Submitted by Peoples Bank

Peoples Bank is pleased to announce the opening of a new branch serving the Smokey Point community, located at 4824 Longhouse Trail Lane NE, Suite 102 in Arlington. The branch will feature commercial lending and retail banking services and is dedicated to serving customers in the North Snohomish communities of Arlington, Marysville, and Stanwood.

“Locally owned and managed, Peoples Bank has been serving customers for over 100 years. This new branch in Smokey Point is part of our long-term commitment to the region and will allow us to better serve customers in North Snohomish County who are seeking to establish a trusted relationship with commercial and retail bankers in their community,” said Andy Riddell, Chief Lending Officer at Peoples Bank. 

Peoples Bank began serving the banking needs of customers in Snohomish County in 2005. With the opening of the Smokey Point branch, Peoples Bank now operates five branch locations across Snohomish County, including in Edmonds, Everett, Mill Creek, and the City of Snohomish. The new Smokey Point branch will offer commercial lending and retail banking services with a personalized and relationship-based approach.

“Providing superior customer service is at the heart of everything we do at Peoples Bank,” said Josh Anfinson, Commercial Market Leader at Peoples Bank. “I am very excited to bring our banking expertise and dedicated one-on-one customer support to serve local businesses, entrepreneurs, and families in the Smokey Point area.”

A team of talented and community-focused banking professionals will lead this new branch, including:

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Josh Anfinson. Photo courtesy: Peoples Bank
  • Josh Anfinson, Senior Vice President, Commercial Market Leader. With over 25 years of financial services experience specializing in commercial and industrial (C&I) and commercial real estate (CRE) lending, Josh brings a wealth of expertise to this role. Originally from Auckland, New Zealand, and raised in Melbourne, Australia, Josh has lived in Snohomish and Skagit counties since 2013. He has previously served as President of the Rotary Club of Burlington and currently volunteers with Financial Beginnings.
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Melissa Siv. Photo courtesy: Peoples Bank
  • Melissa Siv, Vice President, District Manager. Melissa has served in numerous retail banking roles and has contributed significantly to Peoples Bank’s success in Snohomish County during her nearly 20-year tenure. Active in the community, Melissa serves on the Executive Committee for Leadership Snohomish County, is a Junior Achievement facilitator, serves on the Everett Public Schools Business and Professional Services Program Advisory Committee, and sits on the Events and Finance Committee for the Imagine Children’s Museum.
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Mitch Stewart. Photo courtesy: Peoples Bank
  • Mitch Stewart, Assistant Vice President, Retail Branch Manager. Mitch joined Peoples Bank in 2015 and has earned numerous accolades for outstanding customer service in his roles as retail operations manager, relationship manager, and assistant branch manager of the Everett Financial Center. Raised in Snohomish County, Mitch serves as Board Treasurer for Quilceda Community Services and is on the Arlington Public Schools Career and Technical Education Advisory Board.

About Peoples Bank

Peoples Bank is a locally owned and operated, independent, full-service community bank with $2.4 billion in assets. Headquartered in Bellingham, Washington, Peoples Bank has served the community for over 100 years and operates in 24 locations throughout Washington. Reflecting its strong financial management practices, dedicated employees, and long-standing customer relationships, Peoples Bank was awarded a superior five-star rating from Bauer Financial, a leading independent bank rating firm. Learn more about Peoples Bank here. Member FDIC.

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