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Holiday Help for our Communities

As a community-focused bank, we empowered each of our offices to determine which local organization(s) would benefit from our charitable efforts this holiday season. We know that our employees who live and work in those communities best understand the unmet needs of their neighbors.

While we wish we could support all the wonderful nonprofits working hard to brighten this holiday season, we’re proud to lend a helping hand to these groups mentioned below, and we encourage anyone who wants to help to either participate in our drives or contact these nonprofit groups directly.

Our Vista office is hosting the Salvation Army Angel Giving Tree gift drive. You’ll find Angel Trees in the bank lobby with gift tags for specific, requested gifts. The requests come from hundreds of area children, ages infant to 12 years old, who would otherwise have no gifts to open this holiday season. Families in need that sign up for the program must meet Federal minimum poverty guidelines to qualify.

Each angel on our trees has the name, age, gender and gift request of a child in need. You can “adopt” a child and purchase their (unwrapped) Christmas gift wish to deposit in the barrel we have displayed onsite. Our Vista office is also providing a Salvation Army food donation barrel to help families who don’t have enough food to put on their table this holiday season. For more information, visit Salvation Army’s website.

Our Escondido office is also supporting Salvation Army’s Angel Giving Tree gift drive, with trees displayed in the bank lobby. In addition, the office is collecting nonperishable food items for the Fallbrook Food Pantry and adopting a family through the Pantry. Our downtown office will adopt a family through this organization, as well. Established in 1991, The Fallbrook Food Pantry is one of our many wonderful nonprofit clients and is the largest agency of its kind in the unincorporated areas of Fallbrook, Bonsall, Rainbow, De Luz and Pala. In 2016, the Pantry distributed 929,970 pounds of food, serving 24,589 families in need. For more information, visit fallbrookfoodpantry.org.screen-shot-2016-09-13-at-11-07-51-am

For residents of Fallbrook and Bonsall, the need for food and many other services will increase as a result of the recent wildfires. In addition to our support of the Food Pantry, many of our staff have made donations to the Red Cross to help provide comfort and support to Californians affected by these fires. If you would like to add your support as well, call, click, or text to give: visit redcross.org,screen-shot-2016-09-13-at-11-07-51-am call 1-800 RED CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

Our downtown and La Jolla offices participated in OPERATION: TROOP CARE, a food drive sponsored by Women Benefitting the Community for the families of the young men and women who are new military recruits in training. We collected nonperishable food items and grocery gift cards for the volunteer drivers to pick up in advance of the holiday season.

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San Diego Office employees Claudia Sanchez, Kim Flores, Pam Cummins, Darla Clark, Andrea Kardos & Donna Provencher with food & gift cards collected for OPERATION: TROOP CARE!

Our Vancouver, Washington office has been hosting its annual food drive for the Clark County Food Bank over the last month.  We’ve had contributions from staff and clients alike, overflowing the red wagon we’ve been filling in our office. Clark County Food Bank is a regional food bank that distributes six million pounds of food and five million meals a year, partnering with over 35 local agencies and programs to serve those in need in the Vancouver community. For more information, visit clarkcountyfoodbank.org.screen-shot-2016-09-13-at-11-07-51-am

Screen Shot 2017-12-19 at 10.53.06 AMOur Vancouver team also adopted a family through Share Vancouver, a nonprofit organization that works to “lead the hungry and homeless to self-sufficiency by providing food, shelter, housing, education, advocacy and compassion through the strength of our community.”

We’ve “adopted” a family through Share Vancouver’s ASPIRE/transitional housing program and its Housing & Essential Needs (HEN) program. Our bank received a list of gift items requested by the family to purchase that we will have delivered to Share Vancouver. For more information, visit sharevancouver.org.screen-shot-2016-09-13-at-11-07-51-am

Wherever you are, we hope your holidays are warm and bright and that you have the opportunity to make the holiday better for those in need.

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3 Reasons Why Regents Bank is the Premier Business Bank in San Diego and Vancouver, WA

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Regents Bank is the premier business bank in San Diego and Vancouver, WA. That is a core belief of our institution, our employees and our customers. Our customers have many choices of where to bank, just take a look at any corner and you’ll see a bank building. Why choose Regents? We believe there are three very good reasons to choose us as your business bank:

Our people. You’re building a business, we’re building a business. You’re an entrepreneur with a dream, so are we. Your office is based in the community and you’re raising your family here, so are we. When you talk with a Regents banker we are not going to start our relationship off by trying to get you to open a business checking account or sell you any other of our financial products or business services. Yes, we want you to use us as your financial lender or provider of business banking services, but not until we understand what your business goals are, your time frame, your risk tolerance…not until we get to know you. Our people aren’t looking to peddle a product; our people want to do what’s best for you and develop a long term partnership. We call it “Consultative Banking”, and it’s the cornerstone of what makes Regents Bank great.

Our customers. We keep our customers because we treat them with the same interest and respect as the day we met them. We’re in our 11th year and the vast majority of our initial clients are still happy, loyal Regents Bank clients. Sure, we’ve lost some along the way that left us because they could get a loan for quarter of a percent less, but not many. Why? Because business owners know that finding a bank that puts the customer first is a rarity. Regents Bank is that rare bank that always, and we mean always, puts the customer first. A good businessperson doesn’t begrudge a great provider of services a fair profit; that’s why we lose very few clients over a percentage point or some other miniscule product difference a competitor is offering in order to take away one of our clients. Our clients appreciate us, and they know we appreciate them by the attention to detail we provide and the time we’ve invested getting to know them.

Our vision. Regents Bank is a very successful, financially solid bank. But we’ve made two very important decisions in the past 120 days that will provide increased benefits for our clients. First, we were acquired by Grandpoint Capital. This alliance provides our business banking clients with greater access to capital for the purpose of growing their businesses. Grandpoint loved our business model and how Regents treated our customers. That’s why we retained our name. Grandpoint also acquired California Community Bank in San Diego and that merger is expected to be finalized in the 3rd quarter of 2012. The California Community Bank offices will be renamed as Regents Bank offices, which will in turn offer our customers even more options of locations when they need to visit a Regents Bank San Diego office.

These are three great reasons to do your business banking with Regents. When is the last time a banker sat face-to-face with you and really listened to what your business goals are? Can your banker tell you what your sales objectives are for 2012? Don’t you think they should know that? Your Regents banker will know because they’ll ask. Because they care. Call us today and find out why our customers don’t leave us and what makes us a true community bank. The more you know us the more you’ll see why we’re the best choice to be your business bank.

Regents Bank has offices in San Diego, La Jolla, Carlsbad and El Cajon, CA. We also are proud to have a branch office in the beautiful community of Vancouver, WA.

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