Empowering California 

Banc of California is proud to sponsor the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, the largest street race in the world and a driving force of Southern California culture. The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach is engrained in the fabric of the Long Beach community and creates a large economic impact to the city and the region each year. With world-wide recognition, the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach impacts the entire community, by generating construction projects and investments, increased retail consumer spending, as well as increases in hospitality and tourism. Through more than 40 years of running, the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach has served as a pillar in the local community as well as a cultural icon for Southern California, achieving more than 180,000 attendees to the race each year.

“Because of Banc of California, I’ve been able to feel confident that our business banking is in good hands. They have been very hands-on, supportive and understand our needs.”

-Jim Michaelian
President and CEO, Grand Prix Association of Long Beach.

The impact the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach will have on the city’s economy and community builds upon our mission to empower communities throughout Southern California. By serving this region with local Banc of California branches in the Long Beach area, we are proud to support the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach in their efforts.

Investing in the Future of the Long Beach Community 
Serving the community means being a part of the economy today and building for the future of tomorrow. By partnering together, Banc of California and the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach are committed to this future by providing financial literacy and on-the-job training to local students to help them along the path of financial success.

Banc of California will continue to grow its investment in community partnerships that have significant positive impact on future generations of California, including investments in high-impact regional organizations like Long Beach Grand Prix.

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