Business buzz: Napa Community Bank promotes Meagher to assistant vp
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May 31, 2007
Dennis Pedisich, president/chief executive officer of Napa Community Bank, announces that consumer loan and compliance officer Karen Meagher has been promoted to assistant vice president.
A 14-year banker and third-generation resident of Napa, Meagher joined Napa Community Bank in December 2002. She was in the bank's loan administration department prior to being appointed consumer loan officer in 2004.
She specializes in consumer lending, including home equity loans and lines of credit. She has previous experience in branch management and real estate lending.
In the community, Meagher is active with the FFA and 4-H Livestock Loan Program, which helps FFA and 4-H members obtain loans to purchase livestock that they raise and sell at the Napa County Fair.
NV Opera House hires Baldwin as director of major gifts
Robin Baldwin recently joined the staff of the Napa Valley Opera House as director of major gifts.
Baldwin comes to the Opera House from Fayetteville, Ark., where she served as president of the Fayetteville Community Foundation.
As director of major gifts, she will play an important role in developing new relationships and nurturing existing partnerships with supporters of the Opera House.
"Robin brings a rich background of fundraising knowledge and a strong set of professional talents to the position. In addition, she has the business background and leadership experience that will help us continue to build a viable performing arts center in Napa," said Evy Warshawski, executive director of the Napa Valley Opera House.
Baldwin has extensive experience in the development field. In addition to serving as president of the Fayetteville Community Foundation, she has served as director of development for the Sam M. Walton College of Business and the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas. In addition, she brings more than a decade worth of experience in management, marketing and non-profit expertise to the Opera House.
She holds a master's degree in Health Science and a bachelor's degree in psychology, both from the University of Arkansas.
Over the past 17 years she has served as a volunteer for a number of community and civic organizations.
Most recently, Baldwin worked with the Walton Arts Center, the Junior League of Northwest Arkansas, the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce and the American Heart Association.
FASTSIGNS opens in AmCan
A new FASTSIGNS sign and graphics center at 100 W. American Canyon Rd., Suite K-8, is now open under the ownership of two husband and wife teams, Walt and Karen Perlic and Warren Krasman and Lisa Brown.
All four of the owners come from backgrounds in the software engineering and telecommunications fields. The partners were seeking to invest in a business opportunity that would allow them to move away from the corporate environment, yet would still enable them to use their combined engineering backgrounds and expertise. The business philosophy and structure behind FASTSIGNS was a perfect fit.
"We researched several opportunities and were most impressed with the FASTSIGNS franchise model and the enthusiasm and expertise of the corporate team and other franchisees," said Walt Perlic. "We have access to a broad network of colleagues with years of experience in the sign industry in addition to a team dedicated to researching and testing the newest technology and trends in the business."
"We chose to open in the American Canyon/Vallejo area because it's such an exciting opportunity to be part of the transition this area is experiencing," said Krasman. "The redevelopment in Vallejo and new focus on American Canyon will expand the local opportunities for the residents. We know that our center will fulfill a need within the community with high-quality products and unparalleled customer service."
The new FASTSIGNS of American Canyon can be reached by phone at 552-0110, by fax at 552-0112 or on the web at www.fastsigns.com/503”