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The Impact of the Pandemic on Residential Real Estate on the Central Coast

Podcast November 29, 2020 by Regional Pulse Podcast

. Lori Murray, Senior Vice President and Residential Lending Manager at American Riviera Bank and Nancy Hamilton, of Calgano & Hamilton Real Estate Partners in Montecito, discuss the residential real estate market on the Central Coast during the pandemic - from an influx of buyers from cities…

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Supporting Local Business in a Pandemic Environment: Downtown SLO

Podcast October 16, 2020 by Regional Pulse Podcast

. Dustin Reese, Assistant Vice President, Banking Relationship Officer, sits down with Bettina Swigger of Downtown SLO to talk about their innovative efforts to keep downtown San Luis Obispo vibrant and thriving during the pandemic. As the CEO of Downtown SLO, Bettina leads the staff serving the co…

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Flexibility, Innovation and Virtual Reality: Reopening a Family Entertainment Center During COVID-19

Podcast July 2, 2020 by Regional Pulse Podcast

. Jason Wilson, Vice President, Commercial Banking Officer, sits down with Sam Walters of Zodo's Bowling and Beyond to talk about the short- and long-term changes they have made in light of the pandemic. From new cleaning protocols to take-out orders to their brand new Virtual Reality studio, Walte…

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Reopening During COVID-19: An Optometrist's Perspective

Podcast June 25, 2020 by Regional Pulse Podcast

. Michelle Martinich, Executive Vice President at American Riviera Bank, sits down with Dr. Joanne Gronquist to talk about the process of reopening her practice during COVID-19, including retaining staff, procuring personal protective equipment, and establishing new protocols for scheduling patient…

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Innovation in Education and What We Can Learn From It

Podcast March 24, 2020 by Regional Pulse Podcast

. Joanne Funari, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of American Riviera Bank, speaks with McArthur Fellow, Amir Abo-Shaeer, and his wife, Emily Shaeer, of the Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy, about the challenges and rewards of being innovative in education and business. This two-…

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Home Health & Hospice Care

Podcast February 5, 2020 by Regional Pulse Podcast

. Michelle Martinich, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial & Administrative Officer, of American Riviera Bank speaks with Lynda Tanner, President & CEO of VNA Health (formerly Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care) to discuss navigating in-home healthcare and hospice options, including how to hav…

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Central Coast Real Estate: A Home and an Investment

Podcast January 14, 2020 by Regional Pulse Podcast

. Lori Murray, Senior Vice President and Residential Lending Manager of American Riviera Bank, chats with Jackie Walters, Realtor with Village Properties about the new real estate landscape in the Santa Barbara area, including how recent local natural disasters have affected the market, the affects…

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Protecting Your Home and Business from Cybersecurity Threats

Podcast December 2, 2019 by Regional Pulse Podcast

. Michelle Martinich, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial & Administrative Officer, of American Riviera Bank sits down with Daniel Koenig, Head of Information Technology at Invoca in Santa Barbara, discuss how to recognize and combat cyber threats at your business and your home. Daniel is…

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Small Business on the Central Coast: a Local Success Story

Podcast November 15, 2019 by Regional Pulse Podcast

. Jason Wilson, Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking Officer at American Riviera Bank sits down with Steven Nipper, Owner and President of Sole Wave Water, to talk about the journey of building a new business on the Central Coast. From creating a realistic business plan to finding and hiring…

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Tariffs, Tourists and Microclimates: Let's Talk Wine with Doug Margerum

Podcast November 1, 2019 by Regional Pulse Podcast

. Joanne Funari, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of American Riviera Bank, chats with Doug Margerum, Owner and Director of Winemaking at Margerum Wine Company, about the Wine Industry in Santa Barbara County. Doug has been intimately involved in the Santa Barbara food and wine…

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