Thoughts on Ukraine . . .

Thoughts on Ukraine . . .

When I was a young boy, maybe seven, I was at a golf course pond in Iowa with a rocky shoreline and lots of bullfrogs. Picking up a rock from the shoreline, I tossed it at a bullfrog. I tossed another. And another. To my surprise, I hit one. To my horror, the frog...
International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

International women’s day (IWD) and women’s history month marks a time of reflection and introspection. It is a reminder of where we are and the progress we still need to make. This year, the state of gender equality must be contextualized by the global health...
Q4 Market Update & Commentary

Q4 Market Update & Commentary

“Mental models” are on the menu in this latest BSW market update. Looking forward, we believe it will serve us well to ground on what has moved markets in the recent past to understand what may be in store for this year and beyond. Monetary (and fiscal) policy...
Colorado Gives Day

Colorado Gives Day

Community First Foundation and FirstBank will present Colorado Gives Day on Tuesday, December 7th, 2021. This annual statewide movement celebrates and increases philanthropy in Colorado through online giving.  In 2020, the annual statewide movement raised more than...
Graduation Announcement: Deepening into Purpose

Graduation Announcement: Deepening into Purpose

How does a born optimist stay optimistic? Reading the news each morning, it seems harder to remain hopeful. Our current predicaments – our planet, our politics, the pandemic – feel practically overwhelming. “When I started counting my blessings, my...