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Mission Community Bank

P.O. Box 789
P. O. Box 789
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Contact: Kathyleen McClenathen, AVP CRA Officer
Phone: 805-597-6123
Fax: 805-782-5034
URL: www.missioncommunitybank.com
Email: kmcclenathen@missioncommunitybank.com
Mission Community Bank

Mission Community Bank (MCB) is committed to providing financial support and services to its community by promoting local development and economic vitality. MCB supports small business growth and offers high quality, community-directed banking services. The bank strives for innovation in its individual wealth services and in its efforts to develop and create jobs. In 2005, MCB made 101 micro enterprise loans in addition to its 142 small business loans.

Program

MCB offers personal and business savings and checking accounts, and online e-banking. Certificate of Deposit Account Registry Service (CDARS), allows depositors to place large deposits, over $100,000 into CDs issued by multiple Network banks eligible for full FDIC insurance. MCB has a limit of $25,000 and is the only Bank in San Luis Obispo with this program. We offer loans in the following areas:
Investments by individuals, and institutions such as Calvert Foundation, provide lending capital to Mission Community Bank.

Client Population

MCB's clients are located in San Luis Obispo, Northern Santa Barbara, and Kern Counties in California. Of its 391 loans recipients in 2005, nine percent were Hispanic/Latino, 91 percent were Caucasian, three percent were Asian/Pacific Islanders, one percent each were Native American and African-American, and four percent were mixed ethnicities. Approximately 35 percent of bank clients are women and 21 percent live at or below 80 percent of the area's median income. Twenty percent live in rural regions, and 80 percent live in minor urban areas.

Impact

In 2005, through 101 micro-enterprise loans and the 142 small business loans MCB created 204 new full time equivalent jobs and retained 644 full time equivalent jobs.
MCB also provided 104 units of affordable housing through 22 loans totaling $10,907,349.
MCB works closely with other organizations in the area, giving them the financial support that they need to be viable, active members of the community.

Story

Mission Community Bank
Food, shelter and clothing: the world is constantly evolving, bringing new innovations and technologies that never existed before, yet the most basic human needs remain the same. While MCB works diligently to address many tough and complex issues in their community, the bank never loses sight of the fact that, to resolve more multifaceted problems, the people of the community must first have their most fundamental needs met.

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