Washington, D.C. (Dec. 1, 2021) — Independent Banker magazine, the award-winning monthly publication of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), today bestowed 2021 Best Community Banks to Work For honors upon five community banks for their exemplary efforts to create exceptional work environments for their employees.
“Community banks have always valued relationships and trust, so it’s no wonder they foster work environments that encourage a collegial, family-like culture, while valuing professional development, creativity, accountability and dedication,” ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey said. “ICBA proudly recognizes this year’s honorees for creating a culture of success through employee empowerment and adherence to community banking principals rooted in service to employees, customers and the community.”
Participating community banks were sorted by asset category (using March 31, 2021 call report data) and ranked based on the results of a nationwide survey, administered by Avannis, an independent research agency, of more than 3,450 full-time community bank employees. Banks that received a 40% employee participation rate or higher were eligible for recognition. Key criteria considered in selecting this year’s honorees included:
This year’s Best Community Banks to Work For award winners are:
Independent Banker’s third annual Best Community Banks to Work For awards is sponsored by SHAZAM.
To learn more about these banks and their stories, view the December issue of Independent Banker.
The Independent Community Bankers of America® creates and promotes an environment where community banks flourish. ICBA is dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in-class education, and high-quality products and services.
With nearly 50,000 locations nationwide, community banks constitute 99 percent of all banks, employ more than 700,000 Americans and are the only physical banking presence in one in three U.S. counties. Holding more than $5.8 trillion in assets, over $4.8 trillion in deposits, and more than $3.5 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.