Independent Banker magazine, the award-winning monthly publication of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), has named Meridian Bank as one of its 2020 Best Community Banks to Work For.
The honor is a testament to the bank’s efforts to create an exceptional work experience for employees.
“Community banks have always valued relationships and trust, so it’s no wonder they would foster work environments that encourage a collegial, family-like culture, while valuing professional development, creativity, accountability, and dedication,” said ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey. “ICBA applauds this year’s honorees for their efforts to make their community bank a great place to work, which ultimately elevates community banking as a rewarding career nationwide.”
The $1.6 billion-asset Meridian Bank received accolades for its positive talent development culture and reputation for promoting from within. To help employees enhance their careers, management provides both formal training and informal support.
“We have a tremendous talent pool and strive to make sure they understand if they are willing, and with the help of senior leadership, they can have a long and fulfilling career at Meridian Bank.,” said President and CEO Chris Annas.
Meridian Bank is highlighted in Independent Banker’s December issue representing community banks with more than $1 billion in assets. Selections were based on a detailed questionnaire and a nationwide survey of more than 5,700 full-time community bank employees administered by an independent research agency.
Key criteria considered in selecting this year’s honorees included: work environment, compensation, leadership and corporate culture, and opportunity for recognition and advancement.
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