Notes from the CEO
Here to serve.
2014 is going to be a big year for Sacramento for many reasons. It is an election year in Sacramento, the push for a downtown Entertainment and Sports Center continues, it’s been dubbed the” year of the young professional,” Next Economy Plan will continue, NextEd will carry on their mission of connection jobs and education. Business is growing in our region, providing jobs for thousands. At Five Star Bank we are heavily involved in all of these efforts to make our region better. As a community based business bank, we want to help create a friendly environment for your business ventures to succeed.
This coming year, I have the privilege to serve as the 2014 Board Chair for the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce. As Board Chair, I will continue to champion the Metro Chamber’s efforts to elevate our region’s job growth and entrepreneurial opportunities.
As more jobs become available, we want to make sure we have the qualified talent to fill them. That means programs and organizations like Metro EDGE and Next Ed are crucial. Next Ed is continuing to connect education to job skills that are needed in our community for high school aged kids and younger. Programs such as Metro EDGE, a program of the Metro Chamber, are engaging the young professional in the process of making the Sacramento region a better place to work, live, and play. It’s exciting to watch and be a part of. I know two of my fellow Sac Metro Chamber Board Members are on the same page and I encourage you to see what they had to say. Dr. Kirschenmann of Drexel University wrote a very informative op-ed in the Sacramento Bee titled, “Sacramento Region Needs to Start Investing in its Young Professionals” while Winnie Comstock-Carlson, Publisher of Comstock’s Magazine, has declared 2014 “The Year of the Young Professional.”
Moving forward, we are going keep this blog up to date about the work Five Star Bank is doing to make this region a more prosperous place for all.