Mark Zoske and Naomi Novotny’s gourmet salt business, SaltWorks, has seen some growth. As in, it’s gone from a spare bedroom to the largest gourmet salt company in the world. And all without any growing pains thanks to their savvy banker.

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While having a knack for business certainly contributed to their success, we were there to support Mark and Naomi by financing state-of-the-art equipment. And we’ll be by their side to help finance whatever their future may hold. That's just how we roll—or should we say, shake?

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Business Loans

What kind of loan do you need? CB has all the ingredients.1

Equipment Loans

What do you need to keep your business running? Maybe it’s not an optical color sorter for salt, but we can help you find the funding for whatever equipment you may need.


Operating Lines of Credit

Sometimes cash flow doesn’t flow smoothly. We get that. That’s why we offer operating lines of credit. We’re all about helping you take care of business so you can keep your business in business.


Customized Loans

What do you need? No, really. What do you need? Our lending specialists will work with you to provide your business with a loan tailored to meet your specific needs.


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"Since 1996, we’ve appreciated and valued the exceptional banking relationship with Columbia Bank. This excellent partnership has greatly contributed to our company’s success."

Eric Niesz, CEO, Tacoma Screw Products, Inc.

"I like working with Columbia Bank because they understand our business—and they acted quickly to arrange new financing to meet the needs of our growing company."

Udo G. Brossmann, CFO, United States Seafoods

"Columbia Bank is very in tune with our organization. They recommend products based on our growth and work with us to meet our needs. We have benefited from their experience in the banking and treasury management industry."

Anne Porter, Vice President/CFO, YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap County

Tips that will add a little flavor
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Do you like efficiency and security? And making life easier for employees? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you’ll be happy that Columbia Bank offers ACH Payroll. It allows you to provide direct deposit to employees and ensure they are paid on time, wherever they are. No more cutting checks or checks getting lost in the mail—just more happy employees.

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Columbia Bank just makes everything easy. I mean, we weren’t planning on taking over the salt world… Mark Zoske | CEO | SaltWorks

To buy or not to buy?

What makes the most sense?
Or, what will make the most dollars and cents?2

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1  All loans subject to credit approval.

2  Financial calculators powered by Fintactix. The calculators on this page are provided as a resource to help evaluate lending and other products. The information that these calculators provide is an estimate for illustrative purposes only, and Columbia Bank does not guarantee the accuracy of the information provided. We encourage you to consult a qualified financial professional with questions about personal or business finance.