April 1, 2014
SANTA ROSA — American AgCredit today announced $111.2 million in net income in 2013, a 3.7 percent annual increase largely attributed to new loan demand and improved asset quality.
Winery and vineyard loans totaled $1.1 billion at year-end, growing by 29.4 percent from the end of 2011 and outpacing the annual growth rate of the overall portfolio by more than 11 percent.
February 18, 2013
NORTH BAY — Lenders to the North Bay wine industry are following demand for capital as it ripples outward from a record-breaking grape harvest in 2012, after a boost in cash flow allowed many vineyards to pay down working capital and other business debt.
April 23, 2012
NORTH BAY – Borrowers in the wine industry have found it easier to access financing recently, with industry lending experts citing a warming approach to commercial lending from traditional sources and an uptick in interest for specialty non-bank lending.
April 16, 2012
SANTA ROSA – Rabobank, N.A. opened a new branch and agribusiness center in downtown Santa Rosa today, the third in the region after branches in Sonoma and Napa.
February 20, 2012
NOVATO — Bank of Marin is making a determined effort to extend the wine-related expertise of its commercial lending team into the industry with expansions into Napa and Sonoma counties over the past 12 months.
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.
Most Influential Leaders in the North Bay: Jim Adams, Rachel Dollar, Rob McMillan, Al Coppin, Daniel Duckhorn, Mark Ihde, Stan Mead, Dave Siembieda, Iver SkavdalFebruary 8, 2010
Last August when we published our first group of Most Influential Leaders in the North Bay, we promised we would bring you more of their stories. We honor that pledge today and promise to bring you more of the inspiring stories of business people in future editions.