First United named to national ‘Best Banks To Work For’ list for first time

December 2, 2022 | 12:07 am

Updated December 1, 2022 | 9:48 pm

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First United Bank and Trust Company has been recognized at the national level by American Banker as a “Best Bank to Work For” in 2022, with the list identifying banks that excel at creating positive and supportive workplaces for employees. In their first year making the list First United Bank ranked No. 22 in banks with assets less than $3 billion and No. 31 for all banks.

“We are both proud and honored to be named as a 2022 Best Banks to Work For recipient,” said J. Jason Hawkins, CEO of First United Bank. “First United Bank is a true community bank in all the communities we serve, and this award is a testament to our employees who excel every day in serving each other, our customers, our community partners, and our shareholders.” 

Determining the Best Banks to Work For involved the evaluation of each participating bank’s workplace policies, practices, and demographics, as well as employee surveys aimed at assessing the experiences and attitudes of individual employees with respect to their workplace.  

“The banks recognized on this list are trying hard to create workplaces that employees want to join,” said Chana R. Schoenberger, Editor-in-Chief of American Banker. “Especially during this moment when companies are experiencing a shift in how, where, and how much employees work, banks are paying attention to how they can best retain their people.”

Established in 1996, First United Bank has assets of $520 million, and seven banking centers located in Madisonville, Earlington, Beaver Dam, Marion, and Owensboro. 

Earlier this year, the bank opened a second Owensboro location at 2800 Frederica Street in Wesleyan Park Plaza. First United Bank originally expanded to the Owensboro market in March 2021 with their first location at 3012 West Parrish Avenue.

December 2, 2022 | 12:07 am

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