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Both Jefferson City, Missouri-based The Central Trust Bank and Clayton, New Mexico-based Farmers & Stockmens Bank wanted to be known as "Central Bank" in Colorado. Typically, bank naming applications are approved without incident. But the Colorado State Banking Board denied The Central Trust Bank's application to establish two branches under the name Central Bank at a meeting last week after about a month of deliberations. The board advises the Colorado Division of Banking on regulatory issues.
Observing the rapid economic transformation of China while studying abroad in China during the 1990s left a strong mark on Monica Skok. "There was a divide between people who had access to capital and people who didn't, and it changed everything," Skok said. Skok, who was at the time an Asian and Chinese studies major at the University of Colorado Boulder, decided to shift her career goals from academia to finance.