Rick Bregman | President, Bank of America San Diego
Hear from Rick Bregman, President of Bank of America San Diego, about our role in keeping San Diego moving forward.
We have much work to do, but our commitment and action as a community is helping San Diego move forward.
We are committed to helping our communities thrive - dedicating our resources to address the issues that matter most in each community where we live and work.
At Bank of America, we invest in the communities we serve. We’re not just here to help with your everyday banking. We’re here to help you go further, by providing banking solutions, powerful tools and financial education resources like Better Money Habits®.
Since 2004, our Student Leaders® program has helped prepare high school students for the workforce by connecting them to skills development and leadership training. Through paid internships with local nonprofits like Just in Time for Foster Youth and Reality Changers, they gain practical work and life experiences. It's just one more way we're working to build a better future for all.Learn about student leadership
We’re investing in people’s futures by helping our neighbors build careers that support families and fuel our economy. The Academy at Bank of America offers resources to foster the growth and success of our communities and teammates. If you’d like to enhance your skills and boost your confidence, training is free and open to all.Register for free live webinars
We're always looking for ways to support people's choices in the communities we serve. That's why Bank of America is adding charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) to over 90 financial centers nationwide. For our customers who are interested, we have financing for EVs and charging accessories. And we're also supporting the choices our teammates make with employee rebates on EVs.Learn more about our commitment
Collectively, the more than 30,000 Asian Pacific Islander (API)-owned businesses in the San Diego region are a powerful cultural, creative and economic force, accounting for nearly 90,000 area jobs, and contributing $5 billion to the local economy in 2021 alone. But even so, many API small businesses still needed some basic tools to be fully viable during the pandemic, including necessary technology.
Restaurateur Mia Davis is the owner of Mikko Sushi, a chain of three restaurants in the San Diego, California area. Mia came to the United States when she was 20 years old, unable to speak English. Early on, she worked nights and weekends as a server (at one of the sushi restaurants she now owns) to support her family as a single mother.
Mia’s story exemplifies her resiliency and ability to overcome adversity. In fact, she opened one of her restaurants in February 2020, one month before the pandemic hit, and used her social media expertise to connect with local groups and customers to keep her business going.
A Bank of America client for more than 14 years, Mia credits the Bank’s guidance and her Small Business Administration (SBA) loan for helping to make her “American dream come true.”