Hard at Work in California
Bank of America began serving California nearly 140 years ago, starting with the Security Pacific Bank in Los Angeles and Bank of Italy in San Francisco. Bank of Italy was founded in San Francisco in 1904 by A.P. Giannini, who believed in the power of capital to change people’s lives for the better. After the 1906 earthquake, he famously loaned money on a handshake to anyone who promised to rebuild. Security Pacific Bank’s many contributions include helping secure locations for several major universities in southern California. Today, Bank of America provides services to half of all American households and lends billions of dollars to help spur economic growth.
Aug 10, 2012
Since the San Antonio Winery was started in L.A.’s Little Italy in 1917, four generations of Riboli family members have run their business by pursuing a strategy of logical growth—and the financing to get them there… learn More about At San Antonio Winery, a four-generation family tradition of making wine and growing their business
Jun 28, 2012
In 1998, Chris Mittelstaedt was working in an entry level position at a high end hotel in San Francisco. With a desire to accomplish more both professionally and personally, he launched the ‘FruitGuys®,’ a company dedicated to providing fresh fruit, or “nature’s candy” as an alternative to junk food and other unhealthy snack options to local business people. … learn More about How One Company is Providing Healthy Eating Options to Businesses and Communities Around the US
Jan 05, 2011
How industry leaders, scientists and government are making San Diego into a center of clean technology research and development—financing companies and creating jobs in the process… learn More about Lean, Green, Clean: Investing in San Diego as a Hub of Clean Tech
Seeing Opportunity in the Renewable Energy Market, Power-One Secures Financing to Grow to Meet Demand
Nov 06, 2011
Solar arrays and wind farms are the first step in generating clean energy. But the energy needs to be efficiently converted so it is usable by utilities, businesses and homes—which is where L.A.-based Power-One has found a profitable market… learn More about Seeing Opportunity in the Renewable Energy Market, Power-One Secures Financing to Grow to Meet Demand
Oct 19, 2012
In 2004, entrepreneur Stacy Johnson made a momentous decision. Over the past six years, she had painstakingly grown Stacia, her retail clothing business, from a single storefront and design studio in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn to a popular product line carried in 300 boutiques in the U.S. and abroad… learn More about How the California Lifestyle Inspired a Successful Fashion Brand
*Over $20.7 million in nonprofit support for California in 2012.