Alpine Bank celebrates 40 years in business |

Alpine Bank celebrates 40 years in business

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – Alpine Bank will celebrate its 40th anniversary throughout 2013 – its official birthday was Jan. 23. The bank has big plans to commemorate the landmark and say thank you to its customers, communities, shareholders and employees for four decades of service.

To start, the bank is celebrating 40 years with 40 nights of Colorado getaways in its Backyard Treasure Giveaway contest. The contest began Jan. 18 and features 20 two-night Colorado excursions to places including Breckenridge, Glenwood Springs, Gateway Canyons, Durango, Steamboat Springs and Aspen to name a few. Alpine Bank will also honor its 40th anniversary with continued donations of time, talent and money to various local nonprofit organizations.

The first Alpine Bank was opened in Carbondale Jan. 23, 1973, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony presided over by Alpine Bank founder and chairman Bob Young, Mayor Charles Kelly, and bank Director Wally deBeque. The ribbon was made from 50 silver dollars and the money was later donated to Mt. Sopris Park, beginning the bank’s tradition of community philanthropy and involvement.

“It was the Carbondale community that gave Alpine Bank its start. That location which opened with $2 million in total assets in 1973 has now grown to a bank with assets over $130 million today,” said Young. “We will be forever grateful to that community and our customers who provided the impetus for what we are today. Likewise, the support of all our Colorado communities to the bank as well as the bank support to our communities has resulted in a win/win relationship that we hope will continue for another 40 years at least!”

Alpine Bank is a $2.4 billion dollar, employee-owned organization with headquarters in Glenwood Springs. With 36 western and southwestern Colorado banking offices, Alpine Bank employs more than 500 people and serves more than 130,000 customers with retail, business, trust, asset management, mortgage, and electronic banking services.

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