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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – June 28, 2017
– Since 2006, Workplace Dynamics, a Philadelphia-based organization has assessed more than 40,000 organizations with more than 14 million employees. In a recent ceremony, they honored SmartBank with the Top Workplace Award following a survey of employees at 767 local firms that were invited to participate. SmartBank was one of 30 area businesses to receive the prestigious honor.

“We have so many wonderful businesses in our area, and it’s great to be recognized alongside them,” said Billy Carroll, president and CEO of SmartBank. “It’s an honor for our bank to receive the Top Workplace Award and reap the benefits.”

For winning firms, the Top Workplace designation can attract more and better job applicants. These awards help businesses recruit and retain valuable employees.

Among the award recipients, Billy Carroll was one of three executives to receive the Top Workplace Leadership Award as a result of high leadership marks he received from the conducted survey.

Carroll was quick to point out that sometimes the best ideas don’t come from the top. They come from teams working together and individuals rising up to take initiative.

“The best principles for anyone to operate by are to know when it is time to step in and lead,” said Carroll. “Always have positive energy, show enthusiasm and be a motivator for your team. Drive hard, but genuinely care about the people on your team.”

SmartBank is a full-service commercial bank founded in 2007, with 14 branches and two loan production offices spanning East Tennessee and the Florida Panhandle. Recruiting the best people, delivering exceptional client service, strategic branching and a disciplined approach to lending have contributed to SmartBank’s success. More information about SmartBank can be found on its website: www.smartbank.com.