Community West Bank: 30 Years of Community Banking You Can Count On

by: Kyla Osburn

This year, Community West Bank is celebrating 30 years of serving local businesses. Since they opened their doors in 1989, Community West Bank has grown to be the largest publicly traded community bank headquartered and serving Central and South Coast of California.

Over the past 30 years, Community West Bank has provided a strong foundation for growth in the communities it serves, which is precisely the focus of their new Count On 2.0 campaign. With the launch of this campaign, Community West Bank assures Central Coast residents that they can be counted on to provide optimal banking services. However, you don’t have to take it from them.

In a new set of advertisements developed by the Verdin team, local business leaders and long-time customers explain how they count on Community West Bank through their first-hand experiences.

Count On 2.0, explores just how influential Community West Bank’s services are. It uncovers the ripple effect of their work has on the local community through the work of their clients.

CEO of Santa Barbara Airbus Eric Onnen discussed the impact Community West Bank has had on his company. “Community West Bank has always found a way for the terms and conditions to work for us and for them. I count on Community West Bank,” Onnen said.

Community West Bank still stands out from national competitors in that employees of all levels live in the community they serve. This incentivizes them to work hard for their clients, knowing that their work contributes to shaping the communities they call home.

Another long time client, General Manager of Goleta Sanitary District Steve Wagner, highlighted the role Community West Banks has taken on in the local community.

"We rely on Community West Bank to keep the public’s money safe and to keep it local,” said Wagner.

For 30 years, Community West has become an integral part of the communities they serve. Their legacy goes beyond banking, extending into the services provided by clients. You can count on Community West’s clients because their clients can count on them.

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