Location: Happy, Texas
Assets: $2.4 billion
No. of employees: 578
Chairman and CEO: J. Pat Hickman
Popular with employees: Happy State gives employees the freedom to act like an owner when it comes to taking care of customers. If a customer is upset, tellers also can hand out a $5 bill with a sticker that reads, "We'll make you happy."
Community service initiative: The bank teamed up with Snack Pak 4 Kids, whose goal is to end weekend hunger for school children. Employees "raised" 154,567 Pop-Tarts, a contribution valued at $26,200.
Fitness/wellness program: Once a year, the bank hosts a mobile mammography coach, which offers digital mammographies to employees, saving them a trip to an imaging center.
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