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Legacy of Local Service Continues: How Is Community Banking Different?

Did you know there is a bank in your community older than the Federal Reserve? First National Bank Colorado was founded in 1901. And we began serving local families, farms, and businesses 12 years before the Fed opened its doors and just 25 years after Colorado became a state. But our legacy isn’t just about ...

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Customer Profile: Kinship Landing, Colorado Springs, A World of Winsome Hospitality

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Every successful business venture deserves an intriguing backstory. The founders and owners of Kinship Landing, the boutique hotel in downtown Colorado Springs, retain one of the most compelling entrepreneurial beginnings around. Bobby and Brooke Mikulas and Nate Grimm kick off their hotelier story with ice climbing and Iceland, and it gets better from there. Ice. ...

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Customer Profile: Basis Partners, Colorado Springs, The Road to Public Health and Safety

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You know that curb you step off every morning walking your dog in Colorado Springs? Or that gushing rainwater that flows past your house along the Front Range? Or that road or bridge and smooth asphalt you zip over on the way to work? You may want to give a shout out to Basis Partners ...

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Customer Profile: Christine’s Restaurant and Catering, Rocky Ford, Colorado, Cooking Up Business

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Christine’s catering business is a boy meets girl love story and so much more. While Rocky Ford locals Mike and Christine Laurent fell in love and married 38 years ago, their relationship has grown richer over their shared love for savory, home-cooked food. You can trace the opening of Christine’s Restaurant and Catering Business to ...

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Customer Profile: Ark-Valley Memorial, Creating Lasting Tributes, Rocky Ford, Colorado

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One of Mike Donelson’s greatest works of memorial stone art majestically stands hidden in a clearing of lonely pines in the Rio Grande National Forest. At 11,000 feet along Colorado’s Continental Divide, Soldierstone is an 8-ton tower of polished granite honoring the lives of foreign fighters who died during the Vietnam War. The occasional visitor ...

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