We are grateful to the individuals listed above who believed in our vision and provided the seed money for the bank to organize. These Founders derived no benefit from their investment. With the exception of Jim Glines and Bill Hares, none of them worked for the bank, and although their investment was repaid when the bank opened, regulations prohibited them from collecting interest on their investment. These community minded people simply supported our mission to provide a true community bank to the Santa Maria Valley. Today they remain valued community advisors, and we are grateful for their ongoing support.