Notes from the CEO

In D.C. to Fight for Job Growth

James Beckwith Cap to Cap 2011I love visiting our nation’s capital. I really do. The area is alive with a spirit that you can feel. I’ll save you a lot of patriotic heart-string pulling rhetoric but it’s a feeling that I do not find in every locale to which I travel. As a nation our collective history starts here. In the shadow of our national monuments the work of being America is done. Obviously, our government is not perfect, but being in Washington, D. C. is inspiring nonetheless.

While the Sacramento region is certainly not perfect either, I am proud to call it home. This week I am also proud to be a part of the group representing the Sacramento region on the Metro Chamber’s 41st Annual Cap-to-Cap trip. My fellow delegates and I are here talking with government leaders about issues that are key to our long-term prosperity as a region. To me the most important of these issues is jobs. To grow an economy you must create jobs. Government regulation (or deregulation), education, resource availability, community development and more all play a part in job creation and economic growth.

For more information about the Cap-to-Cap trip click here. The Sacramento Metro Chamber is doing a fantastic job of keeping those at home updated through social media. Check out the links below to stay informed:




James E. Beckwith
President and Chief Executive Officer
Five Star Bank

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