Peoples Bank

Address: 200 E. Main St. Everson WA 98247
Telephone: (360) 966-5884
Fax: (360) 966-7710
Hours of Operation: Lobby M-F: 9am-5pm; Drive Up M-F: 9am-6pm; Sat: 10am-2pm (DU Only)
Contact Name: Liz Sankey
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Our Commitment To Service is what sets Peoples Bank apart from other financial institutions. As an independent community bank that opened its doors for business in 1921 we have always committed our resources to supporting local customers, local businesses, and the economic growth of the region.

We think that goal is best served by building relationships; long-term relationships with trust as the foundation. It’s no secret that technology has advanced the banking industry. However in some cases those advances have replaced the human concern and support that can only come from another person. Someone who sincerely cares about your needs and is empowered to deliver a higher level of service. As we continue to add services products and technology we refuse to compromise our heritage. A tradition that is based on doing whatever it takes to find solutions for customers of the bank. Some things should never change.


History of Peoples Bank: It was the summer of 1920 when the citizens of Lynden decided it was time for a change. At the time there was only one bank in town. And as we all know, “one” is not a number that fosters competitive fire. As a result, 56 citizens met at the Odd Fellow Hall (now known as the Eagles Hall) to organize Peoples State Bank.

Upon approval from the state on December 9, 1920, the bank opened for business. The original officers were P.J. Van Hemert, President, J.W. Stearns, Vice President, and Albert Kok, Cashier. It was 18 years later when the bank was reorganized with Irwin LeCocq joining as Vice President and Executive Officer. In 1941, Mr. LeCocq was elected President of Peoples State Bank. As World War II ended, the bank was on solid footing with $2,000,000 in assets. In February of 1952, the LeCocq legacy continued, as Irwin LeCocq, Jr. joined the bank as Assistant Cashier. The value of a locally owned, home town bank was never more important to the community. And as the area continued to grow, so did the bank. In fact, the demand for better service took Peoples State Bank into Bellingham and other nearby locations.

In 1987, Charles LeCocq was elected President, while Irwin LeCocq, Jr. remained as Chairman of the Board. New branches, expanded services and products, and an ever-changing financial market place have given rise to more growth opportunities. In 1996, Peoples State Bank became Peoples Bank, a better reflection of our emphasis on the value of personal service.