Location: Baton Rouge, La.
Assets: $683 million
No. of employees: 89
President and CEO: David "Jude" Melville

Popular with employees: Business First's "Dollar for Dollar" program provides up to $250 in matching donations to charities supported by employees.

Community service initiative: Employees at each bank location are empowered to select people or groups from their communities, whether clients or not, and reward them with thank-you gifts and donations.

Bonus/incentive program: Annual bonuses based on the profitability of each location and the bank overall average 10% of salary. Spot bonuses are given to employees who go above and beyond on projects.

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