Three locations. Three food trucks. FREE food. Several months ago, FirstBank launched a Food Truck Friday customer appreciation program in Denver. The response we received was AMAZING. Thanks to several of you, who asked us to do something similar in the Phoenix-metro area, we’re expanding the program to show our AZ customers some love. Every… Read More


  A new year brings a chance to start fresh with just about anything. If your midnight toast included a resolution to improve your financial health, here’s how to make it happen. Get on a budget To get ahead, it’s important to know where you stand and to create a plan with realistic goals such… Read More


With 2017 here and company budgets top of mind, there seems to be a misconception that most businesses need heavy-hitting resources to effectively market themselves. While marketing can be costly, it doesn’t have to be. There are several tips and tricks that can help you promote your business on a large level for little cost.… Read More


Five Easy Ways to Avoid Debt During the Holidays Between buying gifts, hosting parties, and working fewer hours, it’s easy to add on debt during the holidays. So easy, in fact, most Americans tack on additional $1,000 to their credit card bills according to a national survey by MagnifyMoney. To help you this holiday season,… Read More


A few weeks ago, our management team (VP of Marketing Joe Amato-Baril,  Banking Officer Cassie Sosa and Regional President Emily Robinson) went undercover as King Soopers employees and surprised more than 100 unsuspecting shoppers by paying for their groceries. In return, we asked them to consider paying it forward to their favorite charity on Colorado… Read More


An Emmy award-winning visual effect artist, two fans of Nintendo and a passion for brewing – these are the ingredients behind one of Phoenix’s favorite craft breweries, 8-Bit Aleworks. Started by Ryan and Krystina Whitten in 2015, 8-Bit’s name and retro-gaming theme was inspired from the Nintendo game console the husband-wife duo played as kids. The… Read More


Thanks to mainstream entertainment like The Walking Dead, 28 Days Later and World War Z, you’ve probably thought about what you would do, where you would go (*ahem*…highly secure military base or Winterfell) and how you would survive if a zombie outbreak rendered our world helpless. “Zombie attacks” made the list of disasters people worry… Read More


Believe it or not, fall presents one of the best times to save some serious cash on travel, energy costs and more. Here are seven incredibly easy money saving tips to get you started: Say no to Pumpkin Spice Lattes. When the leaves fall and the weather cools, there’s something very enticing about popping into… Read More