Best Places to Work - The Journal Record 2018 - Page 58

#21 Small/Medium Employer Website: Twitter Handle: @bankrbt U.S. Corporate Headquarters: Norman Industry: Banking Status: Private U.S. Employees: 146 Oklahoma Employees: 146 Year Founded: 1988 Company Leader: Chuck Thompson, President and CEO R epublic Bank & Trust’s relationship with its bankers is about more than just money. Republic focuses on banking local businesses, their owners, and their employees by providing personal service and high-end technology. In addition, the bank offers a variety of financial services, including investment, trust and mortgage services. Republic under- stands that its success as a local community bank is dependent on the success of the businesses and communities it serves as well as its bankers. “We realize that our best assets go home each night,” CEO Chuck Thompson said. “We pledge to help all customers and all our bankers be financially secure, constantly delighted, and committed to the community, and we will generate strong capital to support these efforts.” “It is our responsibility to see that our communities are better because Republic bankers are here,” Thompson said. “Republic values the communities in which we live, work, and raise our families. It is our privilege and commitment to support our bankers and the citi- zens of Cleveland County.” Republic supports its bankers with perks like monthly incentive 58 2018 Best Places to Work bonuses, a Christmas cash gift, and an annual performance-based incentive. Bankers are also treated with complimentary tickets to events, including University of Oklahoma athletic and theater events, Sooner Theatre events, local charity events and more. In addition, all bankers have access to the bank’s Professional, Health & Wellness Program. This program reimburses bankers for items purchased that promote professionalism, work attire, and items that promote health and wellness such as gym memberships. The bank also offers an Emergency Assistance Loan Program in which bankers can apply for financial assistance when unforeseen hardships arise. Giving back to the Cleveland County community is also important for Republic. The bank supports many nonprofits, including those that promote education and the arts, as well as local nonprofits, and social service agencies. Bankers are recognized for their community volunteer efforts and can receive an additional paid day off each year for their efforts. Republic has been named among the Best Places to Work in Okla- homa eight times and has received many awards for its community efforts, including the Beacon Award. The Journal Record