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2018 Summer Newsletter

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Customer Spotlight: UTC Ice Sports Center What makes UTC Ice Sports Center unique is that it is the only ice skating rink in San Diego that is located in an outdoor shopping center. e facility, which recently underwent a complete renovation, offers free intro-to-ice-skating lessons, youth and adult ice hockey leagues, figure skating classes and competitions, and private parties and training sessions. UTC Ice began its banking relationship with Vibra Bank in 2012, then transitioned to Pacific Commerce after its acquisition of Vibra. Owners Joe and Irina Polonsky said, "Our experience with Pacific Commerce Bank has always been positive. e level of knowledge, attention to detail and quality of service has made us a loyal customer for life." We at First Choice look forward to continuing the excellent customer service that UTC Ice deserves! Blind Children's Learning Center 14th Annual Destination Independence 5K Walk First Choice Bank was thrilled to sponsor and take part in the Blind Children's Learning Center's 14th Annual Destination Independence 5K Walk on May 13, 2018. Each year, the event raises funds to support the work BCLC does to prepare children with visual impairments for a life of independence through early intervention, education and family support. We are grateful for the opportunity to participate in this and other BCLC events and to help make a positive difference in the lives of these children. SIMNSA Annual Golf Tournament First Choice Bank was pleased to be a sponsor for the 3rd Annual SIMNSA Golf Tournament benefiting families in need in Tijuana. In conjunction with Fundación SIMNSA, whose motto is Bridging Borders – Protecting Families, sponsorship money from the tournament will be used to build care facilities in Tijuana to serve at least 12 to 15 families at a time with children undergoing cancer treatment. We are honored to have been part of this worthy cause, which previously has been a passion project for Pacific Commerce, and are grateful to be able to give support to these children and their families. LA Saves with the Ron Finley Project For the second year in a row, First Choice Bank joined other bankers on June 30 at the Ron Finley Project–DaFUNction event fair at the Vermont Square Library to provide financial literacy through the LA Saves campaign. e program seeks to motivate and encourage low- to-moderate-income individuals and families to save money, reduce debt and build wealth over time. irty savings pledges were made by attendees of the event, with volunteers highlighting the program's key focus of making savings a priority for everyone. FCB Scholarship Program First Choice Bank was proud to once again partner with the Alhambra and ABC Unified School Districts to provide scholarships to graduating high school students that are economically disadvantaged and have demonstrated academic excellence. is year, 11 outstanding students received a total of $11,000 in scholarship funds. FCB is thrilled to have a hand in helping these students thrive in their education. FCB's 8th Annual Charity Golf Tournament is year's Annual Charity Golf Tournament, scheduled for ursday, October 25, will take place once again at the Industry Hills Golf Club at Pacific Palms Resort. e event benefits 18 local nonprofit organizations and also recognizes a "Citizen of the Year" who embodies a spirit of giving. We need your support to make an even bigger impact this year. Please contact Nora Perez for details (714.634.5145 or FCB Community Events

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