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2007 News Archive


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Placer Herald - 12/17/2007 - LOCAL BANK CHAIN KEEPS THE GREEN GOING INSIDE AND OUT. The Mechanics Bank Rocklin Office is featured in this article about the new growing trend in many communities to "Go Green". The article emphasizes our bankwide decision to become environmentally friendly.

San Francisco Business Times - 12/7/2007 - IN BRIEF: WHERE CREDIT IS DUE: BUSINESS LENDING GOES CRUNCH. Steven Buster was quoted, along with others, on the current environment of business lending, and specifically, on "Capital pools evaporating". Mechanics Bank CEO Steve Buster is keeping a close eye on retail clients who may feel the impact of consumers keeping a tighter hold on their wallets this holiday season. That could be bad news for owners of retail commercial space as well. “In uncertain times … it’s time to rebuild trust,” says Mechanics’ Buster.

Contra Costa Times - 10/31/2007 - ENVISIONING A GATEWAY TO PITTSBURGWith commercial activity becoming very brisk in the downtown area of Pittsburg, being the only bank in the Old Town Pittsburg has proved quite successful for The Mechanics Bank.

Contra Costa Times - 10/30/2007 - FROM BOARDED UP- TO BUSY BANK. The Mechanics Bank Pt. Richmond Office, occupying the historic, restored Trainmasters Station building, celebrated its Grand Opening to a large group of leading City officials, residents and Bank employees.

Sacramento Bee - 10/13/2007 WORK FINALLY BEGINS ON 34TH RESIDENTIAL PROJECT. The Mechanics Bank funds a loan to kick-start the long awaited East 34th project to have 30 Single-family homes completed by Spring of 2008.

East Bay Business Times - 9/28/2007 - IN BRIEF: BANKING ON SCHOOLS. The Mechanics Bank for the fourth-straight year sponsored an Oakland Athletic's ticket sales program to raise money for locals. The Bank donated $49,000.00 to the West Contra Costa County School District after a season-long fundraising effort for the "Step Up To The Plate for Education" program. The Mechanics Bank distributed ticket order forms and underwrote promotional spots and radio airtime for the program. It also held its annual employee picnic day at the A's gaem, with proceeds from the ticket purchases for more than 500 employees and their families included in program revenue.

San Francisco Examiner - 09/27/2007 - BIG BANKS HIKE ATM FEES. The Mechanics Bank rebates other banks' ATM fees.

San Francisco Business Times - 09/24/07 - MECHANICS BANK EXPANDS ESCROW SERVICES WITH S.F. HIRE. The Mechanics Bank's new San Francisco Business Escrow group has Elizabeth McGovern as Senior Escrow Officer.

Sacramento Bee - 09/03/2007 RYAN EMMERT PROMOTED. Ryan Emmert has been promoted to Financial Services Manager for The Mechanics Bank in El Dorado Hills.

ABC 7 News - 06/11/2007 - TRAINMASTER BUILDING STORY. Tom Butt and The Mechanics Bank work to infuse new life into historic Trainmaster Building in Point Richmond.

San Francisco Chronicle - 06/6/2007 - MIND YOUR BUSINESS. RAULY BUTLER, SVP of Retail Banking, was recently quoted in the Business section of the Chronicle, addressing a reader's question about a wife's bankruptcy.

Sacramento Bee - 05/31/2007 - THE MECHANICS BANK'S HOWE AVENUE OFFICE GOES GREEN. An article appearing in the Arden Carmichael section of the Bee quotes Amy Mathews on The Mechanics Bank's commitment to supporting the community's effort to be "Green".

Placer Herald - 05/23/2007 - THE MECHANICS BANK JOINS CHAMBER GALA IN ROCKLIN The Mechanics Bank's 5th anniversary in RocSklin was celebrated recently, but the Children's 100-Year tile wall was the focal point of the Chamber event.

Placer Herald - 05/10/2007 - JACKIE BARTOLUCCI works with local Chamber The article quotes Jackie Bartolucci comments about the Rocklin Chambers forum to promote the success of businesses.

El Dorado Hills Telegraph - 05/09/2007 - The Mechanics Bank promotes SUSAN HAMLIN to Office Manager The article highlights the career, experience and details of responsiblities of Ms. Hamlin, who is also an El Dorado Hills resident.

Sacramento Business Journal - 05/04/2007 - A BANK CONNECTION The Mechanics Bank is considering offering bank account access on cell phones.

Contra Costa Times - 04/20/2007 - BANK INFUSES LIFE INTO HISTORIC BUILDING The Mechanics Bank will be moving into the historic Trainmasters building in Point Richmond.

Central Valley Business Times - 04/20/2007 - The Mechanics Bank elects PATRICIA COCHRAN to its Board of Directors Patricia Cochran, former Vision Service Plan CEO, joins The Mechanics Bank board of directors.

The East Sacramento News - 04/19/2007 - Sacramento Businesses Go Green The Mechanics Bank Howe Avenue Office Has Been Certified as a Green Business.

San Francisco Business Times - 04/18/2007 - The Mechanics Bank elects TWO NEW DIRECTORS Patricia Cochran and Richard Moran bring their experience and expertise to The Mechanics Bank Board of Directors.


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