Financial & Professional Services

A.J. Gallagher, a global insurance brokerage, risk management, and consulting firm, serves communities around the globe, helping clients address risk, protect assets, and recover from losses. With offices in Downtown Visalia, California, Gallagher is the only insurance broker recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as the World’s Most Ethical Company. Gallagher’s Visalia locations are experienced and proud to serve the agricultural industry along with many others in providing retail and wholesale property and casualty brokerage, alternative risk transfer services, employee benefit consulting, and actuarial services.

Bank of the Sierra was founded in 1977. Over the years, our market has expanded to include Tulare, Kern, Kings, and Fresno Counties. 

We are the largest community bank headquartered in California’s Heartland. Through sound banking practices and financial strength, the bank has enjoyed unprecedented growth during its 36-year history.

Founded in April 1934 as Fresno Teachers Credit Union by nine educators who shared a passion for providing low-cost financial services to the educational community. Today, we serve members of the educational community, employees, and members of select employers/organizations.

A not-for-profit financial institution solely owned by our members; there are no stockholders. Each EECU member is an owner in equal standing and has the right to attend the Annual Meeting and vote for the Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee. 


In 1983, a small group of dedicated and concerned teachers met to form a financial cooperative for school employees and their families. From these very humble beginnings, Valley Strong Credit Union was founded and formed.

A lot has changed over the last three-quarters of a century. However, our commitment to serving all of California remains the same. That’s why over 360,000 individuals representing nearly $4 billion in assets choose to bank with us. Our mission is to turn people’s financial possibilities into financial realities.