Umpqua Bank opening in Ballard

Umpqua Bank is planning to open a Ballard branch in the space formerly occupied by Radio Shack on Market Street.

The new branch on Queen Anne.

Eve Callahan, Senior Vice President of Umpqua Bank tells us that this is one of five new locations still to open this year. Other branches are in Magnolia, Phinney Ridge, Roosevelt Square and West Seattle. This is in addition to the Queen Anne branch that opened last week.

Callahan says their banks are different than a traditional bank. “We design them as engaging community hubs, comfortable spaces where neighbors can learn about what’s happening, share news and information, and gather for events ranging from small business or non-profit meetings to kid movie nights and valentine crafts,” she says. “In addition, we take our commitment to our communities very seriously, and provide every associate with up to 40 hours of paid time off each year to volunteer in their community.”

The Ballard branch is expected to open sometime in the fourth quarter of this year.

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