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Awards & Recognition

PRESS RELEASE - March 9, 2021

Western Security Bank’s Parent Company, Glacier Bank, Ranked Third on Forbes’ List of America’s Best Banks, 2021

Billings-based Western Security Bank is pleased to announce that its parent company, Glacier Bank, has been ranked third on Forbes’ list of America’s Best Banks, 2021.

Forbes’ annual look at America’s Best Banks ranks publicly traded banks and thrifts based on their growth, credit quality and profitability. (

“2020 was certainly a challenging year for our team members, customers and the communities we serve. Being part of a strong bank like Glacier allows our local teams to do what they do best, serving and supporting our customers,” said Mike Seppala, President of Western Security Bank. He went on to say,  “Our team members really stepped up during a difficult period and I think that makes the difference”.

Western Security Bank was acquired by Glacier Bancorp, Inc. in 2001 and is now one of 16 Divisions of Glacier Bank. Glacier Bancorp, Inc. is a regional bank holding company providing commercial banking services in 123 communities and 193 banking offices located in Montana, Idaho, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona and Nevada. The bank offers a wide range of banking products and services, including transaction and savings deposits, commercial, consumer and real estate loans and mortgage origination services. Glacier employs a unique division model which encourages local autonomy for each of its community focused divisions.

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Mike Seppala, President

PRESS RELEASE - June 25, 2020

Western Security Bank Named "Best In State" in a Forbes' Poll

It has been a difficult year, but that hasn't kept our team from stepping up and  to providing exceptional service during extraordinary times. We tip our hats to our team of professionals who stood strong and held to their commitment to be of service to those who live and work in Yellowstone County.  Congratulations to our team for being named, "BEST IN STATE"!

Billings, MT