Our Tracks Left Behind

Sometimes a groundbreaker, other times a trendsetter, Alpine Bank is proud of the recognition it has received through numerous awards over the years for creating new pathways to community success. Although some of the awards are financial in nature, the ones that give us the most pride are humanitarian and come from outside the banking industry.

2020

American Bankers Association named Alpine Bank its national Community Commitment Award winner for innovative work with PCs for People. Alpine donated over 400 computers which the nonprofit sanitized, refurbished & distributed to students for remote learning.

2020

Philanthropic Bank of the Year Award: Alpine Bank recognized by PrecisionLender as winner of their annual award.

2020

Alpine Bank is named Best Bank in Colorado by ColoradoBiz Magazine. Alpine also voted Runner Up in Best Wealth Management and Best Mortgage in this 2020 readers’ poll.

2019

Colorado Health Links awards Alpine Bank its highest ranking: Healthy Workplace Certified Leader.

2019

Alpine Bank continues to hold a 5-Star distinction from BauerFinancial , designating the bank among some of the strongest financial institutions in the nation .

2019

Alpine Bank is named Best Wealth Management in Colorado by CoBiz Magazine . Alpine Bank is given Honorable Mention in this annual readers' poll.

2019

Opening of our   Boulder location.

2018

Opening of our Denver Tech Center location. 

2017

The American Bankers Association recognized Alpine Bank for the bank’s Community Solar program which donates bank-purchased solar panels to a local nonprofit to help low-income families.

2016

Alpine Bank was inducted into the International Green Industry Hall of Fame.

2016

Wichita State University honored Bob Young with the WSU Achievement Award , the highest honor bestowed upon Alumni of that university. The award was accepted June 2, 2016 for the year 2015.

2016

Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) selected Alpine Bank as the Grand National Award winner for our Community Solar Garden program for low-income families.

2015

BauerFinancial adds Alpine Bank to their 5-Star Rating System, designating the bank among the strongest financial institutions in the nation .

2015

Opening of our second Denver  location in Cherry Creek.

2015

Alpine Bank was named Best Bank and Best Mortgage Broker as part of ColoradoBiz magazine’s Best of Colorado Business Choice Awards .

2014

Alpine Bank was recognized as a Gold Leader at the 15th annual Environmental Leadership Awards.

2014

Opening of our Denver location in Union Station.

2013

Alpine Bank launched a mobile banking application for smartphones called AlpineMobile® .

2013

Alpine Bank launched a line of credit cards for commercial and personal use.

2012

Alpine Bank launched our debit card rewards program  Change Matters®.

2011

Alpine Bank Chairman Bob Young was inducted into the Colorado Business Hall of Fame.

2008

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, in cooperation with the Pollution Prevention Advisory Board and the Colorado Environment Partnership, designated Alpine Bank a Gold Leader at the Colorado Environmental Leadership Awards.

2008

Opening of our second Durango location.

2007

Alpine Banks of Colorado received the Outstanding Large Business Award for National Philanthropy Day in Colorado.

2007

Opening of our Delta , Frisco  and second Rifle locations.

2006

Alpine Bank employees started a grassroots effort to make environmental improvements within each work area and bank location, achieving an internationally recognized ISO 14001 environmental certification through our  Green Team .

2006

Opening of our  Fruita location.

2005

Opening of our Durango location.

2004

Pigs prevailed when 15 larger-than-life fiberglass pigs, each painted by local artists, were auctioned off to raise money for literacy programs. The Alpine Bank Racing Team staff created this swift swine as a replica of Bob Young’s race car.

2004

Opening of our Willits and second Montrose locations.

2004

Customers could choose to support the environment, education, the arts or community services by using an Alpine Bank Visa® Loyalty Debit card.

2001

Opening of our Copper Mountain and Montrose locations.

2001

Colorado Parent magazine recognized Alpine Bank as winner of the Colorado’s Best Companies for Working Families in the medium-sized company category for our family-friendly workplace.

1999

Opening of our BreckenridgeDillon, Edwards, Steamboat Springs, and Grand Junction locations.

1999

Alpine Bank embraced internet technology and became the first U.S. bank to receive the WebTrust Seal of Approval for the security of internet transactions.

1998

John Cooper, Stan Kornasiewicz, Monique Serra, Ray Baker, Bob Young, Dave Scruby, and Bruce Robinson formed Alpine Trust and Asset Management, now known as Alpine Bank Wealth Management.

1997

Opening of our Avon, Gypsum, and Ridgway locations.

1997

Alpine Bank launched its Classroom Credits debit card program as a way to give back to our local schools.

1996

Opening of our Ouray, New Castle, and second  Grand Junction locations.

1996

Alpine Bank initiated the Latino Scholarship Program for students attending Colorado Mountain College, one of many ways Alpine Bank supports the community college.

1995

Opening of our Vail location.

1994

Opening of our second Aspen location.

1993

An automated phone system used cutting-edge technology to provide customers 24-hour access to their accounts.

1993

Opening of our RifleGrand Junction, and second Glenwood Springs locations.

1993

Alpine Bank garnered the Blue Chip Enterprise Award from Nation’s Business magazine , the US Chamber of Commerce, and Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance.

1992

Opening of our Battlement Mesa and Telluride locations.

1990

Opening of our Clifton location.

1989

Opening of our Aspen location.

1989

Steve Briggs, Joe Scofield, Dave Scruby, Kris Gardner, Phil Frank, John Cooper and Stan Kornasiewicz accepted the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry Business of the Year award for Alpine Bank.

1983

Opening of our Eagle location.

1983

Alpine Bank’s Community News was created as a way to highlight organizations in the community and communicate with customers.

1980

Opening of our Glenwood Springs and second Snowmass Village locations.

1976

Opening of our Basalt location.

1974

Opening of our Snowmass Village location.

1973

Opening of our Carbondale location.

1973

Alpine Bank was founded in Carbondale by Bob Young. Originally known as Roaring Fork Bank, the grand opening included presentation of a sizable donation to the town's park department. Thus began the spirit of community that continues to be such a part of Alpine Bank’s culture.