WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bank of Georgetown, a leading community bank providing personalized loan, deposit and cash management solutions to Washington metro area businesses, has been named one of The Washington Post's 2014 Top Workplaces. Out of more than 1,600 companies invited to participate in the program, only 150 received this distinction.
The Top Workplaces are based solely on employee feedback collected by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. The survey measured employee attitudes regarding company leadership, career development, growth potential, compensation and overall culture, among other criteria.
"Our employees are our greatest asset and differentiator, and they drive Bank of Georgetown's continued growth and industry leadership," said Mike Fitzgerald, chairman, president and CEO of Bank of Georgetown. "Since our founding in 2005, we have worked hard to foster a culture of camaraderie, employee appreciation and shared purpose. This award reflects our commitment to investing in talented people who are dedicated to our clients, the community and each other."
Survey data showed that employees are confident in the Bank's leadership and direction and receive high levels of support and communication from senior management. Employees feel that their work is genuinely appreciated and meaningful; they also provided positive feedback regarding benefits, work/life balance and overall organizational health.
The Bank strives to support this positive environment with attractive compensation, including a company-wide bonus program and perks like education reimbursement, competitive and comprehensive health benefits, and dollar-for-dollar matching on employee 401(k) contributions up to 4% with immediate vesting. Employees also enjoy happy hours; an annual holiday party; and quarterly meetings with raffles, as well as gifts and recognition for noteworthy anniversaries. To emphasize its corporate values, the Bank presents a Peer Regatta Award each quarter to an employee who has demonstrated extraordinary service and initiative. Winners are nominated by their peers and receive an additional vacation day.
"We place great importance on cultivating an environment where people love to work and do business; we have done so by hiring the right people, giving them the tools to succeed and treating them as valued teammates," said Christine Linford, Senior Vice President and Director of Human Resources at Bank of Georgetown. "As Bank of Georgetown continues to grow, we look forward to recruiting individuals that exemplify our core values of collaboration, professionalism and integrity."
About Bank of Georgetown
Bank of Georgetown is a client-focused community bank with 109 employees and 11 branches throughout Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. With over $980 million in assets, the Bank helps local organizations achieve their financial goals by delivering competitive loan, deposit and cash management products and services. Founded in 2005 by Chairman, President and CEO Mike Fitzgerald and the late Curtin Winsor III, Bank of Georgetown offers prompt, professional and highly personalized service in order to maximize the relationship banking experience. To learn more, visit www.bankofgeorgetown.com.
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