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About Citywide Banks


Citywide Banks has grown from the humble remnants of an old tire shop on Colfax Avenue. It opened its doors in 1963 as Aurora National Bank. Its founders were determined to set a new standard for business banking in Colorado. With a keen understanding of the small business owner’s financial needs, they set out to create a bank that offered the service, expertise and products often reserved for larger businesses. Nearly five decades later, Citywide Banks is a strong, stable, and trusted leader to the Denver business community.

Vince Schmitz co-founded Citywide Banks in 1963 with a management style and a strategic vision that highlighted integrity, fairness, and service that exceeds expectations.
He instilled these ideals in every new employee. During the mid 1990's, Vince tapped his sons, Marty Schmitz and Jeff Schmitz, to assume management of the bank's daily operations and ensure his legacy would prosper for many years to come. Vince Schmitz passed away on November 2, 2010.

1963 - Aurora National Bank founded
1978 - ATM banking introduced
1995 - Telephone banking (VoiceChoice) introduced
1996/97 - Marty & Jeff Schmitz join leadership
1999 - Multiple charters merged, all branches named "Citywide Banks"
2000 - Online banking (OnlineOption) introduced
2002 - Bank hits $500 million in assets
2006 - Remote desposit (ScanCheck) services introduced
2009 - Kevin Quinn joins as President & CEO
2012 - Bank exceeds $1 billion in assets


Vince Schmitz

April 25, 1927 - November 2, 2010   |   Co-Founder of Citywide Banks

On November 2, 2010, Vince Schmitz died peacefully with his family by his side. He left behind a storied legacy of family, philanthropic endeavors, and the burgeoning banking business he helped build from the remnants of an old tire shop on Colfax Avenue. Those that knew him will miss the warm smile and lasting advice of the man who gave so much to his family, his community, and his customers.

Vince impacted many lives inside and outside of the banking industry. He was awarded the Banker of Distinction award and the Del Scott award by the Colorado Bankers Association. He also received the Business Person of the Year award and the Humanitarian Award from the City of Aurora as well as a Distinguished Alumni award from Regis University. He had served on the boards of numerous community organizations during his life. With his wife, Marilyn, he established the Schmitz Family Foundation to help those trying to help themselves by bettering their lives through education, primarily Catholic education. Their generosity has helped educate over 1200 elementary and high school students. The Schmitz Family Foundation will continue to build on this legacy and provide support and hope for future generations.