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2021 Best Employers in Ohio

News Release

Sandusky, Ohio (June 28, 2021) – Civista Bank was recently named as one of the 2021 Best Employers in Ohio. The annual list of the Best Employers in Ohio was created by Best Companies Group in partnership with Crain’s Cleveland Business and Crain’s Content Studio-Cleveland.  This is the eleventh consecutive year Civista Bank has been named to the list and the third year by Crain’s. 

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 2021 Best Employers in Ohio list is made up of 42 companies.

Civista Bank CEO and President, Dennis Shaffer, thanked employees for this recognition. “It’s an honor to have received this recognition for the 11th year in a row. Our employees are the driving force behind Civista’s success and an integral part of several positive customer experience initiatives, including the recent rollout of Civista’s new Digital Banking. Our team of talented employees contributes to Civista’s positive work environment, making it a rewarding place to work.”


About the Program

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% 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% 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