Celebrate 70

Join us as GSBC celebrates 70 years of educating community bankers, who now, more than ever, are stepping up for their customers, neighbors and the small businesses in the places they call home.

Community banking. It’s what GSBC stands for. For 70 years, we have educated community bank leaders with the goal of equipping them with the skills they need to be successful. Success as a banker can mean many things, but perhaps the most valuable is what they do for rural America. Amidst the current chaos, community banks have put in endless hours serving as essential employees. They have helped save jobs, keep small businesses open and ease the mind of their customers. We have never been more proud to stand behind this industry. Let’s celebrate community bankers!

Do you have a story you’d like to share about what community bankers are doing during this time? Celebrate community bankers with us– submit your stories and photos below.

News & Stories

Reflections on the Paycheck Protection Program

The passage of the CARES Act and associated Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans have largely consumed bankers since the Small Business Administration (SBA) began accepting applications on April 5.

COVID-19 Updates: 70th Annual School Session Cancelled

The University of Colorado Boulder has cancelled on-campus programming through July 2020, including GSBC’s 70th Annual School Session and the Community Bankers Summit & Alumni Reunion.

GSBC Alum Recounts Best Friend’s Virtual Wedding

In the midst of all the COVID-19 chaos, GSBC alum, Michelle Hodge ’17, shared a touching Celebrate 70 story about her best friend and fellow GSBC Alum, Molly (Carpenter) Day’s, virtual wedding on March 21.

A Message From our President

“For 70 years, the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) has been America’s premier community banking school. Initially, we were going to spend 2020 celebrating our anniversary. But, like so many other things, that has changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are going to take this time to celebrate you –  community bankers –  for all you’re doing in the midst of this crisis. GSBC cares about community banks and we want to support your efforts to keep your communities running during this unprecedented time. We are in this together.”

See Our COVID-19 Updates

Timothy Koch

Share Your Story

Collecting Stories

Let’s spread the word together about how awesome community bankers are! It only takes a few moments to add your story to our collection.

We’re excited to share your stories as a part of our celebration – whether educational, recreational, funny or serious. How is your bank giving back to the community right now? Please include photos, if you have them!

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