CBB Community Partner—Oakland Black Business Fund.
Riekes Center Finds Its Way Home
Community Bank of the Bay Steps Up for Riekes Center at a Critical Moment
“We wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the Community Bank of the Bay. At a time when it was very difficult, we had to buy our building,” said Gary Riekes, Founder and Executive Director of the Riekes Center. After more than 20 years in its Menlo Park location, the center’s home—an old industrial building—went up for sale in 2017 and Gary had one month to purchase it or move.
Tim Little and Jill Ratner discuss The Rose Foundation and CBB’s shared commitment to improving the fabric of life in Oakland.
President, UrbanCore Development, LLC
“The Coliseum project… is a 110-unit mixed income property. We have our operating accounts for the property with Community Bank of the Bay, mainly because of the customer service they provide, which is important to us. Also, we wanted to work with a community-based bank.”