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2010 News Archive


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Contra Costa Times - 11/4/2010 - Mechanics Bank sets aside more for loans Read full story

Sacramento Business Journal - 10/6/2010 - Mechanics Bank moves regional headquarters Read full story

San Francisco Business Times - 9/3/2010 - Steve Buster Executive Profile View PDF
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The Oakland Tribune - 8/17/2010 - Tough quarter doesn't quell Mechanics Bank's expansion Read full story

SF Gate - 8/15/2010 - Get to Work: The blog that helps you find, get and keep a job, at sfgate.com/blogs/gettowork - Mechanics Bank mentioned in this article. Read full story

SF Business Times - 8/6/2010 - Mechanics Bank posts lower Q2 profit Read full story

Sutter Roseville Medical Center - 8/4/2010 - Mechanics Bank's Jim Wilson Joins Sutter Roseville Medica Center Foundation Board of Directors Read full story

SF Business Times - 7/30/2010 - Banks look to expand services to businesses - Mechanics Bank among these banks. Read full story

SF Gate - 7/27/2010 - Small firms' struggles keep employment weak - Brian Pretti, of Mechanics Bank is quoted in this article. Read full story

Contra Costa Times - 7/21/2010 - Local banks express borrower's remorse over TARP - Steve Buster, CEO of Mechanics Bank is quoted in this article. Read full story

SF Gate - 7/17/2010 - State jobless rate down a bit to 12.3% in June - Brian Pretti, of Mechanics Bank is quoted in this article. Read full story

Business Wire - 7/16/2010 - Mechanics Bank’s Investment Chief Says Protracted Volatility Likely Read full story

The Bay Citizen - 7/12/2010 - The Mechanics Bank Shares History with Richmond. Read full story

SF Business Times - 7/2/2010 - Bay Area businesses are feeling a thaw - Brian Pretti of Mechanics Bank is quoted in this article. Read full story

Napa Valley Register - 7/1/2010 - NV Community Awards celebrate community Read full story

Walnut Creek Patch - 6/29/2010 - New VW Dealership, Bank Expansion, Good Economic News for Walnut Creek Read full story

Contra Costa Times - 6/23/2010 - Mechanics Bank Buys Walnut Creek Office Read full story

SF Business Times - 6/23/2010 - Mechanics Bank to consolidate in Walnut Creek Read full story

The Economist - 6/8/2010 - The bigger the badder - Mechanics Bank mentioned in this "Move Your Money" article. Read full story

The Orinda News - June 2010 Issue - Orinda Mechanics Bank Launches Community Partners Forum for Local Nonprofits (page 20). Mechanics Bank sponsors Educational Foundation of Orinda at Orinda Intermediate School (page 11). Read full story

Private Wealth - May 2010 Issue - Wills Torn Asunder. Carol O’Neill, Vice President in the Wealth Management Group discusses estate planning and other topics. Read full story

SF Gate - 5/29/2010 - Mechanics Bank avoids risky investments. Read full story

Monterey County Weekly - 5/29/2010 - Marin/Scapes Fine Art Exhibition and Sale: Friday, July 2 through Sunday, July 4 (Mechanics Bank helping sponsor). Read about the exhibit

Richmond Confidential - 5/28/2010 - The Mechanics Bank, a history shared with Richmond.
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SF Gate - 5/25/2010 - Push to protect banks on legal pot businesses - Mechanics Bank , Rauly Butler quoted in this article. Read full story

San Francisco Business Times - 5/25/2010 - Rating firm says BofA, Citi, Wells Fargo are vulnerable. Read full story
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Sacramento Business Journal - 5/23/2010 - Community banks reap rewards of customer revolt. Read full story

mercurynews.com - 5/19/2010 - Mechanics Bank sponsors table at the Buena Vista Auxilary's "A Toast To Tutoring" event. Walnut Creek School Notes: Schools do well on state tests. Read full story

San Francisco Business Times - 5/14/2010 - Next generation takes lead at Mechanics Bank. Read full story

CBS 5 News - 5/14/2010 - ConsumerWatch: Mile Redemption, Community Banking (segment on Mechanics Bank starts at 53 seconds). Watch full video

Bank Technology News - 5/14/2010 - (Bank) Execs Share Social Media Best Practices. Read full story

Saint Mary's College of California - 4/27/2010 - Mechanics Bank CEO, Steve Buster Announced As Graduate Business School Commencement Speaker. Read full story

San Francisco Business Times - 4/23/2010 - Bay Area banks: Will more fail? Read full story
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The Wall Street Journal - Digital Network - 4/21/2010 - Mechanics Bank Launches New "Community Partners" Program. Read full story

The Wall Street Journal - Digital Network - 4/12-16/2010 - The Real Story with Colleen Edwards. Colleen interviews Brian Pretti of Mechanics Bank. Listen to the four part interview

KCRA.com - Sacramento - 4/132010 - Mechanics Bank Participates in "Denim Day" in the Sacramento Area. Watch the Video

North Bay Business Journal - 4/92010 - Can struggling state really afford a new costly energy scheme? Mechanics Bank Brian Pretti quoted in this article. Read full story

The Huffington Post - 4/1/2010 - Move Your Money: 90th Day Report Read full story

San Francisco Business Times - 3/26/2010 - With economic signs laid end to end, bank fails to reach a conclusion Read full story
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San Francisco Business Times - 3/26/2010 - Healthy Bay Area banks may pick up shaky North Bay banks Read full story
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The Sacramento Bee - 3/24/2010 - Bob Shallit: Landscape designer wants kids to dig in. Mechanics Bank, Tom Kassis quoted in this article. Read full story

Georgetown Real Estate News - Blog - 3/24/2010 - Mechanics Bank CEO Steve Buster quoted in this blog. Read full story

San Francisco Business Times - 3/22/2010 - Banks see signs that recession is easing
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North Bay Business Journal - 3/22/2010 - Spotlight: Leaders in Commercial Banking, Mechanics Bank Scott McAdams featured in this article. Read full story

San Francisco Business Times - 3/12/2010 - Mechanics Bank senior executive, Cort O'Haver joins Umpqua Read full story
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San Francisco Business Times - 2/5/2010 - CalPERS to reduce real estate deal managers by half - Mechanics Bank Chief Investment Officer Brian Pretti quoted in this article. Read full story
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San Francisco Business Times - 2/5/2010 - Mechanics Bank strategist sees no ‘double dip’ recession this year. Read full story
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Contra Costa Times - 2/9/2010 - Mechanics Bank hits profit in rough seas. Read full story

San Francisco Business Times - 2/5/2010 - Mechanics Bank posts Q4 profit amid economic recovery. Read full story
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San Francisco Business Times - 1/29/2010 - For Mechanics, Move Your Money campaign makes it a wonderful life. Mechanics is plugging into the public angst over banks — again. Read full story
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San Francisco Business Times - 1/25/2010 - Shifting Credit Strategies - Cort O'Haver, head of Mechanics Bank Corporate Banking quoted in this article. Read full story
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