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Awards & Recognition


We are honored to be recognized by the organizations below for our culture of integrity, commitment to community development
and advancements in sustainability. Thank you for partnering with Busey to make these acknowledgements possible.
 

Recent awards and recognition include the following:


2022 Leading Disability Employer
National Organization on Disability (NOD)
Busey has been recognized as a 2022 Leading Disability Employer by the National Organization on Disability (NOD). This highly selective award is given to only the top performing companies demonstrating positive outcomes in recruiting, hiring, retaining and advancing people with disabilities in their workforces.

2022 Community Service Award Recipient
Illinois Bankers Association
 
Busey was named a recipient of the 2022 Community Service Award by the Illinois Bankers Association.

2022 St. Louis’ Largest Commercial Lenders
St. Louis Business Journal
 
The St. Louis Business Journal recognized Busey on its list of St. Louis’ Largest Commercial Lenders. Busey ranked 5th out of the 24 largest commercial lenders with St. Louis area operations, based on local commercial loans outstanding Dec. 31, 2021. 

2022 America's Best Banks
Forbes

Busey was named among America’s Best Banks for 2022, a first-ever recognition by Forbes. Ranked 52nd overall, First Busey was the top ranked bank headquartered in Illinois; only three other Illinois-based banks were included on the list.

2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 & 2016 Best Banks to Work For
American Banker and Best Companies Group

The awards program identifies, recognizes and honors the Best Banks to Work for in the United States. Busey is one of only four banks headquartered in Illinois and is among 15 organizations in the mid-size asset category ($3-10 billion). 

2021, 2020, 2019 & 2018 Best Places to Work in Money Management
Pensions & Investments and Best Companies Group
 
Busey Wealth Management was among 100 well-known financial firms across the country awarded a 2021 Best Places to Work in Money Management by Pensions & Investments and its research partner, Best Companies Group.

2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 & 2016 Best Places to Work in Illinois
Daily Herald Business Ledger and Best Companies Group

The awards program, presented by Daily Herald Business Ledger and Best Companies Group, identifies, recognizes and honors the Best Places to Work in Illinois, benefiting the state's economy, workforce and business. Busey is among only 21 other businesses in the category of 500+ associates. This statewide recognition is open to any company with a location in Illinois, meaning more than one million businesses are eligible to contend for this recognition.

2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 & 2017 Best Companies to Work for in Florida
Florida Trend and Best Companies Group

Busey is honored to be named among the Best Companies to Work For in Florida. The awards program identifies, recognizes and honors the best places of employment in Florida—benefiting the state’s economy, workforce and businesses. The Best Companies to Work For in Florida is presented in partnership by Florida Trend magazine and Best Companies Group.

2021, 2020 & 2019 Best Places to Work in Indiana
The Indiana Chamber of Commerce and Best Companies Group

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce and Best Companies Group named Busey Bank among the Best Places to Work in Indiana for the second consecutive year. The awards program identifies, recognizes and honors the best places of employment in Indiana with leading workplace cultures. Busey is honored to be among the Top 5 major companies named to the list, based almost entirely on comprehensive associate surveys.

2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 & 2017 BEST Award
Association for Talent Development
 
The award, which is presented by the Association for Talent Development, recognized 71 organizations that demonstrate enterprise-wide success as a result of employee talent development. Established in 2003, award winners include small and large private, public and not-for-profit organizations from around the world including Hitachi, IBM, Samsung, USAA, Valvoline and Verizon, to name a few.

2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 & 2017 Healthiest Employers
St. Louis Business Journal
 
Busey is honored to be named among the St. Louis Business Journal Healthiest Employers. The St. Louis Business Journal identifies St. Louis companies for whom health and wellness is a priority, especially in this time of heightened safety.

2022, 2021, 2020, 2019 & 2018 Illinois' Healthiest Employers 
Cigna & Crain's Content Studio

Busey is honored to be recognized among Illinois' Healthiest Employers. The award program, sponsored by global health insurer Cigna and Crain's, highlights best practices in corporate well-being programs.

2022 BHC Business Health Culture Award
St. Louis Business Health Coalition

Busey is honored to be named the winner of the 2022 BHC Business Health Culture Award by the St. Louis Business Health Coalition (BHC). The award centers on the components that make a wellness program successful, such as leadership support, communications, incentives & participation and innovation. Busey is humbled to be recognized for our continual commitment to associate health and well-being.



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