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The 1980s produced much that is worth remembering and much that is worth forgetting. The 1983 movie National Lampoon’s Vacation with Chevy Chase is definitely one for the ages. Chevy Chase plays Clark Griswold, a mild-mannered food processing manager in suburban Chicago who plans a dream family road trip with his family to the Walley…

Looking back at 2016, it was a year of evolution for Baker Boyer and our continuing promise to our clients. I say evolution for good reason. It is not a change in focus for Baker Boyer, but an evolution of the Baker Boyer experience: The feeling of empowerment a client has after they interact with…

Yakima – Camille Snell, Trust Advisor, Baker Boyer, was recently awarded the Certified Trust & Financial Advisor (CTFA) designation from the Institute of Certified Bankers, a subsidiary of the American Bankers Association. “Earning the CTFA designation validates Camille’s experience and depth of education in the wealth management industry,” said Brad Hansen, Vice President, Yakima Regional…

Baker Boyer introduces an addition to their community gifting program and strengthens its mission to help build local legacies by announcing the Legacy Giving program’s first recipient. Baker Boyer held a special event on Friday, November 4th, in their Walla Walla Main Office lobby to present Blue Mountain Action Council with a $20,000 contribution toward…

I was having a conversation with my colleagues the other day and remarked that it is not often in our lives that we can actually say that a change in regulation is actually interesting. Most regulations, while intended to benefit us, take a fairly circuitous, often unintelligible, route to get there, if they ever do….

An often overlooked fact by business schools, the media and many Americans is that the success of our nation’s economy is largely based on the success of family businesses. You might be surprised to learn that there are less than 4,000 public companies in the United States and that total is declining annually. The hundreds…

Walla Walla – Baker Boyer introduces D.S. Baker University, a new series of educational events curated to empower individuals along their financial journey. On October 18th, Baker Boyer D.S. Baker University will hold its first half-day workshop to include topics such as: The Importance of a Life Plan; Your Life Journey – Why Financial Planning…

Yakima, Washington – Baker Boyer recently promoted two individuals within their Yakima office: Brad Hansen, a Trust Advisor, has been promoted to Vice President and Yakima Regional Manager and Camille Snell, a Trust Associate, has been promoted to Trust Advisor. In his new role, Hansen will continue to assist clients with trust issues and will…

Walla Walla – Baker Boyer is pleased to announce the promotions of; Michelle Thacker to Vice President, Jessie Ilaoa to Vice President and Regulatory Risk Manager, and Mark Lutcher to Assistant Vice President and Senior Financial Analyst. The promotions were approved by the Baker Boyer Board of Directors at their December Board Meeting and take…

Walla Walla – Mark Kajita has been named Chief Executive Officer at Baker Boyer as Megan Clubb announces her retirement effective January 1, 2016. The bank’s board of directors took the action at their September meeting. Kajita was previously elected to the bank’s twelve member board of directors in the spring.  Clubb will retain her…