Author: Rob On a crisp September Saturday morning my two kids and I did about three hours of yard-work   We tore down a rotten fence, dug out 3 or four dead bushes, and painted a fence.  And then we drove home.  Tired, dirty, a little sun-burnt and feeling pretty darn great about being a part of Hands… Read More


Author: Ariel As I cooked dinner last night (yes, meat should be thoroughly thawed before you cook it, or it will make a better paper weight than edible meal), I thought about how to celebrate Day of the Dead this year. Past years, I’ve been everything from an admiring bystander to an avid participant. There’s something about… Read More


Author: Craig FirstBank recently launched a campaign aimed at helping our small business customers.  This campaign is centered around the use of outdoor billboards that feature the business card of a local FirstBank small business customer.  A few of our locations have also instituted the use of the “Small Business Spotlight” board, which is a… Read More


Author: Gina Lately I’ve been noticing how difficult it is to do out-of-the-box thinking when you are surrounded by cubicles. This is not a unique problem, and organizations have been fighting this battle for a good, long time. So how do we go about fixing the issue of focus? Do we re-arrange desks? Do we clean up… Read More


Author: Kyle Recently, FirstBank was once again a supporter of The Summit Foundation’s annual Great River Duck Race.  This was the 26th year that the annual race drew thousands of spectators to the Breckenridge Riverwalk Center. Originally established in 1984 by the Breckenridge Ski Corporation, The Summit Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of… Read More


Author: Christina Officers at FirstBank are not your typical bankers.  Did you know that each officer at FirstBank is sent to Graduate Banking School?  FirstBank knows and understands the importance of training and developing its employees so that they are able to better serve its customers.  It’s for this reason that after roughly five years… Read More


Author: Brendan As a member of FirstBank’s Security team I often get to see and play with a lot of cool technology. It’s a personal thrill of mine to watch new technologies emerge and develop. I especially enjoy when something exciting comes out for every day consumers that changes how they interact with the world.… Read More


Author: Trudy Yes, our loan officers challenge themselves to not only excellent customer service but also to food challenges. On October 16th, at our Jefferson branch located at Wadsworth & Colfax in Lakewood, Colorado. Two of our employees put themselves through the Jack & Grill 7lb Burrito challenge!!  The burrito has 5 pounds of grilled potatoes,… Read More


Author: Kyle I recently worked with a FirstBank customer that needed a construction loan.  He was building his new primary residence here in Summit County.  Unfortunately, his old home in Colorado Springs was completely destroyed in the Waldo Canyon Fire.  Part of the money he was using to build the new home was from the… Read More


Author: Chris When I was in fifth grade, my social studies teacher had our class create a mock government.  We had to learn how to run a city and we did it every day in class for a month.  Everyone had a job and I got to be the banker.  I loved it!  Ever since… Read More