1. Q&A with Mark Papoccia, Chief, Business & Consumer Banking There are some important shifts that business owners should prioritize to help them adapt to the new economic environment. Mark Papoccia, Vantage West’s Senior Vice President, Business & Branch Banking, speaks to these changing business needs. What are some shifts in priorities for businesses now, compared […]
    Oct 12, 2021
    4 min read
  2. For most businesses, 2020 was a rollercoaster full of surprising twists and turns, especially as it pertained to securing financial assistance to compensate for pandemic losses. So when Congress passed the CARES Act in March 2020, there was a collective sigh of relief as a rush of lending was unleashed under the Paycheck Protection Program […]
    Oct 11, 2021
    5 min read
  3. A year and a half after facing one of the largest challenges of our lifetimes, the economy is beginning to bounce back. Retail sales are jumping, unemployment is down, and there’s a feeling of relief that the worst times are behind us. The Federal Reserve of Philadelphia predicted in February that US output would grow […]
    Oct 8, 2021
    4 min read
  4. Seizing on increasing public preference for supporting local businesses, Vantage West has unveiled a new ad campaign that distinguishes us from for-profit financial institutions and demonstrates our support for other local businesses.  According to a recent survey from the Financial Trust Index, just 38% of Americans trusted national banks. In contrast, nearly 60% trusted credit […]
  5. It’s 10am on a Tuesday, a mere month into the worst pandemic seen in a generation, and Alexis Carbajal stands in a parking lot, sweating nervously. Just three weeks earlier, Alexis and his partner Juan Ayala decided to close down their popular Puerto Rican food truck, Phoenix Coqui. They opened the truck in 2017 to […]
  6. It was the year 2000, the turn of the millennium, when Joyce Feickert and Marv Kirchler finally bought the farm. More specifically, the couple purchased a 1920s farmhouse to renovate into the new home of Hem & Her Bridal Design Studio, the business they’ve run together for more than 20 years. Over the next two […]
  7. With so many options, sizes, and prices, making a vehicle purchase decision can seem overwhelming. We’ve put together a list of the most important things to consider when purchasing a new car. The right type Start by evaluating your goals, needs, and lifestyle to help determine the vehicle that is right for you. Ask yourself: […]
    Jul 29, 2021
    4 min read
  8. If you are contemplating purchasing an electric vehicle, you aren’t alone. Electric vehicles (EVs) are quick, unique to drive, and have no emissions (from the tailpipe). Consumer interest in electric cars continues to grow, and many people have questions about them. A big question is affordability. EVs tend to be pricey but can be more […]
    2 min read