Business Briefs: River Valley Community Bank profits spur dividend
River Valley Community Bank shareholders are receiving a special cash dividend to be paid directly or through their broker.
Those receiving the dividend must be shareholders of record as of Nov. 29.
The bank's continued profitability and strong capital position enabled it to make this special one-time dividend payment to its shareholders this year ahead of potential tax increases that could come about in 2013, said John Jelavich, president and CEO, in a statement.
"We are very pleased to be returning over $500,000 to our shareholders," he added.
River Valley Community Bank is located at 1629 Colusa Ave., Yuba City.
Umpqua Bank asks public to nominate group
Umpqua Bank has launched the Joy of Giving campaign on Facebook, asking members of the public to nominate their favorite nonprofit group to receive a grant.
The campaign runs through Dec. 16.
Posts must include the name of the organization, the location, and a reason why it is of value to the community. The nominees must be located in California, Oregon, Washington or Nevada.
Umpqua Bank will randomly select organizations to share in grants totaling $50,000.
For more information, visit facebook.com/ umpquabank.
Grower education sessions will cover prunes, nuts
Two more sessions are scheduled in the Grower Continuing Education Seminar series hosted by the Sutter County Agriculture Department/UC Cooperative Extension Sutter-Yuba.
Both are set from 9 a.m.-noon at the Sutter County Ag Department, 142 Garden Highway, Yuba City. Scheduled are:
• Dec. 3 — Includes prune and almond research updates and agricultural burning requirements.
• Dec. 12 — Includes updates on walnut disease and dormant spray regulation and a review of the various pesticide plastics recycling programs.
For more information, call 822-7503.
Business breakfast topic: Beale mission updates
Beale Air Force Base mission updates are featured in this year's final Business Connection Breakfast sponsored by the Yuba-Sutter Chamber of Commerce.
The event is scheduled at 7:30 a.m. Friday at Hampton Inn and Suites, 1375 Sunsweet Blvd., Yuba City.
For reservations, $15 due by 4 p.m. Wednesday or $20 after, call 743-6501.