Location: Ashland, Ky.
Assets: $181 million
Employees: 62
Chairman and CEO: April Perry

Activity to relieve stress/promote fun: Employees participated in a six-week cooking class hosted at one Kentucky Farmers Bank location that has a full kitchen. The cost was minimal for employees to participate, and the instructor showed attendees how to prepare dishes in a healthier way.

Community service initiative: The bank provides backpacks and other items to the Ashland Alliance Young Professionals Backpack Program, which ensures elementary school students in need receive school supplies and at least one new outfit.

Bonus/incentive program: An annual cash bonus is paid to all employees at the end of the year, including new hires that come on board prior to Sept. 1 of that year. The amount is based on various criteria, including the bank's income and an employee's performance rating.

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