Wednesday, February 28, 2024

BOM wins ICBA Best Community Bank Award

by BIZ Magazine

NATCHITOCHES Independent Banker magazine, the award-winning monthly publication of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), today named BOM Bank as a 2023 Best Community Banks to Work For recipient. The $972 million-asset bank received accolades for instituting a healthy work-life balance for employees and fostering an environment conducive to acts of community service.

“We are honored to be named one of the Best Community Banks to Work For by ICBA Independent Banker magazine,” Ken Hale, president of BOM Bank said. “Our employees are an extension of our community, so we consider it our responsibility to make certain they have what they need to succeed and to aid our efforts to give back to the community. This year BOM Bank employees logged over 5,000 hours performing volunteer service.”

BOM Bank is highlighted in Independent Banker’s December issue representing community banks between $751 million to $1 billion in assets. 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 BOM Bank for powering its employees to fulfill their potential and wish them continued success.”

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