie Everman, assistant vice president and manager of merchant services for Washington Trust Bank in Spokane.


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WTB Investment Services’ Jeff Schlenker Discusses Social Security Benefits

April 23, 2015, Spokane Journal of Business
What can you do to make Social Security work better for you? Don’t take it for granted Although it sounds simple, Social Security is surprisingly complicated. Whether going through this process alone or with the help of a financial professional, be sure to follow several critical steps.


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Some ’dogs stay Former Gonzaga basketball players return to work, live in Spokane Area

March 12, 2015, Spokane Journal of Business
Former Gonzaga University basketball players Cory Violette and Richard Fox are teammates again. Both now are employed by Washington Trust Bank in downtown Spokane.



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WTB Investment Services' Bev Gleason Receives National Honor from Bank Investment Consultant

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Bank Investment Consultant, the national print and online journal designed specifically for bank-based financial advisors, recently published its list of the Top 100 bank advisors in the US. WTB's very own Bev Gleason was recognized on this prestigious list, coming in at number 80.

WTB's new Investment Services Sales Manager, Jeff Schlenker, VP, says, "This is no small accomplishment. Thank you, Bev, for your dedication, consistency, and focus each year!"

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