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Awards and Recognition

Commerce Bank
Awards & Recognition

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Industry Ranking & Recognition

2020 Forbes best banks in America award

Industry Recognition


World’s Best Banks — Forbes
America's Best Banks— Forbes
America's Best Banks in Each State (Missouri)— Forbes

2021 Best U.S. Regional Private Bank in the Midwest —  Global Finance
The Private Bank at Commerce Trust Company — The recognition comes as the bank stretched its capabilities during the pandemic to work with clients experiencing cash flow difficulties.

World’s Best Banks — Forbes
Best Banks in Each State (Kansas)— Forbes

Best in Business Award
One of the Best Banks in St. Louis — St. Louis Small Business Monthly — 10th consecutive year

Private Asset Management Awards 2019 Highly Commended
The Commerce Trust Company — Highly Commended, Best Private Wealth Manager,
Client Service - Over $5 Billion

Client Achievement Awards Visa DPS
   • Emerging Payments Adoption
   • Highest Portfolio Growth
   • Highest Authorization Approval Rate
   • Lowest Gross Fraud Rate

Regional All-Stars by Bank Director RankingBanking Ranking Banking 2019
   • 3rd Place in Best Bank Overall in the Midwest
   • 1st – Best Branch Network Strategy
   • 1st – Best Core Deposit Growth Strategy
   • 1st – Best Retail Strategy
   • 2nd – Best Technology Strategy
   • 2nd – Best Commercial Lending Strategy
   • 2nd – Best Board
   • 3rd – Best Bank for Millennial Employees
   • 4th – Best Small Business Strategy
   • 4th – Best Corporate Citizen
   • 4th – Best M&A Strategy

World’s Best Banks — Forbes
Best Banks in America — Forbes
America's Best Mid-size Employers — Forbes
   • Three years in a row

Client Achievement Awards Visa DPS
   • Highest Authorization Approval Rate – Prepaid Consumer
   • Emerging Payments Adoption
   • Pursuit of Excellence – Prepaid Consumer

Greenwich Excellence Awards Greenwich Associates1
Middle Market Banking ($10-500MM):
   • Likelihood to Recommend / Net Promoter Score
   • Likelihood to Recommend / Net Promoter Score - Midwest
   • Overall Satisfaction with Relationship Manager

Best Banks in America— Forbes
America's Best Employers
 for Women  —  Forbes

Technology & Innovation


Best in Banking Award for North America, The Pioneer AwardTemenos
The Pioneer Award recognizes one customer that has demonstrated a continued contribution to the advancement of new technology together with Temenos

Innovation Award in Cash Managements and Payments in Customer Experience Aite Group
3rd Best Digital Experience in Banking Extractable

Culture & Team


Best Mid-Size Employers
— Forbes

Human Rights Campaign’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) — Commerce Bank received a score of 90 on the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality.


Champions of Business Award — Forbes
Best Places to Work 2020 (finalist) — St. Louis Business Journal
Most Influential Business Women - Cathy Arshadi— St. Louis Business Journal

America’s Best Mid-Size Employer Forbes
Ace Award - Derrick Nelson Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
Top 3 Best Places to Work in St. Louis St. Louis Business Journal1
Engaged Performance Awards Outstanding Employer 2019Korn Ferry – Commerce Bank is a winner in both the engagement and enablement categories.
Diverse Leaders Award – Tiffany Charles St. Louis Business Journal
Most Influential Business Women – Molly Hyland St. Louis Business Journal

Top Workplaces — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
America’s Best Mid-Size Employer Forbes
America's Best Employers for Women Forbes

Women to Watch – Patty Kellerhals American Banker

Women Who Mean Business – Paula Petersen Kansas City Business Journal
ATHENA Young Professional Award – Sarah Dubbert



Stribling Community Service Award – Josh Hanley Mexico Area Chamber of Commerce
Casa Community Champion Award Casa de Salud


1. Among employers with 1,000 or more employees.