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April 17, 2012

Download your copy of First West’s 2011 annual report.

The report includes detailed financial results and management discussion and analysis for 2011. Also, hear from board chair Shawn Neumann and CEO Launi Skinner on the direction of the credit union and some retrospective remarks.

2011 Reports from our regions are also available—download yours for results and perspectives from regional presidents...

December 15, 2011

When Kristi Miller talks about First West Capital’s successful first year, she does so in metaphors about running. The co-founder, vice-president and long-distance runner, who has logged four marathons and is training for her fifth, knows that growing a business is not a sprint, but rather "an endurance sport.” While the market has responded enthusiastically to First West Capital’s investment philosophy and style, the best is still yet to come, and  Kristi...

December 12, 2011

There’s a classic Apple commercial from the late ‘90s (yes, the era before iPods, iPhones and iPads) that inspires me every time I see it. It’s from their Think Different campaign and it came at a critical time in the company’s life. In many ways it set the stage for Apple and its explosive growth in the decade-plus that followed. The ad features images of world thinkers, shapers, artists and...