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Another bank is moving to town. Banner Bank, headquartered in Walla Walla, says it has purchased property here and expects to open a branch late this year or early next year. There are nine banks in Anacortes now.

Doug Bayne, vice-president and marketing director for the bank, said Banner Bank has had its eye on Anacortes for some time. He said they have purchased a lot at 18th St and Commercial Ave for $580,000. Anacortes Iron had been located there. The lot was recently cleared.

Banner Bank recently purchased Islanders Bank, with branches on San Juan, Orcas and Lopez islands. And, the bank opened a branch in Oak Harbor recently. In Anacortes, Banner Bank plans a full-service branch with drive-through and ATM.

Banner Bank has 94 branches and lending centers in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Its holdings are $4.6 billion.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,122 Confirmed Skagit Cases
379 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

259 Hospitalizations
61 Deaths
7,743 Fully Vaccinated
26,198 Doses Given

Statewide

319,498 Confirmed Cases Statewide
19,224 Hospitalizations

4,942 Deaths Statewide

Updated 6 pm, February 25, 2021.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

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