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 through lending services and financial solutions. It is our privilege to help customers achieve their goals and dreams. What's yours?
"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."
Tony Balistreri, CFO,
Salud Para La Gente
"Santa Cruz County Bank has provided us with the support and service l can trust to operate a resilient and healthy farm."
Tom Broz, Owner,
Live Earth Farm
"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!"
Owner, Love Apple Farms
"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."
Derek Rupp, Owner
Pleasure Pizza & East Side Eatery
"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."
Karen Delaney & Lois Connell
Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County
"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!"
Don Dillon, Jr., Lexa Dillon, and Aaron Dillon
Four Winds Growers
"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."
Santa Cruz Guitar Company
"When we needed to expand our growing business, Santa Cruz County Bank was there to guide us through each stage of the loan process. Our brewery wouldn't be the success it is today without Santa Cruz County Bank's confidence in our business and its future."
Tim Clifford and Adair Paterno, Owners
Sante Adairus Rustic Ales
"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."
Bryant and Wendy Wi, Owners
"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."
Cara Pearson, President
Pacific Cookie Company
"We chose Santa Cruz County Bank for all our banking needs because they understand the challenges of a small business in today's economy. We recently refinanced our commercial loan; Santa Cruz County Bank worked quickly to meet our needs and the process was uncomplicated."
Ken Henton, President
Janet Henton, Controller
"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."
Dave Baum, President of Sales &
Stan Baum, Operations Manager
"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."
President, Las Animas Concrete
"As a family owned company in Santa Cruz for over a century, I can tell you, relationships matter. Where your money goes matters, too. That's why we do all our banking, business and personal, at Santa Cruz County Bank."
Co-Owner, Bariteau's Dry Cleaners
"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."
T. J. & Marcella Moran
Owners, Sun Shops / Millions of Memories
"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!"
Steve & Pamela Storrs
Owners / Winemakers, Storrs Winery
"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."
"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."
President, Smith & Vandiver
Founder, VP Creative
"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."
Dick Peixoto, Owner
Lakeside Organic Gardens, LLC
"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."
The Giuliani family, Co-Owners
Best Western Plus Seacliff Inn
"When we were in need of financial assistance to expand our business, we went directly to Santa Cruz County Bank. With their support, we were able to recruit a new physician and we now have a flourishing surgical practice. The lending process was quick, and stress free. Monterey Bay Urology Associates recommends SCCB to any small or large business in need of financial solution."
David S. Benjamin, M.D.
Monterey Bay Urology Associates
"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."
"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."
Dr. Dan Spilman
Central Coast Surgery Center
"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."
"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."
Gary Manfre, President
Watsonville Coast Produce, Inc.
"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."
Don Francisco Moran, Owner
Los Altos Used Cars
"As a locally owned and family operated business with roots going back over 100 years, it is important to us to bank locally and reinvest in our community. That's why we bank with Santa Cruz County Bank. Their employees are great and the service provided is top notch. When my brother and I started another small business, Santa Cruz County Bank was the first place we went."
Sid Slatter, President
Slatter Construction, Inc.
"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."
Ted Burke, Owner
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