Bell State Bank & Trust Named Among Nation’s Best Banks to Work For

Bell State Bank & Trust has been named one of the “Best Banks to Work For” by America Banker Magazine and Best Companies Group, which initiated a program this year to identify, recognize and honor the best banks to work for in the nation.

Banks with at least 50 employees working in the United States were considered, and in all, just 35 of the thousands of eligible banks nationwide achieved “Best Bank” status. The full Best Banks to Work For list is featured in the November issue of American Banker and is available online at

Determining the Best Banks to Work For involved a two-step process. First was evaluation of 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.

Among the thousands of banks nationwide with assets under $3 billion, Bell State Bank & Trust was named fifth best banking workplace. American Banker highlighted the local company’s Pay It Forward and Pay It Forward: Friends & Family programs, stating, “Employees may like to get, but they also like to give, and Bell State Bank & Trust has made giving easier.”

“This honor is another reflection on how our employees treat our customers and each other,” said Michael Solberg, Bell State Bank & Trust president and chief operating officer. “Together, we have made Bell State Bank & Trust a great place to work, and we are pleased to be recognized by a publication with the industry stature of American Banker.”

Links to American Banker Magazine’s articles on the Best Banks and its profile on Bell State Bank & Trust may be found at:

Best Banks to Work For

Bell State Bank & Trust Feature

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