Business First Bank Welcomes New Commercial Relationship Manager - 08/14/09

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
8:00a.m. PT August 14, 2009
Mitch Massey, SVP
805.369.5281
mmassey@heritageoaksbank.com

(Santa Barbara,CA)--Business First Bank, a division of Heritage Oaks Bank, is pleased to announce Debby Ciambrone has joined the bank as its new Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager. We are very pleased to have someone with Debby’s knowledge and experience in banking and wealth management as well as a long time contribution and service to the Santa Barbara Community.  She is a great addition to the Business First Team”, says Joanne E. Funari, President of the Business First Bank division

Ms. Ciambrone has been in the banking industry for over twenty-four years. Before joining Business First Bank, Ms. Ciambrone was a Private Banker for First Republic Bank, a Vice President and Manager for Bank of the West's Santa Barbara Wealth Management department.

Along with her strong commercial, business, and mortgage experience, Ms. Ciambrone is licensed in Series 7and 63. She graduated from the National Graduate Trust School of the American Bankers Association, held at Northwestern University and was awarded the professional designation of Certified Trust & Financial Advisor (CTFA).

Though new to the Bank, Debby has been a longtime member of many civic and charitable organizations in and around the Santa Barbara County where she is currently involved with the Music Academy of the West’s Planned Giving Committee, the Storyteller’s Planned Giving Committee, and is a member of the Santa Barbara Estate Planning Council and the Santa Barbara Rotary Club.

As a new member of our team, Debby Ciambrone is a valuable asset to Business First Bank and its clients.

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