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Scheduling Your Annual Financial Checkup
Scheduling an annual doctor’s appointment is common practice, but your finances could use an annual health checkup as well. A financial checkup, or a financial review, is an in-depth look at …
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A female farmer is checking the quality of melons at the farm. Organic fruit in the greenhouse
Holiday Gifts that Support Local Communities
Small businesses are essential to a healthy community. A healthy small-business environment encourages people to stay and invest in their towns, perpetuating better public resources. It also …
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The Gift of Savings: Smart Money Habits 4 Kids
The holidays are fast approaching! Before buying another toy for your child, consider the gift of savings. If your kids are old enough to ask to buy things, take the opportunity to start teaching …
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Young Asian family saving money together in a piggy bank
New PNW Song Contest plus Photo Winners
Each year, First Fed holds a photo contest to celebrate the beauty of the PNW. This year they are also hosting a new songwriting contest in honor of their 100th anniversary in 2023. Those who are …
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Photo by Elisa Laverty, grand prize winner of the Proudly PNW photo contest.
Preserve farm fresh abundance this Fall
On the Olympic Peninsula, the fruitfulness of September is also a harbinger of winter. Fortunately, Washington State University Extension offers professional food preservation guidance to help you …
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Step Up with This Adaptive Shoe
As kids head back to school in new shoes, a unique footwear design developed here in Washington continues to gain popularity. BILLY Footwear offers a unique, innovative zipper closure that is both …
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Hit us with your best shot of the PNW!
Every year local photography enthusiasts submits their best photos to First Fed’s Proudly PNW photo contest. This year’s contest is now open for submissions! Any photos that showcase the life and the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest are welcome.
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This photo of boats in Port Townsend by Crystal Craig was the September winner in the 2022 calendar.
Meet Cindy Hill-Finnie, New Board Chair of First Fed
It’s been nearly 30 years since Cindy Hill-Finnie first fell in love with Port Townsend - the Victorian architecture, idyllic neighborhoods, and seaside vistas. Today, she is woven …
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Free ERC Tax Refund Eligibility Check for Businesses
Was your business impacted negatively by the pandemic? Your business may be eligible for the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) tax refund.  PPP and ERC Together The 2020 COVID relief bill …
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Meet Chris Neros, New Chief Lending Officer and Executive VP at First Fed
At the heart of community banking is the people. Christopher “Chris” Neros was drawn to First Fed for their long legacy of commitment to their communities and pursuit of innovative ways …
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Financial Planning Takeaways
If financial freedom is a life goal for you, a financial plan is critical. A comprehensive financial plan should be reassessed periodically to incorporate life changes. You can begin at any stage in …
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First Fed Gives $1M to Northwest Maritime Center to Expand Access
Port Townsend students in the Maritime Discovery Program. Photo credit: James Cook First Fed Gives $1M to Northwest Maritime Center to Expand Access   Port Townsend’s Northwest …
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Port Townsend students in the Maritime Discovery Program
A Taxi Cab Company Celebrates First Year
The vision for Jacob Ramsey’s taxi company came to him while riding in the back of a Seattle cab. A Port Townsend native, he pictured founding a local company that was sustainable and focused …
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Beloved Ferry Reconnects Peninsula with Canada
After an 18-month hiatus, the Black Ball Ferry Line is sailing again, reconnecting the Olympic Peninsula with Victoria, British Columbia.   Our local community cheered and welcomed the first passengers coming in from Canada as they disembarked.
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