San Jose, CA - April 3, 2013 - Bridge Capital Holdings (NASDAQ:BBNK), whose subsidiary is Bridge Bank, a full-service professional business bank headquartered in Silicon Valley and with offices located nationwide, announced today that the bank is the presenting sponsor of the San Jose Silicon Valley (SJSV) Chamber’s South First Street Business Walk to be held April 10, 2013 in downtown San Jose. Bridge Bank was also the presenting sponsor for the chamber’s first Business Walk held on Nov. 7, 2012 in Willow Glen.
“The San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber is grateful for Bridge Bank’s participation as presenting sponsor,” said Matthew Mahood, SJSV Chamber president & CEO. “When the chamber began the business walk program last year, the bank was its first presenting sponsor and literally helped make this valuable economic development tool a reality. Along with other stakeholders and the SJSV Chamber, Bridge Bank is bringing small businesses in our region important resources for their ongoing prosperity.”
The business walk provides the opportunity for business and civic leaders to take the pulse of a local business district and gather information necessary to implement initiatives that enhance the success of those businesses. The walk also gives local business owners and managers an outlet to voice concerns and share successes they are having. The volunteers will survey approximately 200 businesses and also provide information on how they can find solutions to problems with city services, utility companies and general business services. The three main questions asked are: how is business; what do you like about doing business in this area; what should be done to improve business.
"This business walk is a terrific community event which greatly benefits the local business community, said Tim Boothe, Bridge Bank chief operating officer. “The volunteers gain unique insights into the challenges that small business owners face on a daily basis. Being able to consolidate this information helps the bank and the chamber to better serve the local business community."
About Bridge Bank, National Association
Bridge Bank is a full-service professional business bank founded in the highly competitive climate of Silicon Valley in 2001. From the very beginning, our goal has been to offer small-market and middle-market businesses from across many industries a better way to bank. A less bank-like way to bank. We provide a surprisingly broad range of financial solutions, enabling us to meet our clients’ varied needs across all stages — from inception to IPO and beyond. It’s how we go about doing so that differentiates us from our competition.
Daniel P. Myers
Chief Executive Officer
Thomas A. Sa
Executive Vice President
Chief Strategy Officer, Chief Financial Officer
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