As everyone adjusts to a new normal it’s important to keep in mind that social distancing measures aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19 have also limited interactions with friends, family members and the community at large. In fact, as many as one in four Americans have been under “shelter-in-place” orders in recent months. But… Read More


FirstBank’s Multicultural Banking Center Senior Vice President Tony Oum knows the value of hard work. After all, he got his first job at the age of nine. When most kids were playing video games Tony was washing dishes, cutting carrots, and deep frying appetizers at his family’s Chinese restaurant. As a new business struggling to… Read More


At FirstBank, we believe there is unity in diversity, and that inclusion is one of our most powerful assets. What we found is diversity enhances company performance, drives innovation and results in higher job satisfaction and customer satisfaction than ever thought possible. This is one of the many reasons why more than half of FirstBank’s… Read More


A company is nothing without the people that comprise it. That is why FirstBank fills its ranks with intelligent individuals with strong moral compasses, and prides itself in hiring and training a diverse employee population. This is at the center of the bank’s “people-first” mentality. Contrary to this philosophy is the inaccurate belief that employing… Read More


Through FirstBank’s devotion to ‘banking for good’, we are often introduced to amazing organizations that are dedicated to bettering our shared community. The bank’s VTO (volunteer time off) program provides employees the time to contribute to nonprofits they are passionate about, such as Neighborhood Rehab Project. The Neighborhood Rehab Project is a nonprofit that brings… 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


Author: Rachel As a new FirstBank customer, you may have asked yourself, “Why on earth does my banker keep calling me?” or thought “Oh great, my banker is calling, what’s wrong with my account?” Well, you can put to rest the wave of dread that may be sweeping over you at the very thought. As… Read More


Author: Theresia At the office, we’re taught to promote teamwork.  We recognize the importance of being involved and developing good relationships with co-workers.  I personally think that team building activities are absolutely necessary in order to maintain a healthy and positive work environment.  One of the things I love about FirstBank is that they encourage… Read More