December 2, 2013
NOVATO — Bank of Marin has completed its acquisition of Alameda-based NorCal Community Bancorp and its four-branch Bank of Alameda subsidiary, the Novato-based lender announced Monday.
November 11, 2013
Wine industry lenders in the North Bay have seen another uptick in borrower demand in the latter half of 2013, driven in part by a need to process a harvest that appears to rival last year’s crop and a continuing trend of mergers and acquisitions throughout the industry, according to those lenders.
November 5, 2013
NOVATO — Bank of Marin (NASDAQ: BMRC) has promoted 18-year employee Beth Reizman to chief credit officer, a role that began on Oct. 31.
October 28, 2013
Sonoma County Economic Development Board is advancing in its effort to assist very small “micro-enterprise” companies in their access to capital, with plans to begin rolling out a targeted technical assistance program before the end of this year. …
Improving loan quality has helped Santa Rosa’s Exchange Bank to realize a profit of $11.43 million for the first nine months of 2013 — up 27 percent compared to the same period last year, the bank announced. …
Bank of Marin Bancorp, parent company of Bank of Marin, announced a 25 percent increase in third-quarter earnings compared to the same three-month period in 2012. …
After a profitable third quarter including growth in its loan portfolio, Bank of Napa N.A. has exceeded $150 million in assets for the first time in its seven-year history. …
October 21, 2013
NOVATO — Bank of Marin Bancorp (NASDAQ: BMRC), parent company of Bank of Marin, today announced a 25 percent increase in third-quarter earnings compared to the same three-month period in 2012, along with a one-cent increase in its quarterly shareholder dividend.
October 21, 2013
Elaina Hunt was promoted to vice president of marketing and community relations for Summit State Bank. Emily Harrington was promoted to vice president and branch manager at the Bicentennial location in Santa Rosa. …
Bank of Marin promoted Fabia Butler to vice president for manager of community and public relations. …
Albion Surveys hired 50-year industry veteran John Parrish at its St. Helena headquarters. …
Nine winners of Sonoma County Tourism’s “Are You the Next Sonomad?” contest were named. …
October 11, 2013
NOVATO — Bank of Marin promoted longtime employee Fabia Butler vice president and manager of community and public relations, a position charged with guiding the public face of the bank in advertising and in the communities it serves.
September 16, 2013
Napa Chamber of Commerce hired four new staff members — Julie Dalrymple, Cynthia Summers, Jessica Provenza and Susanne Heun — and promoted Sharon Morrison and Amanda Tallman. …
Bank of Marin announced winners of the 20th annual Spirit of Marin Awards: Michael Harlock, Myles Babcock, Hilda Castillo, Scott Adams, Matthew Broadway, the Aversa Family, Phillip and Eva Schlenker, Brendan Moylan, Joan Capurro, David Haydon, Heidi and Gary Kuhn, Tom Campagna, Jim Wood and Richard Kirschman. …
The city of Vallejo hired Julia Aguila as the Housing and Community Development Division’s housing specialist.The city also hired Lorena Burciaga as its code enforcement officer. …
Dominic Mintalucci, MD, recently joined the Hand Center at Santa Rosa Orthopaedic Medical Group. …
Eugene Burger Management Corporation’s Rohnert Park district hired four new employees: Susie Pewitt, Bethany Picano, Diane Watson and Jessica Holt. …
Adam Messner, a Mill Valley resident and chief executive officer of San Francisco-based LiveWire Electrical Supply, was named to The Electrical Distributor magazine’s “30 Under 35″ list. …
Holly Patz, director of marketing and brand management for Santa Rosa-based Regal Wine Company, joined the board of directors for national nonprofit Make-A-Wish. …
August 19, 2013
Bank of Marin President and CEO Russ Colombo was a San Francisco Giants “ball dude” on Aug. 7. …
Santa Rosa Symphony appointed five new members of its board of directors. …
Artisan Signature Properties, formerly Christopherson Realty, added four agents to its real estate brokerage. …
August 14, 2013
The Business Journal on Wednesday announced a record 75 recipients for its eighth annual Best Places to Work.
More than 6,000 employees completed the required anonymous online satisfaction survey, and thousands of comments were collected in the process.
August 12, 2013
Bank of Marin hired Glen Stanley as senior vice president and regional manager for Santa Rosa. …
Summit State Bank announced the election of directors and expansion of the board. …
Visit Napa Valley appointed Teresa Savage vice president of sales. …
July 25, 2013
NOVATO — Bank of Marin Bancorp, parent company of Bank of Marin, on Thursday announced the hiring of Tani Girton as chief financial officer.
“The CFO role is a highly strategic position … particularly as we expand into the East Bay …” said Russell Colombo, president and chief executive.
July 22, 2013
NOVATO — Quarterly earnings were lower at Bank of Marin for the three-month period ended June 30, as the bank set aside additional capital as a provision for potential losses from a 2005 land development loan and paid a number of one-time expenses related to new hires and a recently announced acquisition, according to an announcement and executives from the bank.
July 22, 2013
Blu Homes Woody Bell senior vice president of operations for the Vallejo factory. …
Tara McGoldrick Walsh joined PD Media Lab as a content editor and Crystal Jackson as a social media optimization specialist. …
Several employees Bank of Marin joined the boards of local organizations: Alan Burr, Conservation Corps North Bay; Veronika Johnson, North Bay Children’s Center; Melanie Rempe, Marin Young Professionals Network; Jaime Ortiz, San Rafael Chamber of Commerce; Jeanne Szmidt, Napa-based Community Resources for Children. …
Donna Zapata of Redwood Credit Union, was honored at the 25th anniversary Sonoma County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce scholarship gala. …
Petaluma People Services Center named David Short board president, Linda Morgan of Kaiser Permanente as vice president, Jackie Taylor-Meadows of Sonoma Bank as treasurer and Mark Ferguson of Bank of Marin as secretary. …
Sunny Hills Services promoted Josh Leonard to the new chief program officer position. …
James Madison, a top-producing agent in Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Santa Rosa office, again ranked among the top 1,000 realtors in the U.S. …
Miljenko “Mike” Grgich of Rutherford-based Grghich Hills Estate was presented with the National Federation of Croatian Americans Lifetime Achievement Award. …
July 8, 2013
The Business Journal recognized 12 recipients of its second annual North Bay Facilities Managers Recognition Awards.
Read profiles about winners Michael Adams of Mendocino College, Tammy Atwood of Oculus Innovative Sciences, Brian Baker of Codding Investments, Guy Byrne of Leslie Rudd Investment, Leonard Diggs of Santa Rosa Junior College’s Shone Farm, Atanas Draganski of Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery, Mike Enochs of Nova Group, Jolene Graniss of Bank of Marin, Steve Howard of Redwood Credit Union, Lloyd Martin of Schramsberg Vineyards, Carolyn Pistone of Green Key Commercial and Randy Storrs, Redwood Toxicology Lab.
July 8, 2013
Jolene Graniss is supervisor of administrative services for Bank of Marin of Novato.
July 1, 2013
NOVATO — Bank of Marin Bancorp (NASDAQ: BMRC), parent company of Bank of Marin, on Monday said it entered a definitive agreement to acquire the parent company of Alameda-based Bank of Alameda.
July 1, 2013
NOVATO — As the first-ever chief information officer for Novato’s Bank of Marin, Jim Burke is charged with leading the $1.4 billion lender’s overall technology strategy. His appointment comes at a time of major transformation for the way banks deliver services, with new technology increasingly changing the nature of both customer interactions and internal practices.
He discussed his new role with the North Bay Business Journal.
June 17, 2013
The Business Journal announced 12 recipients of its second annual North Bay Facilities Managers Recognition Awards.
The awards were intended to recognize the people who work behind the scenes to make their organizations run smoothly.
“The work they do — and the occasional miracle they perform — are critical to a successful organization,” said Business Journal Editor and Associate Publisher Brad Bollinger. “And their work very often goes unrecognized publicly — until now.”
May 6, 2013
Bank of Marin Chief Financial Officer Christina Cook is leaving the bank. …
American AgCredit returned the largest dividend in its history to its members in 2012, the agriculture cooperative’s first year of positive loan growth since 2009. …
Citing an increase in income-generating assets and new loans, Summit State Bank (NASDAQ: SSBI) reported a 64 percent increase in net income for the first three months of 2013 and declared a larger quarterly dividend. …
AltaPacific Bank’s assets have grown steadily in the year since completing its merger with a Southern California-based bank, ending the first quarter 4.1 percent higher. …
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