Citywide Banks Named Top 15 Family Owned Company in Colorado

Citywide Banks has been recognized as one of the largest family owned companies in Colorado by a new list released by Colorado Biz Magazine in its January 2015 issue. Citywide Banks was the only financial institution to be included on the publication’s Top 50 list. Since its founding in 1963, Citywide Banks has been family owned and operated and focused on servicing businesses along Colorado’s Front Range.  The full list of 50 Colorado companies can be seen at Cobizmag.com. The top twenty companies are listed below.

RANK COMPANY EMPLOYEES GENERATIONS IN FAMILY BUSINESS TYPE
1 Graebel Companies, Inc.

2,000

4 Global mobility services
2 RK Mechanical 1,200 2 Service, steel, energy and water
2 Easter-Owens 1,200 3 Design, manufacturing and product solutions
4 Eberl Claims Service 1,150 2 Insurance claims handling
5 Otter Products LLC 1,000 2 Protective cases for mobile technology
6 RE/MAX Alliance 829 2 Real estate sales
7 Christy Sports LLC 700 2 Speciality ski and snowboard retail
8 Ralph Schomp Automotive 510 4 New and used auto sales, service, parts
9 Johnson Storage & Moving 420 4 Logistics and moving
10 Mike Shaw Automotive 413 1 New and used auto sales, service, parts
11 Hercules Industries, Inc. 375 3 Manufacturers and wholesale distributor of HVAC sheet metal products
12 Clark’s Market Inc. 365 2 Grocery and convenience stores
13 Merritt Equipment Co. 321 4 Agriculture and transportation
14 Heggem-Lundquist Paint Co. 275 3 Commercial subcontractor
15 Citywide Banks 260 2 Community bank
15 Ready Foods Inc. 260 2 Food processing/production
17 Fiore & Sons Inc. 252 3 Civil construction services
18 RMC Inc. 250 2 Destination management and special events
19 Swingle Lawn, Tree & Landscape Care 200 2 Lawn care
20 Greiner Electric LLC 190 2 Electric constractor

See the full 2015 Top 50 list on the Colorado Biz Magazine website.

About Citywide Banks
Colorado owned and family operated since 1963, Citywide Banks specializes in commercial lending, deposit accounts and treasury management solutions for businesses throughout Denver and Boulder. Citywide Banks is a 50+ year-old community bank with 12 branches and more than $1.2 billion in assets. The bank’s team of more than 250 Front Range employees is a proud supporter of hundreds of local charities through employee volunteering, financial contributions, and social media awareness campaigns. For more information, please visit the bank’s website at www.CitywideBanks.com. Citywide Banks is Member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

 

Citywide Banks Employees Spreading the Warmth with Acts of Kindness in Community

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Citywide Banks has once again teamed up with Spread the Warmth(TM), a Colorado nonprofit dedicated to promoting the spirit of giving in our Denver community.  For the second year in a row, the bank has given each of its employees a special pair of gloves to hand-deliver to someone in the community. Whether it’s […]

Citywide Banks Gives $5,000 to Hope House of Colorado at Employee Victory Lunch

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Citywide Banks awarded Hope House of Colorado with a $5,000 donation today at the bank’s Hampden & Monaco offices in Denver.  Employees at the Hampden branch, along with employees at the Cherry Creek and Santa Fe locations, were responsible for nominating the local nonprofit for last month’s Charity Hand-Up Contest. Hope House of Colorado beat […]

Citywide Banks Adds DEBIT CARD ALERTS – Free Personalized Notifications to Help Prevent Fraud

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Citywide Banks now offers customers a convenient tool to monitor debit card usage and help spot fraudulent activity. Citywide Banks Debit Card Alerts empowers clients to receive near real-time alerts sent to a designated mobile phone or email. The new service is included at no additional charge** with any debit card connected […]

Citywide Banks Named One of Colorado’s Top Corporate Philanthropists

The Denver Business Journal released its 2014 list of top corporate donors to Colorado-based charities. Citywide Banks again made the top 20, coming in at 18 on the list that included many larger corporations. During 2013, Citywide Banks contributed over $444,441 to more than 150 nonprofits in Boulder, Denver, & the Front Range (up from $330,000 in 2012). This figure does not include hundreds of hours that employees spent volunteering on boards and committees, performing pro bono financial services, and participating in fundraising campaigns. A more complete overview of Citywide Banks community outreach activities can be viewed at www.CitywideBanks.com/community. […]

Citywide Banks Donates 100 Holiday Turkeys to Denver Rescue Mission

Citywide Banks has donated $1,500 to the Denver Rescue Mission that will be used to purchase 100 turkeys for the shelter’s holiday campaign. The gift will help the nonprofit feed thousands of Denver’s families and individuals challenged by homelessness and poverty. The Denver Rescue Mission provides a special Thanksgiving banquet at its downtown shelter and distributes over 1,000 holiday food boxes to poor families in Metro Denver through churches, schools, and other non-profit organizations. […]

Citywide Banks Helps Longmont Humane Society Save More than $500k with New Financing

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The Longmont Humane Society, a private, 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides shelter and care to thousands of animals each year, reached a financing agreement with Citywide Banks, a family operated, Colorado bank, that will reduce its annual payment from $772,227 to $177,612. As reported in Boulder’s Daily Camera, the deal came within […]

HOPE HOUSE OF COLORADO Wins Top $5,000 Donation in Citywide Banks Charity Hand-Up Contest

Hope House of Colorado edged out six other local charities to rally the most votes in Citywide Banks $8,000 Charity Hand-Up Contest. The 15-day Facebook contest aimed to raise awareness for seven Colorado nonprofits nominated by Citywide Banks employees. Hope House of Colorado will receive a $5,000 cash donation from the bank, while runner-up, Wild B.I.R.D., will receive $1,000. An additional $1,500 in donations will be split among the other nominees based on final vote standings. The Colorado Alliance for Drug Endangered Children will receive an additional $500 donation for growing its Facebook network the most during the contest. […]

Citywide Banks Helps Light Up Boulder Star on Flagstaff Mountain as Tribute to Veterans – Nightly Lighting Begins on Veterans Day

The Boulder Chamber, along with its partners Citywide Banks and Craig Reynolds (Lord & Reynolds Electrical Services), will light the Boulder Star on Flagstaff Mountain at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 11. The annual Veteran’s Day lighting is a tribute to our active and past members of the armed services that kicks off the holiday season with a symbol of hope that can be seen for miles during the long winter nights. […]

How Will $8,000 Be Split Across Seven Colorado Charities? VOTE NOW in Citywide Banks Charity Hand-Up Contest

Now through midnight on November 17, 2014, Citywide Banks is hosting its Charity Hand-Up Contest to raise awareness for seven Colorado nonprofits. The community is invited to participate by voting for a charity nominee on Facebook and sharing their support through social media. The charity that receives the most votes on Facebook will receive a $5,000 cash donation from Citywide Banks. An additional $2,500 in donations will be split between the other nominees based on final vote standings. An extra $500 donation will go to the charity that increases their Facebook followers the most during the contest. The public can enter to win several prizes by participating. […]

(Contest Nominee) WILD B.I.R.D. Helps Injured Birds Return to the Colorado Skies

In 1999, Debbie Strimple and other wild bird enthusiasts saw a need in Denver for an organization dedicated to the care of orphaned and injured wild birds. She witnessed the devastation of wild birds colliding with cars, windows, and power lines and losing their homes due to storms and other destructive events. The next year, Strimple founded the Wild Bird Information and Rehabilitation of Denver (Wild B.I.R.D.) as a nonprofit organization. During its early years, the group saved a couple of hundred birds a year with the help of a few volunteers. Now, the organization treats, on average, about 3,000 birds annually with a 60% release rate. To date they’ve returned over 28,000 birds back into the Colorado skies. […]

(Contest Nominee) AUTISM SOCIETY OF COLORADO Works to Improve Lives of All Affected by Autism

The prevalence of Autism is on the rise. In 2000, 1 out of 150 children were diagnosed with autism nationally. Now, it affects 1 in 68. The mission of the Autism Society of Colorado (ASC) is to help the growing amount of people who are impacted by autism, whether it’s families, caregivers, educators, first responders, or members of the community. […]

(Contest Nominee) COLORADO OUTWARD BOUND SCHOOL Transforms the Next Generation of Young Leaders

Many of us have heard of Outward Bound and know at least a little bit about it. It’s about the outdoors and adventure. But, what you may not know, is that the Colorado Outward Bound School (COBS), a non-profit educational organization founded in 1962, was the first Outward Bound School in the western hemisphere. It serves people of all ages and backgrounds through challenging learning expeditions that focus on character development, leadership, environmental stewardship, and service to others. […]

(Contest Nominee) COLORADO DEC Works to Bring New Hope to Children Affected by Parental Substance Abuse

The Colorado DEC’s goal is prevent any type of child neglect or abuse from womb to school-aged children through training, education and outreach with law enforcement, caseworkers, medical professionals, families and community leaders. The nonprofit looks to act amidst two primary scenarios of child endangerment. The first involves children exposed prenatally to drugs or alcohol, which can make them prone to a variety of developmental issues. The next are kids in the care of a person abusing drugs or alcohol. […]

(Contest Nominee) ROCKY MOUNTAIN CANCER ASSISTANCE Helps Low-Income Cancer Patients with Household Expenses

The unique and wonderful thing about Rocky Mountain Cancer Assistance (RMCA) is that they fund 100% of grant applicants that meet their eligibility requirements. Grants of between $250 and $1,000 are awarded to any qualified low-income cancer patient receiving treatment in the state of Colorado and go toward household expenses such as rent, mortgage, utilities, groceries, and insurance co-pays. […]