Location: Dallas, Texas
Assets: $1.1 billion
Employees: 155
Chairman, president and CEO: C. Malcolm Holland

Activity to relieve stress/promote fun: When temperatures exceeded 108 degrees during a heat wave last year, Veritex hired a Kona Shaved Ice truck to visit all offices and give employees free icy treats.

Career development/training program: A mentor program launched in 2014 gives interested branch managers the training they need to advance their careers. So far, two branch managers have been promoted because of their participation in the program.

Bonus/incentive program: To celebrate the bank reaching $1 billion of assets in September, C. Malcolm Holland, the chairman, president and chief executive, visited each location and gave every employee a giant candy bar with a $100 bonus attached.

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