Location: Elmira, N.Y.
Assets: $517 million
No. of employees: 123
President and CEO: Tom Carr

Popular with employees: Elmira Savings' annual Halloween contest has employees compete for branch and individual awards, with winners snagging a trophy and bragging rights for the year. Heavy participation in a recent contest was rewarded with an additional day of paid time off for all employees.

Sustainability initiative: The bank installed solar panels at a branch in Ithaca, N.Y.

Employee recognition/appreciation program: Employees receive a $2,500 award for earning a bachelor’s degree, and $1,000 for an associate's. The bank also pays half the cost of earning the degree.

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