THE BANK OF NAMPA
Among the towns of Idaho which are fast coming to the front and which are making that State one of the most desirable
in the West is Nampa. Its is here that business is carried on in an energetic and open handed way and the merchants
of that city are strictly up to date and progressive. That merchants do make a town is generally conceded and after
one discovers the hustling, bustling stores, it is natural to inquire as to the status of the home bank. The Bank
of Nampa is the oldest bank in the city and one of the best known in the State. The report of this bank shows conclusively
that it can be ranked with any of the banks throughout the country in comparison with population.
It was founded in 1899 and the capitalization is $50,000. The directors of the company are all men of sound business
ability and alive at all times to the opportunities afforded to those who come to Idaho. They wanted a good sound
banking institution and when the Bank of Nampa was organized these men gave it their full support, both moral and
financial. The officers are all men drilled in the hard school of experience and men who have studied the banking
business from ground up It is that fact, coupled with the sure to win methods of fair dealing and prudent, progressive
policy that have made this bank one of the strongest and most substantial in the entire Gem State. The officers
have at all times been willing to advance money on the legitimate enterprises which the State affords, and their
experience in the business has qualified them to distinguish between the legitimate and the doubtful projects,
an absolutely safe policy being at all times the one followed.
The officers of the bank are: John W. Givens, president; J. A. Givens, vice president; T. E. Munhall, cashier;
C. E. Lore, assistant cashier. All of these men have been from ten to twenty years learning the many intricacies
of the business and the success of the institution can be traced to the strict business principles, and honest
and fair methods employed and the progressiveness of the men at the helm. Far sighted to a degree, they have built
the business up from a small country bank to one of prominence and importance The directors, namely, John W. Givens,
J. S. Hickey, C. R. Hickey, J. A. Givens, and Eugene Emerson, are all men prominent in business circles in Nampa
and of the State, and they have helped to make the bank what it is today. They all have faith in the future of
Idaho, and naturally of Nampa, and that this town will some day be one of the biggest in the State is their prediction.
Banking on this and being assured that this will be soon, they are building up one of the foundations for a big
city, a banking institution which is worthy of the name and of the men who are behind it.
Sketches of the Inter-Mountain States
1847 - 1909
Utah Idaho Nevada
Published by: The Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake City, Utah 1909
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