2012 News Archive


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SF Gate - 12/12/2012 - Mechanics Bank hired Lisa Smith as vice president and program manager. Kelly Gaynor joined the company as senior portfolio manager. Read full story

Contra Costa Times - 11/21/2012 - Mechanics Bank CEO retires from bank's top job after eight years. Read full story

San Jose Mercury News - 11/21/2012 - Mechanics Bank CEO retires from bank's top job after eight years. Read full story

San Francisco Business Times - 11/21/2012 - Mechanics Bank CEO Steve Buster to exit at year-end. Read full story

San Francisco Business Times - 11/9/2012 - Mechanics Bank targets smaller investors who have $100K. Read full story

San Francisco Business Times - 11/1/2012 - Mechanics Bank gears up investment advice for mass affluent. Read full story

Walnut Creek Patch - 9/15/2012 - The Joy of Giving Back Read full story

ABA Banking Journal - 8/16/2012 - Watching Out For Our Elders Read full story

Walnut Creek Patch - 8/2/2012 - Mechanics of Volunteerism: Making Difference in the Lives of Students Through Junior Achievement (Mechanics Bank Employees Reflect on Their Volunteer Experiences)
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Walnut Creek Patch - 7/27/2012 - The Mechanics of Volunteerism: Walking the Walk for Napa Humane (Mechanics Bank Employees Reflect on Their Volunteer Experiences) Read full story

Walnut Creek Patch - 7/26/2012 - Mechanics of Volunteerism: Where the Wild Things Are (Mechanics Bank Employees Reflect on Their Volunteer Experiences) Read full story

San Francisco Business Times - 7/20/2012 - Foster kids learn money savvy, thanks to Mechanics Bank. “We want to give back to the communities we are in,” says Pat Hudson. Read full story

San Francisco Business Times - 7/13/2012 - Banks Seek New Ways to Train Executives. Mechanics Bank has 620 employees and 31 branches in Northern California and its employees take quarterly classes for regulation and technology updates. Read full story

San Francisco Business Times - 7/13/2012 - Paper stock certificates bite into Schwab clients’ wallets. Read full story

San Francisco Business Times - 7/3/2012 - Bay Area Community Banks Expand in Wine Country: Mechanics Bank is embracing agriculture lending in Napa Valley as well as recently opening a loan office in Yuba City, north of Sacramento, to build that part of the business. Read full story

SF Gate - 6/22/2012 - Grant Hellar has been appointed vice president, business development officer of Mechanics Bank, assigned to Marin County. Read full story

Rossmoor News - 6/6/2012 - GRF Finance Committee meets Monday to discuss line of credit commitment letter from Mechanics Bank. Read full story

Rossmoor News - 5/2/2012 - Wells Fargo backs out of Event Center financing, but Mechanics Bank steps in. Read full story

Rossmoor News - 5/2/2012 - Understanding Rossmoors Finances. Read full story

Friends Corner Bookshop - 4/28/2012 - Mechanics Bank Helps the Lafayette Library and the Environment. Read full story

Silicon Valley Mercury News - 4/27/2012 - Mercury News interview: Steve Buster, president, Mechanics Bank. Read full story

Examiner - 4/24/2012 - Dianne Daiss Felton as Chairman of Mechanics Bank. Read full story

San Francisco Business Times - 3/16/2012 - Investors aren’t just hungry for returns, they’re starved.
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San Francisco Business Times - 3/16/2012 - Community banks edge back into home loans.
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The Wall Street Transcript - 3/6/2012 - Interview With The CEO And President : Mechanics Bank (MCHB) - Steven K. Buster. Read full story

Berkeleyside - 3/6/2012 - Startup Forum: What does it take to make it in Berkeley? Read full story

San Francisco Business Times - 3/2/2012 - Mechanics Bank exec sees forces pulling economy both ways. Read full story

San Francisco Business Times - 2/28/2012 - Mechanics Bank strategist sees volatility amid slow growth ahead. Read full story

Berkeleyside - Local Event 3/5/2012 - Rauly Butler, Senior Vice President of Retail Banking for Mechanics Bank Named Speaker At Upcoming Berkeleyside Local Business Forum: Startup Berkeley.
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San Francisco Chronicle (SF Gate) - 2/6/2012 - Berkeley considers new banks to replace Wells Fargo. Read full story

Sacramento Business Journal - 2/3/2012 - Two banks with branches in the Sacramento area reported increased revenues and profits this week. Read full story

CBS San Francisco - 2/2/2012 - Berkeley May Move Money Out Of Wells Fargo Bank View video

Berkeleyside - 2/1/2012 - Berkeley to reassess Wells Fargo, open account to bids. Read full story

San Jose Mercury News - 2/2/2012 - Berkeley considers closing its multimillion dollar Wells Fargo account over bank's handling of foreclosure crisis. Read full story

KTVU.com - 1/31/2012 - Berkeley City Council weighs removing all funds from Wells Fargo.
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ABC 7 News - 1/31/2012 - Berkeley considers pulling out of Wells Fargo Bank. Tuesday night, it voted unanimously to punish Wells Fargo Bank and look for a more socially-minded institution to hold hundreds of millions of dollars in city assets. View video

Berkeley Patch - 1/31/2012 - Wells Fargo Responds to Berkeley Bank Debate. Read full story

Berkeleyside - 1/30/2012 - City council to consider switch from Wells Fargo. Read full story

Sacramento News & Review - 1/19/2012 - The big squeeze. Some banks and credit unions levy surcharges and fees on low-income people who receive federal cash aid on state-issued plastic debit cards. Mechanics Bank ranks as one bank that 'don't charge the poor.' Read full story

Sacramento Business Journal - 1/13/2012 - Kash Gill - His full-time day job is as a vice president and manager of its loan production office in Yuba City. His full-time morning and evening job — with his wife, Neena — is farming 200 acres of peaches, prunes and walnuts, also in Yuba City.
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SF Gate - 1/8/2012 - Beth Swift promoted to Vice President/Relationship Manager for our Walnut Creek Industries Group and Fred Boostiani assigned as Relationship Manager and Business Banking Officer for our Diablo Valley Region Read full story



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