Community Commerce Bank (Community), formed in 1976, is part of The East Los Angeles Community Union (TELACU) family of companies. Community Commerce Bank prides itself on serving the financial needs of California residents through a wide range of loan products and deposit accounts.

Our Mission is “To provide capital through the lending of money to historically underserved communities to fulfill needs primarily in the inner cities, with superior services.”

Through our network of branches, Community offers prompt credit decisions and flexible terms for loans up to $1,000,000. Community specializes in commercial real estate loans, loans to non-profit and religious organizations, apartments 5 units or more, as well as other real estate lending regardless of reason, for both consumer (commercial properties) and business purposes.

Community is considered to be “Well Capitalized” according to all regulatory requirements and definitions. Review our financials, then call one of our three Southern California branch offices for our current outstanding rates on FDIC insured deposit accounts.

As a subsidiary of TELACU, Community supports many social and economic development programs such as education scholarships, senior housing projects, a weatherization program, and a Veterans Upward Bound program to name a few.


William M. Lasher President

Mark Bermudez Executive Vice President

Gregory F. Anderson Senior Vice President

Gene Aguilera Vice President

Jim Friend Vice President

Victor Jacobs Vice President

Aniff Jamal Vice President

William Pottorff Vice President

Mark Sakowski Vice President

Coleen Bland Assistant Vice President

Michele Soares Assistant Vice President

Nanette Provencio Assistant Vice President

Michael D. Lizarraga Secretary-Treasurer

Board of Directors

David C. Lizarraga Chairman of the Board

Michael D. Lizarraga Vice Chairman

James P. Berklas

Mark Bermudez

Jay Candelaria

Jose Elizondo

William M. Lasher

Paul Samuel