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Level One Bank Named One of Metro Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™

Best and Brightest


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 13, 2014                                Contact: Don Tanner (248) 626-0006 

Farmington Hills, Mich., - Level One Bank, a leading community bank in Southeast Michigan, has been named a 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™ recipient in Metropolitan Detroit by the Michigan Business & Professional Association (MBPA). Companies honored this year demonstrated a high level of innovative and thoughtful human resources approaches. 

“We are honored to recognize the efforts of this year’s 'Best and Brightest' companies. These companies have created impressive organizational value and business results through their policies and Best Practices in human resource management. This award has become a designation sought after by hundreds of Metro Detroit’s area companies and is a powerful recruitment tool in the drive to attract and retain exceptional employees,” said Jennifer Kluge, MBPA president.

“Our team members have done an exceptional job of building a unique culture that we can all enjoy and be proud of,” said Patrick J. Fehring, President and CEO of Level One Bank.  “I applaud our team for their continued passion towards making Level One a great place to work and a great place to bank.”

Company entries are evaluated by an independent research firm based on key measures in various categories, including: Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions; Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention; Employee Education and Development; Recruitment, Selection and Orientation; Employee Achievement and Recognition; Communication and Shared Vision; Diversity and Inclusion; Work-Life Balance; Community Initiatives; Strategic Company Performance and the Best of the Best Small Business. 

The winning companies will be honored by the Michigan Business and Professional Association (MBPA) on Tuesday, September 23 at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.

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 $630 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, leases, 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 The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™ is a program of the Michigan Business and Professional Association that provides the business community with the opportunity to gain recognition, showcase their best practices and demonstrate why they are an ideal place for employees to work. This national program celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives and building a stronger community as a whole. It is presented annually in several markets including Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, Milwaukee, San Francisco, Grand Rapids and now Nationally. Visit for more information. 

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