Bank Independent named one of the Best Banks to Work for in 2019



Sheffield, Ala.− Wednesday, August 28, 2019 – Bank Independent has been named one of the Best Banks to Work For in 2019.

The Best Banks to Work For program, which was initiated in 2013 by American Banker and Best Companies Group, identifies, recognizes and honors U.S. banks for outstanding employee satisfaction. Full results of this year’s program are available at American Banker and in the September issue of American Banker Magazine. Bank Independent was ranked number 36 out of only 85 banks in the country that made the list. They were one of only two banks in the state of Alabama selected and the only North Alabama bank.

“One of the critical factors in a bank's success is how it treats its employees. This year's list honors those institutions which have gone above and beyond to invest in employees' personal and professional growth,” said Rob Blackwell, editor in chief of American Banker.

Determining the Best Banks to Work For involves a two-step process. The first step involves an evaluation of participating companies’ workplace policies, practices, and demographics. In the second step, employee surveys are conducted to directly assess the experiences and attitudes of individual employees with respect to their workplace. The combined scores determine the top banks and the final ranking.

“We are honored to be on this list because the opinions of our team members put us there, not just what we claim as a company,” said Rick Wardlaw, CEO of Bank Independent. “We strive to create a culture where it’s fun to come to work, where our team members can live our mission to make a positive difference in people’s lives. We do our best to provide benefits that are second to none because we believe that by taking care of our team members, they will create an exceptional experience for our customers. This ranking is validation that we are doing the right things for our people.”

To go directly to a full list of this year’s winning banks, click here.

Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final ranking.

The program is open to commercial banks, thrifts, savings banks and other chartered retail financial institutions with at least 50 employees in the United States. For more information on eligibility or other questions related to the Best Banks to Work For program, visit www.BestBankstoWorkFor.com or contact Gabriela Marushak at 717-323-5217.

About Bank Independent

Since 1947, Bank Independent has taken pride in serving the customers who count on us to be there for them when they need us most. With 28 traditional Sales Offices across North Alabama and one Digital Sales Office, we’re committed to providing the best service, designing the most desired products and creating an overall excellent experience for each and every customer. As a local community bank, we believe in building relationships that run deep and last. All of our employees reside in our local communities and believe in giving back through volunteering. To become part of a bank that makes a positive difference in people’s lives, visit us at bibank.com.

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Bank Independent, Marketing Department for Bank Independent, (256) 386-5000, ma@bibank.com

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