SOURCE: Central Valley Community Bancorp

August 03, 2009 17:19 ET

Central Valley Community Bank Opens New Merced Office

FRESNO, CA--(Marketwire - August 3, 2009) - Daniel J. Doyle, President and Chief Executive Officer of Central Valley Community Bank (Bank), the sole subsidiary of Central Valley Community Bancorp (Company) (NASDAQ: CVCY), is pleased to announce the opening of the Bank's newest office in Merced as of Monday, August 3rd, 2009. The new 2,000 square foot office is located at 2832 North G Street, on the northeast corner of North G Street and Bear Creek, in the Galleria Shopping Center. Office hours are Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

"The Bank is proud to expand its local community roots in Merced, fulfilling a strategic direction set forth for a number of years. When the opportunity presented itself to put together a highly qualified team of local banking professionals, all who demonstrated our same unique brand of superior customer service, we moved quickly to establish a new office in this vital part of the Central Valley. The team has worked hard to accommodate the local banking needs of Merced and its surrounding area prior to the opening of the new office, and we are proud of their accomplishments signified by the strong feedback received from the new relationships developed with the Bank," said Daniel J. Doyle, President and CEO of Central Valley Community Bancorp and Central Valley Community Bank.

The Merced office is managed by area native Susan Armstrong, Vice President, Branch Manager, in addition to a full-time staff of local professionals specializing in retail and commercial banking including Tom Crawley, Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer; Michael German, Assistant Vice President, SBA Loan Officer; Vicki Slayton, Assistant Vice President, Customer Service Manager; Molly Falkowski and Dalyah Freeman, both Financial Service Representatives. The Merced team can be contacted at (209) 725-2820.

"The new Merced office continues Central Valley Community Bank's nearly 30-year commitment to strong and secure banking in the Valley and we look forward being able to extend our competitive array of business and personal banking services to this community. Those interested in developing a relationship with a Valley-grown community bank are encouraged to stop by the office and meet the team," concluded Doyle.

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.