2011 News Archive


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San Francisco Chronicle - 12/11/2011 - Erwin Reeves promoted to senior vice president of Mechanics Bank to manage the bank's lending programs under its Community Development Corporation and the U.S. Small Business Administration Read full story | View PDF

San Francisco Business Times - 11/8/2011 - Analyst says Bank of America faces $45 billion capital shortfall Read full story

Berkeley Patch - 11/7/2011 - Occupy Berkeley Plans to Shut Down Chase Bank Read full story

Bay Citizen - 11/7/2011 - Bay Area Customers Flood Credit Unions (and Community Banks) on 'Bank Transfer Day' Read full story

Berkeleyside - 11/7/2011 - Berkeleyans Move Their Money, and Small Banks Benefit Read full story

Elk Grove Patch - 11/5/2011 - Elk Grove Credit Unions, Small Banks Benefit from Bank Transfer Day Buzz Read full story

San Jose Mercury News - 11/4/2011 - More consumers leaving big banks for credit unions (and community banks) Read full story

Huffington Post - 11/4/2011 - More Small Businesses Are Pulling Their Accounts Out Of Big Banks Read full story

San Francisco Business Times - 10/23/2011 - Bank Transfer Day is November 5th - Are You Going to Move Your Money? Read full story

San Francisco Business Times - 10/20/2011 - Bank of America makes it harder to waive unpopular debit card fee Read full story

Elk Grove Digital Magazine - 10/15/2011 - Mechanics Bank In Our Community (starts on page 57) Sept/Oct Issue Read full story

Appeal Democrat - 10/15/2011 - Kash Gill tabbed to head Mechanics Bank loan unit Read full story

Sacramento Business Journal - 10/12/2011 - Mechanics Bank Opens Yuba City Loan Production Office - Mechanics Bank's new loan production office in Yuba City will be headed by Kash Gill, a former Yuba City mayor Read full story

SF Gate - 7/31/2011 - Summer Soirees Woo Next Generation - Mechanics Bank's Tony Kallingal discusses the "Cal Shakers" and California Shakespeare Theater Read full story

SF Gate - 7/24/2011 - Movers and Shakers - Mechanics Bank President and CEO, Steve Buster, named Chairman of the California Banker's Association Read full story

Concord Patch - 7/5/2011 - Napa Chamber of Commerce - Concord Banker Patty Barsotti Leads Regional Efforts to Combat Tetanus Read full story

Napa Chamber of Commerce - 6/7/2011 - Eight Outstanding Heroes Work To Unite Our Community Read full story

San Francisco Business Times - 5/27/2011 - Brian Pretti, Investment Strategist for Mechanics Bank: Inflation lurks under economy’s choppy seas Read full story

Napa Chamber of Commerce - 5/24/2011 - The Napa Chamber Foundation, in partnership with Mechanics Bank, hosted the 2011 Napa Valley Community Awards Read full story

Contra Costa Times - 5/24/2011 - Bay Biz Buzz: Mechanics Bank CEO Buster to lead California Bankers Read full story

California Bankers Association - 5/18/2011 - Steve Buster Named New Chairman of the California Bankers Association Read full story

San Francisco Business Times - 5/5/2011 - Mechanics Bank CEO says recovery is “the real thing” Read full story

San Francisco Business Times - 4/22/2011 - 125 Best Places to Work in the Bay Area unveiled Read full story

Contra Costa Times Times - 4/20/2011 - Mechanics Bank earnings jump 89 percent
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San Francisco Business Times - 4/20/2011 - Mechanics Bank earnings soar in Q1
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Pymts.com - 4/20/2011 - Mechanics Bank’s First Quarter 2011 Earnings Surge
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Silicon Valley Mercury News - 4/20/2011 - Mechanics Bank earnings jump 89 percent
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Sacramento Business Journal - 3/18/2011 - Mechanics Bank Enters Agriculture Lending
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Comstock's Magazine - 3/2/2011 - Consult & Trust: Local banks offer more than transactions.
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San Francisco Business Times - 2/11/2011 - Bay Area business lending rises. Local banks win small biz clients. Read full story (Subscription Required)

Sacramento Business Journal - 2/8/2011 - Mechanics Bank posts big jump in Q4 profit.
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Contra Costa Times - 2/7/2011 - Mechanics Bank hits on all cylinders.Read full story

San Francisco Business Times - 2/7/2011 - Mechanics Bank posts big jump in Q4 profit.
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San Francisco Business Times - 2/4/2011 - Mechanics Moves Back Into Auto Loans. Mechanics Bank has returned to the business of financing auto purchases through dealerships. Read full story (Subscription Required)

San Francisco Business Times - 1/21/2011 - Mechanics Bank turns page on Great Recession. Read full story (Subscription Required)

San Francisco Business Times - 1/20/2011 - Mechanics Bank strategist sees solid recovery in 2011 Read full story



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