Happy Anniversary Susie Campbell

Happy Anniversary Susie Campbell

April 3, 2020

26 Years 312 Months 1248 Weeks 8736 Calendar Days 13,665,600 Minutes Susie Campbell recounts her early days with Alpine Bank: she would shred paper, count coins, do research or happily complete any other task that came her way. Back then she was a student at Basalt High School and worked part-time at the bank. Now, …

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Happy Anniversary Jay Rickstrew

Happy Anniversary Jay Rickstrew

March 31, 2020

25 Years 300 Months 1200 Weeks 8400 Calendar Days 13,140,000 Minutes Jay Rickstrew started his Alpine Bank career in Carbondale as a loan officer. Now, he leads the Colorado River Valley region, the six bank branches from Glenwood Springs to Battlement Mesa, as its regional president. Jay is a very familiar face in Rifle, the …

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Alpine Bank Updates in Response to Coronavirus

Alpine Bank Updates in Response to Coronavirus

March 27, 2020

For the latest information from Alpine Bank regarding the rapidly evolving coronavirus outbreak and for information about branch hours and operations affected by COVID-19, visit the updates page below.

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Alpine Bank Wealth Management Tops $1 Billion

Alpine Bank Wealth Management Tops $1 Billion

February 20, 2020

Alpine Bank Wealth Management (ABWM) has started the new year by surpassing $1 billion in assets managed for clients for the first time in its history as a division of the bank. “To our clients we say thank you for placing their trust in us,” said Tim Kenczewicz, president of Alpine Bank Wealth Management. “Our …

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Roth vs. Traditional IRA

Roth vs. Traditional IRA

February 20, 2020

Q: What is the difference between a Roth IRA and a Traditional IRA? A. The two types of Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) are similar retirement savings vehicles.  Contact a member of our Wealth Management team to learn how Alpine Bank Wealth Management can help you achieve financial independence, here. Products of our Wealth Management service are …

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Q & A with Matt Michalski, Vice President, Alpine Bank Wealth Management

Q & A with Matt Michalski, Vice President, Alpine Bank Wealth Management

January 22, 2020

Q. Why is saving for retirement early important? A. By the age of 32, two out three young professionals haven’t started saving for retirement. The reasons vary from student loan debt, not finding that first good job out of college, or starting salaries aren’t always the greatest. Further, attitudes toward retirement have changed. Many young workers don’t …

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Alpine Bank’s Featured Students – December 2019

Alpine Bank’s Featured Students – December 2019

January 3, 2020

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Happy Alpine Anniversary Telluride

Happy Alpine Anniversary Telluride

January 2, 2020

Silver is Becky Metz’s favorite color, actually white is, but this year she celebrates the color silver! Becky is celebrating her 25th anniversary with Alpine Bank as well as her 25th wedding anniversary, and she has lived in Telluride for 25 years. Becky remembers her first day at the bank well. She wore a turtleneck and fainted because …

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Q & A with Amanda Miller, Vice President, Alpine Bank Wealth Management

Q & A with Amanda Miller, Vice President, Alpine Bank Wealth Management

December 16, 2019

Q. Is estate planning only for the rich? A. In a word, no. Estate planning allows you or anyone to implement certain tools now to ensure that your concerns are addressed and your goals fulfilled after you die. Your objective may simply be to make sure that your loved ones are provided for. Or you …

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Giving back and the bottom line—a Message from our Chairman

Giving back and the bottom line—a Message from our Chairman

December 16, 2019

As it draws to a close, we reflect on an eventful 2019. The year began with an unexpected challenge for thousands of our fellow Coloradans, who suddenly lost their paychecks due to the federal government shutdown. Alpine Bank responded to this crisis by offering no-questions-asked loans to the furloughed workers with no interest charged for …

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Financial News – Q & A with Melissa Knutson, CFP ®

Financial News – Q & A with Melissa Knutson, CFP ®

November 22, 2019

Melissa Knutson, CFP ® Assistant Vice President, Alpine Bank Wealth Management Q. Should I invest in real estate? A. Real estate prices have increased considerably over the past decade across the state. A rental property can be a great way to generate consistent income and long-term appreciation over time. However, real estate investing is not …

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Alpine Bank Calendar Available Now

Alpine Bank Calendar Available Now

November 22, 2019

Okay, for you calendar devotees out there the suspense may be getting to you, but you can find relief!  Alpine Bank’s 2020 wall calendar is available at all 40 branch locations now. This new calendar takes advantage of remarkable drone photography which captures sweeping Colorado landscapes and vistas in or near the communities Alpine Bank …

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Get to Know Chris Rowberry

Get to Know Chris Rowberry

November 4, 2019

Banker, volunteer, fisherman, athlete and ukulelist. “Passionate about helping others progress.” New Alpine Bank Vail President Chris Rowberry counts his tenure in days rather than months, but he already knows he is right where he wants to be. He is passionate about spurring progress and helping others achieve their dreams—and that includes customers, the community …

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Get to Know Angela Meraz

Get to Know Angela Meraz

October 17, 2019

Helping when there’s hopelessness Angela Meraz, senior vice president and New Castle branch manager, celebrates a silver anniversary with Alpine Bank in 2019. Her reputation as a solid performer, team leader and customer service pro at the bank is rivaled only by the size of her heart. Angela takes her can-do attitude with her as a board member for …

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Financial Q & A with Lisa Isaacson

Financial Q & A with Lisa Isaacson

October 10, 2019

Q:  How does the recent Federal Reserve rate cut affect me? A:  The best answer is “It depends.”  If you are borrowing money, mortgage rates are at near historic lows.  Although mortgage rates do not move identically with the Fed Funds Rate, they are influenced by some of the same factors. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage today …

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Get to Know Kent Wilson

Get to Know Kent Wilson

October 9, 2019

Banker, family man, music lover, camper, cyclist and strummer Family is his first love. But single-track descents and  bluegrass music are a close second for this Glenwood  Springs  native. In fact, Alpine Bank Glenwood Springs Senior Vice President Kent Wilson has been front and center at the iconic Telluride Bluegrass Festival for 28 consecutive years. …

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Get to Know Tara Bair

Get to Know Tara Bair

September 19, 2019

Coloradan, banker, volunteer, wife, mother & ballerina. As Alpine Bank’s eBanking Officer, she helps choreograph all things electronic for customers when it comes to business banking solutions. But that’s not all. Tara balances her multiple roles: as a career woman, a wife and mom, and as volunteer board chair of Literacy Outreach. We think you’ll …

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Get to Know Larry Stewart

Get to Know Larry Stewart

September 19, 2019

Coloradan, banker, volunteer, fiancée and friend on and off the court. Although his love of travel took him to dozens of states and international destinations from his native Indiana, this hoop-playing, globetrotting banker hadn’t ever been to Colorado. That was before he met his Colorado sweetheart at banking school in  Dallas. That precipitated win after …

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Get to Know Kevin Flohr

Get to Know Kevin Flohr

September 19, 2019

Banker, hiker, golfer, adventurer and basketball star. Alpine Bank Officer Kevin Flohr is legendary for his jump shots. When he played at Glenwood Springs High School, a new verb was even invented: Fans would say they were Flohred! He played varsity college basketball too, at Ft. Lewis College in Durango. More recently, he earned his MBA …

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Get to Know John Stelzriede

Get to Know John Stelzriede

September 18, 2019

Banker, family man, adventurer and leader. Alpine Bank Glenwood Springs President John Stelzriede is keen on discovery and self-improvement in both his personal life and his career. His penchant for exploration of our public  land  is representative of his outlook on many things: There are 59 national parks in the US, and John and his …

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Get to Know Jody Baehr

Get to Know Jody Baehr

September 18, 2019

Banker, wife, mom, motorcyclist, camper and history buff. Jody Baehr—the wildly efficient operations supervisor at Alpine Bank Glenwood Springs—is arguably the glue that holds the day-to-day bank operations together. But when she’s not helping her team help customers, you might find her in the desert in her camp chair, glued to a thick history book. …

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Get to Know Jay Rickstrew

Get to Know Jay Rickstrew

September 18, 2019

Banker, softie, Coloradan, outdoorsman and community volunteer. Alpine Bank Regional President Jay Rickstrew manages six bank branches from Glenwood Springs to  Battlement Mesa, a big job. But guess who’s really calling all the shots? “When I’m not working, I’m playing with Kira Mae. Or buying her whatever she wants,” says Jay, tongue-in-cheek, as he talks …

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Get to Know Dean Kinkel

Get to Know Dean Kinkel

September 17, 2019

Coloradan, banker, volunteer, sports fanatic and dog lover. This fifth-generation Coloradan from the eastern plains has always been an outdoors guy and a team  player. When Dean Kinkel isn’t helping customers at Alpine Bank Glenwood, he might be pedaling on the Rio Grande Trail to or from his office, riding first chair to the powder, …

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Q & A with Matt Michalski

Q & A with Matt Michalski

September 16, 2019

Q. What is the velocity of money and how does it impact investing? A. Recently, the Fed has cited a lack of inflationary pressures in the U.S. economy to justify cutting interest rates. The Fed claims that the Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) Index is currently below its 2% target. The PCE measures the prices paid …

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Alpine Named Top Company Finalist

Alpine Named Top Company Finalist

September 16, 2019

Alpine Bank has just been named a finalist in the TOP COMPANY awards competition by ColoradoBiz Magazine. Alpine Bank Denver Regional President Matt Teeters share his thoughts on what makes Alpine Bank such an outstanding Colorado company:

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Financial Q & A

Financial Q & A

August 15, 2019

Question:  Why are interest rates so low, and how can I invest for income in this age of very low interest rates? Answer: For the last decade the central banks of countries around the globe, including the United States, have taken actions to keep short-term interests rates near zero in an effort to stimulate economic …

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You Can Help Alpine Bank Give Back to Children’s Hospital Colorado

You Can Help Alpine Bank Give Back to Children’s Hospital Colorado

August 15, 2019

Alpine Bank’s popular Children’s Hospital Colorado Loyalty Debit Card makes it easy for Alpine Bank customers to support Children’s Colorado and the extraordinary care it provides for children of all ages and stages of growth. Each time you use your Children’s Colorado debit card, Alpine Bank donates 10 cents to support the hospital, and these …

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Get To Know Your Officers

Get To Know Your Officers

August 2, 2019

They live, work and play in the Colorado River Valley. Get to know who they are and say hi! 

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Every Day is Independence Day at Alpine Bank

Every Day is Independence Day at Alpine Bank

July 16, 2019

With July 4 Independence Day celebrations behind us and Colorado Day just ahead on August 1, we asked Alpine Bank Vice Chairman and President Glen Jammaron to share his thoughts on the importance of Alpine Bank’s commitment as an independent community bank which has grown to 40 locations across Colorado. “We have five core values …

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Colorado Day: Did you know?

Colorado Day: Did you know?

June 17, 2019

Okay, so you probably did know that Colorado is called the Centennial State. And you likely know that it’s because our state was founded in 1876 which was also America’s 100th birthday. Too easy? Did you know that the first Teddy Bear was created here in Colorado when maids at Glenwood Springs’ Hotel Colorado crafted …

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Staff Set a Community Volunteering Record

Staff Set a Community Volunteering Record

May 20, 2019

In giving back to the communities they serve, Alpine Bank employees just set an all-time record, volunteering 3,171 hours in April and far surpassing their collective 750-hour goal for the month. While community service has been a core value at Alpine Bank since its founding in 1973, this April employees volunteered more hours and reached …

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Best of Colorado Business Awards for 2019

Best of Colorado Business Awards for 2019

April 30, 2019

Alpine Bank has been voted the Best Wealth Management Team in Colorado and Best Colorado Business Runner Up by readers of ColoradoBiz Magazine as part of the publication’s Best of Colorado Business Choice Awards.

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You Give Back to Colorado. So do we!

You Give Back to Colorado. So do we!

April 24, 2019

Service to our communities has been central to Alpine Bank’s mission from the very beginning. The causes and organizations we support as volunteers are as diverse as the nearly 750 employees who work for Alpine Bank. “At Alpine Bank, we understand the bank is only as strong as the communities we serve,” said Alpine Bank …

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You Give Back to Colorado. So do we!

You Give Back to Colorado. So do we!

March 26, 2019

Service to our communities has been central to Alpine Bank’s mission from the very beginning. The causes and organizations we support as volunteers are as diverse as the nearly 750 employees who work for Alpine Bank. ‘Volunteering in my community inspires me to look beyond my job for the day to a new opportunity to …

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Alpine Bank Brings Community Banking to Boulder

Alpine Bank Brings Community Banking to Boulder

March 18, 2019

Alpine Bank’s new full-service Boulder branch, its 40th Colorado location, is now open and serving customers from our brand new “green” building at Canyon and Folsom. Our friendly staff looks forward to sharing Alpine’s community-focused approach, featuring customized service with local decision-making by the employee-owners of the bank. Proud of its 46 years as an …

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Teens Want to Start Their Own Businesses

Teens Want to Start Their Own Businesses

February 20, 2019

Junior Achievement (JA) and Ernst & Young (EY) recently teamed up to conduct a pair of surveys. One polled 1,000 “nationally representative” teens, ages 13-17, in the United States. The other polled 500 U.S. entrepreneurs. The teen survey found that 41 percent of teenagers would consider starting a business as a career option. It also …

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Scholarship Opportunities:  A Message From Our Chairman

Scholarship Opportunities: A Message From Our Chairman

February 15, 2019

“In January 1973, when we opened the doors of our first bank in Carbondale, Colorado, Alpine Bank’s mission as a community bank was to be just that – focused on community. We can think of no better community endeavor than to help our neighbors further their education. We are proud to offer these scholarships as well as …

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Thank You for Helping Us Give Back!

Thank You for Helping Us Give Back!

January 16, 2019

Our valued Alpine Bank customers make it possible for us to contribute to the communities we call home across Colorado. In 2018, Alpine Bank proudly donated a record $4.2 million to support Colorado community groups and nonprofit organizations. One way customers help us support our communities is through our Alpine Bank Loyalty Debit Card program. …

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