Banking on a reunion: Funari and Ortega team up
Longtime Santa Barbara bankers Joanne Funari and Eloy Ortega are reunited again. The two bankers, who founded Business First National Bank together in 2001, now have their sights set on building out the The Bank of Santa Barbara on the South Coast.
Funari, Sonos, Westmont headline South Coast awards
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Heritage Oaks Bank names new CEO
Simone Lagomarsino will take the reins at Paso Robles-based Heritage Oaks Bank as president and CEO on Sept. 10. Lagomarsino succeeds current CEO Larry Ward, who announced his retirement earlier this year. Heritage Oaks, the parent of the Business First Bank brand in Santa Barbara, is the third-largest regionally based bank in the Tri-Counties. It Read More →