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Alpine Bank selects National Volunteer Week contest winner - May 11, 2017

Employees surpassed National Volunteer Week goal

May 11, 2017 – Glenwood Springs, Colo – In honor of National Volunteer Week, held April 23-29, 2017, Alpine Bank held a social media contest that garnered more than 1,400 entries and resulted in a large donation to one lucky Colorado nonprofit. The bank also far surpassed its goal of logging 600 employee volunteer hours during the week.

Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week encourages people to engage in their communities, take action and inspire those around us to create social change. This year, Alpine Bank hosted a National Volunteer Week Facebook nonprofit contest whereby entrants could nominate their favorite Colorado nonprofit organizations to win a $2,500 donation.

Alpine Bank announced Wednesday on Facebook that Peggy Pine of Montrose won the contest; she nominated the Black Canyon Animal Sanctuary to receive a $2,500 donation.

“All of us at Alpine Bank want to extend a warm thank you to everyone who participated in our National Volunteer Week nonprofit contest,” said Glen Jammaron, Alpine Bank president. “We received more than 1,400 entries and were thrilled to see the excitement Colorado has for supporting nonprofits in our communities.”

Alpine Bank’s involvement in National Volunteer Week resulted in a total of 1,481 hours donated by employees, far surpassing the initial goal of 600 service hours, or one hour per employee. In addition, 100 Alpine Bank employees volunteered for one or more nonprofit organizations on one or more days during the week. According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, this equates to $38,032.08 given back at the Colorado wage equivalent of $25.68 per hour.

About Alpine Bank
Chartered in 1973, Alpine Bank is an employee-owned organization with assets exceeding $3 billion. With headquarters in Glenwood Springs and 38 banking offices across Colorado, Alpine Bank employs nearly 600 people and serves more than 130,000 customers with retail, business, wealth management*, mortgage and electronic banking services. Alpine Bank has a 5-star rating for financial strength by BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading bank rating firm. The 5-star rating is BauerFinancial’s highest rating for financial institutions.

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Veterans take steps toward healing in “Almost Sunrise” - October 27, 2016

Veterans’ epic journey inspires hope and healing at free screenings across Colorado

October 27, 2016 – Glenwood Springs, Colo – In recognition of Veterans Day on November 11, across Colorado, Alpine Bank is presenting free screenings of the independent film “Almost Sunrise” throughout the month.

“Almost Sunrise” tells the inspiring story of two young men, Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson, who, in an attempt to put their haunting combat experiences behind them, embark on an extraordinary journey—a 2,700-mile trek on foot across America.

While the film exposes some of the brutality of war, it doesn’t dwell there. It’s ultimately a story of hope and potential solutions. Most importantly, the film reveals the promise of holistic practices for healing. Where the stereotypes of “the broken veteran” or “homecoming hero” leave off, the film continues onward, offering an unprecedented portrait of those who return from war rich, complex, far more hopeful. “Almost Sunrise” allows us to connect with a universal human aspiration for happiness and through Tom and Anthony’s genuine search for it, be reminded of our common soaring possibilities.

The suicide statistics for our returning veterans are staggering—22 U.S. veterans take their own lives each day—which means we lose more soldiers to suicide than to combat. “Almost Sunrise” is a timely and groundbreaking look at what could be a missing piece of the puzzle—the true nature of the psychological wounds of returning soldiers known as “moral injury,” and the undeniable potential power of meditation and nature therapy in helping veterans to reclaim their lives.

“’Almost Sunrise’ helps to shine a light on serious issues facing our veterans,” said Allison Nadel, Alpine Bank regional marketing director. “We felt this film tour was an opportunity to share this important message of hope and healing with our communities.”

While this film is unrated, it does deal with issues of violence, war, mental health, trauma, suicide and addiction; there are also instances of mild cursing. Parents and educators should use their discretion if considering accompanying children 14 or under.

Alpine Bank will sponsor free showings of this film throughout Colorado during the month of November. Please visit alpinebank.com/veteransday2016 for a complete schedule and show times.

About Alpine Bank
Chartered in 1973, Alpine Bank is an employee-owned organization with assets exceeding $3 billion. With headquarters in Glenwood Springs and 38 banking offices across Colorado, Alpine Bank employs nearly 600 people and serves more than 130,000 customers with retail, business, wealth management*, mortgage and electronic banking services. Alpine Bank has a 5-star rating for financial strength by BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading bank rating firm. The 5-star rating is BauerFinancial’s highest rating for financial institutions.

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Alpine Bank honored with 2016 24-Karat Gold Award - October 5, 2016

 

Environmental Leadership Program honors Alpine Bank with 2016 24-Karat Gold Award
Award-winning initiative serves as a model for stepping up
private-sector investment in community solar and support for families in need

 

October 5, 2016 – Denver, Colo—the Environmental Leadership Program, administered by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, presented Alpine Bank with the 2016 24-Karat Gold Award for creating a first-of-its-kind, clean-energy partnership between a for-profit and nonprofit that expands community-generated solar and supports families facing financial hardship. The award was presented during the 17th Annual Colorado Environmental Leadership Program Awards Event, which took place at McNichols Civic Center Building in Denver.

The department created the 24-Karat Gold Award to recognize Gold Leader members who have gone above and beyond required job duties to create and implement a program or initiative that made a measurable contribution to the environment, the economy and society. The 24-Karat Gold Award winner, selected by Gold Leader peers, is based on several criteria, including the environmental project’s level of innovation and impact on society, education and the economy.

Alpine Bank -- an employee-owned and locally operated community bank with 38 offices across the state -- received the award for a creative initiative that put solar credits into the hands of a nonprofit committed to helping low-income families. In the spring of 2016, the bank purchased 82 solar panels belonging to a community solar garden located in Breckenridge, and subsequently donated its ownership of the solar panels to the Family & Intercultural Resource Center, a Summit County nonprofit that supports local families in need. The bank’s donation allows the center to assign solar-energy credits to families who can benefit the most from a reduced monthly electric bill. The arrangement will provide approximately 20 low-income families with a continuous source of solar credits from locally generated clean energy.

Apart from going beyond ordinary climate-friendly measures, Alpine Bank’s goal of creating a ripple effect also was key to its selection as the award winner.

“When we did this, we hoped that it would become a replicable model for other organizations — not just those in Colorado but all over the country,” said David Miller, senior vice president and head of Alpine Bank’s 30-employee Green Team Leadership Committee. “We’ve demonstrated this type of partnership can pave the way for other private-sector organizations to bring clean energy to communities they serve and a sliver of hope to local families struggling to make ends meet.

“The initiative is an incredibly wonderful extension of why we created a Green Team and how we serve the community,” Miller added. “The project was not just about environment, but it was about all our other values as a community bank, including assisting people who are disenfranchised and helping a local nonprofit fulfill its own mission.”

About Alpine Bank
Chartered in 1973, Alpine Bank is an employee-owned organization with assets exceeding $2.8 billion. With headquarters in Glenwood Springs and 38 banking offices across Colorado, Alpine Bank employs nearly 600 people and serves more than 130,000 customers with retail, business, wealth management, mortgage and electronic banking services. Alpine Bank has a five-star rating for financial strength by BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading bank rating firm. The five-star rating is BauerFinancial’s highest rating for financial institutions.

To date, Alpine Bank has invested nearly $900,000 in 1,092 solar panels belonging to five community solar gardens.

About the Environmental Leadership Program
This is a statewide environmental recognition program offering benefits and incentives to members who voluntarily go beyond compliance with state and federal regulations and are committed to continual environmental improvement. It is open to all Colorado businesses, industries, offices, educational institutions, municipalities, government agencies, communities, nonprofits and other organizations.

Organizations work through three levels of membership: Bronze, Silver and Gold. For a complete list of organizations with Bronze, Silver and Gold designations and summaries of their environmental efforts, please contact Lynette Myers, Environmental Leadership Program manager, at , or visit the department’s Environmental Leadership Program website.

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ICBA Recognizes Alpine Bank for Exceptional Community Service - August 15, 2016

August 15, 2016 – Glenwood Springs, Colo—The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) announces Alpine Bank has been selected as the Grand National Award winner for its Community Solar Garden program and commitment to providing environmentally sustainable energy for low-income families.

“Community banks have a proud tradition of volunteer service in their communities: lending a hand where most needed,” said ICBA President and CEO Camden R. Fine. “It is an honor and a privilege to shine a light on this year’s award recipients whose extraordinary and generous acts of charity uplift us all.”

ICBA established the National Community Bank Service Awards 15 years ago to celebrate the outstanding volunteer efforts of the nation’s community banks.

Alpine Bank was chosen from hundreds of nominations nationwide for its many contributions to green energy production, which date back to 2009, and includes one of its most innovative environmentally friendly projects to date: the purchase of 82 individual solar panels from Boulder, Colo.-based Clean Energy Collective to help create a community solar garden. The bank subsequently donated ownership of the panels to the Family and Intercultural Resource Center, a local nonprofit that helps subsidize the energy bills for local families in need.

Since the program’s inception, the bank has invested $896,480 in 1,092 solar panels from five different community solar projects.

“We are extremely honored to receive this recognition, but what really makes this an honor is the fact that we get to help make a difference in local families’ day-to-day lives,” said Alpine Bank President and Vice Chairman Glen Jammaron. “The longevity of this program is based on a strong public-private partnership that sets an example for other projects going forward.”

The bank’s Community Solar Power Donation campaign is featured in the August issue of ICBA’s Independent Banker® magazine and on its website at www.independentbanker.org.

About Alpine Bank
Chartered in 1973, Alpine Bank is an employee-owned organization with assets exceeding $2.8 billion. With headquarters in Glenwood Springs, Colo. and 38 banking offices across Colorado, Alpine Bank employs nearly 600 people and serves more than 130,000 customers with retail, business, wealth management*, mortgage and electronic banking services. Alpine Bank has a 5-star rating for financial strength by BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading bank rating firm. The 5-star rating is BauerFinancial’s highest rating for financial institutions.
*Alpine Bank Wealth Management services are not FDIC insured, may lose value and are not guaranteed by the bank.

About ICBA
The Independent Community Bankers of America®, the nation’s voice for more than 6,000 community banks of all sizes and charter types, is dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in-class education and high-quality products and services.

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Alpine Bank employees surpassed National Volunteer Week goal - April 26, 2016

April 26, 2016 – Glenwood Springs, Colo – Alpine Bank participated in National Volunteer Week—April 10-16—and surpassed its goal of 600 employee volunteer hours during the week.

Established in 1974, the purpose of National Volunteer Week is to encourage people to engage in their communities, take action and inspire those around us to create social change. It’s about demonstrating to the nation that, by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals.

With a goal of 600 service hours donated by its employees, Alpine Bank’s involvement in National Volunteer Week resulted in a total of 1,260 hours volunteered by 354 employees. In addition, 140 Alpine Bank employees volunteered for one or more nonprofit organizations on one or more days during the week. According to Corporation for National and Community Service, this equates to $32,356.80 given back at the Colorado wage equivalent of $25.68 per hour.

Long supporting and encouraging staff to be involved in their communities, Alpine Bank provides each employee with 24 hours of paid volunteer time per year. Alpine Bank employees give back numerous hours each year, partaking in a variety of tasks to help ensure that their communities are healthy, vibrant and strong.

“Alpine Bank employees are some of the most dedicated individuals I know,” said Alpine Bank President and Vice Chairman Glen Jammaron. “The energy and enthusiasm that went into this year’s National Volunteer Week was felt bankwide, and I am thrilled that we not only reached our goal, but surpassed it twofold.”

For more information about National Volunteer Week, visit pointsoflight.org.

About Alpine Bank
Chartered in 1973, Alpine Bank is an employee-owned organization with assets exceeding $2.8 billion. With headquarters in Glenwood Springs, Colo. and 38 banking offices across Colorado, Alpine Bank employs nearly 600 people and serves more than 130,000 customers with retail, business, wealth management*, mortgage and electronic banking services. Alpine Bank has a 5-star rating for financial strength by BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading bank rating firm. The 5-star rating is BauerFinancial’s highest rating for financial institutions.

*Alpine Bank Wealth Management services are not FDIC insured, may lose value and are not guaranteed by the bank.

 

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Alpine Bank receives financial education innovation award - April 11, 2016

April 11, 2016 – Glenwood Springs, Colo – Nasdaq and EverFi, an education technology company focused on teaching, assessing and certifying students, honored Alpine Bank at the second annual Innovation in Financial Education Awards. At a ceremony hosted on April 6 at Nasdaq’s MarketSite headquarters in New York City, Nasdaq and EverFi honored thirty-five institutions for their work with students.

The presenters selected honorees based on a set of criteria that included the scale and reach of their financial education initiatives, the duration of their commitment and the unique employee volunteering activities that supplement their programs.

"Helping students develop a foundation of financial understanding and capability is absolutely critical," said EverFi Founder and CEO Tom Davidson. “The organizations we’re recognizing here today are tackling this issue head on and taking positive steps to prepare millions of individuals with the critical financial management skills needed to move our country forward.”

As young people are faced with increasingly complex financial decisions, Alpine Bank is committed to providing students with the skills and knowledge needed to successfully navigate the world we live in. Alpine Bank partnered with Youth Entity, a Colorado-based nonprofit that promotes life skills and career development for youth ages 8 to 18, and EverFi to bring the Banking on Your Future program to nearly 1,000 high school students at nine schools this year so far at no cost to schools or taxpayers. The web-based program uses the latest in simulation and gaming technologies to bring complex financial concepts to life for today’s digital generation.

“As an organization, Alpine Bank is committed to enhancing educational opportunities within the communities we serve, said Alpine Bank President and Vice Chairman Glen Jammaron. “Our initial involvement with Youth Entity began with its inception. The addition of the EverFi partnership allows us to deliver financial education using the latest technology to engage high school students and empower them to make smarter financial decisions now and in the future.”

About Alpine Bank
Chartered in 1973, Alpine Bank is an employee-owned organization with assets exceeding $2.8 billion. With headquarters in Glenwood Springs, Colo. and 38 banking offices across Colorado, Alpine Bank employs nearly 600 people and serves more than 130,000 customers with retail, business, wealth management*, mortgage and electronic banking services. Alpine Bank has a 5-star rating for financial strength by BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading bank rating firm. The 5-star rating is BauerFinancial’s highest rating for financial institutions.

About Nasdaq
Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 70 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to more than 3,700 listed companies with a market value of approximately $9.6 trillion and nearly 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit nasdaq.com/ambition or business.nasdaq.com.

About EverFi
EverFi, Inc. is the leading education technology company focused on teaching, assessing, and certifying K-12 and college students in the critical skills they need for life. The company teams with major corporations and foundations to provide the programs at no cost to K-12 schools. Some of America’s leading CEOs and venture capital firms are EverFi investors including Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, Twitter founder Evan Williams, and Google Chairman Eric Schmidt. Learn more at everfi.com.

*Alpine Bank Wealth Management services are not FDIC insured, may lose value and are not guaranteed by the bank.

 

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Alpine Bank inducted into the International Green Industry Hall of Fame - March 29, 2016

March 29, 2016 – Glenwood Springs, Colo – The International Green Industry Hall of Fame (IGIHOF) inducted Alpine Bank on March 9 at a ceremony held in Clovis, Calif. at the Buchanan Energy Academy and the Center for Advanced Research and Technology.

In addition to Alpine Bank, the IGIHOF recognized eight other companies and three individuals for their excellence, innovation and pioneering work in the green industry. This year’s inductees include Agrissentials, a New Zealand company that manufactures high-quality organic fertilizers; Linda Smith-Zengen, a leader in the movement to optimize waste management in hospitals; and LittleFootprint Lighting, developer of LED task lamps that are fabricated from recycled e-waste plastic and recycled steel.

Joining New Belgium Brewing and Amory Lovins, founder of the Rocky Mountain Institute, Alpine Bank is the third representative from Colorado to join the ranks of the IGIHOF.

“Alpine Bank was nominated primarily because of their comprehensive approach to sustainability,” said IGIHOF Founder and Chairman Sam Geil. “IGIHOF primarily focused on the work in the environmental aspects of the overall sustainability strategy, which we found to be pioneering, innovative and best practices for the banking industry.”

About International Green Industry Hall of Fame
Founded in 2008, the IGIHOF recognizes individuals and organizations that have contributed to reducing the environmental effects from industrial production, have embraced green technology, or have developed products aimed at boosting energy efficiency, trimming waste, and reducing or eliminating the use or the production of harmful substances. The International Green Industry Hall of Fame honors the efforts these pioneers have made for future generations. Visit www.gogreenhall.org for more information.

About Alpine Bank
Chartered in 1973, Alpine Bank is an employee-owned organization with assets exceeding $2.8 billion. With headquarters in Glenwood Springs, Colo. and 38 banking offices across Colorado, Alpine Bank employs nearly 600 people and serves more than 130,000 customers with retail, business, wealth management*, mortgage and electronic banking services. Alpine Bank has a 5-star rating for financial strength by BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading bank rating firm. The 5-star rating is BauerFinancial’s highest rating for financial institutions.

*Alpine Bank Wealth Management services are not FDIC insured, may lose value and are not guaranteed by the bank.

 

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Alpine Bank nominated for International Green Industry Hall of Fame - March 1, 2016

March 1, 2016 – Glenwood Springs, Colo – Alpine Bank is among this year’s nominees for the International Green Industry Hall of Fame (IGIHOF). The 2015 Hall of Fame inductees will be recognized at the sixth annual IGIHOF Conference and Induction Ceremony on March 9 in Clovis, Calif.

Each year, IGIHOF seeks nominations from the public for individuals or businesses that are working toward an environmentally sustainable future. The 2015 nominees feature 30 pioneers, leaders and innovators in sustainability including, in addition to Alpine Bank, Al Gore, Earth Island Institute, Fetzer Vineyards, and the UC Santa Barbara Environmental Affairs Board.

“It is humbling and very exciting for an employee-owned regional community bank from western Colorado to be nominated for possible inclusion in the International Green Industry Hall of Fame,” said David Miller, senior vice president and leader of the Alpine Bank Green Team. “Alpine Bank’s Green Team, birthed in 2003, has always tried to ‘think globally, while acting locally,’ but we never dreamed that our local efforts to save money by reducing our environmental footprint and protecting our outdoor lifestyle might be recognized by an international group.”

This year, 14 nominees will be inducted into the International Green Industry Hall of Fame.

About International Green Industry Hall of Fame
Founded in 2008, the International Green Industry Hall of Fame (IGIHOF) is an international organization that recognizes excellence in the green industry. Each year, IGIHOF recognizes individuals and organizations that have contributed to reducing the environmental effects from industrial production, have embraced green technology, or have developed products aimed at boosting energy efficiency, trimming waste, and reducing or eliminating the use or the production of harmful substances. The International Green Industry Hall of Fame honors the efforts these pioneers have made for future generations. Visit www.gogreenhall.org for more information.

About Alpine Bank
Alpine Bank is a $2.7 billion, employee-owned organization chartered in 1973 with headquarters in Glenwood Springs, Colo. With 38 banking offices across Colorado, Alpine Bank employs nearly 600 people and serves more than 130,000 customers with retail, business, wealth management*, mortgage and electronic banking services. Alpine Bank was recently elevated to a 5-star rating for financial strength by BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading bank rating firm. The 5-star rating is BauerFinancial’s highest rating for financial institutions.

*Alpine Bank Wealth Management services are not FDIC insured, may lose value and are not guaranteed by the bank.

 

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Alpine Bank program benefits local nonprofits - December 14, 2015

December 14, 2015 – Glenwood Springs, Colo – As of Nov. 30, 2015, Alpine Bank has donated $746,485.00 to local nonprofit groups and projects in 2015 through funds generated from the Loyalty Debit Card program. Alpine Bank launched the Loyalty Debit Card program in 1997, and it has become a unique and easy way for customers to give back to their communities.

For every transaction completed with a Loyalty Debit Card, Alpine Bank donates 10 cents to benefit local nonprofit organizations and community projects within each card’s respective focus and customer’s geographical location. There are six areas supported by the program:

  • Arts – provides a unique opportunity to help fund arts and culture in the community.
  • Community – benefits organizations that meet, support, and strengthen human needs.
  • Education – offers support to local school-related programs.
  • Environment – helps local groups restore, preserve, and protect the ecosystems that are important to our daily lives.
  • Colorado Mountain College – benefits the CMC Foundation’s general scholarships fund for nontraditional students.
  • Americas – a partnership with Latin-American community projects to support, integrate, and celebrate their heritage.

“We genuinely appreciate the participation of our customers,” said Alpine Bank Chairman Bob Young. “The success of our Loyalty Debit Card program is a wonderful reflection of your commitment to our communities and we thank you for your support.”

These special cards are available with no annual fee to individuals with an Alpine Bank checking account. Determined at the end of November, the 2015 donation summaries for each category are as follows: $44,746.20 for Arts, $222,314.60 for Community, $237,624.90 for Education, $176,756.80 for Environment, $37,500.00 for Colorado Mountain College and $27,542.50 for Americas.

About Alpine Bank
Alpine Bank is a $2.7 billion, employee-owned organization chartered in 1973 with headquarters in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. With 38 banking offices across Colorado, Alpine Bank employs nearly 600 people and serves more than 130,000 customers with retail, business, wealth management*, mortgage and electronic banking services. Alpine Bank was recently elevated to a 5-star rating for financial strength by BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading bank rating firm. The 5-star rating is BauerFinancial’s highest rating for financial institutions.

 

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Alpine Bank recognized as environmental leader - October 28, 2015

October 28, 2015 – Glenwood Springs, Colo – Alpine Bank was recognized on Oct. 16 at the 16th annual Environmental Leadership Awards for outstanding environmental achievements that help keep Colorado a desirable place to work and live.

In partnership with the Pollution Prevention Advisory Board and the Colorado Environmental Partnership, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment presented the 16th annual Environmental Leadership Awards at the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum Oct. 16 in Denver. The awards recognized 160 Colorado organizations with gold, silver and bronze designations for voluntarily going beyond compliance with the state and federal regulations and for their commitment to continual environmental improvement.

Matt Teeters, Alpine Bank Union Station president, and David Miller, Alpine Bank Green Team chairperson and senior vice president, represented the bank at the event. “It was very gratifying joining more than 500 other Colorado environmental leaders to share ideas and experiences on ways to reduce resource use and save money while protecting our lifestyle,” said Miller.

Alpine Bank was acknowledged as a Gold Leader – the highest possible level. First achieving gold designation in 2008, Alpine Bank is the only financial institution that participates in the Colorado Environmental Leadership Program.

At Alpine Bank, what started as a grassroots effort by bank employees in 2003 has evolved into an extensive, bankwide Environmental Management System, which has greatly reduced the bank’s environmental footprint and has been recognized since 2006 with ISO 14001 certification – the universally recognized standard for environmental management. For more information about Alpine Bank’s environmental efforts, please visit www.alpinebank.com.

Alpine Bank is a $2.7 billion, employee-owned organization chartered in 1973 with headquarters in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. With 38 banking offices across Colorado, Alpine Bank employs nearly 600 people and serves more than 130,000 customers with retail, business, wealth management*, mortgage and electronic banking services. Alpine Bank was recently elevated to a 5-star rating for financial strength by BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading bank rating firm. The 5-star rating is BauerFinancial’s highest rating for financial institutions.

Photo: Matt Teeters, Alpine Bank Union Station president, and David Miller, Alpine Bank Green Team chairperson and senior vice president, receive a Gold Leader award from Lynette Myers, Environmental Leadership Program manager, at the 16th annual Environmental Leadership Awards.

 

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Seth Ashton joins Alpine Bank Wealth Management team - Seth Ashton, Grand Junction

 

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo., Oct. 27, 2015 – Alpine Bank Wealth Management announced today the recent hire of Seth Ashton as a wealth management officer.

Mr. Ashton is new to Alpine Bank Wealth Management, but not new to the business of client management and development. A veteran of the financial services industry, Mr. Ashton brings 10 years of banking experience that includes all aspects of comprehensive wealth planning. As a former private banker, he combines banking, investment and insurance expertise to best serve the clients’ wealth management concerns. Mr. Ashton graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Arts in economics. He serves clients primarily in the Grand Junction region.

“I am excited to join Alpine Bank Wealth Management,” said Mr. Ashton. “I am looking forward to meeting new clients and developing solutions to help them achieve their individual financial goals.”

Outside the office, Mr. Ashton enjoys studying to become a CFA® and spending time with his wife, son and two daughters.

Alpine Bank is a $2.7 billion, employee-owned organization chartered in 1973 with headquarters in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. With 38 banking offices across Colorado, Alpine Bank employs nearly 600 people and serves more than 130,000 customers with retail, business, wealth management*, mortgage and electronic banking services. Alpine Bank was recently elevated to a 5-star rating for financial strength by BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading bank rating firm. The 5-star rating is BauerFinancial’s highest rating for financial institutions. Learn more at www.alpinebank.com.

 

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Alpine Bank Announces Officer Promotion - Lily Lewis, Steamboat Springs

Alpine Bank in Steamboat Springs would like to congratulate Lily Lewis on her recent promotion:

Lily Lewis to Banking Officer, Steamboat Springs

Lily is originally from the small town of Louisville, Georgia, and she moved to Colorado in 2012 to be closer to her sister in Denver. In April 2014, Lily began working at the Breckenridge branch of Alpine Bank. As the newest banking officer in the Steamboat Springs branch, Lily will be assisting the lending team with commercial and consumer loans. Lily holds an MBA from Georgia State University and a degree in economics from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Lily’s resume includes work at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, and many years as a successful real estate agent with Keller Williams. She loves photography, hiking with her two dogs, and sampling new recipes created by her husband, Chef Chad Whitaker.

Alpine Bank is a $2.7 billion, employee-owned organization chartered in 1973 with headquarters in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. With 38 banking offices across Colorado, Alpine Bank employs nearly 600 people and serves more than 130,000 customers with retail, business, wealth management*, mortgage and electronic banking services. Alpine Bank was recently elevated to a 5-star rating for financial strength by BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading bank rating firm. The 5-star rating is BauerFinancial’s highest rating for financial institutions. Learn more at www.alpinebank.com.

 

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Alpine Bank President and Vice Chairman Glen Jammaron Appointed to Colorado Banking Board

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (August 7, 2015) – Alpine Bank Vice Chairman and President Glen Jammaron was appointed by Governor Hickenlooper to serve as a representative for bankers west of the continental divide on the Colorado Banking Board. The Colorado Banking Board is the policy-making and rule-making authority for the Division of Banking.

“I am honored to be selected to represent western Colorado communities and community banks across Colorado,” said Jammaron. “Community banks continue to play a unique and important role in our state as they are operated locally and are relationship-driven. They thrive when their local communities thrive.”

Jammaron is a 30-year veteran with Alpine Bank, having joined the bank in 1985 upon graduating from Western State College. He has served a wide variety of executive positions with the bank, including branch president, head of central operations and as a long-term board member.

The nine-member Governor-appointed Colorado State Banking Board consists of five members who are executive officers of commercial banks, an executive officer of a trust company, an executive officer of a money transmitter business, and two public members who possess expertise in finance through their current experience in business, industry, agriculture or education.

About Alpine Bank
Alpine Bank is a $2.7 billion, employee-owned organization chartered in 1973 with headquarters in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. With 38 banking offices across Colorado, Alpine Bank employs nearly 600 people and serves more than 130,000 customers with retail, business, wealth management*, mortgage and electronic banking services. Alpine Bank was recently elevated to a 5-star rating for financial strength by BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading bank rating firm. The 5-star rating is BauerFinancial’s highest rating for financial institutions. Learn more at www.alpinebank.com.

 

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Alpine Bank Announces Officer Promotion - Matt Hanson, Breckenridge & Brian Blankenmeister, Frisco

Alpine Banks in Summit County would like to congratulate the following persons on their recent promotions:

Matt Hanson to Vice President/Manager, Breckenridge

Matt has lived in Summit County for three years, and will celebrate three years with Alpine Bank this October. He graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor of Science in psychology. Shortly after graduating, he came back to Colorado and enjoyed working in the golf industry. He later found an opportunity to begin his career with Alpine Bank as a teller and is currently moving into his new position as vice president / branch manager, based in Breckenridge. Matt and his wife have been married seven years and currently live in Breckenridge with their two boys and brand new baby girl. In Matt’s free time, he enjoys trail running, hiking, golfing, skiing, and being a dad and husband.

 

Brian Blankenmeister to Assistant Vice President, Frisco

Brian grew up in Houston, Texas and completed a double major in finance and economics from Texas Tech University. He happily moved to Summit County in 2003 and began his career at Alpine Bank in 2004. Beginning his career with Alpine Bank as a teller, Brian is currently moving into his new position as assistant vice president / branch manager of the Frisco branch. Brian just got married last summer, and he and his wife Heather are current residents of Breckenridge. Brian loves the outdoors and outside of the office, he can be found enjoying every outdoor activity.

Alpine Bank is a $2.5 billion, employee-owned organization chartered in 1973 with headquarters in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. With 38 banking offices across Colorado, Alpine Bank employs nearly 600 people and serves more than 130,000 customers with retail, business, wealth management*, mortgage and electronic banking services. Alpine Bank was recently elevated to a 5-star rating for financial strength by BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading bank rating firm. The 5-star rating is BauerFinancial’s highest rating for financial institutions.

 

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Alpine Bank Announces Officer Promotion - Tyler Dahl, Montrose & Austin Jones, Telluride

Alpine Banks in Summit County would like to congratulate the following persons on their recent promotions:

Tyler Dahl to Senior Vice President/Manager, Montrose

Originally from Rangely, CO, Tyler graduated magna cum laude from Colorado Mesa University with a degree in business administration and an emphasis in finance. He began his career with Alpine Bank in 2007, and in 2011, graduated from Colorado University’s Graduate School of Banking. Committed to serving the local youth, Tyler has been board president of the Black Canyon Boys and Girls Club and has also enjoyed coaching AAU basketball in Olathe and Montrose. Tyler and his wife Jessica just celebrated the birth of their first child in March. They have enjoyed getting to spend the summer outdoors and traveling with baby Beckham.

 

 

Austin Jones to Banking Officer, Telluride

An Omaha, Nebraska native, Austin’s desire to live in Colorado began while a student at the University of Nebraska. After graduating from the University of Nebraska’s College of Business with a Bachelor of Arts in finance, he paired his interest in community banking with an affinity for Colorado and was extended an opportunity to join Alpine Bank as a management trainee. In the spring of 2015, Austin successfully completed the Management Trainee program and was promoted to banking officer. He is currently responsible for providing support to both the operational and lending functions within the Telluride branch. In his time away from work, Austin enjoys spending time with friends and attending many of the social events in and around Telluride.

Alpine Bank is a $2.5 billion, employee-owned organization chartered in 1973 with headquarters in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. With 38 banking offices across Colorado, Alpine Bank employs nearly 600 people and serves more than 130,000 customers with retail, business, wealth management*, mortgage and electronic banking services. Alpine Bank was recently elevated to a 5-star rating for financial strength by BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading bank rating firm. The 5-star rating is BauerFinancial’s highest rating for financial institutions.

 

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EPA renews Alpine Bank membership in Green Power Leadership Club

May 5, 2015 – Glenwood Springs, Colo – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Alpine Bank membership in the 2015 Green Power Leadership Club, an elite group of Green Power Partners who are demonstrating exemplary environmental leadership.

The EPA Green Power Partnership is a voluntary program that supports the organizational procurement of green power by offering expert advice, technical support, tools and resources. Green power is electricity produced from a subset of renewable resources, such as solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, and low-impact hydro. Partner organizations must buy green power in amounts proportional to their annual electricity use. The Green Power Leadership Club honors Partners that substantially exceed EPA’s minimum purchase requirements for an organization-wide commitment.

Since the second quarter of 2009, Alpine Bank has purchased 100 percent green electric power directly from utility providers (where available) and via renewable energy certificates. In addition, three bank locations produce some of their own electricity with photovoltaic modules. The bank first became an EPA Green Power Partner in June of 2009.

“The result [of purchasing 100 percent green power] is cleaner air that helps protect our health and lifestyle and renewable energy jobs that help advance our local economies,” said David Miller, vice president and leader of the Alpine Bank Green Team.

About Alpine Bank 
Alpine Bank is a $2.5 billion, employee-owned organization chartered in 1973 with headquarters in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. With 38 banking offices across Colorado, Alpine Bank employs nearly 600 people and serves more than 130,000 customers with retail, business, wealth management*, mortgage and electronic banking services. Alpine Bank was recently elevated to a 5-star rating for financial strength by BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading bank rating firm. The 5-star rating is BauerFinancial’s highest rating for financial institutions. Learn more at www.alpinebank.com.

*Products of our Wealth Management service are not FDIC insured, may lose value, and are not bank guaranteed.

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Alpine Bank opens new Denver location in Cherry Creek North

April 7, 2015 – Denver, Colo – Alpine Bank opened its newest branch in Denver’s Cherry Creek North neighborhood in the new Coors Foundation Building at 215 St. Paul Street. A grand opening celebration will be held on Saturday, April 11.

After a successful entrance into the Denver market last year with the opening of the Union Station branch, Alpine Bank has expanded to a new location in Denver’s Cherry Creek North neighborhood. The new branch will be led by Senior Vice President and Branch Manager Karrie Fletcher. Bringing 18 years of banking experience with Alpine Bank, Fletcher relocated to Denver from the Western Slope and she looks forward to sharing Alpine Bank’s culture and values with her new community.

“We are so thrilled to open our second Alpine Bank location on the Front Range in Cherry Creek,” said Fletcher. “This is a wonderful, vibrant and fun community and we are very proud to become a part of it.”

The 3,717 square foot Alpine Bank space will be a full-service retail location offering the latest in banking technology. With a blend of traditional and contemporary style elements, the décor reveals an ambience of mountain elegance. In line with Alpine Bank’s commitment to the environment, the building was awarded LEED certification at the Silver level by the U.S. Green Building Council and all of the finishes with green options were completed with eco-friendly products.

Customers and the community are invited to come and celebrate the grand opening of the new location Saturday, April 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a vintage police car show courtesy of the Denver Police Department, a wild animal display presented by the Denver Zoo, a ribbon-cutting ceremony, free lunch catered by the Cherry Cricket, Rockies tickets and prize giveaways, music, ice cream and fun for all ages. In accordance with founder Bob Young’s philanthropic philosophy, Alpine Bank will make a $3,000 donation to the Denver Zoo, including the $500 cash ribbon for the ceremony and a $2,500 corporate donation, to celebrate its arrival in the Cherry Creek neighborhood.

About Alpine Bank and Founder and Chairman J. Robert Young

Actively involved in the banking industry since 1961, Alpine Bank founder Bob Young started his career as an assistant bank examiner and worked his way up to cashier, then to management within several bank systems before founding Alpine Banks of Colorado in 1973. Alpine Bank was named one of the best places to work in Colorado for two years in arrow by ColoradoBiz. Additionally, the bank was recognized by ColoradoBiz as one of Colorado’s top 50 greenest companies in 2014 and remains the only U.S.-based financial institution that has earned ISO 14001 certification - the universally recognized standard for environmental management.

Alpine Bank is a $2.5 billion, employee-owned organization chartered in 1973 with headquarters in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. With 38 banking offices across Colorado, Alpine Bank employs nearly 600 people and serves more than 130,000 customers with retail, business, wealth management, mortgage and electronic banking services. Alpine Bank was recently elevated to a 5-star rating for financial strength by BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading bank rating firm. The 5-star rating is BauerFinancial’s highest rating for financial institutions. Learn more at www.alpinebank.com.

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Alpine Trust & Asset Management is now Alpine Bank Wealth Management

April 1, 2015 – Glenwood Springs, Colo –  Alpine Bank’s wealth management function, Alpine Trust & Asset Management, has been renamed Alpine Bank Wealth Management. This new name reflects the bank’s broader commitment to help clients realize their financial and personal goals.

“Our focus on helping clients and their families through all the cycles of their lives has not changed since inception, although our company and services have evolved,” said Andrew Karow, regional president.

The new name conveys not only the comprehensive range of wealth management and trust services offered by the bank, but reinforces the accessibility of wealth management professionals at Alpine Bank whose core values include a genuine commitment to clients and communities.

The goal of making the name change is to strengthen alignment with the Alpine Bank brand and ensure that ideals are consistent throughout the company. Alpine Bank Wealth Management is the same trusted company with the same dedication to clients.

About Alpine Bank

Alpine Bank is a $2.5 billion, employee-owned organization chartered in 1973 with headquarters in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. With 37 banking offices across Colorado, Alpine Bank employs nearly 600 people and serves more than 130,000 customers with retail, business, wealth management, mortgage and electronic banking services. Alpine Bank was recently elevated to a 5-star rating for financial strength by BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading bank rating firm. The 5-star rating is BauerFinancial’s highest rating for financial institutions. Learn more at www.alpinebank.com.

Investment with Alpine Bank Wealth Management involves risk, including possible loss of principal. Investments are not deposits or obligations of, nor guaranteed by Alpine Bank. The FDIC or any other governmental agency does not insure these investments.

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Alpine Bank Recertified for Globally Recognized Environmental Certificate

March 17, 2015 Glenwood Springs, Colo – Alpine Bank has been recertified to the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System standard of excellence. After its rigorous January audit, KPMG Performance Registrar, Inc. (internationally accredited ISO auditor) presented Alpine Bank with a Certificate of Registration for an additional 3-year term. The bank remains the only U.S.-based financial institution that has earned this distinction.

Alpine Bank was first registered to the ISO 14001 standard on June 23, 2006 when it successfully launched its Environmental Management System (EMS). Since then, the bank has continued to manage and advance its EMS, thus obtaining recertification at each renewal date in 2009, 2012, and now 2015.

Vice President and Green Team Chairman of Alpine Bank David Miller said, “The ISO 14001 environment management standard challenges us to ‘make our best better’ internally and in partnership with our communities. Accordingly, Alpine Bank has reduced its total annual bank-wide electricity usage by 7.5% (369,000 kWh) since 2012 and invested $770,381 this past year in 940 photo voltaic (PV) panels (234 kW) at four community solar gardens developed by the Clean Energy Collective. Alpine Bank employee-owners also routinely host numerous community shred days and volunteer for highway and river cleanups.”

International Standards Organization (ISO) is the world’s largest standards developing organization and has published more than 19,000 International Standards since its inception in 1947. The ISO 14001 standard specifically relates to environmental activities and stipulates requirements for an effective EMS. To meet requirements, businesses must minimize harmful effects on the environment caused by their activities and must achieve continuous improvement of environmental performance.

During Alpine Bank’s recent recertification (required every three years with periodic assessments annually), ISO auditor KPMG reviewed Alpine Bank’s EMS plan and visited nine Alpine Bank locations to ensure system practices were being implemented. Employees were also questioned during the audit to assess their understanding of the bank’s EMS.

Alpine Bank asks communities and local business partners to join in their efforts and do their best to improve the quality of our environment. To learn more about Alpine Bank’s environmental efforts and accomplishments as well as energy saving tips, please visit alpinebank.com.

Alpine Bank is a $2.5 billion, employee-owned organization chartered in 1973 with headquarters in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. With 37 banking offices across Colorado, Alpine Bank employs nearly 600 local people and serves more than 130,000 customers with retail, business, wealth management, mortgage, and electronic banking services.

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Alpine Bank Hires Executive Vice President of Business Development

February 23, 2015 – Denver, Colo – Alpine Bank announces Charlie Kercheval as executive vice president of business development for the greater Denver market.

Kercheval brings with him over 26 years’ experience as a banker with FirstBank. Over the last ten years, he has served as FirstBank’s market president for the Parker locations and most recently the high-profile Cherry Creek market.

“I am excited for the opportunity to bring Alpine Bank’s brand of banking to Denver. Alpine cares deeply about its customers, communities, and employees,” said Kercheval, “and in turn, customers, communities, and employees are very supportive of Alpine. My goals in this new role are to raise awareness, add connectivity, and build meaningful, mutually beneficial business in this new market.”

Alpine Bank is planning the opening of a full-service branch in the Cherry Creek neighborhood in April where Kercheval will take an office. This new location will provide area residents and business owners a new choice when it comes to banking. Alpine Bank looks forward to the new opportunities and friends this venture will bring while solidifying its commitment to remaining the true community bank it has always been.

Kercheval’s dedication and strong ties to the community are apparent as he’s privileged to serve on numerous local boards including the Public Education and Business Coalition, the Denver Public Schools Foundation, College/Invest, the Cherry Creek North Business Improvement District, and the Cherry Creek Area Business Alliance.

A true Colorado native, born and raised in Grand Junction, Kercheval graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with a Bachelor of Science in finance. He and his wife Linda have lived in Parker for 22 years, raising their two sons, Kyle and Connor.

Alpine Bank is a $2.5 billion, employee-owned organization chartered in 1973 with headquarters in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. With 37 banking offices across Colorado, Alpine Bank employs over 500 local people and serves more than 130,000 customers with retail, business, trust, asset management, mortgage and electronic banking services.

 

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Alpine Bank Announces Officer Promotion - Ariell Trujillo, Frisco & Trevor Wagner, Dillon

Alpine Banks in Summit County would like to congratulate the following persons on their recent promotions:

Ariell Trujillo to Banking Officer, Frisco

Ariell was born in Denver and grew up mostly in Sioux Falls, South Dakota where she began her banking career as a teller. Immediately, she loved banking and knew it was the right path for her. Continuing employment for retail community banks while working her way through college, Ariell came to Alpine Bank with 10 years of banking experience, from teller to branch manager. In her current role, Ariell is a loan officer and is also involved in day-to-day operations. Passionate about customer service and building relationships, she feels fortunate to be in a position to make peoples’ lives better. Outside the bank, Ariell is an active member of the Summit-Lake Dillon Optimists Club which initiates programs for children in all fields of interest ranging from athletics and the arts to scholastic endeavors. Ariell enjoys spending her free time with family and friends.

 

Trevor Wagner to Banking Officer, Dillon

A true Colorado native, Trevor was born and raised in Carbondale, Colorado. Joining the Alpine Bank team, Trevor completed the Management Trainee program and is currently a junior lender working on commercial and consumer loans. Continuously working on improving himself and the world around him, Trevor enjoys the learning process and building his portfolio. Outside the walls of Alpine Bank, Trevor sits on the board of the Dillon Business Association and was recently elected treasurer. On weekends, Trevor can be found enjoying the outdoors riding his bike, on the slopes, or touring in the back country.

Alpine Bank is a 2.5 billion, employee-owned organization chartered in 1973 with headquarters in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. With 37 banking offices across Colorado, Alpine Bank employs over 500 local people and serves more than 130,000 customers with retail, business, trust, asset management, mortgage, and electronic banking services. Visit alpinebank.com to learn more.

 

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Alpine Bank Announces Officer Promotion - Jeremy Russell, Montrose

Alpine Banks of the San Juans and Delta County would like to congratulate Jeremy Russell on his recent promotion:

Jeremy Russell to Banking Officer, Montrose

Jeremy was raised in Delta and he considers Colorado his native home. Currently enrolled in the Graduate School of Banking, he graduated from Southwestern Assemblies of God University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in church ministries. Jeremy joined Alpine Bank in 2011 and later advanced through the Management Trainee program. Specializing in commercial and consumer lending, Jeremy enjoys the opportunity to serve his community. He is thrilled that his new role gives him the opportunity to make a difference not only in the lives of Alpine Bank customers, but in the lives of those who live and work in the Delta and Montrose communities as well. Jeremy serves on the Valley Symphony Board and also volunteers with various nonprofit organizations. In his spare time, Jeremy enjoys the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his wife and son.

Alpine Bank is a 2.5 billion dollar, employee-owned organization chartered in 1973 with headquarters in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. With 37 banking offices across Colorado, Alpine Bank employs over 500 local people and serves more than 130,000 customers with retail, business, trust, asset management, mortgage, and electronic banking services. Visit alpinebank.com to learn more.

 

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Alpine Bank Announces Officer Promotion - Zane Gearhart, Vail

Alpine Banks in the Eagle/Vail Valley would like to congratulate Zane Gearhart on his recent promotion:

Zane Gearhart to Banking Officer, Vail

A true Colorado native, Zane grew up in Wheat Ridge. He received a Bachelor of Science in agricultural and resource economics and a Master of Science in business management from Colorado State University. Joining the Alpine Bank team in 2013 as a management trainee, Zane enjoys meeting new people and finding the best solutions for Alpine Bank customers. Since moving to the Vail Valley, Zane has generously volunteered his time with Junior Achievement, Vail Jazz, DECA, and the United Way of Eagle River Valley. In his free time, Zane loves being outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping, golfing, cooking, brewing, and hiking with his large Airedale hound.

Alpine Bank is a 2.5 billion dollar, employee-owned organization chartered in 1973 with headquarters in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. With 37 banking offices across Colorado, Alpine Bank employs over 500 local people and serves more than 130,000 customers with retail, business, trust, asset management, mortgage and electronic banking services. Visit alpinebank.com to learn more.

 

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Alpine Bank Announces Officer Promotion - Brook Wilson, Rifle & Darrick Ohr, Rifle

Alpine Banks in the Colorado River Valley would like to congratulate the following persons on their recent promotions:

Brook Wilson to Banking Officer, Rifle

A true Colorado native, Brook was born and raised in Rangely. Graduating from Mesa State, she received a Bachelor of Business Administration with a focus on marketing and management. Excited to begin her journey with Alpine Bank in the communication center, Brook quickly joined the Management Trainee program. During this time, Brook and her husband moved to Silt to begin their new family. She is now doing lending for Alpine Bank in Rifle and loves the customer service aspect of her new position and getting to know her new community. When Brook is not working, she enjoys the outdoors as much as possible through hunting, fishing, camping and wakeboarding with her friends and family including her new daughter, Asrynn.

 

 

Darrick Ohr to Banking Officer, Rifle

Darrick grew up on a family farm and ranch near Lindon, Colorado and is a 4th generation Colorado native. He received a Bachelor of Science in business administration with a focus in corporate finance and financial planning. After three years working for the FDIC in a division of risk management as a financial institution specialist, Darrick joined the Alpine Bank team with the Management Trainee program. Now in commercial and consumer lending and business development, Darrick has a knack for helping customers identify loan products and adapting structuring to accommodate their individual borrowing needs. He enjoys helping community members pursue their dreams by providing the best borrowing solutions for each individual. Outside of the office, Darrick enjoys giving back to the community including serving as the Alpine Bank team lead for Rally the Valley, a Garfield County Coat Drive volunteer, a Chamber ambassador, and also as an active board director on the Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce. In his spare time, Darrick enjoys spending time with friends and family, hunting, camping, and playing or coaching sports.

Alpine Bank is a 2.5 billion dollar, employee-owned organization chartered in 1973 with headquarters in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.  With 37 western and southwestern Colorado banking offices, Alpine Bank employs over 500 local people and serves more than 130,000 customers with retail, business, trust, asset management, mortgage, and electronic banking services. Visit alpinebank.com to learn more.

 

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Alpine Bank Aspen Hires Vice President - Stefan Reveal, Aspen

February 9, 2015 – Aspen, Colo – Alpine Bank Aspen welcomes Stefan Reveal as vice president. Reveal takes on this role in the loan department where he works to support businesses and individuals in the community through deposit, loan and other services.

Reveal brings with him previous experience with Community Banks of Colorado where he has been for the past 9 years.

“I was drawn to Alpine Bank by its commitment to the communities and customers that it serves with a vision that is decades into the future. This vision dovetails with my personal beliefs of community involvement and giving back,” Reveal said.

Outside of the bank, Reveal enjoys giving back to the community as a member of the Rotary Club of Aspen, co-chair on the Kids First Advisory board, board member on the Kids First Financial Aid Board, Renewable Energy Mitigation Program board member for the Community Office for Resource Efficiency, Municipal District board member on the Aspen Historical Society, board treasurer / secretary for Burlingame Ranch Affordable Housing, Inc., and coach for Aspen Junior Hockey. In his free time, you can find Reveal enjoying the beautiful Colorado outdoors skiing, climbing, biking, playing hockey, and most importantly, spending time with his wife, Sara, and their beautiful 8-month-old baby girl, Scarlett.

Alpine Bank is a $2.5 billion, employee-owned organization chartered in 1973 with headquarters in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. With 37 banking offices across Colorado, Alpine Bank employs over 500 local people and serves more than 130,000 customers with retail, business, trust, asset management, mortgage and electronic banking services.

 

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Alpine Bank Announces Officer Promotion - Amanda Miller, Grand Junction

Alpine Trust & Asset Management would like to congratulate Amanda Miller on her recent promotion:

Amanda Miller to Trust Officer

Amanda Miller joined Alpine Bank in 2007 as a mortgage originator in Montrose. A true Colorado native, she grew up in Delta and moved to Grand Junction to attend Colorado Mesa University. Joining the Trust & Asset Management department in 2008, Amanda supervises and oversees the operations division at the home office in Grand Junction and is responsible for the accurate and timely activities and reporting of the holdings in all client accounts. In addition, she serves as the employee benefit specialist for the department and assists many corporate clients with plan set up, and assists employers and employees with the details of their retirement accounts. Amanda has gained a wide range of experience as an account administrator and executive assistant prior to taking on the supervision of internal operations. Amanda graduated from Colorado Mesa University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business and marketing and is a Registered Para Planner.

Alpine Bank is a $2.5 billion dollar, employee-owned organization chartered in 1973 with headquarters in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. With 37 banking offices across Colorado, Alpine Bank employs over 500 local people and serves more than 130,000 customers with retail, business, trust, asset management, mortgage, and electronic banking services. Visit alpinebank.com to learn more.

 

Trust and Asset Management Services are not FDIC insured, may lose value and are not bank guaranteed.

 

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Alpine Bank Announces Officer Promotion - Julia Prejs, Telluride

Alpine Trust & Asset Management would like to congratulate Julia Prejs on her recent promotion:

Julia Prejs to Trust Officer

Julia Prejs has nearly 10 years of experience in the many facets of wealth management, with a focus on a holistic approach to managing financial issues that impact clients. Before joining Alpine Trust & Asset Management in 2013, she was a member of the Client Service Associate Advisory Council at Morgan Stanley in New York City. Julia earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland and holds the Certified Investment Management Analyst® designation, administered by Investment Management Consultants Association® and taught in conjunction with The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. In 2012, she was nominated and selected to be a featured speaker at the Barron's Winner's Circle Top Advisory Teams Summit in Washington, D.C. Julia is based in Telluride and is responsible for client portfolio management in the Durango and San Juan regions. When she’s not wearing her financial advisor shoes, you can find Julia in her hiking boots, with camera in hand, shooting landscape photography or in her ski boots, cruising down a mountain.

Alpine Bank is a $2.5 billion dollar, employee-owned organization chartered in 1973 with headquarters in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. With 37 banking offices across Colorado, Alpine Bank employs over 500 local people and serves more than 130,000 customers with retail, business, trust, asset management, mortgage, and electronic banking services. Visit alpinebank.com to learn more.

 

Trust and Asset Management Services are not FDIC insured, may lose value and are not bank guaranteed.

 

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Alpine Bank Receives Colorado Environmental Leadership Award - October 16, 2014

October 16, 2014 – Glenwood Springs, Colo – On Thursday, October 2, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recognized more than 150 companies for their outstanding environmental achievements that help keep Colorado a desirable place to work and to live. The department, in cooperation with the Pollution Prevention Advisory Board and the Colorado Environmental Partnership, presented the 15th annual Environmental Leadership Awards at the Seawell Grand Ballroom at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

The awards recognize Colorado organizations with Gold, Silver and Bronze designations for voluntarily going beyond compliance with state and federal regulations and for their commitment to continual environmental improvement.

Alpine Bank was recognized as a renewing Gold Leader, and the status applies for another three years. Alpine Bank first earned its Gold Leader designation in 2008 and is the only financial institution that participates in the ELP.

The Colorado Environmental Leadership Program is a statewide environmental recognition and reward program administered by the Department of Public Health and Environment's Office of Environmental Integration and Sustainability. The program is open to all Colorado businesses, industries, offices, educational institutions, municipalities, government agencies, communities, nonprofits, and other organizations.

 Alpine Bank’s environmental practices have been vast and longstanding: what started as a grassroots effort by bank employees in 2003 evolved into an extensive, bank-wide Environmental Management System (EMS), which has greatly reduced the bank’s environmental footprint and has been recognized since 2006 with ISO 14001 certification – the international EMS standard of excellence. To date, Alpine Bank is the only financial institution in North America to hold this registration. Additionally, in 2013 alone Alpine Bank contributed more than $145,000 to local environmental nonprofits through its Environment Loyalty Debit Card initiative. For more information about Alpine Bank’s environmental efforts, please visit www.alpinebank.com.

Alpine Bank is a $2.5 billion, employee-owned organization chartered in 1973 with headquarters in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. With 37 banking offices across Colorado, Alpine Bank employs over 500 local people and serves more than 130,000 customers with retail, business, trust, asset management, mortgage and electronic banking services.

 

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 *Products of our Wealth Management service are not FDIC insured, may lose value, and are not bank guaranteed.

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