Location: Champaign, Ill.
Assets: $5.5 billion
Employees: 1,300
President and CEO: Van Dukeman

Fitness/wellness program: An on-site gym and wellness center opened this year, complete with a health bar.

Career development/training program: Three training programs, called Develop, Evolve, and Transform, are designed for employees of various levels. Develop is open to any employee with an interest in self-improvement, while Evolve is competitive and targets emerging leaders. Transform helps First Busey's most influential executives refine their leadership skills.

Communication tool/practice: First Busey hosts many networking events for employees throughout the year, from happy hours to summer cookouts.

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