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Awards

Since our inception in 1989, Bank of Marin has established an outstanding record of awards and accomplishments. Some of our most recent include:

Western Independent Bankers, 2016 Community Bank of the Year

Western Independent Bankers (WIB) is an organization created to inform, educate and connect community banks to achieve the highest standards of personal and organizational performance. In 2016, Bank of Marin was recognized by WIB as their Community Bank of the Year. This award honors the enduring impact the Bank has on its local communities, as well as its exceptional performance and industry innovation.

Raymond James, 2016 Community Bankers Cup

Recognizing the top 10% of U.S. community banks, Raymond James bases this award on various profitability, operational efficiency, and balance sheet metrics. Of the 281 community banks considered for the 2016 Community Bankers Cup, the top 10% demonstrated superior performance on a relative basis in one or more of the following measurements of financial performance and stability: nonperforming assets to loans and real estate owned, five-year average core deposit percentage, net interest margin, efficiency ratio, return on average assets, and return on average tangible common equity. The pool of community banks considered for recognition includes all exchange-traded domestic banks, excluding mutual holding companies and potential acquisition targets, with assets between $500 million and $10 billion as of December 31, 2016.

North Bay Business Journal Corporate Philanthropy Award Winner, 2017

Bank of Marin received the North Bay Business Journal’s Corporate Philanthropy Award for the fourth year in a row. Conceived in 2014, this award recognizes organizations that contribute significantly to the betterment of the communities we serve.

San Francisco Business Times Top Corporate Philanthropist, 2016

Since 2003 Bank of Marin has been named one of the top 65 corporate philanthropists in the Bay Area based on total cash contributions to local charities. Additionally, since 2007, Bank of Marin was one of only ten Bay Area companies to receive the Community Commitment Award, which recognizes companies that gave more than 1% of pretax profit to charities.

American Banker Magazine, Top 200 Community Banks

Since 2005 Bank of Marin has been ranked in the top 100 on the Top 200 Community Banks list as published by American Banker Magazine.  All publicly traded banks and thrifts in the United States with less than $2 billion in assets as of year-end are considered in determining the list.  The ratings are based on the bank’s three-year average return on equity (ROE), a measure that shows a bank’s ability to create profits based on shareholders’ equity.

Pacific Sun Readers Poll 2016, Best Business Bank and Best Consumer Bank

Bank of Marin was voted the Best Business Bank and Best Consumer Bank by readers of the Pacific Sun Newspaper. The Pacific Sun’s annual “Best of Marin” awards are selected by a survey of their readers. Pacific Sun readers vote for their favorite businesses in a wide variety of categories, and those with the most votes are selected for the Readers Poll “Best of Marin” list.

North Bay Business Journal Best Places to Work 2016

Elected one of the “Best Places to Work in the North Bay” by the editorial staff of the North Bay Business Journal for the 10th year, this award is a testament to our positive work environment. The selections were made on the basis of an employer questionnaire, survey ratings by employees, number of responses, size of the company, and the breakdown of responses from management and non-management as well as written comments.

Bank Director Magazine “Bank Performance Scorecard” List

Bank of Marin was named to the 2016 “Bank Performance Scorecard” List by Bank Director Magazine. The Scorecard is a ranking of publicly owned U.S. banks and thrifts that are listed on the NASDAQ OMX and NYSE EURONEXT stock exchanges. There are 252 institutions in this year’s ranking, divided into three separate asset categories: $50 Billion and Above, $5 Billion-$50 Billion and $1 Billion-$5 Billion. Bank of Marin was ranked #18 in the $1 billion-$5 billion category. Bank Director Magazine used five key metrics that measure profitability, capitalization and asset quality for 2016 (return on average assets, return on average equity, ratio of tangible common equity to tangible assets, ratio of nonperforming assets to loans and real estate owned, and the ratio of net charge offs to average loans).

NorthBay biz Magazine, North Bay’s Best 2017, Best Company to do Business with in Marin County

Bank of Marin was voted the Gold Medal Winner, “Best Company to do Business with in Marin County” by the readers of NorthBay biz Magazine for 2017. This annual readers poll was first established in 2002 and now includes 39 various Best of categories highlighting the top businesses in and around the North Bay.

BauerFinancial 5 Star Superior Rating

Bank of Marin has received the highest possible BauerFinancial 5 Star Superior rating for over 17 straight years. BauerFinancial reports and analyzes the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions and does not accept fees for their ratings. Bank of Marin is the only bank headquartered in Marin County to be awarded the superior 5 Star rating.