Biz Buzz:
Bank rebranding in 3200 block

       Originally built in 2007 as the Bank at Broadmoor-Westside, the full-service 3,200-square-foot facility at 3216 W. Colorado Ave. recently became a branch of Northstar Bank Colorado.

Recently installed signage for Northstar Bank Colorado shows the new name outside the facility originally built by Bank at Broadmoor at 3216 W. Colorado Ave.
Westside Pioneer photo

       Mark White, the president of Northstar's 20 locations in Colorado, described the change as a “very positive transition,” taking place over the past several months, “with no account numbers changed and the same staffing. It's been more of a rebranding, based on who we are as a much larger bank.”
       In addition to a higher lending range (up to $20 million), “we've been able to enhance our offerings, including online, with electronic bill-pay, account management online and remote cash or deposit,” White said.
       Ed Sauer, who had helped start Bank at Broadmoor-Westside, is still on the board, White added, and the community advisory director is Judy Kasten, a long-time Old Colorado City business owner and severaltimes chair of the Old Colorado City Security & Maintenance District Committee.
       White himself is a 1987 graduate of Coronado High School. “The Westside is important to our bank and our future plans,” he said. “We have great relations with existing businesses.”
       Overall, Northstar Bank Colorado has 180 employees statewide; it is also building a new facility downtown.
       Jon Holmes, vice president of Northstar Bank Colorado, is the senior manager at the West Colorado location.
      
       Wine Bar Tour starts
       Six restaurants have combined to offer a Wine Bar Tour every Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m.
       Specializing in different countries or regions, each will offer wine and food tastings to individuals buying advance tickets of $48.
       The six are Motif, 2432 W. Cucharras St.; La Baguette (Upstairs), 2417 W. Colorado Ave.; Pizzeria Rustica, 2527 W. Colorado; Tapateria, 2607 W. Colorado; Jake & Telly's, 2616 W. Colorado; and 2South Wine Bar, 2 S. 25th St.
       For more information, call Motif at 635-5635.

Westside Pioneer/press release