We champion community banking. A noncompeting provider of correspondent solutions since 1980, Bankers’ Bank of the West (Member FDIC) supports community banks with high-quality, affordable solutions needed to compete in today’s marketplace—backed by deep expertise, superior customer service, and problem-solving assistance. Loan products include participations for overline, share-the-risk or concentration management, as well as bank stock and direct loans. Cash management services consist of cash letter processing and settlement, agent fed funds sales and fed funds lines of credit, and investment portfolio safekeeping. Payment solutions include ACH, wire transfer, ATM/debit card processing, merchant services, programs for debit and credit cards, and mobile payment solutions. Bank Strategies and CivITas Bank Solutions—BBW affiliates—provide consulting, analysis and assistance to community banks related to strategic planning, credit administration, and information security and technology. Investment products, bond accounting, and ALM/RR reporting are available through First Bankers’ Banc Securities.
Colorado has a robust banking industry with 126 banks, 1,374 branches, and more than 20,000 proud professionals. The Colorado Bankers Association represents more than 95 percent of the $225 billion of banking assets in Colorado. CBA advocates for Colorado banks of all sizes and charter types before governmental bodies and the public to continually promote and improve the banking industry amid challenge and a changing environment. CBA proactively seeks to increase benefits for bank customers, improve value for shareholders, and grow a stronger business climate for banks and our local economies. CBA supplements its effective advocacy with superior industry-specific information and education for bankers, and various high-quality products and services. CBA focuses on creating a stronger economy and helping Coloradans realize dreams by building better banks.
We provide service to over 180 banks in the western United States. Services include director’s examinations, opinion audits, internal control evaluations, compliance reviews, income tax planning and preparation, loan reviews, profit enhancement studies, budgeting, data processing reviews, trust examinations and tax preparation, mergers and acquisition structuring and bank holding Company forecasts. We are committed to providing timely, professional services for a reasonable fee.
Citizens Bank of Las Cruces has been serving the Las Cruces community and beyond since 1970. The Bank’s founders adopted the “El Cortijo” symbol, representing a market place because they viewed the responsibility of the bank as being the heart of the community, providing needed financial services to the area. Today, the Bank remains a strong locally-owned company, known as the “premier, independently-owned community bank”. Citizens Bank has eight full service branches, in Las Cruces and Truth or Consequences, NM and El Paso, TX along with a loan production office in Albuquerque, NM. With a strong local Board of Directors and a team of 125 employees, the Bank has been able to remain successful by focusing on its professionalism, high customer service standards and the goal of preserving mutually beneficial customer relationships. Today, the Bank stands by its mission statement of providing the best financial services the first time every time.
Mark Graff, Chairman of the Board
MNB Bank is a full-service, independent, community bank that has served area families, farms, businesses and communities since 1907. As a true community bank, we make it a priority to give back to the customers and communities we serve. Our employees live and work in the areas we serve, giving us a personal stake in the efforts to improve our communities. MNB provides customers with local decisions, personal service and financial strength and stability.
RNB/Front Range State Bank is a small, flexible community bank with locations in Wyoming and Colorado. We provide a complete array of consumer and commercial products and services, along with all electronic banking platforms. The bank operates as RNB State Bank in Wyoming, with branches in Rawlins, Saratoga and Hanna. We operate as Front Range State Bank in Colorado, with a branch in Longmont and loan production offices in Lakewood and Winter Park. The bank was chartered in 1899 in Rawlins, WY. Over the years, we have seen numerous and dramatic changes to all of our widely varied markets, as well as to our industry. We are looking forward to the next 124 years!!
TIB is the nation’s largest and most trusted bankers’ bank, providing correspondent banking products and services to over 1,400 independent community banks from coast-to-coast. From traditional correspondent lending assistance to the latest innovations in cards, operations and capital markets, TIB is the community banker’s one-stop shop for virtually every correspondent banking need.
The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado is America’s Premier Community Banking School, providing banking professionals with educational programs to prepare the next generation of community bank leaders for success. Our core schools include the Annual School Session, now in its 72nd year, the Executive Development Institute for Community Bankers®, a program designed to address succession issues by developing the next generation of executives at community banks, and a portfolio of programs on community bank investments.
The Independent Community Bankers of Colorado is the only bank member trade association in Colorado, exclusively providing a common voice and advocacy for community banks across the state. The ICB of Colorado seeks to influence legislative and regulatory decisions at the state and federal levels and to provide communication, networking, and counsel resources to our members. They also offer extensive education and training programs for community banks, as well as quality banking products and services at competitive rates. The ICB of CO provides and supports education and training opportunities for the community banking industry, Colorado students, and the public. The ICB of CO makes available financial services and literacy information to consumers and offers scholarships for select graduating high school seniors and continuing education for bankers.
The Independent Community Bankers Association of New Mexico was organized in 1984 and has become the primary voice in the Land of Enchantment representing community banking interests before state and federal lawmakers and regulators. Our member banks are independently owned and operated and hold more than $12 billion in deposits at over 220 locations across the state and employ more than 2,300 (fulltime) New Mexicans.
The mission of the New Mexico Bankers Association is to represent member interests on both national and state legislative issues impacting the banking industry; provide educational resources to enhance bank personnel success; promote unity within the industry on common issues; and improve the regulatory climate to allow members to successfully compete in offering financial and related products and services.
The Wyoming Bankers Association (WBA) is a trade association established to serve the needs of the state’s banking and thrift institutions. The WBA exists to assure and promote the continued strength of banking institutions throughout the state. Our goal of promoting the welfare of banks is accomplished through efforts such as state and federal political actions, research, education, training programs, and communication with regulators and the public. The association provides services and products for members more effectively and efficiently than may be obtained individually. Wyoming Bankers Association provides an excellent networking opportunity for our member banks.