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. …
April 29, 2013
After returning from the annual executive conference for Western Independent Bankers, a community bank trade group, Russell Colombo, president and CEO of Bank of Marin, said that leaders in the industry are starting to express greater optimism after a historically challenging economic period. …
Loans and deposits have grown at Bank of Napa, N.A., with net assets growing 8.2 percent over the course of a year and approaching $150 million as of March 31. …
April 22, 2013
NOVATO — Bank of Marin Bancorp (NASDAQ: BMRC), parent company of Bank of Marin, today reported net income in the first three months of 2013 increased from the prior quarter and was level with income a year before.
The bank realized a net recovery on troubled loans for the first time in several years.
March 25, 2013
While many businesses, homebuyers and individuals have benefited from the Federal Reserve’s continuing effort to keep interest rates low, that same economic policy — along with heightened pressure from regulators and tepid demand for new loans — has added up to a time of historic challenge for community lenders in the North Bay and beyond.
Executives at North Bay financial institutions said they saw no clear end for the current conditions.
March 25, 2013
Bank of Marin donated $25,000 to SchoolsRule–Marin, part of its pledge to allocate 35 percent of its total corporate giving to education-related organizations in 2013. …
After joining the board of directors for the Oakland-based Women’s Initiative for Self-Employment, Kimberly Kaselionis has worked to restart a specialized loan program for women entrepreneurs in Marin County that she helped launch while chief executive of the former Circle Bank. …
Santa Rosa’s Exchange Bank celebrated the 50th anniversary of its Trust & Investment Management department this month. …
Santa Rosa native Jonathan Graves has joined First Community Bank as vice president and commercial loan officer. …
February 4, 2013
Santa Rosa’s Exchange Bank announced that net income for all of 2012 had risen slightly versus income for 2011, meeting the bank’s projections despite a lukewarm demand for financing from both households and businesses. …
Net income at Novato-based Bank of Marin was up 14.5 percent in 2012 compared to 2011, with $17.8 million representing $3.28 per share, according to an announcement by the bank. …
Year-over-year net income rose 55 percent for Santa Rosa’s Summit State Bank, a period that president and CEO Tom Duryea called “the best year yet in our 38-year history.” …
Citing challenges of a low-interest-rate environment, San Rafael-based Westamerica Bank announced that 2012 net income had slipped 7.7 percent from 2011. …
Bank of Napa, N.A. announced record profit in 2012, with net income up by more than two-thirds from the year before. …
Dixon-based First Northern Bank announced that net income of $4.6 million for all of 2012 marked a 70.4 percent increase versus net income in 2011. …
Total assets as of Dec. 31 were $831.5 million, up $50.3 million — 6.4 percent — compared to one year prior. Total deposits were $730.8 million, up 7.6 percent from the same period in 2011. …
Annual net assets rose 15.82 percent for Santa Rosa’s Community First Credit Union comparing 2012 to 2011, reaching $150.63 million in a period of rapid growth for the lender, according to an announcement. …
January 28, 2013
Featured in this spotlight on commercial lenders are executives at American River Bank, AltaPacific, Bank of America, Bank of Marin, Bank of Napa, Bank of the West, Comerica Bank, Exchange Bank, First Community Bank, First Northern Bank, Luther Burbank Savings, JP Morgan Chase, Mechanics Bank, Presidio Bank, Rabobank, Silicon Valley Bank, Sonoma Bank, State Assistance Fund for Enterprise Business and Industrial Development Corporation (SAFE-BIDCO), Summit State Bank, Travis Credit Union, U.S. Bank, Umpqua Bank, Union Bank, Warren Capital, Wells Fargo and Westamerica Bank.
January 24, 2013
In the wake of his sudden death Monday, the North Bay business community remembered David Brown as the epitome of a community banker: a man for whom personal and professional relationships frequently converged, with an underlying sense of charity that influenced all aspects of his life.
January 22, 2013
NOVATO — On the eve of celebrating its 23rd anniversary, Bank of Marin Bancorp (NASDAQ: BMRQ), parent company of Bank of Marin, announced record annual earnings for 2012, up 14.5 percent from the prior year.
December 31, 2012
NORTH BAY — While the Federal Reserve’s continued effort to keep interest rates as low as possible has helped many borrowers to refinance existing debt or purchase property in 2012, that same economic policy has also narrowed margins for financial institutions and investors and created a period of historic challenge for firms of all sizes in the North Bay and beyond.
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