POLL: Pick the Best Bank in Kent

Voting ends Aug. 17

We asked you to nominate the and now it's time to vote in our poll to determine the winner.

Local editor Matt Fredmonsky will choose the winner based solely on the number of votes in this poll. Voting ends Aug. 17.

The places you nominated are listed below. Thanks to everyone who nominated a business. The nomination period closed July 9, so if it's not included in the poll the business isn't eligible for a Readers' Choice award.

Winners will be announced Aug. 24 in all 25 categories.

So get voting, and help us pick the Readers’ Choice businesses in Kent!

Walter Hamilton III July 23, 2012 at 11:11 AM
You forgot to include " Credit Unions"!!!!!
Andrew Polcyn July 23, 2012 at 01:00 PM
Where were you during nominations, Walter??
Chris (Kit) Myers August 11, 2012 at 10:42 AM
Hometown Bank (fomerly Home Savings Bank). It is local! It is well run, and has avoided the mortgage scandals of the big banks by intelligent, honest, business practices. It is the real thing. I would not go anywhere else.
Gina Corron August 11, 2012 at 01:25 PM
I bank at First Merit over by Acme Click.... First Merit is BY FAR the BEST bank I've ever had !
Linda UmBayemake August 17, 2012 at 07:21 PM
A credit union is not a bank, sorry.
Linda UmBayemake August 17, 2012 at 07:24 PM
First Merit cheated me out of $560.00 would not let take a person off my account that I added on without their permission then let that person change the account into their name. Plus it is not as well insured as American owned banks because it is not American owned, unless that changed since my legal battle with them.
Chris (Kit) Myers August 17, 2012 at 10:09 PM
Did you go after the person who changed it into his/her name and has your $560.00? Have you contacted the president (not the branch manager) about letting the person change it into his/her name? You gotta go right to the top!
Linda UmBayemake August 17, 2012 at 11:03 PM
I went after everybody. Letters went as far as the group that owns Merit bank in London (at that time I don't know if they still own them the way things are shuffled now days). It was a nightmare. When my lawyer threatened to go to the media suddenly all the smart talk stopped. A whole new attitude bloomed and I received a check and an apology with a little extra enclosed. My lawyers fees were paid separately. It was a miracle.They knew they were wrong, plus my lawyer was going to let everyone know how people's money was only insured up to $100,000 so that would have upset a lot of people. I only bank in American owned banks now, I hate how that sounds but it is how it is.
Chris (Kit) Myers August 17, 2012 at 11:22 PM
Good for you!!!


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