CommerceWest Bank (OTCBB:CWBK) joined the California State University Fullerton and the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics as the presenting sponsor for the 2011 Midyear Economic Forecast Conference. Mr. Ivo Tjan, Chairman and CEO, had the opportunity to discuss the importance of the partnership with the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics. The Mihaylo College is the largest nationally accredited business school in California and the fourth largest in the nation. Mr. Tjan introduced Dr. Mira Farka, Assistant Professor in Economics and Associate Director of the Institute for Economic and Environmental Studies and Dr. Anil Puri, the Dean of the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics. Dr. Puri was the keynote speaker and presented his annual Midyear Economic Forecast that addressed employment, housing markets, retail sales and much more.

Mr. Tjan commented, “CommerceWest Bank was pleased to partner with the CSUF Mihaylo College. This event provides useful information that can help businesses make strategic decisions that focus on their business in the new economic environment.” Mr. Tjan continued, “We have been working with businesses and entrepreneurs throughout Southern California to provide them with tailor made loans and customized cash management tools. NetBanker, a state of the art online cash management tool, is as simple as learning to use Microsoft Windows or an IPAD. We want to assist in this economic recovery by deploying some of our liquidity into loans for local businesses in Southern California.”

CommerceWest Bank is headquartered at 2111 Business Center Drive in Irvine, CA, with Regional Offices in Orange County, Riverside County, Los Angeles County and San Diego County. We are a full service business bank and offer a wide range of commercial banking services, including, concierge services, remote deposit solution, full-service online banking, lines of credit, term loans, commercial real estate lending, SBA lending, and a variety of cash management products.