BusinessNH Magazine recently named one of the Upper Valley’s highly regarded banking institutions as one of the top employers in New Hampshire. With over 300 full-time employees, Mascoma Bank is thrilled to achieve this distinction for the first time in the publication’s annual rankings. “We’re proud to be a part of this ranking, along with these other great businesses,” says Bev Widger, Mascoma Bank’s chief human resources officer.
Some of the benefits offered by Mascoma to their employees include their profit-sharing program, bonuses offered when employees reach certain anniversaries with the company, and recognition from colleagues for work performed. Assistance to employees from others at the bank is a hallmark at Mascoma, says Bev. “There’s great support from the board, senior management, and all staff.”
It seems recognition of Mascoma’s corporate culture is becoming evident. Not only did they receive this distinction from BusinessNH, Widger says the bank also was named to the 2018 list of One of the Best Places to Work in Vermont, a ranking which was compiled by Vermont Business Magazine and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. Mascoma Bank joins another Upper Valley employer, King Arthur Flour, on the list of the best large Vermont companies for which to work.
Mascoma received another prestigious award in Vermont in 2018, the Governor’s Excellence in Worksite Wellness Award. This honor awards businesses that offer health and wellness programs to their employees, and that encourage healthy choices at work and at home.
Not only does the bank offer its employees financial and special-recognition benefits, it offers assistance in other forms, says Widger. One of these is their Work United program, offered in conjunction with the United Way. This program features a resource coordinator who can offer a wide range of assistance to employees, including financial, personal, and help dealing with the non-work related everyday needs and concerns of the employees. Widger notes that the Work United program has “immense resources” from which employees can draw.
Mascoma Bank is well known for its philanthropic efforts, assisting many non-profit organizations throughout the Upper Valley. Part of this effort includes encouraging its employees to volunteer in community service pursuits, a great way to forge a bond between the employees and the communities they serve.