May 3, 2017 (Indianapolis, Ind.) – Oak Street Funding® (visit the page at, a First Financial Bank company, was named to one of the top 100 places to work by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce for 2017.

In its announcement, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce President, Kevin Brinegar said “Best Places to Work in Indiana not only recognizes our state’s outstanding employers, but also sets a high standard for other Hoosier companies by encouraging them to realize the importance of evaluating their own workplaces.” These top companies in the state were determined through employer reports and comprehensive employee surveys.

“It is an honor to be one of the 2017 Best Places to Work, our fifth year receiving this recognition,” said Rick Dennen, CEO of Oak Street Funding. “We define success by the quality of the relationships we have with our employees, clients and the communities we serve. Our focus on the employee experience produces job satisfaction and pride that translates to a consultative, knowledgeable and caring approach with our clients and a distinctive client experience.”

“I have always believed that quality employees are what make the difference between good versus great companies,” continued Dennen. “Our success is primarily due to the strong people we have along with benefits, programs and a culture that empowers employees to excel and grow,” added Dennen.

About Oak Street Funding

Indianapolis-based Oak Street Funding (visit the page at, a First Financial Bank company, provides commercial financing for financial service businesses, restaurant franchises through the First Franchise Capital (visit the page at brand and third-party loan servicing for financial institutions. Oak Street Funding and First Franchise Capital utilize industry knowledge, proprietary technology and passion to deliver top-quality service and capital products to finance services professionals and franchise owners nationwide.