Suncrest Bank Completes Acquisition of Security First Bank

Suncrest Bank today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Security First Bank in Fresno, CA. The acquisition, which was first announced on September 1st, 2016, was concluded following receipt of shareholder approval for the transaction from the shareholders of Security First Bank and all required regulatory approvals. As of September 30, 2016, Suncrest […]

Team Tulare Takes to the Streets for Business Owners

In 2015, Team Tulare was formed to reach out to local business owners in a big way, while helping the economy of Tulare grow. Today, the team is proactive; reaching out to business by walking the streets. Tulare Chamber of Commerce CEO Ben Brubaker had spent time visiting with other chambers up and down the […]

60+ Vendors to be Featured at PC Job Fair

Porterville College in conjunction with America’s Job Center of California will hold its Fourth Annual Job Fair from 9am-2pm, Tuesday, May 3 in the Porterville College Gymnasium, 100 East College Avenue in Porterville. Priority service will be observed from 9-9:30am for military veterans and their families. More than 60 hiring vendors have already signed up […]

Bank of Sierra Agrees to Acquire Porterville Branch

Bank of the Sierra, the banking subsidiary of Sierra Bancorp, announced that it has entered into an agreement with Citizens Business Bank, the banking subsidiary of CVB Financial Corp., to acquire the deposits and certain loan assets of a branch of Citizens Business Bank located in Porterville, California. Pending regulatory approval, Sierra’s assumption of approximately […]

Experience and Growth Phase for Locally Based Tucoemas Federal Credit Union

Tucoemas Federal Credit Union announces a new chief financial officer has been added to the Tucoemas family. Sherry Belcher joins the team and brings with her 20 years of management and financial experience. Belcher worked at banks and credit unions in Tennessee and Georgia prior to joining the Tucoemas team. Belcher earned her Bachelor of […]

Buried Drip Irrigation, Strip-Tillage Systems Providing Water Savings

As the California drought continues, higher yields per acre, coupled with the critical need to use water more efficiently, are making silage and alfalfa growers take another look at both subsurface and ground level drip irrigation solutions for their crops. “Yields and water use efficiency are driving demand for this technology,” Todd Rinkenberger, Regional Manager […]

New Lenders to Focus on Agribusiness, Large Commercial Loans and the Hispanic Business Community

Following the recent announcement that it has raised $13.5 million in new capital, Suncrest Bank announced that it has hired three new loan officers to focus on Agribusiness, Large Commercial Loans and the Hispanic Business Community. Mike Flynn joins Suncrest as manager of its Agribusiness Division focused on developing the bank’s farming and agriculture portfolio […]