May 2012 – Community Bank, their roots are in customer service

     For over sixty five years, Community Bank has provided the communities of Southern California with the financial services they need. But more than that, they have committed to giving each customer the kind of responsive, personal attention that really makes a difference.

            Over the years, Community Bank has grown to include 16 banking centers with assets of over $2.6 billion. Since their inception, they have focused on serving small and mid-sized businesses. They feel uniquely qualified to meet their customers’ business challenges, because as a middle-market company they face the same issues each day.

            At Community Bank, you can always expect friendly, personal care and a full range of business banking services, from checking accounts and equipment loans to comprehensive services such as letters of credit, the financing of foreign receivables, or lending to an ESOP.

            Community Bank is committed to serving the communities in which they live, work and do business. They feel strongly about establishing partnerships with organizations, businesses and individuals within their communities and the surrounding neighborhood. Their philosophy of local involvement is demonstrated at the corporate level and further expressed in the time and energy our employees devote each year to community service activities.

            Community Bank has dedicated a full-time bank officer committed to expanding community involvement. By working with under-served communities inSouthern California, they are helping them gain access to capital for their business operations.

     They also invest in their communities by providing loans to nonprofit organizations and by making charitable contributions and investments with a focus on affordable housing, financial literacy and economic development.

            To help broaden the base of economic growth, they participate in loan programs offered by local community development corporations or community development financial institutions like the California Economic Development Lending Initiative, the Southern California Reinvestment CDFI, California Community Reinvestment Corporation, and other similar organizations that offer micro and small business loans to borrowers who are unable to qualify for conventional financing.

            Community Bank is the home of Partnership Banking. To learn more about Community Bank visit Everett Thompson, and his team at the local Redlandsbranch at 200 E. Citrus Avenue or log on to