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A bank built on community

Our history is tied to our communities and the neighborhoods we serve. Since our inception, we have been committed to the mission of the bank and our strengthening our core values as an organization.

INB was founded in 1989 by a group of local business people who were unhappy with the fact that Spokane headquartered banks were getting gobbled up by big out-of-state banks. They felt strongly that being headquartered here enables a bank to be more responsive to the needs of the local community.

INB started with just one location in the Paulsen Center in downtown Spokane, Washington where the headquarters is still located today. In 1991 we established a holding company, now named Northwest Bancorporation, Inc., that trades over-the-counter under the trading symbol NBCT. We are a publicly held company and report our quarterly and annual results to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). You can review our recent SEC filings by going to our "Investor Relations" page on this site and choosing "SEC Filings." Many of our customers are also stockholders.

History

In 1992, INB opened a location in the Spokane Valley and in 1993 another was opened in Airway Heights and INB was really off and running. Today we have 6 INB locations strategically located throughout Spokane County.

Also in 1995, INB became the first state chartered bank in the country to expand into another state and today we now have 3 locations throughout Kootenai County, Idaho.

In 1998 we purchased a mortgage company that was subsequently merged into the bank. Our mortgage department serves the home purchase and refinance needs of our bank customers, as well as the community at large. We are now one of the larger mortgage loan originators in the Inland Northwest market with as much as $100 million in home loans per year. In addition, the mortgage department works with home builders to finance the construction of new housing in and near our primary market area.

On October 16th, 2015 INB welcomed the Bank of Fairfield to our family - bringing a strong Agricultural Banking infrastructure and increasing our branch network to The Palouse. The merger combined two well-respected Northwest banks that share a deep commitment to serving our local communities and customers.

In October of 2016, we entered the Tri-Cities market with a temporary office that was later converted to a full-service bank location shortly after. This expansion then led to opening another INB to serve the Columbia Basin in Ephrata, Washington.

In July, 2017 INB merged with CenterPointe Community Bank that again combined similar institutions that share like-minded core values. The combined company expanded INB's footprint into Oregon, including Hood River, The Dalles, and Lake Oswego as well as a location in Bingen, Washington. 

Total assets have grown from less than $4 million in 1989 to nearly $820 million today. While we offer a full complement of competitively priced personal loans, the large majority of our loans have historically been to small and medium sized businesses.