Making a Difference: Awards & Recognitions

2017 Most Admired CEO – Tom Wayne

Tom Wayne, president of Bank of Oak Ridge has been named one of the Triad Business Journal’s Most Admired CEOs for 2017. This honor was given to eighteen individuals from across the region from a diverse array of industries and organizations. From large scale initiatives down to the paint on the walls, Tom’s personality and passion for doing the right thing both in business and in the community has made him a valued and appreciated leader at Bank of Oak Ridge. 

 

2017 Top 200 Community Banks and Thrifts

Bank of Oak Ridge has been named to American Banker magazine’s Top 200 Publicly Traded Community Banks and Thrifts. The listing is based on a company’s three-year average return on equity (“ROE”) through December 31, 2016. ROE is widely used by investors to analyze business performance. This is the first time in the Company’s seventeen year history it has been named to the prestigious list, and was one of only five other North Carolina banks in the magazine’s ranking. The Company came in at 170 in its inaugural year on the list.

“It is an honor to be named to American Banker’s Top 200 Community Banks and Thrifts list,” said Tom Wayne, President and Chief Financial Officer. “We are proud of the talented team of professionals who have contributed to the great success we have had in the communities we serve, and we are optimistic about our growth and momentum thus far in 2017.”

 

2017 Best Places to Work Award
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It is an honor to be selected as one of the Top Work Places in the Triad for a second time. This accolade is a testament to our thriving work place culture, which we believe is a direct result of our committed, passionate and empowered employees. The Triad’s Top Work Places are based on employee surveys undertaken by Workplace-Dynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement, in partnership with the Greensboro News & Record. Discover why Bank of Oak Ridge is one of the Top Work Places in the Triad.

 

2017 Best Bank In The Triad

Bank of Oak Ridge has been voted “Best Bank In The Triad” for six consecutive years (2012 – 2017). As reported by YES! Weekly’s annual “Best of the Triad” reader survey, thousands of Triad area residents voted in a survey that includes more than 150 categories recognizing readers’ selections of the best Triad businesses from banks to restaurants. With thousands of ballots cast for the awards each year, the annual survey continues to grow in voter participation and has become a standard of excellence in the Triad. 

Brent Schroyer, Vice President at Bank of Oak Ridge, was voted “Best Insurance Agent” in the Triad for a second year in a row.

 
2016 Torch Award for Business Ethics from the Better Business Bureau

torchaward-betterbusinessbureauBank of Oak Ridge is honored to be one of three business recognized in 2016 for the Torch Awards for Ethics. “The Torch Awards for Ethics is not a popularity contest. An independent panel judges reviews each nominee and evaluates the company’s demonstrated commitment to business practices that build trust with employees, customers and vendors in the marketplace. The winners exemplify TRUST in the community,” said Kevin Hinterberger, President & CEO of BBB Serving Central NC. 

Do the Right Thing. This phrase stands at the top of the Bank of Oak Ridge strategic plan every year and we are proud to be an employee-owned community bank that is committed to delivering ethical and above-and-beyond client service. To learn more about what makes Bank of Oak Ridge different, please contact Client Connect at 336.644.9944.

 

2016 Reader’s Choice Best Bank

readerschoice_logo_2016Bank of Oak Ridge is proud to be voted “Best Bank” by  News & Record Readers. Readers select and vote on their favorite establishments, brands,  personalities, and more.

Along with being recognized as ‘Best Bank’, Brent Schroyer was named runner up top insurance agent, and Bank of Oak Ridge mortgage services was named runner up top mortgage lender.

We are humbled that the community continues to recognize Bank of Oak Ridge as the community bank.

 

2016 Best Bank In The Triad

The Triad's Best Bank - 5 Years in a RowBank of Oak Ridge has been voted “Best Bank In The Triad” for five consecutive years (2012 – 2016). As reported by YES! Weekly’s annual “Best of the Triad” reader survey, thousands of Triad area residents voted in a survey that includes more than 150 categories recognizing readers’ selections of the best Triad businesses from banks to restaurants. With thousands of ballots cast for the awards each year, the annual survey continues to grow in voter participation and has become a standard of excellence in the Triad. The “Best Bank in the Triad” designation is true confirmation that Triad residents have embraced our personal attention and convenient ‘Banking As It Should Be® approach, that helps businesses and families achieve their dreams.

Brent Schroyer, Vice President at Bank of Oak Ridge, was voted “Best Insurance Agent” in Greensboro and High Point, and runner-up in Winston-Salem.

 

2012 Top Work Places Award

TWP_Greensboro_Portrait_2012_AWIt is an honor to be selected as one of the Top Work Places in the Triad. This accolade is a testament to our thriving work place culture, which we believe is a direct result of our committed, passionate and empowered employees. The Triad’s Top Work Places are based on employee surveys undertaken by Workplace-Dynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement, in partnership with the Greensboro News & Record. Discover why Bank of Oak Ridge is one of the Top Work Places in the Triad.

 
 
Triad’s Healthiest Employers Award

healthiest-award-logoAs recognized by The Triad Business Journal and Healthiest Employers, a company dedicated to measuring wellness programming in today’s employers, Bank of Oak Ridge is leading the way as one of the Triad’s Healthiest workplaces. With a health newsletter, challenges, an annual health risk assessment, encouragement to exercise together outside and more, we are helping employees make healthy choices that will lead to ‘Life As It Should Be’.

 
 
Best Places To Work In The Triad

best-places-to-work-award-badgeWe’re proud to be recognized by The Triad Business Journal as one of the Best Places to Work in the Triad. The award expresses our dedication to providing ‘Work As It Should Be’. Discover why Bank of Oak Ridge is one of the Best Places to Work in the Triad.

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