The Face of Community Banking

Community Bank of the Bay


We all know the mantra about buying local, but for many purpose-driven small businesses, banking local presents a conundrum. With a dearth of socially conscious banks, access to capital is the difference between following a dream—or not. Community Bank of the Bay helps bridge the gap between the corporate giants and the Bay Area’s deserving entrepreneurs. “Think of us as a small town bank with a focus on the small business community,” says Helen Wyman, Community Banking Officer at CBB’s Oakland office. “We help entrepreneurs grow and manage their money, then reinvest locally to continue the cycle. Because we’re small, we know all our clients personally—and our values align with theirs.”

Community Bank of the Bay

180 Grand Ave., Suite 120, Oakland, 510-433-5400,

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