Affiliate Sponsor: Savings Bank

Savings Bank is proud to be an Affiliate Sponsor of the Lake County Winegrape Commission.

“As a local community bank, Savings Bank is well-positioned and deeply committed to playing a vital role in the success of the Lake County community,” says Scott Yandell, Savings Bank President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our involvement in the Lake County Winegrape Commission’s Master Vigneron Program is but one example of our commitment to helping all parts of the community thrive.”

Over the past 110 years, Savings Bank has taken pride in their long history of working with generations of local agricultural businesses. Customers can be reassured that lending decisions are made locally and that their deposits are reinvested in loans within the community they call home, providing a vital source of capital to local businesses and individuals.

Savings Bank offers a variety of agricultural loans including financing for crop production expenses, equipment purchases, vineyard development and farm land purchases. Savings Bank Vice President/Commercial Loan Officer Pete Dodson is located at the Lakeport branch. He has 14 years of experience as an agricultural and commercial loan officer and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Economics and Business Management from UC Davis. He has lived in Lake County for over 20 years and is a charter member of the Kelseyville Sunrise Rotary Club.

Savings Bank is fortunate to have David Weiss serve on its board of directors. He has been a Lake County resident for over 20 years and owns and operates Bella Vista Farming Company. He provides valuable Lake County representation on the Savings Bank board. With his expertise in management and development of agricultural property, Weiss provides the bank with guidance in assessing agricultural markets and agricultural loans. He is active in many industry organizations including the Lake County Winegrape Commission, the California Pear Advisory Board, the Lake County Farm Bureau, and the California Association of Winegrape Growers.

Susie Robinson, Assistant Vice President/Branch Manager for Savings Bank, is a 13-year Lake County resident. She manages the Lakeport Branch at 290 South Main Street. The branch is conveniently located across the street from the Soper-Reese Theatre. She has 25 years of banking experience.

Additional Savings Bank locations include branches in Ukiah, Hopland, Redwood Valley, Willits, Laytonville, Mendocino and Fort Bragg.

For more information about Savings Bank, visit the website,, or call the Lakeport Branch, 707-263-7102.


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