PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FirstBank, the nation’s third largest privately held bank with numerous banking locations in Arizona, announced the return of its popular business video competition. Renamed “90 Seconds to Success,” the contest will award two companies—one in Arizona and one in Colorado—$20,000 each. Runners-up in both states will receive $2,500.
Business owners can enter from October 3-21 by submitting a 90-second video (MOV, WMV or MP4 format) explaining how the money will be used to accelerate their business. Videos will be judged 20 percent on originality, 30 percent on creativity and 50 percent on content. Five finalists in Colorado and Arizona will be selected by November 11. The winners will be determined by popular vote on FirstBank’s Facebook page from November 7-13 and announced on November 14.
“Last year’s contest in Arizona was a huge success thanks to so many great entries including local entertainment venues, small retail stores and service providers,” said Kevin Classen, FirstBank’s West Valley President. “We’re excited to see who enters this year since $20,000 can go a long way in helping a local company grow and succeed.”
“The number of responses and effort put into these video submissions blew us away and showed the strong determination these business owners have,” said John Ikard, CEO of FirstBank. “As a community bank, it’s important we support businesses that play a key role in job creation and economic development. This contest is just one way we help local companies grow.”
FirstBank has a long history of supporting local businesses with innovative contests, promotions and advertising campaigns, in addition to offering a wide range of competitive business-banking products and services. Additionally, FirstBank is a major supporter of nonprofits in areas where its employees live and work. The bank contributed nearly $5 million to charities in Colorado, Arizona and California last year.
For more information on FirstBank’s 90 Seconds to Success Business Contest, including submission guidelines, official rules and deadlines, visit efirstbank.com.
FirstBank operates more than 120 locations in Colorado, Arizona and California. FirstBank is the largest locally owned banking organization in Colorado, serving more than 700,000 customers. Since 2000, FirstBank has contributed more than $55 million and thousands of volunteer hours to charitable organizations. FirstBank is unique in that a majority of its stock is owned by management and employees. For more information, go to efirstbank.com.
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