BEO Bancorp, known as Bank of Eastern Oregon, was established to meet the financial needs of the Oregon communities, the businesses, and the citizens it serves. The bank offers products that meet the financial needs of its customers that are consistent with safe and sound banking practices. Bank of Eastern Oregon's products, high quality customer service, are the primary mission of the bank. Another important asset of the bank is its employees. The Bank of Eastern Oregon was originally chartered in 1945 as the Gilliam County Bank, Arlington. In 1957 and 1959 operations were expanded to Heppner and Ione, Ore., with the bank changing its name at that time to Bank of Eastern Oregon. Bank of Eastern Oregon is a state chartered independent community bank.