September 13, 2019
For the fourth consecutive year, Starion Bank has been named one of Prairie Business magazine’s 50 Best Places to Work.
“Starion is honored to be named a best place to work in the region,” said Craig Larson, Starion Bank CEO. “As a family-owned community bank, we strive to be a place people want to have a career and take pride in being part of their community.”
This award is given based on anonymous employee nominations that address workplace benefits, culture and personal job satisfaction, with consideration given to the number of nominations a company received. Prairie Business received more than 1,400 nominations from employees in North Dakota, South Dakota and western Minnesota. The September issue of the magazine honors the businesses.
Larson believes something that sets Starion apart as an employer is its belief in career track planning for employees at all levels and a commitment to promoting from within. Along with highly-competitive salary and benefit packages, these help employees feel valued, knowing they have a future in the organization.
Employees also appreciate the bank’s core value of giving back to the community. Employees are encouraged to be engaged in the community, both with their time and, when possible, financially. In fact, for the bank’s 50th anniversary in 2019, each employee received two days of volunteer time off and gets to choose a charity to receive a $500 donation from the bank.
“This recognition would not be possible without the commitment and dedication of our employees,” added Larson. “We thank those who submitted nominations and every Starion employee for their hard work – at the bank and in the community. Our employees live out the bank’s values in everything they do.”