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Bank of Colorado: Integrity you can bank on

Jan 05, 2019 10:47PM ● By Jan Weeks

Bank of Colorado has focused on community since its inception. Pictured above, employees honor their patrons at a Customer Appreciation Day event.

In the age of mega-banks that are more concerned with making money for investors and big shots than about serving customers, it’s nice to know that there is still a family-owned bank that’s been around for over 100 years.

That bank is Bank of Colorado. Originally chartered in Ft. Lupton in 1900, the bank joined a larger family of local banks started by the Dinsdale family in 1978, according to Sierra McHugh, cash manager assistant for the downtown branch at 200 Grand Ave.

“In July of 1993, Bank of Colorado was opened in Grand Junction and we have been a vital cog in the Grand Valley community since,” McHugh said.

The Bank of Colorado has another branch at 2903 Patterson Road. Both branches offer competitive rates for checking and savings accounts, and both have after-hours drive-through banking. Their loan officers are experienced in agricultural lending and commercial lending, as well as lending money to individual clients.

“Because we have been around for so many years, our loan officers have strong lending know-how and personal insights about our community,” said McHugh. “The mortgage lending division is dedicated to offering customized loan options so that customers can get the best advice and loans to achieve their dreams of home ownership.”

Bank of Colorado’s main branch at 200 Grand Ave. in Grand Junction. An auxiliary branch is located next to Safeway at 2903 Patterson Road.

Unlike those impersonal banks where customers seem to be just a number, Bank of Colorado has focused on community since its inception.

“The communities we’re a part of make us who we are,” said McHugh. “Although we’ve grown, we still greet you by name and answer our calls in person.”

Though Bank of Colorado offers the latest innovations and conveniences, such as mobile and online banking, many customers still like to drop in because tellers, other employees, and officers, whom they may have known all their lives, call them by name and know their needs. It is truly personalized banking at its best.

The Grand Avenue branch also has an Investment Services division. Financial advisor Ken Shettler helps clients with estate planning, asset management, retirement planning, and more to ensure financial independence in the future because everyone needs the perfect blueprint for his or her financial future.

Both branches have convenient hours. The lobbies are open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The drive through is open from 8:30 a.m. to noon. In addition to the Saturday drive-through, the Patterson Road branch lobby is also open on Saturday during the same hours.

If you’re looking for a new or different bank, visit Bank of Colorado. You’ll feel like you’ve come home.