Author: Michelle Di Gangi

Customer Wise: From employee to sole owner

Michelle Di Gangi
Small Business Banking
Valen West standing in front of the bar at Fly Trap.

We recently met with our customer Valen West, owner of the Fly Trap, a famous San Francisco restaurant in the South of Market “SOMA” neighborhood.

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Made Here: Ready to manufacture clients’ dreams

Michelle Di Gangi
Small Business Banking
Tom Prato in front of his store that features very ornate ironwork on the windows and outdoor railings.

In our brief interview, CEO and Founder Tom Prato shared his experiences and insights running a successful company.

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Made Here: Turning customers into new manufacturers every day

Michelle Di Gangi
Small Business Banking
Jeff Moe and Ben Malouf, standing in front of the Aleph Objects sign.

“Making a quality product is just one part of building a successful company.”

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Customer Wise: Simplicity is the key to longevity

Michelle Di Gangi
Small Business Banking
Columbus Cafe owner Paul Marino seated near the bar.

“If your business is going to be a side project, keep in mind it may take over your life.”

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