Best Places To Work—TowneBank

by Ryan Miller

By Angela Blue

Multiple locations throughout Coastal Virginia

Number of Employees

What They Do
TowneBank offers a competitive array of business and personal financial services including banking, lending, investment, retirement planning, insurance, real estate, treasury services, employee benefits and wealth management.

TowneBank’s culture of caring leads employees to participate in many giving back initiatives.

Company Culture
One word can be used to describe TowneBank’s company culture and philosophy toward employees: family. The company is extremely family-friendly, extending benefits to family members as well as employees themselves.

TowneBank has a developed wellness program, Towne For Life, which includes participation in Weight Watchers and on-campus fitness classes at reduced rates; access to race entries for local nonprofit races; free training workshops for employees on work/life balance, time management, nutrition and healthy eats; onsite flu shots, health screenings and more.

Opportunities for advancement are unlimited. The bank has an active training department, offering classes like Banking Officer School, Teller Training and Loan Training. Employees are also eligible to take courses through the Center for Financial Training.

TowneBank’s Perfect Attendance Days

Formal Benefits
Paid holidays
Paid vacation time
Perfect Attendance Days
Birthdays off
Flexible scheduling when returning from leave
Generous sick and leave policy
Member stock purchase plan
401(K) contribution plan with match
Profit sharing based on the bank’s prior year financial results
Service award recognition for 5, 10, 15 and 20 years of service
Tuition reimbursement program for employees working on a bachelor’s or master’s

Best Places to Work Award presented to TowneBank founder Bob Aston and staff.

Work Perks
Paid time off to participate in volunteer projects and activities
Scheduled shopping days and clothing allowance for front line employees
Annual dinner for bank tellers and new account officers
Hotline for employees to offer ways to streamline tasks/procedures with opportunity for bonuses if an employee’s solution is implemented
Family Fun Day
Monthly CEO luncheon with Bob Aston
On-site café serving breakfast and lunch at corporate campus
Fitness facility at corporate campus
Meal trains to support employees in good times and bad

An on-site café serves breakfast and lunch at reduced costs.

Why I Love My Job
“TowneBank employees feel a sense of belonging and a sense of caring that comes from the top down. Management makes it clear that employees are valued and cared for. They work side-by-side with employees at all levels during day-to-day activities and at events like the United Way Day of Caring, Habit for Humanity and Roc Solid Builds.”—Kim Ritter, SVP, Director of Human Resources

Yes. Visit TowneBank’s website for more information.

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