August 17, 2023
This Issues Topics:
2023 • Amy Howlett • Business Connections • Commercial Loan Program • Security State Bank
Amy Howlett, vice president and commercial loan officer at Security State Bank, smiles for a photo in her Chehalis office.

By Emily Fitzgerald

With 120 years in business and 11 branches throughout Lewis, Pacific, South Thurston and Grays Harbor counties, Security State Bank offers a wide variety of services for the communities it serves.

One of those services that provided key support to local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic was the commercial loan program, which handles loans for businesses “from the beginning to the end,” said Amy Howlett, vice president and commercial loan officer at Security State Bank.

“We service all the customers that come in for business loans, anything from acquisitions, real estate, construction, lines of credits, equipment, I mean, you name it,” said Howlett

Even when the Commercial Loan Department’s Chehalis office was closed during the pandemic, staff were able to meet clients at the curb to help them with loans to keep their businesses afloat.

“The bank has been here for so many years and it’s awesome to be able to make a difference here in our communities, especially when it gets hard, like during the shutdowns and so on,” Howlett said.

Security State Bank prides itself at being a community bank that offers services to fill a wide variety of needs within the community and prioritizes building relationships with its customer base and the community as a whole.

“Being there, working together in that relationship, being in the community where they can walk in and face-to-face have that discussion if they want, or quick phone call and access us, I think there’s a huge value in that,” Howlett said.

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