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5-Star Wheatland Bank Puts the Community in Community Banking

5-Star Wheatland Bank Puts the Community in Community Banking

Spokane, WA - December 2021: BauerFinancial, Inc., the Nation’s Premier Bank Rating Firm, congratulates Wheatland Bank, Spokane, Washington on its 59th consecutive 5-Star Rating. To earn this top rating, the bank must excel under a rigorous, independent analysis of its financial condition. And Wheatland Bank has done so continuously since September 2007. Only banks, like Wheatland Bank, that have earned this top rating for at least 40 consecutive quarters (10 years) can call themselves an “Exceptional Performance Bank”.


How do they continue to perform so well during these difficult times? We asked Karen Dorway, president of BauerFinancial, for her insight. “Wheatland Bank, and other community banks like it, are uniquely positioned to help local people and businesses when times are unpredictable,” she reflected. “As an integral part of the community, community bankers have the intimate knowledge of exactly how given circumstances may affect neighbors and friends. That knowledge, combined with the ability to think, act and react locally, means that decisions can be made faster and implemented in the best manner possible for the community.”


Wheatland Bank’s personal interest in the people and communities it serves has been on full display since its inception in 1979. Wheatland Bank is a source of strength and stability for the community, and has been for 43 years. No matter what circumstances they are facing, Wheatland Bank’s friendly and caring staff is always ready to lend a hand, whether at the branch, by phone or on their website: