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Our Approach

Family Legacies Grown Locally

Rooted in history

From our founding in 1869 to today, Baker Boyer’s success has been based on an entrepreneurial approach, always looking for innovative ways to add value to the businesses and communities we serve.  Our founder, Dr. Dorsey S. Baker, was the embodiment of this, as a serial entrepreneur and philanthropist here in the Walla Walla Valley. He founded a medical practice, a mercantile, built a railroad, started a steamship company, donated the land where Whitman College resides, and of course, he founded Baker Boyer National Bank. 

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"The legacy of Baker Boyer started with a vision of a better tomorrow. A strong local bank that gives back to the communities it serves is critical for a community and our clients to thrive and we are committed to that every day." 

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Mark Kajita, President & CEO

Rooted in our community

Each one of us at Baker Boyer is deeply committed to the communities we serve. We volunteer our time, lend our expertise, and donate funds to the organizations, programs, and events that make our community strong and vibrant.

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A different approach to your financial journey

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What we do

We are a financial institution that takes the time to understand how you are feeling, what keeps you up at night and what is driving your financial goals. Baker Boyer invests the time to truly understand you and your needs to ensure that we can provide you with options that will empower you to make the best decision. And that is why we have been around for over 150 years. Baker Boyer’s success has been based on an entrepreneurial approach, always looking for innovative ways to add value to the communities we serve. We believe in long-term investments in our clients and communities to grow family legacies locally.

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Personal Banking

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We bring you the best of the best in a local setting that serves you. Our personalized approach helps you meet your financial goals – from opening a checking account to buying your first home – guiding you along the way.

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Committed to Our Stakeholders

What We Stand For

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Family Legacies Grown Locally

Baker Boyer has been serving our communities and evolving for over 150 years. Megan Clubb, 5th generation family member and Chair of the Board, Mark Kajita, Baker Boyer President and CEO, and Kip Kontos, 6th generation family member, Board Member and Director of Regional Offices discuss the evolution of Baker Boyer. They talk about how Baker Boyer has been a constant for clients and communities and how we prioritize investing in our communities.