May 12, 2014
Each year, the Business Journal highlights the leading U.S. Small Business Administration program lenders serving the North Bay.
March 24, 2014
NORTH BAY — California lawmakers have bolstered a state-sponsored program to finance the upgrade and removal of underground petroleum storage tanks and related systems, highlighting an ongoing need for that work in areas including the North Bay, according to the program’s regional administrator and others.
January 27, 2014
Leaders at North Bay lending institutions, listed in alphabetical order: AltaPacific, American River Bank, Argent Bank, Bank of America, Bank of Marin, Bank of Napa, Bank of the West, Comerica Bank, Exchange Bank, First Community Bank, First Northern Bank, JPMorgan Chase, Luther Burbank Savings, Mechanics Bank, North Valley Bank, Presidio Bank, Rabobank, Redwood Credit Union, State Assistance Fund for Enterprise Business and Industrial Development Corporation (SAFE-BIDCO), Silicon Valley Bank, Summit State Bank, Travis Credit Union, Umpqua Bank, Union Bank, U.S. Bank, Warren Capital Corp., Wells Fargo and Westamerica Bank.
October 14, 2013
SANTA ROSA — Developing circles of relationships that result in dollars and jobs staying in North Bay communities, as well as sharing resources and transition today’s business models toward partnerships, cooperatives and bartering networks will be effective in the emerging “new economy,” according to speakers at the Invest Local Conference.
April 22, 2013
Exchange Bank announced its after-tax income for the first three months this year was 9 percent higher than a year before, partly attributed to improvements in efficiency and loan quality. …
A low interest rate environment a fierce competition for loans was cited for a decline in first quarter earnings for San Rafael-based Westamerica Bank, with parent company Westamerica Bancorporation announcing net income had fallen 17.6 percent versus the same period last year. …
Terry Davis has joined Santa Rosa’s SAFE-BIDCO as chief financial officer, his latest leadership role in a long history as a North Bay banking executive. …
Kimberly Kaselionis, who served as CEO of the former Circle Bank, has joined her mother, Kit Cole, as an inductee in the Marin Women’s Hall of Fame. …
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.
December 3, 2012
Santa Rosa’s State Assistance for Enterprise, Business and Industrial Development Corp., the non-depository lender better known as SAFE-BIDCO, has raised the profile of its agricultural lending program after boosting the dollars it can lend through a new arrangement with the state and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. …
Bank of Marin Bancorp (NASDAQ: BMRC), parent company of Bank of Marin, announced that it has opened a new branch office in Tiburon’s Cove Shopping Center on Nov. 19, replacing a former branch in the town of Strawberry. …
Wells Fargo N.A. has announced the launch of a new homebuyer assistance program known as CityLIFT. …
August 6, 2012
SANTA ROSA – More small businesses in the North Bay and beyond are obtaining financing through the California Small Business Loan Guarantee Program, with lenders lauding it as a strong alternative to loan programs backed by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
December 5, 2011
Awareness of non-bank financing options has risen in recent years, driven largely by the tightening of lending standards at banks that have made capital harder to come by for many small businesses.