FirstBank Announces Good Business Contest With $60,000 Prize and Donations – Estes Park Trail-Gazette

FirstBank, one of the nation’s largest private banks dedicated to Banking for Good, today announced its upcoming Good Business Contest. The competition is designed to reward companies that have continued to make a positive impact on their customers, communities and employees, even in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. An internal jury will select 10 winners, who will receive $5,000 in prize money and donate $1,000 to a charitable organization of their choice.

“The past 18 months have been difficult times for the small business community, and yet we have never been more inspired by their actions and the resilience these companies have shown,” said Kevin Classen, President of FirstBank. “Because we understand what small businesses mean to the ecosystem, we want to give back to the companies that have done so much for their teams, customers and communities.”

Bank launches Good Business Contest to recognize small businesses with outstanding spirit in Colorado, Maricopa County, Arizona and Riverside County, California. Submissions for the contest will open on October 1st at 8:00 am MT and will be accepted until October 22nd at 6 pm MT. After a week-long judging process, winners will be privately notified in early November and publicly announced on Friday, November 5th.

Participation in the competition is open to both FirstBank customers and non-customers. To participate, companies should:

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Submit a 250-500 word memo showing how your business has evolved across borders over the past year and a half
Submit a high-resolution logo and 1-3 images showing your company in action. For example: employees at work or volunteering, pictures of the room or customer experiences
For more information, including official contest rules and entry guidelines, visit or

About FirstBank

FirstBank began providing banking services in 1963. Known today as an industry leader in digital banking, it has grown into one of the largest private banks in the United States, with more than $25 billion in assets and 110 branches across Colorado. Arizona and California. FirstBank offers a wide variety of consumer deposit accounts, home equity loans, mortgages, home rental loans and a full range of commercial banking services including business financing, commercial real estate lending, wealth management and more. Since 2000, FirstBank has been recognized as a top corporate philanthropist, giving nearly $75 million and thousands of volunteer hours to charitable organizations. The company is also unique in that a large proportion of its shares are owned by management and employees, allowing employees to participate financially in the bank’s success through the employee stock ownership plan. Visit for more information. MEMBER FDIC

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