FirstBank Holding Co. of Lakewood, as one of Colorado’s largest banks, has had a “give where you live” philosophy for a long time. Its community involvement extends from officers serving on nonprofit boards to being the founding corporate sponsor of Colorado Gives Day.

“Whatever happens in Colorado makes or breaks us,” said John Ikard, FirstBank president and CEO since 1999. “Giving back to the community is the right thing to do, but it’s also good business. … It makes sense economically.”  More

by Paula Moore, Denver Business Journal.