Inver Grove Heights, Minn. (Dec. 1, 2021) Independent Banker magazine, the award-winning monthly publication of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), today named Key Community Bank to its 2021 Best Community Banks to Work For. The $80 million-asset community bank received accolades for its collaborative structure and accessible leadership team empowering employees to serve as advocates for their customers.
“We are honored to be named one of the Best Community Banks to Work For by ICBA Independent Banker magazine,” Key Community Bank Michele Boeder, EVP Chief Financial Officer said. “Open lines of communication fosters mentoring relationships that empower staff to make decisions that work best for them. It’s our job as management to put a team together so that strengths are complemented, and everyone succeeds.”
Key Community Bank is highlighted in Independent Banker’s December issue representing community banks under $250 million 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. Shazam sponsored this year’s award. For more information on the winners and methodology, visit independentbanker.com.
“Whether it was encouraging professional development, fostering creative and diverse teams, or providing flexibility and support when needed, the exceptional community banks recognized as our Best Community Banks to Work For went above and beyond to empower employees and keep them engaged and fulfilled,” ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey said. “ICBA is proud to recognize Key Community Bank and its dedication to its employees and the customers and community they serve.”
About Key Community BankKey Community Bank is a community based financial organization that has been serving Inver Grove Heights and the surrounding areas for over 20 years. The bank’s primary focus is small business banking relationships, and its mission is, “Making Life Better.” Key Community Bank strives to make life better, one customer, employee, and community at a time.
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.