For more than three decades, American River Bank (ARB) partnered with the Greater Sacramento business community to meet their banking needs. In August, Bank of Marin acquired ARB, bringing together two exceptional community banks to expand their footprint and better serve their clients throughout Northern California.
While the name has changed, local banking teams remain in place to serve the unique needs of their communities. Additionally, former ARB board members and Sacramento natives Chet Fite and Nic Anderson have joined the Bank of Marin board of directors, continuing to represent the perspectives of the Greater Sacramento region.
“We are proud to join forces and provide the same excellent service to the communities that know and rely upon us for their banking needs. We will continue to implement our relationship-based approach as well as supporting local organizations and their causes. Together, we’ll make banking even better.”
— Tim Myers
President and CEO
Combined, ARB and Bank of Marin can offer an even greater range of products and services and expanded lending capabilities. “We’re already demonstrating that we can continue to deliver high-touch client service, develop long-standing relationships and give back to the communities we serve on a larger scale,” Fite says. “We are well positioned to support and grow with businesses in the region as the economy emerges from the pandemic.”
Both relationship-based banks are known for responsive, personalized service, which continued throughout the pandemic. Clients continued to rely on bank employees to serve as trusted advisors and received one-on-one assistance when applying for PPP loans and needs-based loan modifications.
ARB and Bank of Marin have long-standing histories of generous support within their communities. Between sponsorships and donations, they contribute more than $1 million and volunteer thousands of hours each year. Together, they are committed to continuing this support to help their communities grow economically and socially.