Bank Local

Bank Local

The Bank Local page is Sonoma County's resource on community banking. Learn why banking locally is so important, get to know your local financial institutions, and find the resources you need make the shift to a community bank or credit union. Lower fees, better service and a stronger local economy for Sonoma County. Make the Bank Local shift today!

Santa Rosa Moves $1.5 Million to Local Banks and Credit Unions

City of Santa Rosa is moving $1.5 million in deposits ($250,000 each) to Community First Credit Union, Exchange Bank, First Community Bank, Redwood Credit Union, Sonoma County Grange Credit Union and Summit State Bank.

Rob Eyler Answers: What is a Depository Institution?

Professor Eyler recently presented a lucid take on banking and how it works at an Invest Local | Bank Local gathering at Sonoma Mountain Village Event Center.

Local Banks and Credit Unions: More Loans, Less Defaults
Sonoma County Banking Revealed

To help you find a local bank that is right for you, we have compiled research on Sonoma County banks and credit unions.

Find a Bank or Credit Union Near You

No matter where you live in Sonoma County, there is a local bank or credit union there to serve you.

Why Bank Local?

Local banks and credit unions play an important role in our local economy that increases the impact of the shift.

 

VIDEO: Move Your Money

People all over the country are choosing to move their money out of bigger banks and into smaller, community-oriented financial institutions that generally avoided the reckless investments and schemes that helped cause the financial crisis.

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Why Bank Local?
Local banks and credit unions play an important role in our local economy that increases the impact of the shift.  
Vote with Your Dollars - Part 2 of 2
Get out and vote, and while you do, remember that your political votes are only the beginning of your power to make your voice heard.
Vote with Your Dollars - Part 1 of 2
Todd Sheffield— Personally Speaking
Todd Sheffield of Community First Credit Union shares some thoughts on living in Sonoma County. What for you defines 'quality of life'?  Quality of life includes the right mix of commerce, opportunity, care for the environment and activities that benefit all –– such as open space and great local eateries.
VIDEO: Move Your Money
People all over the country are choosing to move their money out of bigger banks and into smaller, community-oriented financial institutions that generally avoided the reckless investments and schemes that helped cause the financial crisis.
VIDEO: Surfing For Change: Bank Locally
Short video produced by a Santa Cruz surfer.  Dude, where's my local bank!