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| Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

GeoLinks secures private equity investment

Latest news, Small Business, Technology, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County

Geolinks, a fast-growing internet service provider based in Camarillo, secured what it called “a significant minority investment” from a group led by Rock Mountain Capital, GeoLinks announced Oct. 27. The private equity investment will help GeoLinks with its plans for expanding its network, making strategic acquisitions and streamlining its internal growth and operations.  “GeoLinks launched Read More →

| Monday, October 26th, 2020

Firestone, Ventura Coast clean up at virtual beer festival

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| Monday, October 26th, 2020

Driven by pandemic loans, American Riviera Bank reports record earnings

Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Earnings, Latest news, South Coast, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies

American Riviera Bank saw its net income rise sharply this year, with a 46 percent increase in net income in third quarter earnings year-over-year. The Santa Barbara-based bank reported $2.26 million in net income the quarter, or 45 cents per share. For the same quarter in 2019, the bank had $1.55 million in net income, Read More →

| Monday, October 26th, 2020

Earnings up at Community West Bank

Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Earnings, Latest news, South Coast, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies

Community West Bancshares, the holding company for Goleta-based Community West Bank, saw net income and net interest income rise in the third quarter, according to the company’s latest financial filings. The bank reported a net income of $2.9 million, or 33 cents per diluted share, as compared to $2.2 million, or 25 cents per diluted Read More →

| Tuesday, October 20th, 2020

Nomad Goods pledges to donate one million masks

Columns, Nonprofits

Nomad Goods, a Santa Barbara company that makes phone cases and other electronics accessories, is donating 1 million COVID-19 prevention masks to nonprofits and community organizations. Earlier this year, Nomad began producing masks and other personal protective equipment, along with it usual offerings. On Oct. 9, it announced that it was taking nominations of relief Read More →

| Tuesday, October 20th, 2020

Earnings down, assets up at Community Bank of Santa Maria

Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Central Coast, Earnings, Latest news, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies

Total assets at Community Bancorp of Santa Maria rose in the third quarter of the fiscal year, even as net income fell, the bank announced Oct. 20. The parent company of Community Bank of Santa Maria saw total assets rise to $327.6 million, an increase of 24 percent from the same time in 2019. Net Read More →

| Monday, October 19th, 2020

Income up at Bank of the Sierra

Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Central Coast, Earnings, Latest news, South Coast, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies, West Ventura County

Sierra Bancorp, the parent company of Bank of the Sierra, announced a record quarter as net income grew by 16 percent from a year earlier. Bank of the Sierra is based in Porterville, in the San Joaquin Valley, and has 12 branches in the tri-county region, the result of a series of acquisitions of Central Read More →