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Local business named one of 'Best Companies to Work for in Texas'

Local business named one of 'Best Companies to Work for in Texas'
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POSTED: Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 4:19pm

UPDATED: Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 4:22pm

An East Texas business was recently named one of the 2014 Best Companies to Work for in Texas.

Austin Bank was recognized and honored on Tuesday, April 1st at the Texas Association of Business Awards dinner in Austin. This is the sixth year for Austin Bank to receive this award.

The awards program was created in 2006 and is a project of TEXAS MONTHLY, the Texas Association of Business (TAB), the Texas State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management (TSC-SHRM) and Best Companies Group.

Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the Best Companies to Work for in Texas. The 2014 list is comprised of 100 companies which benefit the state’s economy, its workforce and businesses. Austin Bank ranked #19 in the medium sized company category.

“Austin Bank is especially proud to receive this honor because it came from the input of our employees,” said Jeff Austin III, Vice Chairman of the Board.

“The success of our bank has been built by a wonderful team of dedicated, professional employees. Our employees are the face of Austin Bank not only within the bank going the extra mile to serve our customers but also out in our communities helping others. To support our employees and their vital contributions, it is our goal to provide the best possible workplace environment,” said Austin. “Every employee is encouraged to continue learning and developing their career; and to become involved in their local community in order to make the best place to work also the best to live and the best place to bank.”

Austin Bank is a community bank with an excess of $1.4 billion in assets. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Texas, Austin Bank serves the needs of families and businesses with more than 400 employees in 31 locations, 21 cities and ten counties. During 2013, Austin Bank employees gave countless hours of volunteer service, and the bank contributed more than $400,000 in direct support of local education, the arts, literacy, health and housing needs. Austin Bank is locally owned and operated by the Austin Family who is celebrating 105 years of serving the banking industry.

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For information on the Best Companies to Work for in Texas program, visit

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