PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Thursday, January 3, 2013

The Bank of Santa Barbara Invests in Goleta, CA. with Grand Opening of its New Branch on January 16

“The Bank” 100 percent locally owned marks its first expansion in Goleta

SANTA BARBARA, CALIF. (Jan. 3, 2013) – The Bank of Santa Barbara, known as “The Bank” is pleased to announce that it opened its Goleta branch, located at 5880 Calle Real Shopping Center in Goleta, Calif. in early December.

The Bank will celebrate with the official Grand Opening of its second location on January 16, 2013 with a ribbon cutting event starting at 3:30 p.m.

The Goleta community and local businesses are invited to join The Bank’s President and Chief Executive Officer Eloy Ortega and Mayor of Goleta, Roger Aceves at the ribbon cutting ceremony. The ceremony will also feature a presentation to establish The Bank of Santa Barbara and Goleta Rotary Club Scholarship Fund.

“We are thrilled that The Bank’s first expansion is in Goleta,” said Ortega. “As a community bank, we are deeply invested in our people and our vision to serve the community.”

The Goleta branch marks the first expansion for The Bank and will offer all of the same services as its flagship Santa Barbara location including highly personalized business banking, non-profit services and community support.

The Bank is a 100 percent locally owned and operated community bank dedicated to providing state-of-the-art banking solutions and customer service reminiscent of the days when bankers knew every client personally.

The new branch will be located adjacent to the Calle Real Shopping Center in the space previously occupied by Blockbuster Video. Expected business hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For additional information please visit or call 805-730-7860.


The Bank of Santa Barbara broke the trend of larger banks buying smaller ones as they purchased “The Bank” from a national holding company and made it a locally owned and managed hometown bank. The headquarters are located at 12 E. Figueroa Street. For more information call 805.730.7860, visit, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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