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First Fed CEO Matt Deines says the organization is thrilled to partner with Habitat for Humanity for the first annual Community Spirit Day.

Join Our First Fed for Community Spirit Day

First Fed is partnering with Habitat for Humanity for the bank’s first ever Community Spirit Day on June 5. You’re invited to participate in this… Continue reading

 

In looking at ways to improve our broader financial wellbeing, it can help to focus on three pillars of financial wellness: saving, spending and security. Photo courtesy First Fed

Your guide to financial wellness

As April begins, so does Financial Literacy Month, an opportune time to reevaluate and bolster our financial well-being. It’s a time to reflect on our… Continue reading

 

First Fed team members at the Eastside branch in Port Angeles. Photo courtesy First Fed

Celebrate Customer Appreciation Week with First Fed

Now in their 101st year in the PNW, First Fed is celebrating its annual Customer Appreciation Week this March 25 to 29, 2024. All community… Continue reading

 

Pacific Northwest fisherman Shon Landon owns and captains the 58-foot Adventurous. Photo courtesy FIrst Fed

The adventurous life of a fisherman

With crabbing season just around the corner, the five-person crew of the fishing vessel Adventurous is about to embark. Led by owner and captain Shon… Continue reading

Pacific Northwest fisherman Shon Landon owns and captains the 58-foot Adventurous. Photo courtesy FIrst Fed
In support of their mission, First Fed is matching donations made to the Port Angeles and Sequim Food Banks up to a combined total of $5,000 for each food bank. Photo courtesy First Fed

Holiday donation match for local food banks

Many people enjoy holiday traditions involving food. However, even getting food on the table can be a challenge for many families. Food insecurity impacts over… Continue reading

In support of their mission, First Fed is matching donations made to the Port Angeles and Sequim Food Banks up to a combined total of $5,000 for each food bank. Photo courtesy First Fed
Chris Neros, First Fed Chief Banking Officer with Jennifer Barnhart, Relationship Banker.

Maximizing Your Deposit Insurance

Most of us have insurance on our homes or cars. But many people only realized the importance of deposit insurance after a couple of high-profile… Continue reading

Chris Neros, First Fed Chief Banking Officer with Jennifer Barnhart, Relationship Banker.
Centennial Celebration Event Map.

First Fed Centennial Event Guide

The First Fed Centennial Celebration is almost upon us! Here is the definitive guide to making the most of this once-in-a-lifetime event on Sept. 3,… Continue reading

Centennial Celebration Event Map.
Haven's shipwrights work on all types of boats, from commercial fishing boats to yachts and wooden sail boats. Photo courtesy First Fed

Haven Boatworks drops anchor in new dock

Port Townsend is a notable maritime hub in the Puget Sound. Its bustling, historic waterfront is a perfect home base for Haven Boatworks, a boat… Continue reading

Haven's shipwrights work on all types of boats, from commercial fishing boats to yachts and wooden sail boats. Photo courtesy First Fed
Photo courtesy of The Daddies.

Mainstage Bands Announced for First Fed Centennial Celebration

A once-in-a-lifetime free community event is planned for First Fed’s Centennial Celebration on Sunday, September 3, 2023. First Fed has announced the mainstage bands, representing… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of The Daddies.
Melissa Bradshaw (left) celebrates her new car purchase with her First Fed banker, Jennifer Barnhart. First Fed photo

Low credit score? Consider a Credit Builder Loan

Your credit score can have a major impact on your life as you navigate financial options. As Bellingham native Melissa Bradshaw discovered, a low credit… Continue reading

Melissa Bradshaw (left) celebrates her new car purchase with her First Fed banker, Jennifer Barnhart. First Fed photo
Branch Manager Nicole Pruden (right) and Asst. Branch Manager Heather Little (left) with winning customer at First Fed Sequim Village. Photo courtesy First Fed

First Fed Hosts Special Customer Appreciation Week

First Fed celebrates their customers annually with March festivities at their branches. This year’s Customer Appreciation Week is particularly meaningful as 2023 is First Fed’s… Continue reading

Branch Manager Nicole Pruden (right) and Asst. Branch Manager Heather Little (left) with winning customer at First Fed Sequim Village. Photo courtesy First Fed
Along Washington’s 3,200 miles of shoreline, roughly 70,000 residents are employed in maritime, making it an important economic driver for the region.

Meet the ‘Fish Bankers’

The maritime industry is woven deep into the history and culture of the Pacific Northwest, dating back hundreds of years. For modern maritime businesses, it’s… Continue reading

Along Washington’s 3,200 miles of shoreline, roughly 70,000 residents are employed in maritime, making it an important economic driver for the region.
With a financial checkup, your financial advisor can help you assess where you are now, where you want to be, and how you can get there. First Fed photo

Scheduling Your Annual Financial Checkup

Scheduling an annual doctor’s appointment is common practice, but your finances could use an annual health checkup as well. A financial checkup, or a financial… Continue reading

With a financial checkup, your financial advisor can help you assess where you are now, where you want to be, and how you can get there. First Fed photo
First Fed-PiggyBank. Stock photo

The Gift of Savings: Smart money habits 4 kids

Enjoy a bonus welcome gift when you open a kids savings account this holiday season

First Fed-PiggyBank. Stock photo
Your business could qualify for thousands of dollars per eligible employee through the Employee Retention Credit tax refund.

Business Owners: File for Your ERC Tax Refund Now

Was your business impacted negatively by the pandemic? Your business may be eligible for the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) tax refund. PPP and ERC Together… Continue reading

Your business could qualify for thousands of dollars per eligible employee through the Employee Retention Credit tax refund.
A comprehensive financial plan should be reassessed periodically to incorporate life changes.

Have you had your annual financial check-up?

If financial freedom is a life goal for you, a financial plan is critical. A comprehensive financial plan should be reassessed periodically to incorporate life… Continue reading

A comprehensive financial plan should be reassessed periodically to incorporate life changes.
Sail Like a Girl team with First Fed's Luxmi Love (Port Townsend Branch Manager) and Steve Oliver (Board Chair) before the NWMC WA 360 race in 2021. (Photo credit: Jen Swanson)

First Fed Gives $1M to Northwest Maritime Center to Expand Access

Located on the peninsula, the Northwest Maritime Center (NWMC) is dedicated to educating people through maritime experiences, celebrating maritime culture, and supporting the maritime industry.… Continue reading

Sail Like a Girl team with First Fed's Luxmi Love (Port Townsend Branch Manager) and Steve Oliver (Board Chair) before the NWMC WA 360 race in 2021. (Photo credit: Jen Swanson)
First Fed and FNWB CEO Matt Deines and First Fed COO Chris Riffle.

Financial fintech partnership expands loan opportunities

Companies often seek out banks to help expand their product offerings in financial services. Whether offering a branded credit card or purchase payment plan, these… Continue reading

First Fed and FNWB CEO Matt Deines and First Fed COO Chris Riffle.
The M.V. Coho has carried millions of cars and passenger in its 60 years of service.

Black Ball Ferry sails again

The Black Ball Ferry Line is sailing again after 18-months of suspended service, reconnecting the shores of the Olympic Peninsula with Victoria, British Columbia. The… Continue reading

The M.V. Coho has carried millions of cars and passenger in its 60 years of service.
First Fed team members have enjoyed volunteering their time to work with Habitat Clallam's projects.

Building Community through Affordable Housing

Building affordable housing from the ground up is at the heart of Habitat for Humanity’s mission. Their vision is a world where everybody has a… Continue reading

First Fed team members have enjoyed volunteering their time to work with Habitat Clallam's projects.