First Security Bank Awarded Business of the Year


Business of the Year

First Security Bank, headquartered in Owensboro, KY was recently awarded Business of the Year for 2013 by the Owensboro Chamber of Commerce. The Annual Awards Dinner was held on Saturday evening, January 18th at the River Park Center in downtown Owensboro. More than 400 business members, leaders, and guests attended the annual Chamber event. The award was the largest business category which included businesses of 51 employees or more.

“We are pleased that yet another organization recognizes the excellent work and efforts accomplished by a team of top banking professionals. We are humbled by this recognition and appreciate all those that had a part in this award,” stated President and CEO, M. Lynn Cooper.

First Security Bank was recognized for their growth, performance, innovative products and services, employment practices, and involvement within the community.  The bank currently employs approximately 150 employees, of which 24 work in the Evansville market.

First Security Bank has quadrupled its locations and more than doubled in asset size over the past three years. The bank currently operates 11 locations in 6 markets and 2 states, including Owensboro, Bowling Green, Franklin and Lexington in Kentucky and Evansville and Newburgh in Indiana.

In addition to the Business of the Year Award, First Security Bank was recently recognized by Inc. Magazine with the Hire Power award naming them a “Top Job Creator” in the state of Kentucky adding 27 new jobs within the last 18 months. Also First Security Bank was the only bank recognized in this category in the state of Kentucky.

Additionally, Veribanc awarded First Security Bank the “Blue Ribbon Commendation of Excellence” which is the highest rating that can be achieved by their firm. First Security Bank has also been awarded 5 stars, the highest award from Bauer Financial.