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FirstBank Recognized as a “Top Workplace”

May 13, 2014

Ranked No. 5 Top Workplace In Large Company Category For Denver Metro Area

LAKEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- FirstBank Holding Company, the Lakewood-based holding company for the second largest bank by deposits in Colorado, today announced that it has been named one of the Denver area’s “Top 100 Workplaces” by the Denver Post. The bank was ranked fifth among the honorees in this year’s Large Company category. This honor represents the third consecutive year that FirstBank has been included as a Top Workplace by the Denver Post.

“We are always honored with the recognition as one of the Denver area’s top places to work,” said John Ikard, CEO of FirstBank Holding Company. “It is rewarding to know that our employees understand that they are valued, and their feedback proves that our commitment to professional development and promoting from within creates an environment where employees are excited about coming into work everyday.”

Companies participating in the Top Workplaces program were evaluated based on feedback from an employee survey, which used a proprietary set of 22 questions to rank the companies. The survey measured several workplace-related qualities, such as leadership, career opportunities, workplace flexibility, compensation and benefits. The Top Workplaces rankings are divided into large (more than 500 local employees), midsize (150-499 local employees) and small (fewer than 150 local employees) categories.

This year, the Denver Post recognized 131 companies and organizations in the Denver metro area as Top Workplaces. The survey data revealed that most employees want to work at companies with high levels of organizational health. Since its inception five years ago, the Top Workplaces program has received more than 4,000 applications for surveys and continues to be a leader in workplace satisfaction surveys.

The Denver Post published the complete list of Top Workplaces on April 13. For more information about the Top Workplaces list, please visit

FirstBank is highly active with local communities where its employees live and work. The company donated more than $5 million to nonprofits in Arizona, California and Colorado last year.

About FirstBank

FirstBank operates more than 115 locations in Colorado, Arizona and California. FirstBank is the largest locally owned banking organization in Colorado, serving more than 650,000 customers. Since 2000, FirstBank has contributed more than $45 million and thousands of volunteer hours to charitable organizations.

FirstBank is unique in that a majority of its stock is owned by management and employees. For more information, go to


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