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Mesa business among 5 Valley businesses battling for $20K from FirstBank’s ’90 Seconds to Success’ video contest


FirstBank announced the five finalists of this year’s popular business video competition, including a business in Mesa. 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.

Anyone can cast their vote through midnight on Sunday, Nov. 13 by visiting this link. You are able to vote once per day. The winners will be announced on Nov. 14.

Arizona’s 5 finalists:

“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 wins this year since $20,000 can go a long way in helping a local company grow and succeed.”

“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.”

FirstBank has a long history of supporting local businesses with innovative contests, promotions and advertising campaigns, in addition to offering a wide-range of competitive business-banking products and services. Additionally, FirstBank is a major supporter of nonprofits in areas where its employees live and work. The bank contributed nearly $5 million to charities in Arizona, Colorado and California last year.

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