May 8, 2018 (Indianapolis, Ind.) – Oak Street Funding® (www.oakstreetfunding.com), a First Financial Bank company, was named to one of the top 3 places to work by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce for 2018.

In its announcement, Indiana Chamber President Kevin Brinegar stated, “Attracting and keeping a talented workforce is top of mind for all Hoosier employers. Every company on the list made people the priority in its workplace, backing that up with policies and practices geared toward employee success and satisfaction.”

The top companies in the state were determined through employer reports and comprehensive employee surveys. The Best Companies Group, which handled the selection process, oversees similar programs in 25 other states. All companies participating in the 2018 Best Places to Work program receive an in-depth evaluation identifying strengths and weaknesses according to their employees, who were surveyed anonymously.

“2018 is becoming a very special year for us at Oak Street Funding. We recently celebrated reaching the $1 billion mark in terms of our portfolio. Now, it is an honor to be named to the top three of the mid-sized 2018 Best Places to Work,” said Rick Dennen, President and CEO of Oak Street Funding. “This is the sixth year we’ve received this recognition and while I’ve always believed that the quality of the relationships we have with our employees, clients and the communities we serve has an impact on our performance, it is wonderful to see that our focus on the employee experience produces job satisfaction.”

“Quality employees make the difference between good versus great companies,” continued Dennen. “Our success is due to the exceptional people we have along with benefits, programs and a culture that empowers employees to excel and grow,” he added.

About Oak Street Funding
Indianapolis-based Oak Street Funding (www.oakstreetfunding.com), a First Financial Bank company, provides commercial financing for financial service businesses, restaurant franchises through the First Franchise Capital™ (www.firstfranchisecapital.com) 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.