Location: Sioux Falls, S.D.
Assets: $2 billion
Employees: 339
CEO: Dana Dykhouse
www.firstpremier.com

Popular with employees: For more than 20 years, First Premier has provided scholarships to high school seniors. Last year, 15 of the 31 $1,000 scholarships awarded went to children of bank employees.

Activity to relieve stress/promote fun: Unique sales meetings help foster teamwork. One example is an exercise in a corn maze meant to highlight a healthy approach to organizational change.

Community service initiative: Last year the bank was the exclusive sponsor of the United Way rally, "Start with Heart." The event featured the rock bank Heart.

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