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Positive Employee Culture Earns Verve Three Best and Brightest Awards

By March 12, 2020August 18th, 2020No Comments

OSHKOSH, Wisconsin (Aug. 18, 2020) – Verve, a Credit Union, was awarded three honors by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR), including 2019 National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®, 2020 Milwaukee’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® and 2019 Best and Brightest in Wellness®.

Companies are nominated and selected based on a lengthy self-assessment completed by the nominees and anonymous surveys sent to their team members. Verve was evaluated on a variety of categories, including: compensation, benefits/employee solutions, employee enrichment, engagement/retention, employee education/development, recruitment, selection/orientation, employee achievement/recognition, communication/shared vision, diversity/inclusion, work-life balance, community initiatives, and strategic company performance.

“Wellness, growth and enrichment opportunities are integral to Verve’s culture,” said Kristin Steede, vice president of learning + development at Verve. “Our team members feel fulfilled by the work they are accomplishing both within the walls of Verve and in our greater community. They know they’re making a lasting impact.”

Demonstrating the Best and Brightest Program mission of “Better Business, Richer Lives, Stronger Communities,” Verve is being recognized for its ongoing commitment to exhibiting sound business practices, empowering employee enrichment and positively impacting the surrounding community. In addition to offering servant leadership training and an award-winning wellness program, Verve is well known in the community for its acts of kindness known as Random Acts of Verve.

“Providing truly memorable service experiences to our credit union members starts with an investment in the team members we employ and the communities we serve,” said Kevin J. Ralofsky, president and CEO of Verve. “We are able to thrive as a business and servant leader because of the commitment of each and every one of our team members. I am so proud of how they bring their best self to work to serve our members.”

Verve was honored at The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For symposium and awards gala on Friday, March 6, 2020, at The Wisconsin Club in Milwaukee; and will be honored at the National Best and Brightest Illuminate Summit, in March 2021 at the Westin Galleria in Dallas, Texas. This is Verve’s first application and honor for both National awards and second year being recognized for the Milwaukee award.


Founded in 1937, Verve, a Credit Union, is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative with more than $1.4 billion in assets and serves more than 69,000 members at 21 locations. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works or worships in 25 counties throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota and to employees of Kimberly-Clark Corp., Fox River Paper Co., the medical services industry and the immediate family of any current member. Federally insured by NCUA.