Location: Sandusky, Ohio
Assets: $1.4 billion
Chairman and CEO: James Miller
Popular with employees: Management has an open-door policy and regularly visits branches to solicit input. Employees are encouraged to call or drop in on senior executives.
Employee recognition/appreciation program: Supervisors can nominate employees for additional paid time off as a reward for exceptional work.
Community service initiative: Civista fully matches donations to the United Way, and employees can get a paid day off if they pledge one hour of wages per month for the year.