By almost any standard, Cottage Health and Sansum Clinic are two of the most successful nonprofits on the Central Coast. They’ve got deep roots in the community, they’ve carved out vast amounts of market share in their respective fields and they are successful, some might say relentless, fundraisers. But does it make sense for them Read More →
American Riviera Bank reported a 17 percent decrease in unaudited net income in 2015 as the institution prepared for its merger with The Bank of Santa Barbara. American Riviera acquired The Bank of Santa Barbara in an all-stock deal valued close to $18 million, creating a “force to be reckoned with,” said Joanne Funari, the Read More →
County Commerce Bank shareholders approved its proposed merger with Citizens Business Bank, which is expected to close on Feb. 29. “Citizens Business Bank’s philosophy and business model is very similar to ours and is the perfect fit for County Commerce Bank, and most importantly, our customers and employees. We are excited to be partnering with Read More →
American Riviera Bank completed its previously announced merger with The Bank of Santa Barbara. The merger, first announced on July 15, was approved by shareholders of American Riviera Bank and The Bank of Santa Barbara and received required regulatory approvals. American Riviera Bank had $227 million in assets and The Bank of Santa Barbara had Read More →
American Riviera Bank and The Bank of Santa Barbara shareholders approved the banks’ proposed merger, the institutions announced on Oct. 27. The merger is expected to close by January 2016, pending final regulatory approval. The combined companies, which will go by American Riviera Bank, will have branches in downtown Santa Barbara, Montecito and Goleta Read More →
Movegreen, an environmentally conscious moving service founded along the South Coast in 2007, bought Sheeler’s Moving in a transaction completed on Dec. 11, essentially doubling its size.
One of the 10 largest staffing firms in the nation, the Santa Barbara-based Select Family of Staffing Cos., announced Jan. 5 it plans to merge with EmployBridge, a staffing company based in Atlanta.