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Level One Bank Named Among 101 Best and Brightest Companies To Work For™ in Metro Detroit for 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 4, 2013      Contact: Justin Fisette/ Lexi Cerilli (248) 626-0006

Level One Bank named among 101 Best and Brightest Companies To Work For™ in Metro Detroit for 2013

Farmington Hills, Mich., - Level One Bank, a leading community bank in Southeast Michigan, has been named one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™ in Metropolitan Detroit for 2013 by the Michigan Business & Professional Association (MBPA). Companies recognized for this award demonstrated exceptional commitment to employees and best practices in human resources.

Level One has created a distinguished culture in the financial industry, with a true commitment to its set of core values and the right balance of work and team fun.  Employee demonstration of the Bank’s core values counts for 50 percent of an employees’ overall performance, emphasizing the importance of a permeating culture.  Level One offers many distinct opportunities to employees, including flexible hours, a free on-site fitness center and weekly fitness classes, on-site dry cleaning and shoe shine services, and engaging employee activities planned by the Bank’s Fun Committee.

“Our commitment to our team members is just as important as our commitment to our clients and the community,” said Patrick J. Fehring, President & CEO of Level One Bank. “It is an honor to be recognized for the culture we have built as an organization. Our employees have all played a big part in creating the unique culture we enjoy each day.”   

The 101 winners will be honored at a luncheon on Wednesday, October 30 at the Henry Hotel located in Dearborn, Mich., where they will also get the chance to compete for 12 elite awards, one granted for each category. An overall winner that has excelled in all categories will be selected and honored with a “Best of the Best Overall” award. Elite winners will be revealed during the luncheon.

Level One Bank was also recently honored by the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) as the Export Finance Lender of the Year for 2013.  The honor distinguishes Level One as the only lender in Michigan fully utilizing SBA’s Export finance programs to help small businesses grow internationally.

About Level One Bank

Level One Bank is a full-service, 5-Star BauerFinancial rated commercial and consumer bank committed to connecting with unparalleled service and delivering outstanding financial solutions.  Owned and managed locally, Level One Bank is headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan with assets of approximately $500 million.  It currently operates seven full-service banking centers, located throughout Oakland County and the surrounding communities. Level One’s Commercial Division provides a complete menu of products including lines of credit, term loans, commercial mortgages, SBA loans, Export-Import Financing and a full suite of Treasury Management services.  The Consumer Division offers personal savings and checking accounts, including free checking and competitive interest-bearing accounts such as Money Markets, IRAs, and CDs.  The bank also provides a complete array of consumer loan products including residential mortgages, home equity, auto, and credit card services.  Level One offers the sophistication of a big bank, the heart of a community bank, and the spirit of an entrepreneur. For more information, please visit

About Michigan Business and Professional Association

The Michigan Business and Professional Association boasts a statewide sphere of influence that no other organization of its kind can claim, leveraging a depth of programs and community initiatives that positively impact more than 150,000 businesses. Visit them online at


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