Buying Local, Banking Local

Blog Author Kevin Foster-Keddie

Written by: Kevin Foster-Keddie, President & CEO

Published: July 16, 2015

For many of you, summer in the Northwest means adding a regular stop at the many farmers markets that we're lucky enough to have in our neighborhoods.

You might be surprised that you'll find WSECU among the booths at some of these or as a behind-the-scenes advocate. We're supporting several farmers markets ranging from Everett to the north to Chehalis to the south; from West Olympia to Pullman in the east. These are small business community hubs that showcase amazing locally-produced foods and crafts. It's fun to bump into neighbors and bump in to what what's going to be on your dinner plate that night.

Investing in farmers markets is just one of the ways we support local businesses and the local economy through our community involvement. Other partnerships to encourage entrepreneurship include Enterprise for Equity in Olympia and SNAP's Women's Business Center in Spokane.

And of course we're here to provide direct support to our members with an entrepreneurial spirit with the business services we specialize in. It just makes sense: if you sell and shop locally, shouldn't you bank locally too? Whether your business is "on the side" waiting for the day you take the full-time plunge or a thriving operation ready to grow to the next level, let WSECU help you make your business finances run smoothly.

Meanwhile...see you at the market.

Kevin Foster-Keddie