Mechanics Bank to Open New North Napa Branch Monday

Napa City Councilman Alfredo Pedroza will head the new North Napa branch of Mechanics Bank, which opens June 10, 2013.
Napa City Councilman Alfredo Pedroza will head the new North Napa branch of Mechanics Bank, which opens June 10, 2013.
Mechanics Bank will open its third Napa Valley office on June 10 in North Napa.

The office, at 3350 California Blvd-C in Napa Crossings North, will offer banking, lending, and investment services, with local decision makers and employees in the office.

Lifelong Napa resident and City Council member Alfredo Pedroza heads the new office, joined by Tina Laviolette, another Napa local who has 10 years of local banking experience.

Mechanics Bank opened its first Napa office more than 16 years ago, and has grown consistently. With the addition of the North Napa office, the Bank’s presence in the Napa Valley is expanded to three locations, 3350 California Blvd. and 433 Soscol Ave. in Napa and 1015 Adams St. in St. Helena, with more than 30 bank employees serving the area.

“Mechanics Bank is delighted to be opening our North Napa Office to provide the convenience of another location for our clients and be better positioned to serve the Napa Valley,” says Michael Downer, Vice Chairman of Mechanics Bank and a resident of Napa for more than two decades.

Downer is a fourth generation descendant of the founder of Mechanics Bank, E. M. Downer.

“As a family-owned independent institution, we understand the needs and challenges of family businesses, which drive the economy of this valley," he said. "They’re looking for a long-term, trusted financial partner whose commitment doesn’t rise or fall with the economy, which is why some of our clients go back generations."

Pedroza added he was "very excited to have a local team that is committed to our clients, our community, and providing exceptional customer service from the moment they walk through our doors,” he said.

 “Working locally and being involved in our community, I understand the importance of community banking, building long-lasting relationships, and being a good community partner,” he added


Rusty Cohn June 09, 2013 at 12:16 PM
Welcome to North Napa. Fantastic Bank that treats people like family.
Doris Gentry June 09, 2013 at 02:27 PM
Love Mechanics bank! The Downer Family give, serve and invest in Napa. Yeah Michael for the wisdom to expand and open this stand-alone bank for your customers! Woo hoo. Now what about a Mechanics Parade entry? Hmmmm


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