The typical timeline for commercial real estate transactions is roughly 60 days. However, if you’re planning to relocate your business or buy a new building, you’ve probably spent longer considering your decision. Moving a business is a significant financial investment and time commitment. So if you’re serious about relocating, do yourself a solid and leave… Read More


Only one in ten small businesses will make it their 10 year anniversary. That means access to capital plays an important role in the viability of small companies everywhere — and our economic well-being. Simply put, we need small businesses to succeed, and we need to ensure they have the resources to do so. Fortunately,… Read More


For the past several years, the real estate industry has been a “sellers’ playground.” Homeowners who’ve sold their house have done so quickly, usually with multiple offers, and at higher premiums, leaving a lot of buyers with lofty mortgages. Luckily for first-time buyers and others wanting to break into real estate, the tides are finally… Read More


Is money flowing out of your business, faster than it’s coming in? Turns out, you’re not alone. According to the National Federation of Independent Business research, half of small businesses don’t hold enough cash for one month, while 25 percent of small businesses can’t even make it two weeks. While challenges vary from industry to… Read More


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