Hundreds of banks will receive a Banky™ Award, the Good Housekeeping-like seal of approval, endorsing them as a highly effective, community-focused bank. Five will be singled out as category award winners in each of the five categories:

  • Thank God Its Monday® Culture Banky Award for Outstanding Workplace Culture
  • Above-and-Beyond Customer Service Banky Award
  • Money Smarts™ Banky Award for Financial Literacy Education
  • BanksGiving™ Banky Award for Philanthropy
  • Thought Leader Banky Award

And three banks also compete as finalists for exemplary performance in all five areas as finalists for the Extraordinary Bank of the Year Award.

Minneapolis, MN: Hundreds of community bankers from across the United States are set to descend on Minneapolis in September [gg_insert_year] at the [gg_insert_year] Extraordinary Banking™ Awards and the winner is YOU! This could be your year to win! This year's winners represent the best of the best of community banking. We are so proud of what they’ve accomplished.

The 2017 Extraordinary Banking™ Award

The three finalists for the [gg_insert_prev_year] Extraordinary Bank of the Year Award were:

Each of the finalists presented their accomplishments to the hundreds of bankers in attendance. The stories were absolutely amazing. The growth these banks have seen, the transformation they and their people have undergone was jaw dropping and, frankly, left few dry eyes in the room. Their stories are beyond inspirational and serve as shining examples of what each of you can do. At the end of the presentations the bankers in attendance texted in their vote for the top bank of [gg_insert_prev_year]... Congratulations again to our [gg_insert_prev_year] Extraordinary Bank of the Year, Security Bank, Keith Knudsen, President & CEO and his amazing team!

2017 Extraordinary Bank of the Year Finalist, Pioneer Bank

2017 Extraordinary Bank of the Year Finalist, First National Bank of Syracuse

2017 Extraordinary Bank of the Year Finalist, Farmers State Bank

A School, a New Car, and More!

All of the winners receive over $10,000 in business building and public relations resources designed to help them show their community that they truly are Extraordinary Bankers! In addition, the Institute for Extraordinary Banking™ will make a donation of $10,000 to the Unstoppable Foundation on behalf of The [gg_insert_year] Extraordinary Bank of the Year Award™Winner to sponsor the construction of a school in Africa. AND the winning bank will receive A NEW CAR! The car is custom wrapped with YOUR branding, to say loud and clear to everyone in your community that you are The [gg_insert_year] Extraordinary Bank winner. The car is yours to keep this year and beyond!