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Cathy Schaeffer has joined our team as a Family Advisor in Walla Walla. In her role as Family Advisor, Cathy draws on more than two decades of diverse professional experience to provide exceptional client service. She is focused on understanding your unique story, with expertise in listening and opening dialogue on difficult topics. Cathy works…

Diversification increases resiliency. There is not a more important concept for investors to understand and employ in their investment portfolios. Given all the adverse events that have the potential to create market volatility and risk today, there has never been a more important time to build resiliency into our investment portfolios and financial plans. We…

My kids are constantly asking me questions that I don’t have answers for. Why is the sky blue? Why does the timing of the tide change? Are we there yet? Actually, I do know the answer to that one. If you are like me, when this happens the first thing you tell them or do…

Walla Walla – Baker Boyer is pleased to announce the promotion of Karen Benge to Vice President and Asset Management Operations Manager. The promotion was approved by the Board of Directors and took effect on August 1, 2017. Karen’s career with Baker Boyer began January 30, 2013, as an Investment Associate for the Trust Department….

Walla Walla, WA – Mark Hess, Executive Vice President Administration | COO of Baker Boyer Bank has been appointed to the Community Bankers of Washington (CBW) Board of Directors. In his position at Baker Boyer, Mark Hess oversees areas that support client contact team members of the bank including technology, marketing, human resources, and accounting….

Baker Boyer has hired Becky Kettner as a Trust Advisor in their Walla Walla office. As a Trust Advisor, Becky will work with the D.S. Baker Advisor team to help community members construct and execute plans for building their legacies as well as helping them pass it on to future generations. This includes being a…

There’s a lot of talk going on right now about Cybercrime and Fraud. Especially debit card fraud and it’s occurring frequently even here in our community.     What does it mean and how can you take steps to reduce your risk? In the most recent years, Cybercrime has become a threat that targets stealing…

Peter Allen, Executive Vice President of the Baker Boyer Asset Management Division, announced today that TJ Middlesworth, Chief Investment Officer, will leave in August to travel for a time before settling in Hood River, Oregon to be closer to family. He has been CIO for two years and a member of the investments team since…

This is a busy season for fraudsters and debit cards are often a victim of fraudulent use as retail organizations become compromised. Here at Baker Boyer, protecting your financial information is one of our highest priorities and we have taken several steps to ensure your financial security. Baker Boyer Visa® Debit cards now come with…

As you may have seen in the news this weekend, a global ransomware outbreak began last Friday. This ransomware variant, WannaCry, has spread rapidly and infiltrated at least 200,000 targets, including businesses, hospitals, and government agencies, throughout 150 countries. Ransomware attacks have been happening for over four years and many of the mitigations and steps…