Press Release: Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Dec. 8, 2023)—Independent Banker magazine, the award-winning monthly publication of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), today named Local Bank as a 2023 Best Community Banks to Work For recipient. The $44 million-asset bank received accolades for its supportive and hands-on approach to professional development and advancement.
“We are honored to be named one of the Best Community Banks to Work For by ICBA Independent Banker magazine,” Scott Christoff, president and CEO of Local Bank said. “When we recognize someone’s hard work, we take the initiative to provide them with opportunities to grow and advance in their careers. We have created an environment of open communication, trust, and recognition, all with the hope that every employee sees their work the way we do—an important part of our bank’s success and a key building block for our future.” Local Bank is highlighted in Independent Banker’s December issue representing community banks under $250 million in assets, nationwide. Each self-nominated community bank’s full-time employees were asked to complete a workplace survey hosted by Avannis, 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.
“Whether it’s fostering professional development, encouraging acts of service, or providing flexibility and support, this year’s standouts showcase the community banking difference and why this profession continues to attract compassionate and dedicated professionals motivated to helping their communities prosper,” ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey said. “We’re proud to recognize Local Bank for powering its employees to fulfill their potential and wish them continued success.”
To learn more about the winners and methodology, visit independentbanker.com.
About Local Bank
Local Bank is dedicated to prioritizing the prosperity of both our customers and communities. Our emphasis revolves around cultivating meaningful relationships, fostering financial empowerment, and actively contributing to the growth of the communities we serve. Committed to innovation and flexibility, we strive to pursue new standards in banking, creating an environment where customer satisfaction takes precedence.
The Independent Community Bankers of America® has one mission: to create and promote an environment where community banks flourish. We power the potential of the nation’s community banks through effective advocacy, education, and innovation.
As local and trusted sources of credit, America’s community banks leverage their relationship-based business model and innovative offerings to channel deposits into the neighborhoods they serve, creating jobs, fostering economic prosperity, and fueling their customers’ financial goals and dreams. For more information, visit ICBA’s website at icba.org.