Customer Testimonials

Without the support and expertise of our local bank, we could not have grown as quickly as desired. Our local bank knows our business and always responds to meet our needs. - Eric & Ellen Gil, Owners of Socksmith

What Sets Us Apart?

Business lending is our forte.

Experience

Each of our lenders have years of local credit experience and a working knowledge of local market conditions.

Local Decision Making

Our processes and approvals are all performed in house, which results in timely and straight forward approvals.

One on One, Relationship-Driven Service

As a borrower, you can expect to work with one experienced lender and decision maker regarding your project from start to finish. You'll save time and energy working with one person, instead of separate individuals for each component.

Out of the Box Creativity

Fitting you "into a box" to fit into categories that we've created is just not our style. Our mission is to find solutions to fit your needs, whether traditional or non-traditional.

Our Customers Say it Best!

Meet our customers! These local business owners share why they chose to bank with us; how our partnership has helped grow their business; and how Santa Cruz County Bank has added long term value to their businesses through lending services and financial solutions. It is our privilege to help customers achieve their goals and dreams. What are yours?

Meet Our Customers

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Salud Para La Gente

Salud Para La Gente
Tony Balistreri, CFO

"When we needed financial assistance to expand our clinic, we went directly to Santa Cruz County Bank. Securing financing helped us renovate and expand our East Beach Street clinic in downtown Watsonville, and provide care to 10,000 additional patients. We have been banking here for many years. We highly recommend our bank to other businesses looking to partner with a local community bank that understands the needs of the community."

Socksmith

Socksmith
Eric & Ellen Gil, Owners

"Without the support and expertise of our local bank, we could not have grown as quickly as desired. Our local bank knows our business and always responds to meet our needs."

Sockshop & Shoe Company

Sockshop & Shoe Company
Eric & Ellen Gil, Owners

"Banking at its best is local and personal. With Santa Cruz County Bank we have both. Our new expansion on the Santa Cruz Wharf is one example of how our growing business is fully supported because of where we choose to put our money."

Lillian's Italian Kitchen

The Moreno Family, Lillian's Italian Kitchen
The Moreno Family

"Santa Cruz County Bank's SBA department was knowledgeable & responsive throughout the loan & construction process. Their expertise & assistance were key to the successful completion of our project."

Tepui Tents

Tepui Tents Staff
Evan Currid, Founder

"Tepui is proud to pioneer a new industry with the support of Santa Cruz County Bank"

Live Earth Farm

Tom Broz
Tom Broz, Owner

"Santa Cruz County Bank has provided us with the support and service I can trust to operate a resilient and healthy farm."

Love Apple Farms

Cynthia Sandberg
Cynthia Sandberg, Owner

"Finding a small community bank with specialized lending programs and experienced lenders allowed me to finance my business through the USDA's Farm Service Agency loan program. The Bank listened to my needs and found the right solution to finance my farming operation when other banks could not. I'm grateful for their professionalism, lending expertise, and great service!"

Four Winds Growers

Don Dillon, Jr., Lexa Dillon, & Aaron Dillon
Don Dillon, Jr., Lexa Dillon, & Aaron Dillon

"Our 4th generation wholesale nursery business secured financing through Santa Cruz County Bank to purchase our property, along with a line of credit to help with seasonal cash flow. It was a breath of fresh air to find a bank that listened to our needs and delivered. Thank you for making our banking so effortless!"

Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County

Karen Delaney & Lois Connell
Karen Delaney & Lois Connell

"We choose Santa Cruz County Bank because we know they share our values of putting community first. Not only do they make banking easy, we see them out volunteering, engaging their customers and investing in our community every day."

C&N Tractor

Julie Oliver
Julie Oliver

"When we needed business financing, Santa Cruz County Bank listened to and met all of our needs. Thanks to their expertise and commitment to meeting our business needs, we have realized our ultimate vision for our company and we have peace of mind. With Santa Cruz County Bank, we have more than a bank; we have a long term relationship."

Santa Cruz Guitar Company

Richard Hoover
Richard Hoover

"Compatibility, service and giving back locally are the values Santa Cruz County Bank and Santa Cruz Guitar Company share in common. What a fine match for our community."

Pleasure Pizza & East Side Eatery

Derek Rupp
Derek Rupp, Owner

"As a busy business owner, I need 21st century technology, backed by the human touch. With Santa Cruz County Bank, I have both, and my banking is easy as 'pizza' pie."

Sushi Garden

Sushi chef
Bryant & Wendy Wi, Owners (not pictured)

"The successful expansion of our business was made possible by Santa Cruz County Bank. Because of their responsiveness and expertise the process was efficient and smooth, and our business is thriving."

Pacific Cookie Company

Cara Pearson
Cara Pearson, President

"Pacific Cookie Company has banked with Santa Cruz County Bank since the Bank's inception. As our company grows, the Bank continues to be a valuable mentor and team member. We appreciate that the Bank understands our financial needs and that they are dependable, timely and committed to our 'sweet' success."

Pacific AgPak

Pacific AgPak
Dave Baum, President of Sales, Stan Baum, Operations Manager

"Santa Cruz County Bank has been a loyal and responsive business partner to Pacific AgPak for the past nine years. We know exactly who to call and enjoy doing business with a local community bank that supports our financial needs every step of the way."

Las Animas Concrete

Las Animas Concrete
Scott French, President

"Santa Cruz County Bank has met our unique financing needs for the past 10 years. They've come through for us every time with ease and expertise; from refinancing a south county plant, to providing financing for our cement trucks. We enjoy working with a local bank that provides face to face, personalized service and local decision making."

Sun Shops/Millions of Memories

T.J. & Marcella Moran
T.J. & Marcella Moran, Owners

"Santa Cruz County Bank is a big part of what makes our multi-generational business viable. Being a seasonal business requires more than a bank, but a relationship. Santa Cruz County Bank understands our business, sees our vision and makes our success possible."

Storrs Winery

Steve & Pamela Storrs
Steve & Pamela Storrs, Owners/Winemakers

"Santa Cruz County Bank’s lending team met our desire to be at the forefront of innovation in building technology and energy efficiency. They have demonstrated flexibility and enthusiasm from the early stages, to the ground breaking, and into the home stretch as we realize the fulfillment of our long term dream to operate a winery on our estate vineyard property. Cheers to Santa Cruz County Bank!"

California Pajarosa

John Furman
John Furman

"At California Pajarosa we believe in supporting our local economy. When selecting a bank, we chose the bank that reflects the way we do business and that shares our values of supporting local charities and events, and truly cares about our community. That bank is Santa Cruz County Bank, involved and local."

Shadowbrook Restaurant

Ted Burke
Ted Burke, Owner

"Banking is all about relationships. Our business greatly values the relationship we have with Santa Cruz County Bank. They are our neighbor, they know us by name, and every day, year after year I know I can count on them."

Smith & Vandiver

Jeff Slaboden & Alida Stevens
Jeff Slaboden, President & Alida Stevens, Founder

"When the recession hit, Santa Cruz County Bank financed our locally owned, 30 year old business, when other local branches of large national banks would not. With this support, our business is now thriving and we continue to support our local economy, providing paychecks for 70-80 local families."

Lakeside Organic Gardens, LLC

Dick Peixoto
Dick Peixoto, Owner

"For us, it's all about the relationship you have with your bank. After years of dealing with large corporate banks, we've found Santa Cruz County Bank to be flexible, cooperative and easy to work with. Here, we feel we have a partnership; we work together, and we both benefit. We love banking at Santa Cruz County Bank."

Best Western Plus Seacliff Inn

The Giuliani family
The Giuliani family, Co-Owners

"Santa Cruz County Bank afforded us the opportunity to make favorable business improvements and went the extra mile to meet our borrowing needs. We're extremely satisfied and we enjoy knowing that our bank supports the local community."

Los Altos Used Cars

Don Francisco Moran
Don Francisco Moran, Owner

"Santa Cruz County Bank financed our new location all in one stop, from ground up construction to permanent financing. The SBA loan with Santa Cruz County Bank has enabled our company to grow and expand in challenging times."

Betty's Burgers

Laurie Negro
Laurie Negro, Owner

"Santa Cruz County Bank is the perfect partner for our growing business. They've provided financing, merchant credit card solutions and everything in between so we can manage all our personal and business banking needs. We love banking locally, with Santa Cruz County Bank."

Central Coast Surgery Center

Dr. Dan Spilman
Dr. Dan Spilman

"Santa Cruz County Bank financed all of our surgery center equipment which has allowed us to expand and revolutionize the quality of care we give our patients. We've relied on Santa Cruz County Bank to find solutions to support our needs for the past 5 years. As our business grows, we know our bank is behind us every step of the way."

Watsonville Coast Produce, Inc.

Gary Manfre
Gary Manfre, President

"When we thought of installing solar for our business, Santa Cruz County Bank said, 'Yes, we'll finance it!' Thanks to Santa Cruz County Bank, we've added long term value to our company, and we are invested to provide for future generations. Whenever we've had a business idea or need, Santa Cruz County Bank has provided a solution."

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