Vice President and Loan Officer Jay Page’s First National Bank Alaska career has spanned more than 30 years. During that time, he’s made sure to foster a healthy working relationship with businesses located in rural Alaska by getting to know the people involved in them.
“Alaska is such a large place, it’s not easy to visit certain communities,” Page said. “You can’t just drive to Aniak or Kalskag and talk business. Whether it’s conferences, meetings or other venues, I’ve gotten to know well a lot of Alaskans from rural villages.
“They may live in remote locations, but their banking needs are all the same. It’s an honor to help companies from all around the state meet their goals. It’s also worth noting that the Office of Indian Energy Economic Development (OIEED) loan guaranty program has proven to be a wonderful asset for Alaska.”
From securing a tree-cutting machine for a timber project in Napaimute to helping Nome get an apartment building built, Page finds banking solutions for his customers by building meaningful relationships with them.
“I take a genuine interest in each one of my customers,” Page said. “Sometimes it makes sense to buy equipment. Sometimes leasing is the best option. We figure out the best course of action by getting to know one another.”
Page regularly attends meetings of the Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference and other regional economic development organizations. He’s a popular “face” of First National at countless charity events and is a huge supporter of Special Olympics Alaska.
When he’s not tirelessly meeting the financial needs of Alaskans, Page relishes time with his wife and four children. He’s also a huge fan of both the Seattle Mariners and Seattle Seahawks, and just happens to be the past and future president of the Midnight Sun Sea Hawkers fan club.
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