Awards & Recognition

40 Under 40 Square 2023

40 Under 40: Community Bank Leaders

Nomination Period: Jan.-Feb. · Announced: June

Independent Banker magazine, the award-winning monthly publication of the Independent Community Bankers of America, opened the nomination period for its annual 40 Under 40: Community Bank Leaders list. This award recognizes the nation’s up-and-coming community bank innovators and influencers who represent the future of the industry.

The nomination period for 2023 is now closed. Check back later for this year's winners!

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Best Community Banks to Work For

Nomination Period: July · Winners Announced: December

Based on anonymous employee surveys, our Best Community Banks to Work For awards recognize community banks whose workplaces have not only endured 2020’s challenges but gone above and beyond.

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National Community Bank Service Awards

Nomination Period: April · Winners Announced: September

The National Community Bank Service Awards, presented by the Independent Community Bankers of America and sponsored by FIS, recognize community banks providing outstanding, hands-on volunteer community service efforts to their local communities.


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Best Perfoming Banks 2021

ICBA’s Top-Performing Community Banks

Announced: May

Our annual list of the year’s go-getters is here! Read on to see the 75 community banks that took the crown, and hear from nine that shined because of their cutting-edge technology, strategic growth and superior personal service.

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Top Lenders List

Announced: July

Using FDIC data for 2020, we calculated a lender score out of 100 for each community bank. The score combines the average of the bank’s percentile rank for lending concentration and for loan growth over the past year in each lending category. We then adjusted each score for loan charge offs in each category at certain percentile thresholds.


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