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Corporate Profile


Our Strong History

Our story is written by many hands, but with one vision: to help our clients and communities succeed. We are proud of our legacy of success, and just as proud that our story is still being written today.

On April 1, 2024, Community West Bancshares merged with and into Central Valley Community Bancorp and Community West Bank merged with and into Central Valley Community Bank. The resulting company assumed the names Community West Bancshares (NASDAQ: CWBC) and Community West Bank to reflect the combined Company’s expanded Central California territory.

Elevating Community Banking Since 1980

Community West Bank has an enviable track record of financial strength, security and stability gained over its 44-year history. Today’s Community West Bank is a well-capitalized institution with assets exceeding approximately $3.5 billion as of April 1, 2024. The Company is proud to receive continued industry acclaim and national recognition for its excellent financial performance.

Community West Bank is distinguished from other financial institutions by its people, dedication to client advocacy, exemplary “relationship banking,” strong community support and its mission to exceed expectations. The Company has a passion for providing customized solutions to guide businesses and communities to succeed through its personal approach and full range of business and consumer banking products, lending and digital services that keep pace with the industry.

Full-service Banking Centers are located in 24 communities within California’s Greater Sacramento, San Joaquin Valley and Central Coast regions, as well as Commercial Lending, Real Estate, Agribusiness, Private Banking and Cash Management Departments. All are under the umbrella of Community West Bancshares (NASDAQ: CWBC), established in 2000 as the holding company for Community West Bank.

Guided By Values

With our growth and success, Community West Bank has remained true to its founding vision and commitment to the core values of teamwork, caring, inclusive, excellence, accountability and integrity. The Company believes that accountable corporate behavior is essential for a community bank, and works hard to contribute to a more equitable, resilient future for clients, team members, shareholders and the communities it serves.

Driven By Our Mission

At its heart, Community West Bank’s Mission Statement has always been about relationships, fostering a culture designed to: “Inspire and empower our team to enrich and invest in every relationship by exceeding expectations.” Since opening its doors in 1980, Community West Bank’s competitive advantage has been its people. People guided by a Mission Statement and Core Values that reflect the timeless ideals upon which Community West Bank was founded.

Shaped By History

Community West Bank’s history has been written by many hands, but with one vision: to help businesses and communities succeed by exceeding expectations at every opportunity.

The Community West Bank you see today is the product of that history – the embodiment of the vision and values upon which it was established in 1979. The Company opened its doors on January 10, 1980, in the Fresno County city of Clovis, with 12 professional bankers and assets of $2,000,000.

The Company’s founders were a diverse group of local business owners (including a few former bankers) who lived in the region and knew first-hand how a true community bank would benefit this unique area.

They envisioned a community bank that would invest in and grow the county’s distinctive communities, with Banking Centers that would employ service-driven professional bankers who understood the businesses and needs of their communities. What started in Clovis expanded to the Central Sierra communities of Shaver Lake and Prather, then to Fresno and along the CA Highway 99 corridor to Greater Sacramento in the north, throughout the San Joaquin Valley and west to the Coast. The founders’ vision had been fulfilled, and continues to be realized in Community West Bank’s daily operations.

Driven By Community Support

As a community bank, Community West Bank is closely connected with its communities where team members live, work and raise their families and wants them to grow stronger and more successful. To achieve this, Community West Bank supports a wide variety of community organizations with leadership involvement, financial donations, volunteerism and financial education.

Inspired By The Future

As Community West Bank reflects on its long history and how its legacy of service and vision has shaped the Company to this day, there is abundant reason to be excited about its future. Guided by the Company’s proven leadership and Board of Directors, Community West Bank’s greatest days lie ahead. The Company is honored to share those days with the team members, clients, investors and communities whose support is appreciated and valued.

The Company is regulated by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Federal Reserve Board, Securities and Exchange Commission, and the California Department of Financial Protection & Innovation.