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Jul 01, 2021

First National earns Best Place to Work for sixth consecutive year

For the sixth year in a row, First National was named Best Place to Work by Alaska Business magazine’s annual Best of Alaska Business Awards. The bank also took home the title of Best Corporate Citizen for a third year and the Best Bank or Credit Union title. Businesses across the state are nominated and awards are voted on by readers of the local magazine.

“Since 1922, First National has always been the first to invest in Alaskans, no matter the challenge,” said Board Chair and CEO Betsy Lawer. “I could not be prouder of our extraordinary employees and their commitment to providing the best banking solutions and service to their fellow Alaskans. We are honored and humbled by this show of support from our community.”

“Congratulations, First National, on your sixth year as Best Place to Work,” said Jason Martin, Alaska Business’ vice president and general manager. “For a century, you’ve been a great example of what it means to be the Best of Alaska Business.”

Alaskan-owned and -operated since 1922, First National proudly meets the financial needs of Alaskans with ATMs and branches in 18 communities throughout the state, and by providing banking services to meet their needs across the nation and around the world. In 2020, American Banker recognized First National as a “Best Bank to Work For” for the third year in a row. The same year, Anchorage Daily News readers voted the bank one of the state’s top three financial institutions in the ADN “Best of Alaska” Awards. First National was also recognized as the most admired company in the state by MSN.com and received the Rita Sholton Large Business of the Year Award from the Alaska Chamber.


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