100 Years of Service
Respecting the unique character, interests, and needs of the communities we serve.
For over 100 years, Peoples Bank has been deeply invested in the growth and success of our local communities. Since we established our roots in Lynden in 1921, we've operated with a “People First” philosophy, helping individuals, families, and businesses make well-informed financial decisions. We live and work in this community, so we’re invested in helping you thrive. Contact us any time to learn more.
The Peoples Bank Story
In the summer of 1920, 56 Lynden citizens met at the Odd Fellows Hall (now the Eagles Hall) to organize Peoples State Bank. Lynden was no longer a one-bank town. The state approved their charter on December 9, 1920, and the Bank was open for business soon after.
In 1938, Irwin LeCocq purchased a controlling interest in the Bank and joined as President. It was at this time that Mr. LeCocq established the Bank’s core values of honesty, integrity, respect, and commitment. These values were embraced by his son, Irwin LeCocq Jr. and continue to guide the Bank today under the leadership of his grandson, Charles LeCocq.
Irwin LeCocq Sr.
President 1938 - 1969
Irwin LeCocq Jr.
Chief Executive Officer & President 1969 - 1987
Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board
As the area continued to grow, so did Peoples State Bank. In 1987, Charles LeCocq was elected President & CEO. He served in this capacity through early 2013 when he became Chairman of the Board and continues as CEO. Charles represents the third generation of LeCocq leadership of the Bank, and he is a fifth-generation banker.
Today, we are known as Peoples Bank with branches in many Washington communities. Our growth is predicated on the same values that we started with over 100 years ago: be responsible and dedicated to our clients and serve our local communities beyond the business of banking – as a community bank should.