Lydia Ramirez, senior vice president and chief operations officer at Five Star Bank, is the Sacramento region’s highest-ranking Latina in the banking field.
Founded on the notion of serving the needs of the local business community and providing a premier banking experience, Oak Valley Community Bank has been serving families and businesses in the greater San Joaquin Valley region for 30 years. In 2018, they ventured into Sacramento with a branch at 455 Capitol Mall.
California will send out roughly 5.7 million Golden State Stimulus payments of $600 to residents struggling to stay afloat during the pandemic. For most recipients, the money could come in as soon as a month.
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In December 2019, a few months before the fastest drop in global
stock markets in financial history, Mark Otero launched Alice
Capital, a hedge fund designed to bypass emotion.
Research indicates that employee ownership can improve profit margins and company culture, but it may not be the right choice for every seller.
The pandemic is accelerating the demise of the middle class, leaving many unable to sustain financial independence. In Silicon Valley and elsewhere, middle-class workers have found themselves unable to make rent.
Headquartered in Sacramento, Golden Pacific Bank is unique as the region’s only community-owned bank that manages under $1 billion — a fact that CEO Virginia Varela takes great pride in. “We understand what it takes to support the needs of our small local businesses, because we too are a small local business,” she says. “Small businesses make up the backbone of our region, and we take our mission to support, foster and uplift this community with great pride and integrity.”
The pandemic has revealed how manufacturers can pivot and innovate quickly to make needed products, keeping the critical supply chain going.
When there is change in consumer behavior, there are also opportunities for entrepreneurs with vision, access to capital and the skill to implement successfully.