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Awards & Recognition




America's Best BanksForbes

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Best Customer ServiceNewsweek
America's Best Banks list 2022

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America’s Best Banks in each state (Missouri)Forbes

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

A-List Readers' Choice PollSTL Magazine

World’s Best BanksForbes

America’s Best Banks in each state (Kansas)Forbes

Gold PRISM AwardGreater Kansas City Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)
The PRISM Awards program recognizes the very best in strategic public relations programs and tactical execution. Commerce Bank was recognized with the Gold PRISM Award for the bank’s customer communication response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

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

Client Achievement AwardsVisa® DPS

  • Emerging Payments Adoption
  • Highest Portfolio Growth
  • Highest Authorization Approval Rate
  • Lowest Gross Fraud Rate

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RankingBanking Regional All-StarsBank Director

  • 3rd – 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

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Client Achievement AwardsVisa® DPS

  • Highest Authorization Approval Rate — Prepaid Consumer
  • Emerging Payments Adoption
  • Pursuit of Excellence — Prepaid Consumer


Greenwich Excellence AwardsGreenwich Associates
Middle Market Banking ($10-500MM):

  • Likelihood to Recommend / Net Promoter Score
  • Likelihood to Recommend / Net Promoter Score - Midwest
  • Overall Satisfaction with Relationship Manager
*Among employers with 1,000 or more employees


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2022 –2020


Temenos Customer Awards
The Core Transformation Award
The Core Transformation Award recognizes the breadth and depth of Commerce's core banking modernization project.

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


Customer Experience Award – Aite Group Innovation in Cash Management and Payments Forum, 2019

3rd Best Digital Experience in Banking – Extractable, 2018

Human Rights Campaign
2022 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


America's Best Midsize Employers – Forbes

2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) score of 90 – Human Rights Campaign

America's Best Midsize Employers – Forbes

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 Midsize Employers – Forbes

Best Employers by State: Missouri – Forbes

Ace Award: Derrick Nelson – Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

Top 3 Best Places to Work in St. Louis – St. Louis Business Journal
*Among employers with 1,000 or more employees

Engaged Performance Awards – Outstanding Employer 2019 – Korn 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

America's Best Midsize Employers – Forbes

America’s Best Employers for Women – Forbes

Top Workplaces – St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Women to Watch: Patty Kellerhals – American Banker

Women Who Mean Business: Paula Petersen – Kansas City Business Journal

ATHENA Young Professional Award: Sarah Dubbert

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