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10 things to watch in banking in 2017

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Banking

Banks put a tremendous number of man hours and pour a staggering amount of resources in analytics so they can better understand, navigate and predict their risk environment. But there are some things that just cannot be predicted and banking leaders have to sit back and take a wait-and-see attitude. Technology, politics, interest rates and… Read More →

Candace Wiest helps launch AZ Physicians Bank

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Candace Wiest, president and CEO of West Valley National Bank, WVBI and AZ Dental Bank, announced the launch of a new specialty division, AZ Physicians Bank.  The group will focus on providing loans to physicians for practice acquisitions, equipment, working capital, owner occupied commercial real estate.  “This specialty group will provide capital and expertise to the medical industry… Read More →

John R. Scherer joins board of WVNB

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Candace Wiest, president and CEO of West Valley National Bank, and Steven Bales, chairman of West Valley National Bank, has announced that John R. Scherer has joined the Board of Directors of both the bank and its holding company WVBI. John is the owner of Scherer Strategic Solutions, is affiliated with Arizona Growth Advisors  and… Read More →

WVNB buys branch from NB|AZ

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Candace Wiest, president and CEO of West Valley National Bank, announced WVNB has entered into an agreement with National Bank of Arizona to acquire all of the assets and deposits of the Gila Bend branch of NBA. The transaction is anticipated to increase WVNB’s asset size by 20 percent. “As the West Valley’s only locally… Read More →

CEO Series: Candace Hunter Wiest

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Earlier this year, Candace Hunter Wiest, president and CEO of West Valley National Bank, launched AZ Dental Bank, a specialty group that she unveiled at the Western Regional Dental Convention in Phoenix. Az Business sat down with Wiest to talk about trends in her industry. What qualities do you think an effective CEO needs to… Read More →

Wiest launches AZ Dental Bank

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Candace Hunter Wiest, president & CEO of West Valley Bancorp., Inc. announced the launch of AZ Dental Bank. This specialty group of WVNB premiered at the Western Regional Dental Convention in Phoenix this week. According to Wiest, “Our Bank has a significant number of shareholders and Directors in the medical and dental industries. They believe… Read More →

Leadership spotlight: Candace Hunter Wiest

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Candace Hunter Wiest President and CEO West Valley National Bank wvnb.net Wiest is the founding CEO of WVNB, and was the first female community banker elected as a a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Biggest challenge: “I founded a local bank that consistently provided capital for Arizona businesses despite the worst… Read More →

GPEC Profile: Candace Wiest, President And CEO Of West Valley National Bank

Candace Wiest President and CEO, West Valley National Bank Even before West Valley National Bank opened its doors on Dec. 23, 2006, a decision was made to join the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. Becoming an active member of GPEC made good business sense. “What I like about GPEC is its economic development focus,” says Candace… Read More →