Location: Ridgeland, Miss.
Assets: $1.1 billion
Employees: 159
Chairman, President and CEO: Curt Gabardi
www.metropolitan.bank

Popular with employees: On most Fridays, each office organizes free breakfast, such as donuts, bagels with cream cheese or homemade casseroles.

Fitness/wellness program: During a "March Madness" competition each spring, teams earn points by exercising, eating fruit and vegetables, drinking water, meditating, sleeping seven hours at night and reading a wellness book. Members of the winning team receive a $25 gift card.

Bonus/incentive program: Full-time employees are eligible to receive cash and stock awards through an incentive plan based on their individual performance and the bank meeting its overall goals.

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