Author: Michelle Di Gangi

Succession & retirement planning: a double challenge for business owners

Michelle Di Gangi
Small Business Banking
Mother and daughter doing some woodworking in their studio.

The company is often the primary asset, so tapping into its value is essential to finance retirement.

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Building up resistance: Q&A with ‘She Started It’ filmmaker Nora Poggi

Michelle Di Gangi
Small Business Banking
Michelle Di Gangi onstage with Nora Poggi, who is speaking.

“We want women and girls who will see the film to know that they can take risks, that failure is OK, and that it is worth trying something you are passionate about.”

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Making ways to promote and retain female leaders

Michelle Di Gangi
Small Business Banking
Young business woman sharing her ideas with 3 colleagues in a sunny office.

Within smaller companies, it’s critical for managers at all levels to “buy in” to this vision and understand the reasons why gender diversity will be a boon for the company.

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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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