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March 8, 2017 - - in Leadership
“On International Women’s Day this year, we celebrate not only what women have achieved for the benefit of society but also all they have potential to contribute still.”
February 16, 2017 - Mark DeMedeiros - in Company
A personal story from a hockey dad about bank fees and an epiphany that led to eyeglasses
February 3, 2017 - Susan Byrom - in Community
Celebrating success in 2016
November 17, 2016 - - in Community
We don’t always hear about these stories because the foundation doesn’t run its own programming. It’s the stories from the people impacted in our communities as a result of that work which illustrate the importance of the First West Foundation’s work.
October 6, 2016 - Shelley Besse - in People
What I learned during my humanitarian trip in Mexico
September 29, 2016 - - in Leadership
Insights from our leaders on Closer to the Member Day

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Women of the First West executive team. Left to right, Loree Gray (Sr. VP, Insurance), Leslie Castellani (VP, Strategic Initiatives & Corporate Affairs), Launi Skinner (Chief Executive Officer), Liz Bailey-Connor (Sr. VP, People Services), Shelley Besse (Chief Operating Officer)

First West CEO Launi Skinner on International Women’s Day

"Today, more than ever, our world needs leaders of courage, integrity...


The other day I read an article from CBC News about fighting back against rising bank fees. I’ll be honest: it made me irritated.

The latest move by one of the big five mammoth banks was to raise the monthly fee on four of their personal banking accounts by $1. It seems like the banks continue finding ways to increase their shareholder profits year after year, at the expense of their customers....


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A couple of years ago, First West Insurance made the decision to move from four disparate insurance broker management platforms to a unified state-of-the-art system from Applied Systems. To say...