CIELO Morning Edition

Ivo Tjan Keynote Speaker At CIELO Morning Edition

Launch of Speaker Series for CIELO

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — CommerceWest Bank (OTCBB: CWBK) was invited to join the Community for Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Opportunities (CIELO), to empower individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit and passion for small business.  Ivo Tjan, Chairman and CEO of CommerceWest Bank was the Keynote Speaker and discussed the macroeconomic forces affecting businesses, which included a discussion about the Tax Cut and Jobs Law Act.

CIELO empowers low-income Orange County residents to make their dreams of owning a small business come true.  CIELO helps entrepreneurs from developing their business ideas, gaining the entrepreneurial skills to succeed, and being equipped with tools and resources to build solid business foundations from which to grow.

Ivo Tjan, Chairman and CEO of CommerceWest Bank commented, “It was an honor to join CIELO as the Keynote Speaker for their educational series to help make a difference in the lives of entrepreneurs.”  He continued, “It is great to give back to our community and provide individuals with the tools and resources that help unleash their innovation, creativity and passion to build successful business ventures.”

About CommerceWest Bank

CommerceWest Bank is a California based full service commercial bank with a unique vision and culture of focusing exclusively on the business community.  Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Irvine, California.  The Bank serves businesses throughout the state with an emphasis on clients in Orange County, San Diego, Los Angeles, and Riverside Counties.   We are a full service business bank and offer a wide range of commercial banking services, including concierge services, remote deposit solution, online banking, mobile banking, lines of credit, working capital loans, commercial real estate loans, SBA loans, and cash management services.

Mission Statement: CommerceWest Bank will create a complete banking experience for each client, catering to businesses and their specific banking needs, while accommodating our clients and providing them high-quality, low stress and personally tailored banking and financial services.

Please visit to learn more about the bank. “BANK ON THE DIFFERENCE”


CIELO was born out of a need to develop initiatives that aid residents in reaching financial prosperity. The Community for Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Opportunities (CIELO), was founded in 2015 by a collaboration between Oak View Renewal Partnership (OVRP) and Golden West Community College. What began as a vision to create economic impact in the one-square mile community of Oak View in Huntington Beach, Calif., today stands as an example of creative minds and dedicated leaders coming together to develop economic solutions that impact our region. CIELO’s first year of operations has proven to be a success by launching five businesses and placing 65 program participants in new jobs.




John Hobson
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