The Oklahoman's 2016 Top Workplace

The Oklahoman Names The First State Bank a Winner of the Oklahoma 2016 Top Workplaces Award

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – December 20, 2016 – The First State Bank has been awarded a 2016 Top Workplaces honor by The Oklahoman. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.

"The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it's all about fancy perks and benefits." says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. "But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what's most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it's going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together. Claffey adds, "Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn't have a shot at being named a Top Workplace."

"This is the first year that The First State Bank has participated in the Oklahoman's Top Workplaces, and we are honored to have made the list in our inaugural year," said Chris Turner, the Bank's President and CFO. "We strive to make The First State Bank a place our employees want to work and are humbled by the response we have received from them regarding this award. The Bank wouldn't be where it is today without the amazing people who work here and I want to thank them for this honor."

About WorkplaceDynamics, LLC

Headquartered in Exton, PA, WorkplaceDynamics specializes in employee feedback surveys and workplace improvement. This year alone, more than two million employees in over 6,000 organizations will participate in the Top Workplaces™ campaign — a program it conducts in partnership with more than 40 prestigious media partners across the United States. Workplace Dynamics also provides consulting services to improve employee engagement and organizational health. WorkplaceDynamics is a founding B Corporation member, a coalition of organizations that are leading a global movement to redefine success in business by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business.

2015 FHLB Community Leader Award

We at The First State Bank are so proud to have been recognized by FHLBank Topeka with their 2015 Community Leader Award. From volunteering to wrap Christmas presents for kids to participating in Oklahoma's A Chance to Change Foundation, we are always looking for ways to lend a helping hand to the people of our communities.

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