SOURCE: Central Valley Community Bank

November 20, 2009 17:29 ET

Central Valley Community Bank Named as One of the Top Four Best Companies to Work for in Central California

FRESNO, CA--(Marketwire - November 20, 2009) - Daniel J. Doyle, President and CEO of Central Valley Community Bank (CVCB), the sole subsidiary of Central Valley Community Bancorp (NASDAQ: CVCY), announced that the Bank has been honored as one of the top four Best Companies to Work for in Central California in the large-sized business category. Central Valley Community Bank was the only publicly traded company and only financial institution honored in the large-sized business category defined as organizations with 100 or more employees. CVCB competed with for-profit, non-profit, public and privately held companies in Central California's six county region covering Fresno, Kern, Tulare, Kings, Madera, and Merced counties.

The Best Companies to Work for in Central California competition is in its fourth year as collaboration between the Best Companies Group and The Business Journal. The competition's goal is to recognize distinguished companies who strive to create an ideal working environment and to develop ethical standards for other companies to model based upon a two phase assessment. The first phase is an employer survey, followed by an anonymous employee survey, which are calculated together to determine the final ranking.

"Central Valley Community Bank strives to provide an outstanding workplace for our employees by letting them know that our management and board of directors value every employee and the vital role each individual plays in making the Company successful. The Bank is honored to be recognized for our 30-year commitment to those priorities," said Dan Doyle, President and CEO for Central Valley Community Bank and Central Valley Community Bancorp.

"The Bank is not just focused on our customers, but our entire team and the communities in which we are located," said LeAnn Ruiz, Administrative Assistant with CVCB for 15 years. "That loyalty and commitment has allowed us to grow individually as professionals and has helped the Bank grow into a well-respected business throughout the Central Valley."

Central Valley Community Bancorp trades on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the symbol CVCY. Central Valley Community Bank, headquartered in Fresno, California, was founded in 1979 and is the sole subsidiary of Central Valley Community Bancorp. Central Valley Community Bank currently operates 16 offices in Clovis, Fresno, Kerman, Lodi, Madera, Merced, Oakhurst, Prather, Sacramento, Stockton, Tracy, and a loan production office in Modesto, California. Additionally, the Bank operates Commercial Real Estate Lending, SBA Lending and Agribusiness Lending Departments. Investment services are provided by Investment Centers of America and insurance services are offered through Central Valley Community Insurance Services LLC. Members of Central Valley Community Bancorp's and the Bank's Board of Directors are: Daniel N. Cunningham (Chairman), Sidney B. Cox, Edwin S. Darden, Jr., Daniel J. Doyle, Steven D. McDonald, Louis McMurray, Wanda L. Rogers (Director Emeritus), William S. Smittcamp, and Joseph B. Weirick. More information about Central Valley Community Bancorp and Central Valley Community Bank can be found at www.cvcb.com.