It’s March and that can only mean one thing: St. Patrick’s day is here. While your local town or city likely hosts a parade (or at minimum, has a pub with its own St. Paddy’s Day celebration), to do St. Patrick’s day right, you’ll need to pack a bag. With Americans expected to spend over… Read More


The Scam Over the past several months, there have been a growing number of “spoofing” attempts being made in the financial industry, including on FirstBank customers. Fraudsters are using falsified caller ID numbers to trick FirstBank customers into thinking they’re receiving a call from our organization. These scammers are not only contacting FirstBank customers, acting… Read More


FirstBank believes there’s unity in diversity. In February, we observe Black History Month by recognizing and celebrating some of FirstBank’s strongest Black and African American leaders. Today, we’re featuring Assistant Vice President of Treasury Management, Hawzien Gebremedhin. Hometown: Denver, Colorado via Tigray, Ethiopia Years at FirstBank: 10 years Other positions held with organizations/boards: Friends of the… Read More


FirstBank believes there’s unity in diversity. In February, we observe Black History Month by recognizing and celebrating some of FirstBank’s strongest Black and African American leaders. Today, we’re featuring the Executive Vice President of Marketing, Gordon Banks. Hometown: Kingston, Jamaica. Lives in Superior, Colorado. Years at FirstBank: 18+ Years Other positions held with organizations/boards: Food Bank… Read More


FirstBank believes there’s unity in diversity. In February, we observe Black History Month by recognizing and celebrating some of FirstBank’s strongest Black and African American leaders. Today, we’re featuring FirstBank Board of Directors member, the Honorable Elbra Wedgeworth. Hometown: Denver, Colorado Years at FirstBank: 2 years Other positions held with organizations/boards: Chief Government and Community Relations Officer –… Read More


FirstBank believes there’s unity in diversity. In February, we observe Black History Month by recognizing and celebrating some of FirstBank’s strongest Black and African American leaders. Today, we’re featuring Assistant Vice President of Aurora, Greg Shields. Hometown:  Aurora, CO Years at FirstBank: 7 years Other positions held with organizations/boards: Aurora YMCA – Board Chair Community Housing… Read More


FirstBank believes there’s unity in diversity. In February, we observe Black History Month by recognizing and celebrating some of FirstBank’s strongest Black and African American leaders. Today, we’re featuring Executive Vice President of Human Resources, Danielle Vaughan. Hometown: Denver Years at FirstBank: 16 Other positions held with organizations/boards: Currently: SafeHouse Denver – Board of Directors… Read More


Oh Presidents Day, usually a day noted for car dealership sales, furniture warehouse “blowouts,” and maybe even a day off of work for a lucky few. With financial sources like Forbes calling Presidents Day the new Black Friday, it’s hard to not notice the sales culture. However, in the spirit of George Washington’s birthday, let’s… Read More


FirstBank believes there’s unity in diversity. In February, we observe Black History Month by recognizing and celebrating some of FirstBank’s strongest Black and African American leaders. Today, we’re featuring Aurora Market President, Shannon Jones. Hometown: Aurora, CO Years at FirstBank: 21.5 years   Other positions held with organizations/boards:  Havana Business Improvement District – Board Member Community College of Aurora Advisory… Read More


With Valentine’s Day around the corner, love is in the air and bank accounts are on high alert. While over half of Americans celebrate the Hallmark holiday, the average person will spend $143.56 on gifts. That means U.S. consumers will spend a total of $19.6 billion on Feb. 14. Despite what the candy, floral and… Read More