First Security Bank Completes Merger with Teton, Serves Growing Global Needs of Local Customers: Q&A with Steve Wheeler, President/CEO, Bozeman

Quick Facts:

Company: First Security Bank

Location: Headquarters in Bozeman

Industry: Banking and Financial Services

Founded: 1919

Key Leaders: Steve Wheeler, President/CEO, member of MHTBA Board of Advisors

How did First Security Bank get started?

First Security Bank was created by local bankers in Bozeman in 1919. The first location was a remodeled butcher shop located just a block from where we are today.

Who are your customers?

We serve businesses, non-profits, and individuals in Gallatin, Chouteau, and surrounding counties.  Our service area will increase this fall, as we merge with Teton Banks in Fairfield, Choteau, and Vaughn.


What is special about your company?

Our motto: “Success. Together.” describes the foundation of First Security’s relationship with customers, employees, and the community. It’s about being engaged throughout a loan request, and looking for solutions that may not be immediately obvious. It’s about supporting continuing education for employees and offering an atmosphere that encourages balance in work and home life.

What are your plans for the future?

A key plan is to continue staying abreast of and offering the technology our customers need to manage their financial lives. We will also continue helping our communities through business growth. Start-ups, expansions, hyper-local and broader markets— we see a healthy future through both financing activities and being actively engaged with economic development organizations.  Long-term, our physical presence will expand and we’ll be serving the growing global needs of local customers.


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First Security Bank Phone Number: 406.585.3800

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