The Westchester Bank, one of the nation’s fastest growing community banks, was recently recognized as a 2017 Best Companies to Work for in New York State. Of the 46 companies in the small to medium-sized employer range receiving accolades, the Bank was ranked #17 in the entire state. These celebrated annual awards, hosted by The New York State Society for Human Resource Management, are part of a distinctive program that evaluates and ranks the best places of employment. This statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in New York, whose practices benefit the State's businesses, economy and workforce.
The Awards Banquet was held at the Albany Marriot on April 19th with John M. Tolomer, President and CEO of The Westchester Bank, accepting honors on behalf of the Bank and all its employees. Mr. Tolomer stated, “Of the many awards The Westchester Bank’s had the privilege of receiving, selection as a Best Company to Work for in NYS carries special meaning. It’s a tribute to every one of the 66-people working here and a testament to their dedication to service, excellence and to making the community a better place in which to live. Since our founding almost 9 years ago with just 10 employees, our business model for success has been captured by a Banking Made Personal philosophy. Banking Made Personal starts with having the very best employees who understand and practice a culture of caring, caring for our customer needs and caring for each other. While we try to set the right environment in which to learn and grow, it’s the collective efforts of a positive and energetic staff that continues to account for the Bank’s success over the years,” Mr. Tolomer concluded.
The New York State Society for Human Resource Management (NYSSHRM) officially announces award recipients as part of its Best Companies to Work for in New York State awards program. Their 10th annual Best Companies to Work for in New York list is comprised of companies with operations in the state, split into two groups: small/medium-sized employers with 15 to 249 U.S. employees, and large employers with 250 or more employees. To be considered for participation, organizations had to fulfill specific registration eligibility requirements, then participate in a two-part survey of employee satisfaction and engagement, as well as workplace practices and policies.