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American Riviera Bancorp Announces Stock Dividend

News item October 28, 2022 by Michelle Martinich

"We are pleased to provide our shareholders with a 10% stock dividend which will increase shares outstanding available to trade. The Board of Directors intends to promote stock liquidity while increasing shareholder value through exceptional financial performance."Board Chairman Lawrence Koppelman…

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American Riviera Bancorp Announces Record Earnings for the Third Quarter of 2022

News item October 27, 2022 by Michelle Martinich

We are pleased to report record earnings this quarter and year to date. Our balance sheet and relationship based deposits have remained stable despite the volatility created by Federal Reserve policy this year. Stable funding allows the Bank to deploy cash into higher-yielding assets including our…

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American Riviera Bank's New Simply Checking Account Receives National Certification

News item October 21, 2022 by American Riviera Bank

This certification is granted to financial institutions that meet specific requirements and offer accessible and affordable banking products for its community. American Riviera Bank’s nationally certified Bank On Simply Checking was designed to provide access for consumers who can’t afford to meet…

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Michelle Martinich presents at FinTech & Financial Services Virtual Investor Conference

News item September 27, 2022 by American Riviera Bank

You can find a recording of her presentation here. When you click the link, you will be brought to the event registration/login page. Once you enter your information, the presentation will begin playing immediately.

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American Riviera Bank to Webcast Live at September 22nd

News item September 15, 2022 by Virtual Investor Conferences

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Sept. 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Riviera Bancorp (OTCQX: ARBV), the holding company of American Riviera Bank, a full service community bank focused on serving the lending and deposit needs of businesses and consumers on the Central Coast of California, today announ…

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Santa Barbara Zoo’s Annual Zoofari Ball

News item August 29, 2022 by American Riviera Bank

This year, the Zoofari Ball XXXVI: Enchanted Forest, featured a mythical woods theme where guests were invited to dress up as charming princes, elves, witches, and all fairy tale creatures. The ball was catered by Rincon Events, a premiere donor, and they provided a feast and libations fit for a ki…

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American Riviera Bank Supports Magoo’s Shoes at Annual Shoe Giveaway

News item August 22, 2022 by American Riviera Bank

You can see John Palminteri’s coverage here! Magoo’s Shoes, started more than ten years ago at Washington Elementary School, initially served about thirty children. Thanks to community sponsors and the efforts of Magoo’s Shoes Executive Director, Simon Dixon, the event has grown and now provides ne…

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American Riviera Bancorp Reports Quarterly Earnings

News item July 22, 2022 by Michelle Martinich

The Bank has generated substantial loan growth, deploying liquidity into “core loans” which exclude SBA PPP loans. Core loans have grown 22% or $153.2 million over the last year since June 30, 2021, 13% or $101.1 million year to date since December 31, 2021, and 10% or $78.2 million in the last qua…

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Bring Your Dog to the Bank Day

News item June 23, 2022 by American Riviera Bank

Part of Friday’s festivities will include a Cutest Pooch social media contest, American Riviera Bank dog bowls and bandanas, dog treats, and more. Plan all of your bank business for this Friday and include your pooch companion. Bank hours at all branches are from 9:00am to 5:00pm. “We love getting…

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Cocktails and Conservation

News item May 26, 2022 by American Riviera Bank

We kicked off the two-part event series on April 28th. The first presentation featured the Species Survival Program. We hosted the Zoo’s Circle of Care Members and other major donors to inform them of the Zoo’s conservation efforts with an emphasis on their Masai giraffes, Amur leopards, and Asian…

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