There are people with great business skills, energy and judgment who guide their companies through dark days, on to prosperity. They are highly valued, but often their good works don’t spread far beyond the office door. Then there are people whose skills are shared for the collective good, whose judgment and wisdom make for both a prosperous business and success for the community as a whole.
Ken Martin, president of Cashmere Valley Bank 22 years, definitely falls into the latter category. His success at Cashmere Valley Bank is unquestioned. In his tenure the portfolio of the still humble hometown bank has risen from $240 million to $1.3 billion. It weathered the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression is a condition he describes as “better than most anyone.” Cashmere Valley Bank stands out for its sound investments and careful management.