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Low Rate Commercial Real Estate Loans are a Reality

Low Rate Commercial Real Estate Loans are a Reality
By Premier Professionals on Feb 03, 2016 at 07:11 PM in Santa Barbara Professional Services

by Annette Jorgensen
Vice President/Business Development Office
American Riviera Bank

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American Riviera Bank Completes Merger With Bank of Santa Barbara

American Riviera Bank Completes Merger With Bank of Santa Barbara
By Premier Professionals on Jan 27, 2016 at 06:52 PM in Santa Barbara Professional Services

Jeff DeVine and Joanne Funari have finished consolidating their two community banks in a merger that now goes by the American Riviera Bank name. DeVine will remain CEO as Funari, former interim CEO and COO at the Bank of Santa Barbara, will stay on as COO. Gina Potthoff / Noozhawk photo

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Property and Casualty Insurance Rates remain “flat” - Insurers have had the best quarter in 30 years

Property and Casualty Insurance Rates remain “flat” - Insurers have had the best quarter in 30 years
By Donna Eyman on Jul 27, 2015 at 09:21 AM in Santa Barbara Commercial Insurance Brokers

Level Property/Casualty premiums will be welcome news to businesses in the U.S. This will be meaningful to employers given the projected increases in health insurance costs.

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Business Exit Strategies - by Mike Bieza Heritage Oaks Bank

Business Exit Strategies - by Mike Bieza Heritage Oaks Bank
By Premier Professionals on May 22, 2015 at 09:31 AM in Santa Barbara Professional Services

The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of some commonly used strategies for business owners to consider when they decide to exit their privately held business.

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Commercial Insurance Premiums in 2015 are holding steady

Commercial Insurance Premiums in 2015 are holding steady
By Donna Eyman on Jan 27, 2015 at 12:38 PM in Santa Barbara Commercial Insurance Brokers

The news for 2015 regarding insurance is good for business owners. The “hard market”, which never brought the severely increased insurance pricing most anticipated, is nearly over.

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Avoid These Common Pitfalls in Commercial Lease (or Purchase) Transactions

Avoid These Common Pitfalls in Commercial Lease (or Purchase) Transactions
By Premier Professionals on Dec 20, 2014 at 06:04 PM in Santa Barbara Professional Services

All too often a business searching for commercial space places a person in charge of the initial search who has 1) limited or no experience with real estate 2) limited or no understanding of...

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Santa Barbara Wealth Management - Helping Families Give Well and Invest with Impact

Santa Barbara Wealth Management - Helping Families Give Well and Invest with Impact
By Premier Professionals on Dec 08, 2014 at 11:12 AM in Santa Barbara Professional Services

One of the most rewarding aspects of being a wealth manager is helping families achieve their philanthropic goals. We assists families with everything from basic tasks, such as mailing checks and letters to recipient non-profit organizations and researching donation recipients, to providing guidance about more complex administrative matters, such as helping ensure our family foundation clients are in compliance with applicable federal and state laws.

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Santa Barbara Business Networking - 2014 Holiday Member Party

Santa Barbara Business Networking - 2014 Holiday Member Party
By Premier Professionals on Dec 08, 2014 at 09:10 AM in Santa Barbara Professional Services

In appreciation for one of the strongest service professional networking groups in Santa Barbara, Premier Professionals just hosted their 2014 Holiday Party, for both members and guests.

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2015 California Workers' Compensation Increasing Again

2015 California Workers' Compensation Increasing Again
By Premier Professionals on Dec 07, 2014 at 03:36 PM in Santa Barbara Commercial Insurance Brokers

The Insurance Commissioner approved a 2.2% hike in the average Workers’ Compensation pure premium rates for 2015. The decision was 1.2% below what the insurance industry was seeking as an increase.

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Where Should I Spend My Media Dollars - 4 Year National Averages - by Michael Kramer

Where Should I Spend My Media Dollars - 4 Year National Averages - by Michael Kramer
By Premier Professionals on Oct 07, 2014 at 05:34 PM in Santa Barbara Professional Services

Where should you be spending your marketing dollars?

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