FirstBank, the nation’s third largest privately held bank with locations in Mesa, announced the return of its popular business video competition. Renamed “90 Seconds to Success,” the contest will award two companies — one in Arizona and one in Colorado — $20,000 each. Runners-up in both states will receive $2,500.
Business owners can enter from Oct. 3-21 by submitting a 90-second video (MOV, WMV or MP4 format) explaining how the money will be used to accelerate their business. Videos will be judged 20 percent on originality, 30 percent on creativity and 50 percent on content. Five finalists in Arizona and Colorado will be selected by Nov. 11. The winners will be determined by popular vote on FirstBank’s Facebook page from Nov. 7-13 and announced on Nov. 14.
“Last year’s contest in Arizona was a huge success thanks to so many great entries including local entertainment venues, small retail stores and service providers,” said Kevin Classen, FirstBank’s West Valley president. “We’re excited to see who enters this year since $20,000 can go a long way in helping a local company grow and succeed.”
FirstBank’s main Mesa location is at 1720 S. Power Road. They have 18 total branches in Arizona.
“The number of responses and effort put into these video submissions blew us away and showed the strong determination these business owners have,” said John Ikard, CEO of FirstBank. “As a community bank, it’s important we support businesses that play a key role in job creation and economic development. This contest is just one way we help local companies grow.”
For more information on the FirstBank’s 90 Seconds to Success Business Contest, including submission guidelines, official rules and deadlines, visit efirstbank.com.