The great diversity of the St. Louis region is well-represented among Midwest BankCentre’s staff of 280 team members. Its strong spirit of inclusiveness creates a warm welcome for all and drives unique strengths that energize the bank’s culture of innovation.

Midwest BankCentre team believes in Rising Together

Midwest BankCentre won the 2018 National Community Bank Service Award from the Independent Community Bankers of America® for excellence in banking the unbanked and underbanked citizens of the region. Photo by Paul Nordman.

Underscoring its commitment to diversity and community, Orvin Kimbrough became CEO of Midwest BankCentre in January 2019. He was formerly president of the United Way of Greater St. Louis. The bank’s board of directors includes substantial representation by women, African-American, Hispanic and Bosnian business leaders. Similar diversity exists among bank leadership, managers and staff.

At the bank’s 19 branch locations in the city of St. Louis and St. Louis, Jefferson and St. Charles counties, team members work to empower people, enable business and energize neighborhoods through the strength of Midwest BankCentre’s financial services. The full array of financial services offered include personalized consumer and business banking, mortgages, home equity loans, financial planning and investments, insurance and digital banking.

Reflecting the bank’s local commitment to Rising Together, each team member earns up to a full day of pay each year for community volunteerism. Working alongside neighbors and business partners, 55 percent of the team volunteered more than 4,700 hours in 2018 to improve neighborhoods, help others extract maximum benefit from mainstream banking, and serve as catalysts for redevelopment and reinvestment.

Midwest BankCentre team believes in Rising Together

Midwest BankCentre team members forged a team for the 2018 YWCA Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event in St. Louis.

The company culture emphasizes empowerment and a focus on the customer. Leaders meet with branch teams regularly and the whole team comes together for quarterly updates and fun. Competitive compensation plans reward team members and provide generous healthcare benefits, including 100 percent maternal/paternal paid leave for eight weeks and IVF coverage.

In addition to 10 bank holidays, team members earn personal time off and flextime schedules are available in many positions. To encourage healthy savings habits, the bank matches 100 percent of employee contributions to the 401(k) retirement plan up to four percent of annual compensation.

The bank pays a $15 minimum hourly rate, leading the local banking industry since early 2018. Team members receive continuous feedback from managers in lieu of annual performance reviews. In addition to tuition reimbursement benefits, individuals may participate in the President’s Council, Policy Study Group, Women on the Rise and Rising Talent programs to accelerate learning, gain mentoring and participate in job shadowing. Online training modules supplement staff training to help customers succeed and enhance work satisfaction.

The bank’s collaboration with a network of more than 20 nonprofits has led to profitable community reinvestment that gives the most number of people a chance to live their dreams.

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