Walla Walla bank named top 100 best to work for

Baker Boyer Bank was named the top "Best Companies to Work For" in the state by Seattle Business magazine for businesses with 100 to 499 employees.

The Walla Walla-based bank has eight branches in Yakima and the Tri-Cities.

Seattle Business magazine judges companies based on hiring and retention, communication, benefits, work environment, rewards and recognition, leadership, training and education, performance standards and corporate culture, said a news release.

A confidential employee survey from at least half of Baker Boyer Bank's 168 employees accounted for two-thirds of the final score in this competition.

In addition, Baker Boyer Bank achieved a spot on U.S. Banker magazine's Top 200 Community Banks list. The bank ranked 23rd out of thousands of community banks across the nation.