Press Release - Best Banks to Work For

Please consider the below press release for publication in the next edition of the Virginia Gazette.

Thank you!
Paula Milsted
Director of Marketing
Chesapeake Bank

CONTACT: Paula Milsted

Chesapeake Bank Named a Best Banks to Work For

Kilmarnock, VA. Chesapeake Bank, for the third year in a row, has been named one of the Best Banks to Work For in 2015. The full list is featured in the September issue of American Banker Magazine and is available online at

The program, which was initiated in 2013 to identify, recognize and honor the best banks to work for in the nation, is a project of American Banker and Best Companies Group. In all, 50 banks achieved "Best Bank" status in this third year for the program.

"At Chesapeake Bank, we believe that the best way to offer customers excellent service is to create an environment in which our employees enjoy their jobs. In other words, we provide a Great Place to Work (GPTW)," comments Jeff Szyperski, President and CEO of Chesapeake Bank, "We have made GPTW a part of our culture and experience and truly feel that satisfied employees produce satisfied customers."

To be considered for participation, banks had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

- Have at least 50 employees working in the US;
- Be a Commercial Bank, Thrift, Mutual Association, Mutual Savings Bank, Savings and Loan Association or a Savings Bank.

Determining the Best Banks to Work For involved a two-step process. The first step consisted of evaluating each participating bank's workplace policies, practices, and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of employee surveys aimed at assessing the experiences and attitudes of individual employees with respect to their workplace. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top banks and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final ranking.

For more information on the Best Banks to Work For program, visit or contact Jackie Miller at 877-455-2159.


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