Baker Boyer again lauded as top place to work

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Baker Boyer Bank has been named one of the best companies to work for in Washington for the eighth consecutive year.

The Walla Walla bank earned a second-place ranking among the best large companies to work for by “Seattle Business” magazine. An awards dinner celebrating the business and 14 other honorees took place last Thursday at the Westin Seattle. Winners came from 18 cities across Washington and were chosen based on extensive employee surveys, according to a news release. Top winners in each category were chosen from a field of top scorers by a panel of judges. The competition is designed to recognize companies that set a standard for leadership, benefits, work environment, innovative training, employee happiness and more. This is the 23rd year for the competition.

“It is inspiring to me that Baker Boyer has been recognized for eight years in a row, achieving this level of success in strong economic times as well as through some of the toughest I hope to see in my career,” Baker Boyer President and Chief Executive Officer Megan Clubb said in a prepared statement. “As I have said many times, when you have strong teamwork taking care of your co-workers and exceptional service taking care of your clients, you have a winning business strategy.”

Baker Boyer has eight branches and wealth management and business banking offices in Walla Walla, Yakima and the Tri-Cities. It employs 164 people and has $554 million in year-to-date average assets as of March 31.

Awards were presented by the event’s sponsors, Gallagher Benefit Services, Comcast Business and HomeStreet Bank.

First place in the large companies category went to Slalom Consulting of Seattle.

An excerpt from the magazine: “Some thing happen every summer in Washington state: Fourth of July fireworks over Lake Union, the Seattle to Portland bicycle ride and Baker Boyer’s annual appearance in Washington’s 100 Best Companies to Work For listing. For the eighth consecutive year, the Walla Walla bank has earned a spot near the top of our list thanks to its continued emphasis on employee health and wellness, leadership development and open communication. At 144 years of age Baker Boyer has never looked better.” For the complete list of winners visit seattlebusinessmag.com .

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