Nov 10,2006 00:00
Bend Weekly News Sources
Bend, Oregon Banker Will Serve the Central and Southern Oregon Market
West Coast Bank has named Kelley Mears Vice President and Relationship Manager of the Government Guaranteed Lending Group. Mears expertise includes numerous loan programs such as USDA, OCEDD and Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 real estate loans. She will assist business owners in the purchase of businesses or business assets through a wide variety of SBA loan programs and will serve the Central and Southern Oregon markets from her Bend, Oregon office.
Xandra T. McKeown, Executive Vice President of Commercial Banking, said, "West Coast Bank is committed to providing the lending solutions made possible by the many SBA programs. We are very pleased to have someone with Kelley's expertise join our team."
Mears most recently worked as Vice President of Business Development of Wells Fargo SBA lending and previously at Oregon Business Development Corporation. She is a member of the Certified Development Company Board of Directors and is on the finance committee for Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council.
West Coast Bancorp, one of Oregon Business Magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work For, is a Northwest bank holding company with $2.4 billion in assets, operating 59 offices in Oregon and Washington. The company combines the sophisticated products and expertise of larger banks with the local decision-making, market knowledge and customer service of a community bank. For more information, visit the Company web site at www.wcb.com .