Updates on our measures to slow the spread of COVID-19

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by: Beka Wilson
Important changes to Banking Center operations to slow the spread of COVID-19: {crested-butte} In this ever-evolving COVID-19 situation, we continue to focus on our commitment and responsibility to serve our clients, while at the same time addressing the health and safety of our clients, associates and communities. In our efforts to…

Community banks must use personal connection to partner with small businesses

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by: Patrick S., Executive Vice President, Business and Consumer Banking
The rise of financial technology firms has been shaking up the world of banking and lending. Fintech firms last year made up 38%& of the personal loan market, up from 5%& in 2013, and are starting to focus more on small-business lending. And their impact is not just being felt locally. An Accenture report last…

Let’s Talk About Business Email Compromise

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by: Beka Wilson
Business Email Compromises (BEC) have been on the rise as a key attack vector for a while now. A BEC is when a fraudster is able to gain access to your professional email. This compromise can range from reading your communications to locking you out and using your email to…

The Benefits of Online Statements

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by: Kitty T., Marketing Coordinator
With the constantly increasing delivery of goods ranging from groceries to clothing to tech gadgets, it’s no surprise that doorstep thieves are on the rise. This has become so commonplace that videos have gone viral on social media of residents leaving booby traps like “sparkle bombs” or decoy packages with…

The Four Big Mistakes Owners Make When Selling Their Small Business

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by: Mark A., SBA Division Director
With optimism among small-business owners at its highest level in 35 years, profits buoyed by corporate tax cuts and financing readily available at low interest rates, this is the best time in years to sell a well-run company. Millions of Baby Boomer business owners want to sell to fund their…