Location: Kilmarnock, Va.
Assets: $659 million
Employees: 209
Chairman, President and CEO: Jeffrey Szyperski

Popular with employees: Professional development is a top priority at Chesapeake. All employees have the chance to advance their careers with additional training paid for by the bank.

Community service initiative: Chesapeake employees, from senior management down, participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in 2014. Videos of employees getting doused with ice water were posted on YouTube and Facebook.

Communication tool/practice: The CEO calls employees on their birthdays and often encourages them to contact him directly with concerns.

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