IBAT Awards

Five*Star Award

Since 2002, IBAT has honored its associate members with the IBAT Five*Star Award, recognizing those companies that routinely provide not just excellent service, but innovative solutions that help community banks grow faster, enhance profits and gain efficiency. To qualify for the IBAT Five*Star Award, an associate member company must earn enough engagement points by being involved in IBAT events throughout the prior year. The Five*Star award is presented to three companies each year, based on community banker votes and number of employees. Award recipients are celebrated during the annual Connecting Leaders Conference.

Chairman's Award

This special award is selected at the discretion of the current IBAT Chairman. It is based on the Chairman’s observation of a member who serves the association over and beyond the call of duty.

President's Award

This award is given to an IBAT member who has gone “above and beyond” in service to our industry. It is an award of recognition – not bestowed every year. The recipient is selected at the sole discretion of the IBAT President.

Best of Community Banking Awards

BOCB recognizes the vital role your bank plays in your community.

This is your opportunity to showcase and honor the best-of-the-best efforts of your bank in six categories: pandemic response (new), bank culture, community service, financial literacy, marketing, and architectural design. Entries are free with a maximum of two per bank. Take this opportunity to tell the story of your bank’s critical involvement in the community and with both your employees and customers by sharing with us the exceptional projects you’ve taken on throughout the past year. This awards program is open to all member banks in good standing.

2021 Five*Star Associate Members

Tier 1

CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen LLP)
Deluxe Corporation
Diebold Nixdorf
Fitech Payments
PULSE, A Discover Company

Tier 2

Advantage Health Plans Trust
The Baker Group
Bank Compensation Consulting, Inc.
College Ave Student Loans
Glory Global Solutions
Griffin Financial Group, LLC
Langley & Banack, Inc.
Lee & Mason Financial Services, Inc.
Main Street, Inc.
The Todd Organization

Tier 3

Fenimore, Kay, Harrison & Ford, LLP
InfoAgora Inc.
J. Keith Hughey Company
Kreps-Colgan & Associates Executive Search, LLC
Risk Management Partners
Rogers-Ford L.C. Architecture & Interior Design
Yennik, Inc.