About Small Business Month

With small businesses representing 99.8% of all businesses in California, it’s no wonder the Governor has declared the month of May as Small Business Month. For Montecito Bank & Trust, this annual celebration is at the heart of what we’re all about. As a Community Bank, one of our primary roles is to gather local deposits and lend those dollars back out into the community to promote economic activity – by doing things like helping entrepreneurs grow their local businesses.

During the month of May, we invite you to join us in celebrating the local businesses that make the Central Coast such a special place to live and work. If you’re a small business owner, take advantage of our Business Power Pack which offers some incredible savings for local businesses. You can also participate in our fun and family-friendly Scavenger Hunt in our branches and engage in our #MBTLovesLocalBiz takeover on Social Media. Check out the details below!

Save up to $620 on this limited-time offer! Pick what's right for your needs - from improved efficiency to quick funding, Montecito Bank & Trust offers it all. Banking local has its rewards, especially with the Best Bank on the Central Coast!

  • ACH & Wire Modules
  • Remote Deposit Capture
  • Business Maximizer®
    Loan/Line of Credit
  • Business Credit Card

Take advantage of these special offers today!
Offer expires June 29, 2018.

* Fee waivers available for new service signs ups only.

Stop by your local branch to pick up a Scavenger Hunt stamp card with clues to find participating small businesses from Solvang all the way to Westlake Village. You can also download it at www.montecito.bank/localbiz. At the end of Small Business Month, we will draw a first place winner who will receive a $500 prize and a second place winner who will receive a $250 prize.

How do I participate?

  1. During the month of May, stop by any of our branches to get a stamp card with clues about local businesses or download the stamp card below.
  2. Once you've solved the clues, visit the businesses on the list.
  3. Present your card to each business to receive a stamp.
  4. In order to be entered into the drawing, you must go to 3 of the 18 businesses on the card, and return your stamp card to any MB&T branch1 or mail it in by May 31st.


  • For every 3 additional businesses you visit, you will receive an extra entry in the drawing.
  • For every picture or video posted at a participating business on Facebook using the hashtag #MBTLovesSmallBiz you will receive an extra entry in the drawing.

Drawing Date: June 8, 2018


  • Grand Prize – Winner’s choice of a $500 gift card from 1 of the 18 participating businesses2 and a Guided Harbor Kayak Tour from Captain Jack’s Tours.
  • Secondary Prize – Winner’s choice of a $250 gift card from 1 of the 18 participating businesses2.
  • MVP Prize – Anyone who goes to all 18 businesses - $25 gift card from 1 of the 18 participating businesses2.

1. Must submit in branch or mail to 1010 State Street Santa Barbara, CA, 93101 by May 31st to be eligible to win the Sweepstakes.
2. If the business of the winner’s choice does not have gift cards the winner will be presented with a Visa gift card in the coinciding amount.