Local businesses count on Community West Bank in good times and bad

by: Amy Blasco

What do you count on?

That question has undoubtedly become even more important over the last couple of months.

The current financial uncertainty experienced by people all over the world makes having a bank you can count on absolutely essential, especially for small business and property owners.

At the beginning of 2020, before everyone’s day-to-day lives shifted so drastically, the Verdin team and Red Canary Productions had the pleasure of filming some client testimonials for Community West Bank. While the thoughts in these videos were captured pre-coronavirus outbreak, the sentiment behind them is more powerful than ever.

The owners of Goleta-based Draughtsmen Aleworks count on Community West Bank’s responsive services and intimate knowledge of the Central Coast region to serve up delicious beer that builds community.

The brewery, which also has a taproom in Santa Barbara, is dedicated to staying connected and helping each other out during difficult times. Two ways they’ve been doing this include hosting virtual trivia nights on Tuesdays and continuing to offer beer on the Good Beer Karma Tap (for each pint poured from this tap, the brewery donates $1 to a local nonprofit).

San Luis Obispo County residents Dennis and Teresa Harrah count on Community West Bank’s agriculture lending program to finance the ranch of their dreams. While Harrah Ranch isn’t a business, it is an integral part of the Paso Robles community and its ranching culture.

One of Community West Bank’s founding goals is to encourage growth in the agriculture economic sector by offering loans to local farmers and ranchers who want to buy or refinance land, purchase farming equipment or kick-start their agricultural business.

Now and always, Community West Bank is committed to helping local businesses, ranches and farms thrive.

Agricultural financing can be challenging for farmers and ranchers. Most banks tend to be wary of offering Ag loans since they perceive this type of financing to be higher risk,” says Kevin W. Moon, Senior Vice President, Director of Marketing and Product Development for Community West Bank. “We offer Agricultural loans to those who want to buy or refinance farm or ranch land, purchase farming equipment or kick-start their agricultural business. Our Ag bankers have many years of lending experience serving local farmers and ranchers specifically, and it’s that expertise that makes Community West Bank the right choice when they need financing. They know they can count on us!”

For more information about CWB’s services, visit www.communitywestbank.com.

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