Heritage Oaks Bank Helps Keep SLO County Business Vital - 01/11/10

For Immediate Release
8:00A.M. PT, January 11, 2010
Mitch Massey, SVP

(Paso Robles, CA) – Heritage Oaks Bank recently donated $1,000 to the Economic Vitality Corporation (EVC) of San Luis Obispo County, a private, non-profit organization committed to the economic strength of San Luis Obispo County.

"Heritage Oaks Bank continues to provide the local business community and the EVC with critical support in this challenging economy,” Michael Manchak, President & CEO, Economic Vitality Corporation of San Luis Obispo County. “By helping the EVC foster job creation, business start-ups, and expansion, this support is making a direct, positive impact on the local economy and the quality of life for many,” adds Manchak.

The EVC assists local companies and entrepreneurs to help create jobs and improve our economy. EVC provides a range of resources including business loan programs, workshops and seminars, business counseling, strategic planning for our local economy, international trade consultation, access to Angel Investor and Venture Capital, and networking connections. The EVC also assists in analyzing local business trends and implementing economic strategies.

"Each year we take tremendous pride in supporting the EVC,” says Mitch Massey, SVP Marketing, Heritage Oaks Bank. “Heritage Oaks Bank must always give economic support to the communities we serve in order for businesses to thrive and our partnership with the EVC helps us achieve this," adds Massey.

Established in 1994, the Economic Vitality Corporation is the primary provider of economic development services and business resources to create a healthier economy in San Luis Obispo County.

For more information about the Economic Vitality Corporation, visit www.sloevc.org.