Banner Bank was named Regional Lender of the Year for the Seattle and Spokane districts of U.S. Small Business Administration. The recognition was determined by the number of approved small business loans, total dollars approved and the bank’s willingness to use all of SBA’s available programs. 

Banner closed 168 loans in 2016 for a total of $28,192,300 proceeds to small company borrowers. This was the fifth consecutive year that SBA has recognized the bank.

Heritage Bank earned recognition as SBA 504 loan program Mortgage Lender of the Year by the SBA agency. Rozanne Garman, a Heritage small business customer, collected the title of Small Business Person of the Year.