Ventura Community Bank Move Planned for Downtown
VENTURA, CALIF.—Ventura Community Bank, a division of Ojai Community Bank, announced today that it will be moving its offices to a new location in downtown Ventura during the first quarter of 2016. The Bank has entered into a lease at 89 S. California Street (at the northwest corner of Santa Clara and California) subject to regulatory approval.
“The downtown location is a perfect location in the heart of Ventura with easy freeway access and access to our business community,” Dave Brubaker, President/CEO commented. “We love downtown and are looking forward to becoming a larger part of its success as we continue to serve our community.”
At a time when larger banks are removing lenders from branch locations, Ventura is beefing up its lending services by providing lenders in the actual branch location. “That is a key difference in our business strategy. We also go to our customer’s place of business to make it more convenient to meet with us.” commented George Tabata, Vice President/Commercial Lending Officer. Ventura will also provide all the expected customer amenities including Electronic Banking, Business and Real Estate loans, and Construction Loans.
“People need to talk to people, not computers or call centers. We pride ourselves in always answering the phone, knowing your name and willing to assist you however we can.” continues Brubaker. “We’re old school with hands-on customer service, but have the technology that banking customers need.
“We’re a hometown bank, most of the staff has grown up here, and we look forward to our friends and family visiting,” added Brubaker. “We want to make a difference in the lives of our customers and look forward to spreading our good works to others.”
The bank will provide customer parking in the rear of the building. Parking is also available on the street. New deposits are welcome.
Ojai Community Bank, a subsidiary of OCB Bancorp has total assets of $188 million, and was founded in March 2005, now with locations in Ojai, Santa Paula, Ventura and Santa Barbara. The bank specializes in working with small and medium businesses and local depositors to create sustainable relationships.
About Ventura Community Bank
Ventura Community Bank, a division of Ojai Community Bank, is a wholly owned subsidiary of OCB Bancorp, a locally owned and operated holding company, and the parent company of Ojai Community Bank (formed in 2005). Ventura Community Bank offers a full array of banking products and services to businesses, professionals, individuals and commercial property owners. The Bank is dedicated to providing exceptional personal service and access to banking decision makers. The stock is publicly available under the symbol OJCB.
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President & CEO, Ojai Community Bank
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