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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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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 have…

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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-in…

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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 patients.…

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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, Walters…

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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 comm…

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