by Rick Griffin
Sterling Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: STSA) of Spokane, Wash. has announced the completion of the conversion of Borrego Springs Bank to Argent Bank. The Argent Bank branch in La Mesa is located at 7777 Alvarado Road. Vicki Whitmire is serving commercial banking clients as vice president and Belsem Wajdi as assistant vice president. Earlier this year, Sterling Financial completed the acquisition of American Heritage Holdings, Borrego Spring Bank’s parent company that was owned by the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians. Sterling Financial operates 16 Argent Bank locations in California.