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Employee Culture 

At Community Bank & Trust, we've developed a powerful corporate culture, one that's evident in every facet of our organization. It's based on the common goal of providing exceptional, personal service and built on the core values of teamwork, mutual respect, and honesty. There are no greater assets than our employees and it shows in our work environment, community focus, employee programs, and benefits. We offer a place where:

People matter. To drive employee fulfillment and engagement, we provide a challenging and rewarding atmosphere while fostering talent and encouraging personal and professional growth.

New ideas are encouraged and supported. Our employees are encouraged to bring new ideas and diversity of thought. Discussion and healthy debates are fostered to bring creativity and strength to the  organization. We have a saying around the bank – “Be careful what you ask for.” If they have an idea or suggestion, we are always open to exploring it and often ask that employee to be involved or lead the efforts to implementation. Regardless of title, location, or individual role, our employees’ voices are heard, appreciated and make a direct impact on our organization and how we serve our clients.

Performance is rewarded. Striving to be exceptional in everything we do, each employee and team plays an essential role in our future. To reward employees, shareholders, and clients, as well as strengthen and serve our communities, our employee goals are linked directly to the company’s strategic plan. At CBT, we work hard, but we play hard, too!

Leadership is accessible. Our leaders have a genuine interest in getting to know our employees and make a concentrated effort to be accessible and available.

Recognized in 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020, and 2021 as "Employer of Choice" by the Courier Communications.

I Love My Job

Kara Happel

Kara Happel, Teller

"We like to have fun and keep laughing and smiling throughout each day. We all pull together and work together to make each day and client experience a great one!"

Sue White

Sue White, Teller

"I continue to stay because this bank is such a family-oriented business, even to the customers. Management always gives positive recognition. The opportunities are endless here. CBT rocks!”

Laurel Thompson

Laurel Thompson, Wealth Management Assistant

"Involvement in the Cedar Valley communities is encouraged through volunteer projects. CBT truly focuses on the work/personal balance for its employees - it is not just words but is demonstrated in decisions every day. I am proud to say I am part of the CBT community!"

Stacey Bentley

Stacey Bentley, President & CEO

"We work around where employees live. That makes a difference. This is their community; our customers are their neighbors, family and friends. We believe that when you take care of the team and listen, employees rise to the occasion. When employees enjoy their work, they’re empowered to provide excellent customer service.”


We believe that an employee's overall compensation package is enhanced by the benefit plans that are offered. The benefits offered at Community Bank & Trust include:

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • 401 (K) Plan
  • Flexible Spending
  • Sabbatical
  • Disability Insurance
  • Profit Sharing Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

Fun Extras

  • Fun Committee
  • Wellness Committee
  • Adult Holiday Party
  • Casual Days
  • Sportsplex Discount
  • Verizon Discount
  • Birthday Off
  • Personal Day Buy Up
  • Clothing Advance
  • Peer to Peer Interviewing
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Community Events
  • Mileage Reimbursement
  • Wedding Day Jitters
  • New Parents Day
  • Open Door Policy
  • Raving Fan Awards
  • and More!