Washington Trust Bank plans to open a branch in Cashmere by July, Vice President Lea Werner said earlier this week.
The supermarket office will be the Spokane bank’s 24th and most distant, she said.
But nearby Wenatchee is proving to be a good market for the bank, Werner said, and the Cashmere branch will be an extension of service to customers there, particularly those headed to Seattle.
“It’s a perfect, convenient location for us,” she said, noting that The Price Chopper is the only supermarket in Cashmere.
The Cashmere branch will employ four.
Werner said Washington Trust should have another Wenatchee branch with five employees opening about the same time. Three other offices already serve that city and East Wenatchee.
The bank also is planning a branch on Sullivan in the Spokane Valley that will probably open in September, Werner said.