Erie County

Civista Bank makes 2020 Best Employers list



SANDUSKY – Civista Bank was recently named as one of the 2020 Best Employers in Ohio. The annual list of the Best Employers in Ohio was created by Crain’s Cleveland Business and Best Companies Group. This is the tenth consecutive year Civista Bank has been named to the list.

This statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Ohio; benefiting the state’s economy, its workforce and businesses. The 2020 Best Employers in Ohio list is made up of 42 companies.

Civista Bank CEO and President, Dennis Shaffer, thanked employees for this recognition. “We are honored to have such a talented and engaged group of employees,” he said. “Across the banking industry, COVID-19 has brought about an extraordinary amount of change to our business and personal lives. Throughout these challenges, every department and employee at Civista Bank has continued to shape the company’s vision – working together to be the community’s trusted financial provider.”

To be considered for Best Employers in Ohio, companies had to participate in a two-part survey process. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25 percent of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75 percent of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final rankings. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Ohio and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.

For more information on the Best Employers in Ohio program, visit