by Shea Nieto, CCIM, Regional President

Foothills Bank has been serving Pinal County residents and businesses since 2011. Founded in Yuma, Arizona since our formation in 1997, we have steadily increased our presence throughout the state over the past 19+ years, particularly in our primary markets of Yuma, Prescott and Casa Grande.

As previously announced, we are excited about our merger with Glacier Bancorp, Inc., which is expected to finalize in the second quarter of this year. Glacier Bancorp, Inc. is a regional bank holding company headquartered in Kalispell, Montana which provides commercial banking services in 88 communities throughout Montana, Idaho, Utah, Washington, Wyoming and Colorado. Adding Arizona to its geography fulfills a long-held goal of Glacier Bancorp due to our economic base and growth opportunities.

What does this merger mean for us locally? It means Foothills Bank will add horsepower to an already finely-tuned motor as we continue to set ourselves apart as the premiere community bank in the state of Arizona, as well as increase our statewide presence, including throughout the communities of Pinal County. We’re also happy to announce that Foothills Bank will retain its name, look, board of directors and employees.

“We are excited to be partnering with the entire Glacier organization,” said President/CEO Mary Lynn Lenz. “Foothills Bank has been serving customers in our communities for over 19 years and our commitment to those communities is very important. This partnership will allow our customers to benefit from enhanced product offerings and a greater lending ability throughout Arizona.”

Consider this your personal invitation to come visit us at 1433 North Pinal Avenue in Casa Grande and learn about what we can do for you!