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Arcadia Environmental finds friendship in financial quest

As a full-service environmental remediation company in Coos Bay, Arcadia Environmental offers specialized service for hazardous materials, construction and demolition work.

Their work includes testing and cleanup for asbestos, mold and fuel storage tanks, which requires unique training and expertise to do the job right, says General Manager Ken Newman.

When Ken was offered the opportunity to become an owner of the business, he knew he would need a banking expert to ensure the transition went smoothly.

“I went to Deena at Oregon Pacific Bank, and she helped me with the purchase,” he says. “Having Deena, not only as a friend but as a banker, worked great for me because she had all the knowledge that I needed when I needed it.”

Commercial Relationship Manager Deena Gisholt says she was glad to help Ken fulfill his dream of owning a business.

“It’s always good to see someone succeed,” she said. “Ken started out working for someone, then had a dream to get out on his own. So, he helped get this company started and was instrumental.”

As the business continues to mature, Ken expects that his relationship with Oregon Pacific Bank will continue to grow, as well. In addition to knowing that he can count on us for honest advice, he also appreciates our prompt, friendly service.

“I can go into the bank and everybody at the bank knows who I am,” he says. “The bank is more than just a financial institution — they’re friends.”

Deena says she values the personal connections and takes pride in knowing her customers – that’s always how she’s done business during her 40 years of banking. One of the best parts about working at Oregon Pacific Bank, she says, is that it’s capable of offering full-service banking yet small enough to be connected to its communities.

“We might be considered small, but we offer ever service that everyone else offers plus some,” she says.

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