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Founders Community Bank changes its name

By   /  Thursday, July 29th, 2021  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Founders Community Bank changes its name

Founders Community Bank, which has two branches in San Luis Obispo County, has rebranded as Premier Valley Bank. In a July 29 news release, the bank announced the name change but said that ownership and leadership will remain unchanged. The Fresno-based bank attributed its decision to rebrand as a way to unite its banking centers Read More →

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Westlake Village robotics firm closes $30M funding round

By   /  Thursday, July 29th, 2021  /  East Ventura County, Latest news, Startups, Technology, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Westlake Village robotics firm closes $30M funding round

InVia Robotics, a Westlake Village-based warehouse automation solution company, secured $30 million in a Series C funding round announced July 28, led by M12, Microsoft’s venture fund, and Qualcomm Ventures. To date, inVia has raised $59 million in funding. With this investment, inVia said it plans to extend its products’ reach and operational support in Read More →

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Pacific Premier Bank back in black in Q2

By   /  Tuesday, July 27th, 2021  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Earnings, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Pacific Premier Bank back in black in Q2

Pacific Premier Bancorp, the holding company of Pacific Premier Bank, recorded almost $100 million in net income in the second quarter, a year after losing a similar amount, according to a quarterly report released July 27. The Irvine-based bank has seven branches in San Luis Obispo County and two in Santa Barbara County. Its net Read More →

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Amgen to buy biotech startup TeneoBio

By   /  Tuesday, July 27th, 2021  /  Banking & Finance, Biotech, East Ventura County, Latest news, left, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Amgen to buy biotech startup TeneoBio

Amgen announced July 27 that it plans to buy a privately held Bay Area biotech company called TeneoBio in an all-cash deal worth as much as $2.5 billion. The deal is expected to close in the second half of this year and calls for Amgen to pay $900 million up front for all outstanding shares Read More →

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Herzog adds new winemaker from Napa

By   /  Monday, July 26th, 2021  /  Agribusiness, Latest news, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Herzog adds new winemaker from Napa

Herzog Wine Cellars in Oxnard, one of the biggest wineries in the tri-county region, has a new winemaker.  The winery announced July 26 that it has hired David Galzignato as senior winemaker and director of winery operations. He will oversee the entire winemaking operation, vineyard management and grower contracts, and will work with head winemaker Read More →

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Street Smarts: Before his arrest, Barrack opened up, a little, about Trump years

By   /  Friday, July 23rd, 2021  /  Columns, Latest news, Subscriber content  /  Comments Off on Street Smarts: Before his arrest, Barrack opened up, a little, about Trump years

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SLO County landfill secures private equity loan

By   /  Friday, July 23rd, 2021  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Central Coast, Latest news, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on SLO County landfill secures private equity loan

CGL Holdings, the owner of Chicago Grade Landfill in San Luis Obispo County, has secured a $9.5 million term loan from Columbia Pacific Business Finance, a Seattle-based private equity fund. CGL Holdings will use the money to refinance existing debt on the municipal waste landfill and recycling center near Atascadero and distribute proceeds to its Read More →

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