First Western celebrates 60 year anniversary

Marking its 60th anniversary this year, First Western Bank & Trust is commemorating six decades of commitment to the communities it serves.

Established in 1964, First Western has been driven by the principles established by founder J.H. “Jack” Hoeven, according to the bank in its anniversary announcement. These core values are centered on delivering the best in customer service, working hand-in-hand with customers to help them find the best banking solutions for their needs and to give back to the communities they serve with charitable donations, volunteer work and sponsorships.

“While we celebrate 60 years of banking in 2024, we recognize that our story is defined by the relationships we’ve built within the communities we serve,” said President & CEO Brenda Foster. “Our success is a direct result of the trust and support we’ve received from our customers and neighbors.”

First Western has locations in North Dakota, Minnesota and South Dakota. Over the years, in addition to banking, First Western has expanded its portfolio to include a trust department, First Western Insurance, and a leasing division known as First Western Equipment Finance.

“Today, Mr. Hoeven’s legacy remains alive and well. The bank strives to create a positive and professional work environment, fostering internal growth opportunities for its valued employees. First Western stands as a testament to innovation, consistently seeking to be an industry leader by providing the best products, services, and banking tools,” the bank release stated.


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