Welcome to 2018 and to the First National Bank website.


We hope your 2017 ended well and that you are looking forward to a healthy and prosperous 2018. Thanks to you, our loyal customers, First National Bank experienced one of its best years ever in 2017. We are truly grateful for the trust and confidence you continue to place in us to be your bank of preference. We appreciate the business.


One of our more exciting announcements at this time is that we are very close to being ready to launch our new Web Page. It is very user friendly, dynamic and informative and we hope you find it as fun and engaging as we do.


We hope you have been using your Bank’s mobile platform more and more and learning just how much you can do through it.


Our Associates had a very busy fourth quarter with community activities. I’m so very proud of our Associates who give so freely of their time and resources for the betterment of our community. These busy folks donate thousands of hours a year in our communities to give back for the privilege of getting to live and work here. The Bank sponsored the Fourth Annual “Lady of the Mountain” event, which is a multi-event run with everything from a one-mile fun run to a competitive 5-K, 10K and half-marathon with runners from all around the globe attending. This amazing event benefits scholarships for New Mexico State University-Alamogordo students and we are very pleased to announce that with this year’s event, in conjunction with NMSU-A, we have established an endowed scholarship fund in perpetuity for the benefit of students for years to come. If you participated as a runner or a sponsor in this event, we thank you for your contribution to this very worthwhile program.


Don’t forget our Lunch and Learn series, which will be starting up again this month and runs through the third quarter of each year. We strive to bring interesting and informative subjects to our community and our presenters do a great job of teaching and reminding us of our heritage and history. Try to make it to one or more of these interesting events.


As we can sometimes become distracted by our daily lives and activities, we hope you will continue to keep your thoughts and prayers on those that serve and protect us every day at home and abroad. When you are out and about and see those brave men and women, take a moment to thank them for their commitment to us as they unselfishly go out each and every day and do that very demanding job.  We cannot thank those men and women enough for our freedoms and our safety both at home and around the world.


We at First National Bank know that if it were not for you, we wouldn’t be here. Our promise to you is to work diligently to earn your trust and your business. We are continually focused on protecting you, your identity and working to provide you with quality banking services that will make a difference in your businesses. I hope you return to our website regularly for updated information about your Bank, community activities and information on things going on that may affect your financial life. We hope you’ll visit one of our six community banking offices and come away knowing you just visited a bank that truly cares about you.  We continue to be in the business of providing business financing and banking services and we look forward to working with you to grow your businesses. On behalf of the Board of Directors, Management and the Associates here at the Bank, THANK YOU for your patronage and continued support of our proud institution.




Steve Muell

President & CEO              



Steve Muell, President/CEO