Location: Grand Forks, N.D.
Assets: $942 million
Employees: 195
CEO: Brian Johnson

Popular with employees: Choice asks its employees in a survey each year what they think are the best things about working there and its flexibility is a favorite response. Operating on the philosophy that flexibility breeds dedication, the bank encourages employees not to let work keep them away from their kids' soccer games.

Employee recognition/appreciation program: Choice reimburses employees up to $400 a year for gym memberships, exercise equipment and preventative care.

Community service initiative: Its annual "Go Hawaiian for Hospice" event raised more than $35,000 in 2014 Attendees of the luau-style lunch enjoy a pig roast and fresh pineapple.

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