About First Colorado

Your Committed, Community Bank

First Colorado National Bank, founded in 1903, offers a full range of banking services for businesses, individuals, and professionals. As a locally owned institution, we can be more flexible in creating solutions for our customers. Our simple organizational structure allows our staff to react quickly to your needs.

First Colorado takes pride in meeting your banking needs — but our commitment to you and your community goes beyond the teller window. Many of our employees give generously of their time and talent, and our financial contributions to the communities we serve is substantial.

Helping Companies & Consumers Thrive

Our lending strengths are concentrated in commercial and construction lending, with particular expertise in small business lending programs, including SBA 7(a), SBA 504, and USDA B&I. We also provide checking and savings solutions for businesses and non-profits, so you can secure the funding and the means to keep your organization running smoothly — all in one place. 

But we know a strong, local economy starts with empowered consumers. That’s why First Colorado National Bank has industry-leading rewards checking accounts for your personal use. Earn really high interest, get cash back, or receive digital download refunds. The choice is yours! We also offer convenient services and tools to help you save time and money — for free. Why? Because it’s the right thing to do.

We are committed to remaining a locally owned and operated community bank, so that we can continue to meet your needs, quickly and efficiently.

Over a Century of Expertise

What we now call First Colorado National Bank was originally formed in 1903 as First National Bank. The original location was in a hardware store located on Grand Avenue in Paonia. Shortly afterward the bank moved next door into what is now the Blue Sage Building, which still stands as a familiar downtown landmark. Eventually, the bank outgrew its facilities and was moved to its current location at the corner of Second Street and Grand Avenue.

Though we’ve grown and changed over the last 100 years, one thing has remained the same — our desire to fulfill people's financial needs while building long-lasting relationships with the members of our community.