Location: Lexington, Ky.
Assets: $2 billion
Employees: 503
Chairman, President and CEO: Luther Deaton
www.centralbank.com

Popular with employees: Central employees can buy up to three extra vacation days per year and get reimbursed if they fail to use them.

Career development/training program: A job-shadowing program allows employees to observe in other departments that look interesting to them while on the clock.

Community service initiative: From April through October, Central sponsors a public concert in downtown Lexington every Thursday. Employees get free drink tickets, while 39 charities benefit from the event proceeds.

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