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SESLOC is proud to offer educational seminars on a variety of financial topics throughout the year at our branches and online. All seminars are free and open to the public.
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Upcoming Events & Activities
Mark your calender for these upcoming events at SESLOC and in our community.
We'll provide more information as we get closer to the date of each.
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Now offering Quick Approval Business Loans
Running a business requires financing, services and support to move forward efficiently. That's why we're now offering Quick Approval Business Loans* for Business Visa® Credit Cards (up to $20,000) and Business Vehicle Loans (up to $50,000). See our competitive rates and apply easily online or at any branch. It's just another way we're helping businesses succeed on the Central Coast.
BALANCE "Stay on Track" Contest
July 1 - September 30, 2019
This summer, you could win up to $500 in gift cards simply by boosting your financial IQ with learning modules provided by BALANCE Financial Fitness. Learn more »
We offer Shred Days throughout the year to help members safely destroy sensitive and confidential documents, for free! Learn more »
Past Events, Promotions and New Services
Jack's Helping Hand Fundraiser
August 1 - 31, 2019
During the month of August, we invite members to join us in supporting Jack's Helping Hand, a local nonprofit that offers programs for special needs children and their families. In 2019, members and SESLOC employees raised a total of $4,576 to help build the Jack Ready Imagination Park. We look forward to hosting fundraiser in 2020!
New! Business Money Market
To help grow your business, we launched a new savings account option, a Business Money Market. With a tiered rate structure and low minimum balance requirement, you can save more to earn more. Learn more »
Home Sweet Home: Meet the 5 experts you need to know before buying a home
June 26, 2019
At our first Home Sweet Home event, we've gathered the Central Coast's top experts to provide helpful information so borrowers can make informed decisions. To get the most out of the session, we introduced a new table talk format, similar to speed dating. Attendees met with each expert in small groups, with questions and open dialog strongly encouraged.
Santa Maria Chamber Mixer
June 20, 2019
SESLOC hosted the monthly Santa Maria Chamber Mixer on Thursday, June 20 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Chamber members and guests enjoyed networking, appetizers from Testa Catering, door prizes and meeting the new Chamber members. Thank you to Santa Maria Philharmonic Society for donating concert tickets as raffle prizes and Dr. David Lohman of Straight Back Chiropractic for emceeing the event.
San Luis Obispo Chamber "Expo at the Expo"
May 15, 2019
SESLOC participated in the Chamber's annual "Expo at the Expo," which featured more than 130 local businesses. Attendees had a blast playing "Candy Corn Hole" at the SESLOC booth, which wen with the 2019 Candyland theme. SESLOC promoted the recent launch of a full line of Business Services products, including checking, lending and Treasury Management solutions.
Miracle Miles for Kids
May 11, 2019
SESLOC supports Miracle Miles for Kids (MM4K), a community event hosted by nonprofit organization Family Care Network (FCNI). FCNI serves over 1,800 families, children and youth in critical need each year.
As their Top Community Team Fundraiser in 2019, 80 SESLOC team members provided $6,970 in participation fees and fundraising efforts. Thank you to our community, members and employees for supporting this worthy cause. Learn more about MM4k »
Voted #1 Local Bank or Credit Union
May 2, 2019
Thank you to all of our members and New Times readers for voting us as the number one Bank or Credit Union in SLO County. 2019 marks the twelfth year in a row we've recieved this honor. Congratulations to all the winners! See the complete list »
April 15–19, 2019
To celebrate International Credit Union Youth Week, SESLOC offered fun activities, giveaways and more to help kids learn about the importance of saving. We also waived the $5 membership fee for youth under age 18 when they opened a savings account. The event may have ended, but you can still get tips for helping your kids learn the value of dollars and cents. Get Tips »
Atascadero Branch Closure and Grand Re-Opening
January 28 – April 1, 2019
The Atascadero branch, drive-thru and deposit box were closed for remodeling from January 28 - April 1, but reopened on April 2. We're happy to serve you in our redesigned space! See details about the closure »
Annual Meeting of Members
March 19, 2019
The Annual Meeting of Members was held at SESLOC Headquarters on March 19, 2019. Members enjoyed refreshments, door prizes, received the 2018 Annual Report, heard the financial reports and learned about the previous year's achievements. Plans for the coming year were discussed and presented by the Board of Directors and the President/CEO.
Members offered a chance to win a Business Lunch–on SESLOC!
February 20 – March 29, 2019
To celebrate the launch of Business Services, SESLOC offered a giveaway for a chance to treat employees or colleagues to a business lunch. Winners will be announced soon!
Members may now book a branch appointment online
February 21, 2019No waiting, no hassle. Booking a branch appointment or even a phone call is now availalbe online and within Online Banking. Once you set your appointment, you'll get a confirmation and a reminder email. This service complements the digital self check-in kiosk at our branches, helping to reduce wait times and ensure that you get served in order of arrival. Walk-ins are always welcome too. Online appointment booking is simply another way we are improving your banking experience.
Members set goals in Money Manager for a chance to win
January 1 – February 28, 2019
SESLOC's Online Banking offers Money Manager, a tool to help you stay on top of your goals. Members who set a goal in Money Manager during the promotion period were automatically entered to win one of two $250 or three $100 Amazon gift cards! This sweepstakes helped members make New Year financial resolutions.