If you visit the Main Branch in downtown Anchorage and don't see Kim Frensley, it doesn't mean she's not working. A big part of Frensley's job is walking around downtown and calling on local merchants. She visits current customers, and is always looking for potential customers. "The downtown community is pretty tight, we're just like family," Frensley said. "We like knowing the people around us, and we end up having a lot of customers and non-customers coming in to the branch for help, to get change, or just for a visit." Banking in a downtown area where many customers are just a short walk away is a unique experience. Frensley has long participated in programs to improve the area, such as the Anchorage Downtown Partnership and Downtown Anchorage Association. "A banker's involvement in the community is very important, especially in such a distinct community as downtown," Vice President Alan Dablemont said. "People come to rely on Kim, and that helps make First National their first choice for banking." Frensley has managed the Main Branch and been part of the downtown community for nearly 20 years. "We want to continue having a great work environment and providing the best service we can," she said. "And, of course, we would love to have all our neighbors bank with us."
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