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Yuri Cendejas Promoted to Regional Branch Manager
First Southwest Bank (FSWB) is excited to announce Yuri Cendejas' promotion to Regional Branch Manager based in Alamosa…
Amy Brenneman Joins the FSWB Team
We are pleased to announce Amy Brenneman has joined the bank as its new Marketing and Communications Specialist…
FSWB and FSWCF Employees Graduate from Inaugural Leadership Alamosa Program
Congratulations to the 16 graduates of the inaugural Leadership Alamosa program…
FSWB Welcomes Jim Van Horn as Specialized Lender
Jim has more than 20 years of experience in government-backed and commercial lending with both community banks and large commercial banks…
FSWB’s Katy Dickey Named Who’s Who in Agriculture Honoree by Denver Business Journal
Katy Dickey, Premier Relationship Manager and Senior Vice President at First Southwest Bank (FSWB), was named one of 22 winners of the Denver Business Journal’s 2023 Who’s Who in Agriculture program.
Sherry Waner appointed to Office of Financial Empowerment Council
Colorado Attorney General, Phil Weiser, has appointed Sherry Waner, Chief Development Officer at First Southwest Bank (FSWB), to serve on the Financial Empowerment Council…
Manuel “Mark” Lobato joins FSWB as COO
FSWB announced today the appointment of Manuel “Mark” Lobato as Chief Operations Officer…
FSWB named lending partner for CO Ag Future Loan Program
In partnership with the CDA, First Southwest Bank will offer financially-inclusive lending to sustain Colorado agricultural businesses across the state…
FSWB ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF AZAREL MADRIGAL TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
"I am pleased to welcome Azarel Madrigal to the FSWB Board," said Kent Curtis, FSWB CEO and President...
First Southwest Bank Receives 2022 Spirit of Alamosa Award
Award recognizes the bank’s dedication to support small businesses, startups and nonprofits in Southern and rural Colorado…
FSWB Announces the Appointment of Kristy Esquibel as Chief Credit Officer, EVP
An experienced banking professional, Ms. Esquibel will be responsible for managing FSWB’s credit quality and policy, overseeing consumer and commercial underwriting, loan operations, and special assets. …
The Bolder Banking Podcast: Episode 8
Conversation With Kent Curtis and Sherry Waner…
FSWB Named 2022 Community/Rural Lender of the Year
Industry recognition underscores bank’s commitment to support economic development in rural Colorado…
INVEsting in Our Region’s Business Community
First Southwest Bank was proud to serve as title sponsor at the 11th Annual Southwest Colorado Small Business Conference, hosted by the Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center,
fswb's joseph garcia earns prestigious banking diploma
Joseph Garcia, Controller, Sr. Vice President of First Southwest Bank, has graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado’s state-of-the-art graduate school of banking program.
Building a More Inclusive and Equitable Banking System in Colorado
First Southwest Bank (FSWB) recently participated in an important dialogue around financial inclusion in Colorado. Sherry Waner, FSWB Chief Development Officer, attended the Bank On Colorado Financial Inclusion Summit hosted by the Colorado Office of Financial Empowerment on July 25th in Denver.
Celebrating and Supporting Colorado’s Agriculture Industry thru Partnerships
First Southwest Bank (FSWB) was proud to sponsor the Western Association of State Departments of Agriculture (WASDA) Annual Conference, hosted by the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA), July 23-26 in Denver, CO.
FSWB Supports Regional Nonprofits on Colorado Gives Day 2022
In support of our area nonprofits, FSWB is an advocate of Colorado Gives Day (CGD), December 6th…
First Southwest Bank Announces Rental Micro-Loan Program
In response to the statewide housing crisis, and as a Certified Community Development Financial Institution, First Southwest Bank (FSWB) is offering low-cost, fixed rate micro-loan…
FSWB Helping Make Homeownership a Reality
The ground has broken on Norwood, Colorado’s newest affordable housing development, Pinion Park!…
FSWCF and FSWB Release 2022 Impact Report
The First Southwest Community Fund (FSWCF), in collaboration with First Southwest Bank (FSWB), today released its 2022 Impact Report(Opens in a new Window) that highlights its growth and ongoing commitment to remain a catalyst for economic equity in rural Colorado.
Veterans Helping Veterans
Jim Van Horn, FSWB Specialized Lender and veteran, shares resources that provide small business support for veterans in an effort to drive veteran-owned business growth in rural Colorado.
A Local Success Story
As Durango’s locally-owned, independent community bank, we work to improve the social and economic landscape of rural Colorado…
turning dreams into reality
Capital and technical assistance from FSWB turns a dream into reality for this successful Pagosa Springs business.
Funding for Success
Funding provides a very important source of capital at a crucial time in company's development.
Providing resources to fuel innovation for local businesses.
A need drives innovation
Mother-son entrepreneurs transform the packraft industry.
making the impossible possible
FSWB steps in when securing capital seemed impossible for this SLV business.
financing local business expansion
SBA Express loan allows local business to expand operations and hire additional staff.
Financing for a start-up franchise
SBA loan ensures local entrepreneur has the capital needed to start a successful franchise.
local farms launch package company with help from fswb
FSWB walked the founders through the startup process, including acquiring and repurposing an old school building, retrofitting the space with equipment, expanding the utility capacity, and more.
innovative capital solutions
FSWB provides innovative capital solutions for employees to purchase their local Durango business.
mentorship for small business owner
FSWB works with local entrepreneur to purchase small business.
First Southwest Bank offers financial education resources through CentSai
Through articles, videos and step-by-step instructions, CentSai makes planning and managing finances easy and less intimidating.