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When you see others succeed, especially people in your own neighborhood, it’s easier to believe that we can all do amazing things. See what’s being done to spark new business, help the environment, keep people in their homes, support the arts, and more right here in Los Angeles. Through lending, investing and giving, we’re proud to help fuel this progress. We hope you’ll take a moment to follow these inspiring stories, share them, and come back to see the power of partnering locally.
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
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
Aug 30, 2012
Los Angeles, with some of the most expensive real estate in the country, ranks as one of the least affordable housing markets in the U.S., with 30% of people living in substandard housing or homeless.To combat this, nonprofit Habit for Humanity Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) has developed a range of affordable home ownership programs that serve low-income families and individuals… learn More about Habitat for Humanity Greater Los Angeles Revitalizes Communities—One House, One Family at a Time
Sep 04, 2012
In 2003, Darius, Susan and Dara Mir, the owners of 9to5 Seating, were at a critical decision point. Although the economy was soft, 9to5, a manufacturer of office furnishings, had seen strong demand for its office seating, helped by orders from office superstores and warehouse clubs like Costco and Staples. However, products manufactured in China were starting to cut into their profits as the mass-market superstores switched to ordering lower-cost goods, and they needed a strategy that would help them respond… learn More about Family-owned 9to5 Seating Adopts a Growth Strategy, Creating Jobs with its Contract Chair Business