January 26, 2015
Welcome to the 2015 survey of leading commercial lenders in the North Bay. Listed alphabetically by institution: American River Bank, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Commercial Banking, Bank of Marin, Bank of the West, California Bank & Trust, Comerica Bank, Exchange Bank, First Bank, First Community Bank, Live Oak Bank Wine & Craft Beverage Group, Presidio Bank, Redwood Credit Union, Summit State Bank, Tri Counties Bank, U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo, Westamerica Bank.
November 3, 2014
Wells Fargo: Saving for retirement is a formidable challenge for middle class Americans, with 34% not contributing anything to a 401(k), an IRA or other retirement savings vehicle…
The Board of Directors of Westamerica Bancorporation (WABC) declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.38 per share on common stock outstanding to shareholders of record at the close of business November 3…
In the wake of the closure of the Marin Arts Council in early 2012, a new organization, MarinArts.org, has emerged to support arts and cultural activities in Marin County…
Collotype Labels, the leading global wine and spirits label supplier, won the top award for digital label printing in two leading North American 2014 print industry competitions…
Wine Road of Northern Sonoma County released a new map of wineries and lodgings along the Wine Road that highlights members with environmentally responsible amenities…
Blue Ventures Wine Marketing, LLC has been appointed the national sales and marketing company for Consilience Wines of Santa Barbara County…
October 6, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO — Wells Fargo promoted longtime executive Jim Foley to be executive vice president and president of the Bay region, effective today.
Mr. Foley will lead the newly created Bay Region, which combines the San Francisco Bay Region formerly led by Michael F. Billeci, EVP and president of the San Francisco Bay region, and the Greater Bay region that Mr. Foley has led since 2009. Mr. Billeci will retire at the end of this year.
September 22, 2014
If a bank can be a cause, Wells Fargo might be that cause.
“Some people say that loyalty to a company is a thing of the past,” according to Greg Morgan, president of the North Bay market of Wells Fargo. “We don’t believe that. People naturally aspire to a larger purpose beyond just themselves. They want to believe in their company and the good it can do.”
August 20, 2014
Wells Fargo bank plans direct investments in startups that could provide financial innovation.
March 31, 2014
Read profiles of Corporate Philanthropy Awards-winners with more than 1,000 employees: Agilent Technologies, Autodesk, Kaiser Permanente, Medtronic and Wells Fargo Bank.
March 4, 2014
Twenty North Bay businesses and organizations have been selected for the Business Journal’s inaugural Corporate Philanthropy Awards.
“All of us at the Journal congratulate these organizations that contribute significantly to the betterment of the communities we treasure,” said Publisher Brad Bollinger. “It’s amazing there wasn’t something like this already. As a result, we had a very strong response to our call for nominations and an incredible group of recipients.”
July 8, 2013
Wells Fargo launched the Small Business Neighborhood Renovation Program in Santa Rosa to help “freshen up” some low-to-moderate income small businesses. Businesses selected for renovations were David’s Shoe Repair and West Coast Cuts. …
Rohnert Park mixed-used community Sonoma Mountain Village installed two free-to-use electric-vehicle charging stations at its event center. …
Petaluma Health Center earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star rating. …
32Ten Studios expanded its San Rafael practical-effects production studio with three new capabilities. …
Vanguard Properties, a San Francisco-based residential and commercial real estate brokerage headed by James Nunemacher for almost 30 years, is opening its first North Bay office. …
Korbel Blanc de Noirs California méthode champenoise sparkling wine was named “Best of Show, White” at the 2013 California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition. …
July 1, 2013
Santa Rosa’s Exchange Bank has recently made a number of business development hires and reassignments, part of a longer-term effort that included the creation of a formal business development department last July. …
Santa Rosa-based Community First Credit Union has launched a new Web-based money management program, responding to demand for increasingly sophisticated technology and services that were once only in reach for the largest national banks. …
Wells Fargo Bank has made a big push in the home mortgage realm, and recent data compiled by the North Bay Business Journal shows that the North Bay is no exception. …
Scott Chisholm, a managing director at Mill Valley’s Redwood Trust, Inc. (NYSE: RWT) will resign July 1. …
June 24, 2013
Looking back on a professional career that has included marketing and general management roles in fields including financial services, startups and manufacturing, Jamie Moldafsky noted a common thread extending to her to her role today in guiding the overall brand focus of the 265,000-employee Wells Fargo Bank. Each of those roles, she said, has involved a deep focus on customer experiences and an opportunity to learn within different industries and corporate cultures. As Wells Fargo’s chief marketing officer, those experiences have helped to cultivate a shared approach across an institution with a myriad of products and services.
March 18, 2013
As investigators continue to aggressively pursue allegations of business embezzlement in Sonoma County, regional fraud experts warn that many North Bay companies and nonprofits still lack the basic internal practices needed to catch and prevent those crimes.
October 29, 2012
The volume of small business lending backed by the U.S. Small Business Administration in the Bay Area reached an all-time high during the last fiscal year, and volume for such loans in three North Bay counties grew by more than one-third.
July 2, 2012
SANTA ROSA — Increasing competition, along with volatile U.S.-global economies and capital markets, are affecting the way wineries are being financed, according to banking and capital-management experts at the Moss-Adams LLP Wine Industry Financial Roundtable. The quarterly event attracted more than 65 CEOs, CFOs, winery owners and managers to the Vintner’s Inn on May 31.
April 9, 2012
SANTA ROSA – Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) has announced the hiring of Perry DeLuca as industry head and team leader for the Wine, Food & Beverage group in its Santa Rosa-based North Coast Commercial Lending Office.
January 9, 2012
n 10 years of selling private businesses, financial leverage has consistently been one of the key success factors in expanding the pool of buyers and closing deals. Fortunately for business owners, the SBA loan guaranty program is an excellent funding source for deals up to $5 million. And, lenders are lending now.
December 5, 2011
NORTH BAY — Santa Rosa-based First Community Bank loaned the greatest amount of dollars to small businesses in the North Bay through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 7(a) program in the 2011 fiscal year, jumping 10 places ahead to No. 1 and joining a wave of lending both locally and across the country.
November 14, 2011
The cold 2011 season and wet harvest dampened North Coast crop yields by as much as one-third from norms by early estimates, and lenders are closely observing grower ability to make payments on crop and other loans with fewer tons to sell and higher vineyard-management costs.
November 7, 2011
Joining the staff are Dianna Berthinier, who joined as senior vice president and regional manager in August; Terrance Davis, who joined as senior vice president and business banking officer in September; and Brian Rose, who also joined in September as vice president and commercial loan officer.
April 18, 2011
SANTA ROSA — Comerica Bank has hired Jeff Clark, formerly with Wells Fargo, as vice president of commercial banking in an effort to expand the bank’s footprint in the North Bay.
January 31, 2011
Following are many of the leading professionals in commercial lending across the North Bay. (Listed alphabetically by institution name)
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