News & Events


January 16: The Board of Directors of First Bank announced the promotion of Todd MacManus to President and CEO.


December 17: First Bank introduces Sarah Newhouse as the new Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager in Sitka.

December: The Wrangell Salvation Army expects to provide Christmas food baskets to more than 300 people this year, with help from a $5,000 First Bank Community Development grant.

Oct. 19: First Bank provides a $5,000 grant to the Juneau Housing First Collaborative to aid construction of 32 new units for Juneau's chronically homeless.

Oct. 1: First Bank is recognized as the # 1 Mortgage Loan Company in a "Reader's Choice" poll in the Juneau Empire. And in the same poll, Cathy Johnson, in our Mendenhall Branch, was named as the #1 Mortgage Loan Officer.

Sept. 21 -- Oct. 1: For three weeks in a row, Alaska Housing Finance Corporation named three of our loan officers as AHFC "Lender of the Week." Congratulations to Rocky Elerding, Sarah Griffin and Rocio Tejera!

August 19: Sitka Golf Tournament

August 17: Sitka Customer Appreciation Day

July 27: First Bank raises $18,000 for Petersburg Medical Center Foundation

July 23: Sarah Griffin, one of our Loan Originators in Ketchikan, named #1 lender in Southeast Alaska by the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation.

July 21-22: Wrangell Golf Tournament

July 20: Wrangell Customer Appreciation Day

June 29: Ketchikan Customer Appreciation Day

June 20: First Bank provides a $3,000 Community Development Grant to Wrangell's Seventh Day Adventist Church to aid Wrangell's Senior Food Box program.

June 4: First Bank raises more than $9,400 for 10 military organizations in Southeast Alaska during May Military Appreciation month.

May 26: First Bank -- a Gold Level Sponsor for the Prince of Wales Island Marathon.

May 2: Petersburg Branch staff volunteer and help raise $4,500 for Mountain View Manor Food Service.

March 22: Wrangell Salvation Army receives $5,000 First Bank grant to help support its community food pantry.

March 1: Tyler Davis joins First Bank as Assistant Vice President, Loan Officer.

January 18: Joyce Cummings, Petersburg Branch Manager, recognized by the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation as a "Lender of the Week."


October 7: Prince of Wales Cancer Coalition Fundraiser with Art Auction and Wine Tasting

September 27: Sarah Griffin, one of our Mortgage Loan Originators, is among the top five to close Alaska Housing Finance Corp. mortgages in the state.

August 31: John Clifton, Vice President, Loan Officer, retires after 32 years with First Bank.

August 11: Rocky Elerding was recognized by Alaska Housing Finance Corp. for closing more AHFC loans than any other lender.

July 27: A "Spotlight Event" highlighting Youth Advocates of Sitka raises about $15,000, with thanks to community donations of $7,200 at the event. First Bank matched the community donations with $3,000, and also awarded a $5,000 grant to the organization.

July 22-23: Wrangell Golf Tournament

July 21: Wrangell Customer Appreciation Day

July 14: Ketchikan Customer Appreciation Day

June 11: Sitka Golf Tournament

June 9: Sitka Customer Appreciation Day

May 27: Prince of Wales Island's 18th Annual Marathon, sponsored in part by First Bank.

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