SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 24, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Heritage Commerce Corp (Nasdaq:HTBK), parent company of Heritage Bank of Commerce, today announced that in keeping with its commitments to supporting local non-profit organizations, the bank donated over $55,000 during the first half of 2010. The funds were divided among many diverse organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life for residents throughout the Bay Area.    

"We are happy to support the work of these important local organizations, especially during these stressed economic times. The bank's contributions help enrich the communities in which we serve," said Bill Del Biaggio, Executive Vice President. "We remain dedicated to our communities, and we are grateful for the opportunity to express and confirm the core values of our bank. Our customers can also feel confident that in choosing to do business with us, we can continue to complete the circle by giving back."

Heritage Bank of Commerce is proud to support the following organizations with donations over $2500 in 2010: San Jose Police Foundation; March of Dimes; Lincoln High School Foundation; Holy Spirit Church; Rowan Branch of Children's Hospital Branches; History San Jose; Sacred Heart Nativity School; Valley Care Charitable Foundation; St. Nicholas School; Community Health Partnership; Hope Services; Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church; Los Altos Village Association; Notre Dame High School; Madden Charities; NAIOP, Silicon Valley Chapter; Joseph George Charitable Trust; Gasit Scholarship Fund; Bellarmine College Preparatory; the Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County; the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley, and Ronald McDonald House at Stanford. For a complete list of recipients, please visit www.heritagebankofcommerce.com/community .

Heritage Bank of Commerce was recently honored for its philanthropic contributions to Greater Bay Area organizations by the San Francisco Business Times.

Heritage Commerce Corp, a bank holding company established in February 1998, is the parent company of Heritage Bank of Commerce, established in 1994 and headquartered in San Jose with full-service branches in Danville, Fremont, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Gatos, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Pleasanton, and Walnut Creek. Heritage Bank of Commerce is an SBA Preferred Lender with Loan Production Offices in Sacramento, Oakland, and Santa Rosa, California. For more information, please visit www.heritagecommercecorp.com .
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