Alpine Bank is proud to have been distinguished many times over in past years. Although some of the awards are financial and voted on by our banking peers, the vast majority, and the ones that give us the most pride, are humanitarian and come from sources outside the banking industry. These honors demonstrate the corporate responsibility and commitment to communities, employees, and humanitarian efforts that our founder, J. Robert Young, has modeled for us.

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2013 – 2017 and Counting

2017

  • Alpine Bank was voted Best Wealth Manager/Financial Planner, Best Mortgage Broker and Best SBA Lender as part of ColoradoBiz magazine’s Best of Colorado Business Choice Awards.

2016

  • Alpine Bank Union Station and Cherry Creek in Denver received the Certifiably Green Denver seal.
  • Alpine Bank Ridgway achieved Green Business Certification through EcoAction Partners.
  • Snowmass Village’s Environmental Advisory Board honored Alpine Bank with its third annual Business Sustainability Award.
  • Matt Teeters of Alpine Bank Union Station was recognized as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Young Professionals in Denver by ColoradoBiz magazine.
  • In the Montrose Press Reader’s Choice Best of the Valley 2016, Alpine Bank was voted Best Bank and Best Financial Planning Business. Alpine Bank was also voted runner-up for Best Mortgage.
  • Alpine Bank was voted Best Bank in Delta County Independent’s reader’s poll.
  • Recognized by the Summit Foundation, Alpine Bank received the Community Collaboration Award at the 26th annual Celebration of Summit County Philanthropy Awards.
  • Alpine Bank received the 24-Karat Gold Award, which was presented by Gov. Hickenlooper on behalf of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Environmental Leadership Program. Alpine Bank was honored 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.
  • Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) selected Alpine Bank as the Grand National Award winner for our Community Solar Garden program and commitment to providing environmentally sustainable energy for low-income families.
  • Alpine Bank Glenwood Springs was voted Locals’ Choice Best Bank winner in the Post Independent since 1999.
  • Alpine Bank was voted Best Wealth Manager/Financial Planner* and Best Mortgage Broker as well as runner-up in the Best Bank and Best SBA Lender categories as part of the ColoradoBiz magazine’s Best of Colorado Business Choice Awards.
  • Alpine Bank continues to be recognized as a 5-star rated financial institution by BauerFinancial, Inc, the nation’s leading bank rating firm. The 5-star rating is BauerFinancial’s highest rating for financial institutions.
  • Alpine Bank was inducted into the International Green Industry Hall of Fame.
  • Alpine Bank received an Innovation in Financial Education Award from Nasdaq and EverFi for bringing the Banking on Your Future program to high school students across Colorado.

2015

  • Alpine Bank was acknowledged as Gold Leader at the 16th annual Environmental Leadership Awards.
  • Alpine Bank was named Best Bank and Best Mortgage Broker as part of ColoradoBiz magazine’s Best of Colorado Business Choice Awards. Alpine Bank was also a runner-up in the Wealth Managers/Financial Planners category.
  • Alpine Bank was 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 Union Station was named Best New Business at the 2015 Limelight Awards.
  • Alpine Bank renewed ISO 14001 environmental certification.

2014

  • Alpine Bank was named 2014 Affiliate of the Year by Rocky Mountain Commercial Brokers.
  • Named as one of the ColoradoBiz magazine’s Top 250 Private Companies.
  • Alpine Bank was recognized as a Gold Leader at the 15th annual Environmental Leadership Awards.
  • Named one of the Top 50 Greenest Colorado Companies by ColoradoBiz magazine.
  • Alpine Bank opened the doors of its first Front Range branch, located in the newly renovated Union Station neighborhood in Denver.
  • Alpine Bank was voted Locals’ Choice Best Bank winner in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent.

2013

  • Alpine Bank Vail was awarded as Business of the Year by Vail Valley Partnership. Alpine Bank’s own Matt Teeters was also awarded as Young Professional of the Year.
  • Alpine Bank Durango was awarded the Durango Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year.
  • Alpine Bank was awarded membership to the EPA’s 2013 Green Power Leadership Club.
  • Alpine Bank celebrated 40 years of doing business in western Colorado and started plans to expand banking services to the Front Range.
  • Alpine Bank was voted Locals’ Choice Best Bank winner in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent.

2008 – 2012 Our 40th Year Mile Mark

2012

  • Alpine Bank was voted Locals’ Choice Best Bank winner in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent.

2011

  • Alpine Bank once again received a Colorado Environmental Leadership Award and was recognized as a Gold Leader.
  • Alpine Bank Steamboat Springs was awarded the 2011 Business of the Year Navigator Award from the Steamboat Springs Chamber Association.
  • Alpine Bank won second place in the Best Companies to Work for in Colorado in the Large Business Category from ColoradoBiz magazine.
  • Alpine Bank Aspen won the Locals’ Choice Award for favorite bank.
  • The Mesa County Human Services Council named Alpine Banks in Mesa County its 2011 Business of the Year.
  • Alpine Bank Aspen was selected as the Employer of the Year by the City of Aspen’s Transportation Options Program.
  • Alpine Bank Chairman Bob Young was inducted into the Colorado Business Hall of Fame.
  • Alpine Bank was voted Locals’ Choice Best Bank winner in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent.

2010

  • Alpine Bank was honored as winner of Colorado Parent magazine’s Colorado’s Best Companies for Working Families in the medium-sized company category for our family-friendly workplace.
  • Alpine Bank was finalist in the large businesses category in ColoradoBiz magazine’s Best Companies to Work for in Colorado for our family-friendly business practices.
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded Alpine Bank membership in the Green Power Leadership Club, and elite group of Green Power Partners who are demonstrating exemplary environmental leadership.
  • Alpine Bank was voted Locals’ Choice Best Bank winner in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent.

2009

  • Alpine Bank was selected for membership in The Partnership for Banking Excellence by Alex Sheshunoff, one of the nation’s most respected bank advisors.
  • Alpine Bank’s Green Team was named one of two 2009 Colorado Sustainability Team Champions in recognition of the team’s efforts to achieve and maintain an ISO 14001 certified Environmental Management System.
  • Alpine Bank received fifth place in ColroadoBiz magazine’s Best Companies to work for in Colorado Awards in the Large Business category.
  • The ESOP Association presented 12 corporate members of the Association with a Silver ESOP Award to recognize their work in sustaining their ESOP (employee stock ownership plan) for 25 years or more, and Alpine Banks of Colorado was honored.
  • The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) named Alpine Banks of Colorado a top honoree in the 2009 ICBA National Community Bank Service Awards for the bank’s outstanding leadership in its Loyalty Visa Debit Card program.
  • Alpine Bank was voted Locals’ Choice Best Bank winner in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent.

2008

  • Mike Glass, president and manager of Alpine Bank Vail, won the Distinguished Board Member Award from the Special District Association of Colorado for his efforts as a board member of Western Eagle County Metropolitan District.
  • Alpine Bank Battlement Mesa was named Business of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce at the annual Chamber banquet.
  • The City of Aspen certified Alpine Bank in Aspen as a ZGreen Certified Business.
  • The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, in cooperation with the Pollution Prevention Advisory Board and the Colorado Environment Partnership, designated Alpine Bank as a Gold Leader at the Colorado Environmental Leadership Awards.
  • The American Bankers Association (ABA) ranked Alpine Banks of Colorado eighth nationally as a Top Performer in ABA Banking Journal magazine.
  • Alpine Bank was named one of ICBA’s Top 20 industry earnings performers for posting one of the 20 best year-end earnings performances in 2007 for ICBA member banks with more than $500 million in assets.
  • Alpine Bank Fruita was awarded the Large Business of the Year Award by the Fruita Area Chamber of Commerce.
  • Alpine Bank was voted Locals’ Choice Best Bank winner in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent.

2003 – 2007 Our 35th Year Mile Mark

2007

  • Alpine Banks of Colorado received the Outstanding Large Business Award for National Philanthropy Day in Colorado
  • Alpine Bank Glenwood Springs was awarded the Glenwood Springs Chamber Top Brass Award for business achievement and milestones.
  • Alpine Bank was voted Locals’ Choice Best Bank winner in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent.

2006

  • Alpine Banks of Colorado received the Corporate Citizenship Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
  • Alpine Bank in Steamboat Springs was awarded Outstanding Recycler of the Year by the New Pioneers of the Yampa Valley.
  • Alpine Bank of Grand Junction received the Governor John A. Love Award at the El Pomar Foundation’s Awards for Excellence.
  • Alpine Bank reached $2 billion in assets.
  • Alpine Bank achieved ISO 14001 environmental certification.
  • Alpine Bank won the City of Aspen’s Green Tree Award for its environmental efforts.
  • Alpine Bank was voted Locals’ Choice Best Bank winner in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent.

2005

  • Alpine Bank received the Best of the Best Award and Judges Special Recognition Award in the American Bankers Association’s Marketing Network 2005 Advertising Awards for Alpine Bank’s “Alpine Swings” Project for Literacy campaign.
  • Alpine Bank was recognized by the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts as Medium Business Award winner for excellence and educational value of the arts.
  • Alpine Bank was voted Locals’ Choice Best Bank winner in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent.

2004

  • Alpine Bank was voted Locals’ Choice Best Bank winner in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent.

2003

  • Colorado Parent magazine again recognized Alpine Bank as the winner of the Colorado’s Best Companies for Working Families in the medium-sized company category.
  • Alpine Bank was voted Locals’ Choice Best Bank winner in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent.

1999 – 2002 Our 30th Year Mile Mark

2002

  • Alpine Bank was awarded the Spirit of Enterprise Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
  • Alpine Bank reached $1 billion in assets.
  • Alpine Bank was recognized as number 20 in the ColoradoBiz list of Top 100 Privately Held Colorado Companies in terms of assets.
  • Alpine Bank Glenwood Springs won the Top Brass Award from the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association.
  • Alpine Bank was voted Locals’ Choice Best Bank winner in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent.

2001

  • Alpine Bank was honored as winner of Colorado Parent magazine’s Colorado’s Best Companies for Working Families in the medium-sized company category for our family-friendly workplace.
  • Alpine Bank received the Personal Economics Program Bank of the Year Award from the Colorado Bankers Association for our work with Teach Children to Save Day.
  • Alpine Banks of Colorado won the Company of the Year Award at the Colorado Business Awards, founded by the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry, ColoradoBiz magazine, and the Colorado Council on Economic Education.
  • Alpine Bank was voted Locals’ Choice Best Bank winner in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent.

2000

  • Alpine Bank was voted Locals’ Choice Best Bank winner in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent.

1999

  • Alpine Bank was honored as winner of Colorado Parent magazine’s Colorado’s Best Companies for Working Families in the medium-sized company category for our family-friendly workplace.
  • Alpine Bank received the Colorado Ethics in Business Award, sponsored by the University of Denver Daniels College of Business and ColoradoBiz magazine.
  • Chairman Bob Young won the Glenwood Springs Citizen of the Year Award from the Chamber of Commerce.
  • Chairman Bob Young was awarded the Doris and Del Scott Award for Outstanding Community Banker of the Year by the Colorado Bankers Association.
  • Alpine Bank was voted Locals’ Choice Best Bank winner in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent.

1993 – 1997 Our 25th Year Mile Mark

1997

  • Alpine Bank was honored as winner of Colorado Parent magazine’s Colorado’s Best Companies for Working Families in the medium-sized company category.
  • Alpine Bank was named a Children’s Champion by the Colorado Association for the Eduction of the Young Child.
  • Bob Young was named the Western Colorado Philanthropist of the Year, along with Jim Calaway, for their generosity to the community, most notably Colorado Mountain College.
  • ColoradoBiz magazine ranked Alpine Banks of Colorado second in the state’s Top Private Companies.

1996

  • The Colorado Children’s Campaign named Alpine Bank the Best Small Business of the Year in the Colorado Kids First! Campaign.
  • The Independent Banker named Alpine Bank in the list of Top 10 Best Peforming Banks in the United States.
  • The Alpine Bank/Colorado Mountain College Hispanic Scholarship was launched.
  • After the Congressional budget stalemate, Norm Franke, president of Alpine Bank Grand Junction, was named ABC News’ Person of the Week for our program to give interest-free “Paycheck Loans” to federal employees.
  • The Glenwood Springs Chamber of Commerce honored the bank with the Business of the Year

1995

  • CEO Bob Young was named Colorado’s Outstanding Philanthropist by the state chapter of the National Philanthropy Day committee.

1993

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

1973 – 1992 Our First Twenty Years

1992

  • Alpine Bank reached $200 million in assets and celebrated the milestone by donating $20,000 to non-profit agencies in the community.

1990

  • Alpine Bank was named Business of the Year – Northwest Region by the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry.

1973

  • Alpine Bank was founded in Carbondale by Bob Young. The ribbon for the grand opening was fashioned from silver and presented along with a sizable donation to the Carbondale city park service. Thus began the spirit of community that continues to be such a part of Alpine Bank’s culture.

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