This is Derek Miller, Speaking on Business. The day Zions Bank opened for business in 1873, the Deseret News reported that it “promises to be one of the most important and beneficial institutions ever established…in this part of the Union.” Zions Bank’s Executive Vice President Rob Brough is with us to mark the 150th anniversary.

Rob Brough:

As Zions Bank commemorates its 150th anniversary in 2023, we are looking ahead. We pledge to continue to create value for the next 150 years. We recognize our responsibility as a leader in our communities and as the oldest financial institution headquartered in the Intermountain West. So, to continue our legacy of stewardship, we are making five commitments to our future.

First, Zions Bank commits to bolstering business growth and innovation. We will continue to support our businesses and industries that create jobs, grow our economy, and foster a sustainable future.

We also commit to making our clients stronger and to fostering economic opportunity for all. We’re here to help clients from all backgrounds and every rung of the economic ladder realize their dreams. We commit to supporting our valued employees. And we commit to building our communities.

You’ll hear more about Zions Bank’s 150th anniversary celebration throughout the year.

Derek Miller:

Today, Zions Bank operates 121 branches across Utah, Idaho and Wyoming. New companies can learn from Zions Bank’s recipe for longevity: stay focused on customer service, grow the company along with the community and invest in employee talent. I’m Derek Miller with the Salt Lake Chamber, Speaking on Business.