Washington, D.C. (Dec. 2, 2019)—Independent Banker® magazine, the award-winning monthly publication of the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA), today bestowed 2019 Best Community Banks to Work For honors upon five community banks that have gone above and beyond to create exceptional work experiences for their employees.
“ICBA is proud to recognize these community banks for creating cultures of success through diverse and inclusive workforces; fostering personal and professional development, and a banking philosophy guided by creating lifelong relationships,” ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey said. “The community bank relationship-based model, commitment to service and shared goal to make a positive difference all garner high praise and a loyal workforce.”
Participating community banks were sorted into asset categories and ranked based on a detailed questionnaire and a nationwide survey of community bank employees administered by Avannis, an independent research agency. Only banks that received a 40 percent employee participation rate or higher were eligible for recognition. Key criteria considered in selecting this year’s honorees included:
This 2019 Best Community Banks to Work For award winners include:
This is the inaugural year for Independent Banker’s Best Community Banks to Work For awards, which are sponsored by Shazam. Read the full writeup on this year’s winners in the December issue at independentbanker.org.
The Independent Community Bankers of America® creates and promotes an environment where community banks flourish. With more than 50,000 locations nationwide, community banks constitute 99 percent of all banks, employ nearly 750,000 Americans and are the only physical banking presence in one in five U.S. counties. Holding more than $5 trillion in assets, nearly $4 trillion in deposits, and more than $3.4 trillion in loans to consumers, small businesses and the agricultural community, community banks channel local deposits into the Main Streets and neighborhoods they serve, spurring job creation, fostering innovation and fueling their customers’ dreams in communities throughout America. For more information, visit ICBA’s website at www.icba.org.