The Latest Updates from Community Bank of the Bay
The 19th Annual Laurel StreetFair World Music Festival
Everyone is welcome at one of Oakland’s most-loved cultural events. Join us there to discover what vibrant communities are all about. The 19th Annual Laurel StreetFair and World Music Festival happens from 11:00AM to 7:00PM on Saturday, August 11th, 2018. Learn More about the Laurel StreetFair.
Oakland Art Murmur
Oakland Art Murmur (OAM) began organizing the free, monthly art walk. known as The Art Murmur, in 2006. CBB is a proud supporter of OAM – an organization of over 50 galleries that produces weekly art walks, guided tours and other exclusive events. Join a free evening art walk on the first Friday of every month.
Visitors joined local shops, artists, musicians, restaurants and community leaders came together to celebrate summer around Lake Merritt in a vibrant free event supported by Community Bank of the Bay. CBB is proud to be a presenting sponsor of this free event featuring food booths, beer garden, artisans, and a kid’s tech zone featuring The Hidden Genius Project.
CBB Lights the way for Vibrant Business Districts
The Temescal Telegraph Business Improvement District in Oakland used a loan from CBB to install pedestrian street lights. In September 2017 we sponsored Temescal Street Flicks – a free outdoor free film series in the new and improved Temescal District. Watch Our Video.
June 2017: Oakland Chamber’s Awards Luncheon
#OAKProud™ is a celebration of our hometown and all the vibrant local businesses that make Oakland one of the best places in the world to grow a business.Community Bank of the Bay is proud to be a sponsor of this annual event to honor the people, things and businesses that make Oakland great.
A Taste of Microfinance
In May 2017, Opportunity Fund hosted their annual Taste of Microfinance in San Francisco. Community Bank of the Bay is proud to have sponsored this event celebrating local food entrepreneurs who have used an Opportunity Fund microloan to launch or grow their business.
News & Updates
Our Latest News
Community Bank of the Bay Announces 2019 Second-Quarter Results 74% Increase in Earnings Driven by Growth and Margin Improvement
Net income available to common stockholders for the quarter ending June 30, 2019 totaled $930 thousand,
an increase of $148 thousand from the prior quarter, and an decrease of $48 thousand from the same quarter
a year ago when earnings were augmented by a $233 thousand Bank Enterprise Award and $446 thousand
from the gain on sale of SBA Loans.
Read the Press Release
Community Bank of the Bay Announces 2019 First-Quarter Results 54% Increase in Earnings Driven by Growth and Margin Improvement and the nomination of Patricia M. Remch to the Bank’s Board
Net income for the quarter ending March 31, 2019 totaled $782 thousand, an increase of $18 thousand from the prior quarter when earnings were augmented by a $239 thousand Bank Enterprise Award, and an increase of $274 thousand, or 54 percent, from the same quarter a year ago.
Read the Press Release
Announcing Second Quarter Results for 2018 William S. Keller, President, and Chief Executive Officer said, “The Bank recorded another exceptional quarter of quality deposit and loan growth. Since raising $12 million of new capital in March 2017 we have grown the bank by almost $100 million. This higher level of earning assets is now starting to translate to increased profitability and we are eagerly looking forward to the second half of the year.” Read the Press Release
CBB is a proud supporter of our independent business alliance Oakland Grown and the Good Local Money Guide. If you own a business, or are thinking about starting up, the right financing can help you reach your full potential. This user-friendly guide is a one-stop resource for all business owners seeking access to local capital.
Community Bank of the Bay announced results for the first quarter of 2018 with an increase in earnings of 155% driven by loans and deposits. “The Bank’s growth is a direct reflection of the economic strength of all our local markets and our clients’ preference to work with a local relationship oriented financial partner,” says CEO William S. Keller. Read the Press Release
In February 2018, CBB announced earnings for the fourth quarter of 2017 – proudly reporting $34 million more loans than the average for the rest of 2017. For those who noticed that our net profit was $48,000, compared with $565,000 in the previous quarter, this was a one-time event linked to a recently enacted tax law change that required us to list all deferred tax assets. Read the Press Release
We are immensely proud of our employees who voted unanimously to contribute all of the funds budgeted for this year’s annual employee appreciation event to North Bay Fire Relief efforts. CBB is matching employee contributions and providing paid time off to work with non-profit organizations. Visit our Facebook page to learn more about donations and in-kind contributions. Read the Press Release
Community Bank of the Bay looks to a successful future with two new appointments to the board of directors. Sam Hedgpeth is a successful business leader and teacher and Kenneth Seideman is a CPA. Both bring a wealth of financial knowledge and direct experience to the bank. Learn More
Capital deployment drives significant improvement to earnings. Solid growth in non-interest bearing deposits to support future loan growth and strengthened profitability. Read More
CBB Voted Best Local Bank
Every year readers of the East Bay Times choose their favorite local businesses and services. We are thrilled to have been named “Best Local Bank in the East Bay 2017” by the Bay Area News Group.
Community Bank of the Bay Wins Green Award
We are very proud to report that the San Mateo Area Chamber of Commerce named us Green Business of the Year at their 22nd Annual Business Awards Dinner in February 2017.
CBB in the News
Press Releases 2019
Press Releases 2018
Press Releases 2017
Community Bank of the Bay
Announces 2017 Third-Quarter Results
Community Bank of the Bay Announces New Directors to Execute Growth Strategy
Community Bank of the Bay Announces 2017 Second-Quarter Results
Community Bank of the Bay Announces 2017 First-Quarter Results
Disability Rights Advocates Announces donation of 10,000 shares of CBB stock
Community Bank of the Bay Announces Closing of $12 Million Private Placement
Community Bank of the Bay Announces 2016 Fourth-Quarter and Year-End Results
Celebrating Twenty Years
A sample of press reports from the last 20 years
Community Is Thinking Big: Interview with Bill Keller (August, 2016)
Community Bank of the Bay Celebrates 20 Years of Community Service (August 2016)
5-Star Community Bank of the Bay – A Relationship to Bank On (April 2015)
Oakland’s Community Bank of the Bay Branches Out (December 2014)
Community Bank of the Bay partners with Valley Parent Preschool (December 2012)
Community Bank of the Bay’s New CEO Eyes Growth (June 2012)
Oakland Bank Raises $7.7 million, Adds Five Directors (July 2010)
Community Bank of the Bay wins U.S. Treasury Grant (August 2009)
Community Bank of the Bay wins $500K Award (August 2006)
Bay Area Community Banks Continue on Their Hot Streak (May 2004)
Inner-city Neighborhoods Find Services to Bank on (April 2000)
Press Releases 2016
Community Bank of the Bay Announces Operating Results for Third Quarter 2016
Community Bank of the Bay Announces Operating Results for Second Quarter 2016
Community Bank of the Bay Announces Record Operating Income for First Quarter 2016
Community Bank of the Bay Announces 2015 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results
Community Bank of the Bay Announces Director and Management Changes
Press Releases 2015
Teddy Bear Adoption Drive 2015
Community Bank of the Bay Announces Third Quarter Results
Bay Area Bank Goes Green For Blue: CBB and MARE Partner for Marine Conservation
Community Bank of The Bay Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results
Community Bank of the Bay Names John Barr as Chief Credit Officer
Bauer Financial: 5-Star Community Bank of the Bay – A Relationship to Bank on
Community Bank of the Bay Announces 2015 First Quarter Results
Community Bank of the Bay Announces Formation of Bay Area Green Fund Advisory Committee
Community Bank of the Bay Announces 2014 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results
Press Releases 2014
Community Bank of the Bay Expands Branch Presence with Larger Danville Office
Community Bank of the Bay Announces 66% increase in Net Income for the 2014 Third Quarter
Community Bank of the Bay Announces Record Loan Growth for 2014 Second Quarter
Community Bank of the Bay Announces Record Asset Growth for 2014 First Quarter
Press Releases 2013
Community Bank of the Bay Announces Record 2013 Earnings and Asset Growth
Community Bank of the Bay Announces Seventh Straight Profitable Quarter
Community Bank of the Bay Names Two Veteran Danville Bankers to the Board of Directors
Community Bank of the Bay Announces Record Earnings for 2013 First Quarter
Community Bank of the Bay Announces Unaudited 2012 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Earnings