Message From Our CEO

Welcome to the Family of Banks website.  The Family of Banks is a group of locally owned and operated community banks that strive to develop longstanding personal relationships with our customers.  Relationship banking is at our core and we take pride in consistently exceeding our customers’ expectations.  Further, our bankers live where they work and support their communities through financial assistance, donations, and volunteerism.

Bitterroot Valley Bank, the first member of the Family of Banks, was established in 1981 as a community bank servicing Lolo, Montana.  Over time, five other community banks joined our family, and very recently we merged with our long time friend in the Bitterroot, Ravalli County Bank.

Today, the Family of Banks has full service offices in Hamilton, Corvallis, Stevensville, Lolo, Missoula, Milltown, Frenchtown, Superior, Saint Regis, Kalispell, and Evergreen.  Also, we are excited to offer full service locations in Missoula soon.  We invite you to visit any of our convenient locations to see what we can do for you.

Our strategic plan is to remain locally owned and independent. We believe that our structure enables us to provide the gold standard in financial services including the highest level of quality service, competitive products, and value to our customers. Additionally, we are committed to exploring high-tech banking solutions and currently offer free online banking, phone banking, and mobile banking capabilities.  Our online banking includes personal and commercial online banking, ACH originations, e-mail alerts, bill pay, and much more.

Thank you for visiting the Family of Banks website and for considering us for your banking needs.


Rich Zins
President & CEO