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July 31, 2017

Tom Grant Appointed To March of Dimes Board

Tom Grant PhotoTom Grant, Peoples Bank Senior Vice President, Director Retail Banking, has been named to the March of Dimes Southern and Western Colorado Market Board of Directors. Grant’s appointment is for one year. He has been with Peoples Bank since 2016 and has been in financial services for over three decades and has served on a number of non-profit boards with a passion for improving the lives in his local community. Read More »

June 26, 2017

National Bank Holdings Corporation Announces the Acquisition of Peoples, Inc.

  • Acquisition of attractive franchise enhances scale in NBH’s home markets
  • Stable, low-cost core deposit base (92% transaction deposits / 0.10% cost of deposits)
  • Adds complementary high-performing franchise-centric retail mortgage business
  • Accelerates NBH’s trajectory toward stated long-term financial goals
  • Strong EPS accretion with a tangible book value earn back of less than 3 years
  • Low execution risk owing to strong cultural fit coupled with NBH’s integration expertise 

Greenwood Village, CO, June 26, 2017 – National Bank Holdings Corporation (NYSE: NBHC, “NBH” or the “Company”), the parent company of NBH Bank, and privately owned Peoples, Inc. (“Peoples”), the bank holding company of Colorado-based Peoples National Bank and Kansas-based Peoples Bank, jointly announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement for NBH to acquire Peoples, Read More »

June 21, 2017

Martie Stott Elected Vice-Chairperson of El Paso County Housing Authority Board

Martie StottMartie Stott Photo, Vice President-Senior Mortgage Operations of Peoples Bank, has been elected to serve as Vice-Chairperson of the El Paso County Housing Authority Board. Stott has served on the board since 2016 and that appointment runs through April 2021. She is a long-time resident of El Paso County and has worked at Peoples Bank since 1996.

The El Paso County Housing Authority was established by the Board of County Commissioners in 1993 to help Read More »

June 2, 2017

Cindy Nemeth Named Peoples Bank Leadville Branch Manager

Photo of CindyPeoples Bank announces that Cindy Nemeth has been named branch manager of the bank’s location in Leadville. She begins her duties June 16th. Nemeth, a native Coloradan, has a long history in the financial services industry.

Prior to coming to Peoples, she served as Business Manager for the Mountain Board of Cooperative Educational Services in Leadville. She also worked as the branch office administrator in the Edward Jones office in Frisco.

Nemeth has been a licensed investment professional and Read More »

May 30, 2017

Brendan Zahl Voted Chair-Elect of Colorado Bankers Association

Brendan ZahlThe Colorado Bankers Association recently voted on three leadership positions. Brendan Zahl, CEO/President of Peoples Bank, will serve as CBA Chair-Elect. He will assist Mark Driscoll who will serve as CBA Chairman for the 2017-18 year. Also elected was Joanne Sherwood, who will serve as CBA Treasurer.

Commenting on the appointment, Peoples Bank Chairman Adam Winter said, “Brendan has been an extraordinary leader for us at Peoples Bank. I know he’ll bring energy and expertise to his new position at the CBA.”

Zahl began his banking career at First Bank in Colorado Springs. Read More »

February 27, 2017

Nation’s Largest Hero Savings Program, HOMES FOR HEROES, Honors Local Lending Specialist, TERESA CLARK, for being #9 in the Country for Helping Heroes in their Dream of Homeownership

Homes for Heroes and Peoples Bank are proud to recognize our local lending specialist, Teresa Clark as one of their top affiliates in the country. Teresa’s determination and passion for helping heroes has made the dream of home ownership in Colorado Springs more attainable for local community heroes. Since 2009 Homes for Heroes has given back over $20 MILLION to our nation’s heroes including: firefighters, law enforcement, military (active, reserves and veterans), healthcare workers and teachers. Read More »

February 21, 2017

Peoples Bank 2016 Summit Award Winners

Peoples Bank held its annual Summit Awards recently in Colorado Springs. The awards recognize and celebrate 2016 performance and service excellence within Peoples Bank. The celebration consisted of a social hour, dinner, awards celebration and dance with bankers and their guests.

“We are proud to recognize the commitment and dedication of our talented professionals at Peoples Bank. Our Summit Award winners provide world class customer service every day, and we are thankful to have them all in the Peoples family.” said Brendan Zahl, CEO/President. Read More »

January 10, 2017

Peoples Bank Reports Record 2016 Mortgage Production

Peoples Bank-Colorado reports that 2016 was another record breaking year for home lending by the bank. Peoples Bank home loan volume totaled 4,295 closed loans totaling $1,137,644,206.00 in sales volume. Of those, 2,882 were purchases and 1,413 were refinance loans.

“Our 40th year in business proved to be another record mortgage year for Peoples. We continue to be one of Colorado’s premier home Read More »

November 29, 2016

Kevin Armitage Named Peoples Bank Market President For Eagle County

kevinarmitage_bwPeoples Bank, one of Colorado’s premier community banks has announced that longtime area banker Kevin Armitage has been hired as the President of Peoples Bank for Eagle County. Armitage is well known in the area, having served in the banking industry for almost two decades.

In making the announcement, Peoples Bank President/CEO Brendan Zahl said, “Kevin has a great reputation in this area. We’re a family owned, community bank and he’s a perfect fit for Peoples in Eagle County. His longstanding work in Read More »

August 9, 2016

Teresa Clark Ranks #2 in America as Homes for Heroes Lender Affiliate

teresa_clark_LGPeoples Bank proudly announces that Teresa Clark, Colorado Mortgage Loan Officer, has recently been identified as the #2 lender in the nation through the end of June, 2016, in the Homes for Heroes home lending program.

Homes for Heroes was designed to help local heroes save money when buying or selling a home. The program provides rebates and special discounts to heroes Read More »