Partners for Balance
Daniel Kirkham, 30, is a Portland-area entrepreneur with an abundance of energy and drive. When he’s not running the family business, he’s coaching high school sports or pushing himself to new heights on his racing bike.
Sports have always been important to Daniel because competition and participation on teams helps build individual character. It’s something Daniel learned from his dad and his own experiences. Daniel’s dad, Arnie Kirkham, launched Ad Specialties of Oregon NW, a promotional products company in 1996. After acquiring a business degree with an emphasis in entrepreneurship, Daniel worked in outside sales before joining the family business in 2009.
Building on his dad’s legacy and his commitment to exceptional customer service, Daniel is intent on keeping much of what made the family business successful in the first place. Arnie did business with a smile and a handshake, and Daniel does too. But he’s not naïve. Daniel is working hard to ensure his company is ready and able to compete in the modern marketplace for promotional consulting and merchandising.
Regardless of their industry or size, many of Daniel’s clients are challenged with meeting the growing need for effective promotion. For instance, Oregon is home to 159 craft breweries, which is great for beer drinkers, but it makes it hard for brewers to stand out in a crowded field. Daniel’s answer to the problem is a new line of business he recently introduced called “Beer Essentials,” which provides brewers the high quality branded merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers, hats, etc.) that they need to stand out in a crowded field.  
“With a growing business and a busy personal life, Lewis & Clark Bank lets me do banking my way. On my time,” says Daniel, “It's so simple to access bank balances or deposit checks remotely. Great partners for business.”
Access to the right tools is essential for today’s young entrepreneur. Being able to handle important financial transactions at the touch of a finger is critical for busy business owners today and Lewis & Clark Bank is ready with the latest mobile banking solutions. Daniel is an active mobile banking customer, but on the rare occasion he rides his road bike into the Oregon City branch, he gets the attention, advice and the seasoned help he needs to grow his business. And since Daniel isn’t busy fussing with his bank, he’s free to race with his 10 Barrel Brewing teammates. The finish line is out there, beckoning champions, and Daniel is in hot pursuit.
"With a growing business and a busy personal life, Lewis & Clark Bank lets me do banking my way. On my time." -Daniel Kirkham