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Civista Bank Named as One of 2023's Best Employers in Ohio

News Release

Sandusky, Ohio (June 12, 2023) – Civista Bank was recently named as one of the 2023 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 thirteenth consecutive year Civista Bank has been named to the list and the fifth 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 2023 Best Employers in Ohio list is made up of 60 companies.

"We are truly honored to receive the recognition of Best Employers in Ohio for the 13th consecutive year. At Civista, we believe that success is not only about celebrating our achievements, but also about working toward a common vision - to be the community’s trusted financial advisor. This past year we expanded our market, employee base and services with the acquisitions of Napoleon-based Comunibanc Corp. and Pittsburgh-based Vision Financial Group, Inc. As we continue to evolve, we remain committed to nurturing the strengths of our employees for a winning customer and employee experience,” said Civista Bank CEO and President, Dennis Shaffer.

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, analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.

The rankings of the 2023 Best Employers in Ohio were unveiled in a special supplement produced by Crain’s Content Studio-Cleveland and published in Crain’s Cleveland Business on June 12.

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

About Civista Bank

Founded in 1884, Civista Bank is the community banking subsidiary of Civista Bancshares, Inc., a financial services holding company with assets over $3.5 billion headquartered in Sandusky, Ohio. Civista Bank provides full-service banking, commercial lending, mortgage, and wealth management services to individuals, businesses, governments, and non-profit entities. Today, Civista operates 43 offices across Ohio, Southeastern Indiana, and Northern Kentucky. Civista Bank also offers commercial equipment leasing services for businesses nationwide through its subsidiary, Vision Financial Group (VFG), centered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. To learn more, visit

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