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The Branch of the Future


There is no arguing that things have changed pretty dramatically in banking over the past decade. From the big-picture ways we plan for success down to the minutia of everyday banking functions, technology has enabled us to move at lightnin...

Entrepreneurship Embodies America’s Pioneer DNA


I came across this commentary from Jim Blasingame, a Forbes contributor, on recently and the message really hit home, especially so close to the 4th of July. I encourage you to take a minute to watch it. The gist of his message i...

No One-Size Solution


On May 15 of this year, I testified in front of the California Legislature on behalf of the California Independent Bankers regarding the proposed “Homeowners Bill of Rights.” The special panel of lawmakers in front of which I sp...

Made at Sac State


            Have you seen us on the Sacramento State Highway 50 billboard yet? Recently, Five Star Bank was invited to be a part of the “Made at Sac State” campaign. The university hosted all of our Sacrame...

Does “Too Big to Fail” Really Mean Too Complex to Manage?


A recent Wall Street Journal opinion piece written by Richard Fischer and Harry Rosenblum calls for bringing back balance and parity to the financial system and to level the playing field between community banks and other players in the ind...

California Banking and Recovery


Recently, there was some good news released regarding California banks and their effect on the state’s economy. Authored by economists Chris Thornberg and Jordan Levine of Beacon Economics, the study behind the 2012 California Banking &a...

What is an Emerging Business?


At Five Star Bank take great pride in what we do well. The team we have assembled includes experts in many different facets of business banking. We’re an SBA preferred lender and have a great deal of experience in small business banking. ...

Next Economy :: Full Steam Ahead


The Next Economy project is moving right along and another Regional Forum is set for February 17. Here’s a little preview.   I’m pleased to report that through the efforts of the Center for Strategic Economic Research, five distinct bu...

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