Sweeny Youmaran joins BAC Community Bank as Relationship Manager
Family owned and locally managed BAC Community Bank is pleased to announce that Sweeny Youmaran has joined the Bank as Relationship Manager.

Youmaran has a Communications degree and has worked in the financial services industry for over 8 years. Her managerial experience includes both consumer and business banking, with a focus on consumer lines of credit and small business lending.

These strengths will be utilized as Youmaran will be assisting both consumer and small business loan applicants, as well as existing customers.

Youmaran will be working primarily from the BAC Community Bank office located at 517 East Weber Avenue in Stockton and can be reached by telephone at (209) 373-2531 or by email at sweeny.youmaran@bankbac.com.

Realtor, wife donate laptops to Boys & Girls
Ten laptop computers were donated to the Manteca’s Boys & Girls Club thanks to T.J. Waterford and his wife Monique of REeBroker Realty on Cherry Lane in Manteca.

Waterford has funded the computer program through two non-profit organizations and his REeBroker Real Estate firm in Manteca through proceeds from his real estate sales. He said learning computer concepts early on in life through the Boys & Girls Club is about elevating a youngster and making sure they will be successful in life and have the potential to earn robust salaries after they graduate from college.

Winders new leader of Small Business Development Center
Katy Winders was named the new Director of the Valley Sierra Small Business Development Center. Winders started at the VSSBDC in 2015 as the organization’s Assistant Director. Her predecessor, Kurt Clark, served as VSSBDC’s Director for 15 years but was recently selected as the Regional SBDC Director for Central California.

Winders, a former entrepreneur with a background in business finance, has helped transform the VSSBDC with her efforts in conception and oversight of the Business Women’s Symposium and highly sought-after QuickBooks trainings. David White, the Chief Executive Officer of Opportunity Stanislaus, was on the interview panel for the Director position. “While we are sad to say goodbye to Kurt Clark who has been such a steady, influential leader at the SBDC for so many years, Katy will fill in and not miss a beat,” said White. “She is a proven leader who is very respected by the business community.”

Clark, who served in an interim capacity for his new position for several months, expressed excitement over Winders’ promotion. “Katy has excelled in her role as Assistant Director for the past few years,” Clark said. “She is highly qualified and will continue to excel in her new position as Valley Sierra SBDC Director, providing expert guidance and training to businesses served by our region.”

Winders has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Management from California State University, Long Beach and has continued to build on her foundational knowledge. Warren Kirk, Chief Executive Officer of Tenet Healthcare’s Central Valley region and President of the Board of Opportunity Stanislaus said, “Katy embodies everything we are trying to do at Opportunity Stanislaus, which is support businesses with the resources and information necessary to grow and flourish. We are confident her leadership will be an asset as we continue to make good on our promises to local business.”

In 2017, Winders was named the top SBDC professional in Central California. Winders’ new position is effective immediately. Hosted by Opportunity Stanislaus, the VSSBDC promotes the development, growth and success of small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs throughout Stanislaus, Merced, Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties, thereby enhancing individual, family, community and regional prosperity.