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Oak Street Funding® Named in Top Three “Best Places to Work” For Second Year Running

May 14, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS, May 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Oak Street Funding® ( www.oakstreetfunding.com ), a First Financial Bank company, was once again named one of the Best Place to Work in Indiana in the medium-size company category by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce for 2019 and for the second year in a row ranked third.

In its announcement, Indiana Chamber President Kevin Brinegar stated, “We hear repeatedly from Hoosier employers that having a talented workforce is the most critical issue they face. The 125 companies honored on the Best Places list have made their people the top priority through policies and practices that emphasize attracting, retaining and developing this most valuable resource.”

The assessment is a two-part process. Each company must complete the Employer Benefits and Policies Questionnaire. The Employee Engagement and Satisfaction survey consists of approximately 78 questions that employees respond to anonymously. The Best Companies Group handled the selection process and oversees similar programs in 25 other states. All companies participating in the 2019 Best Places to Work program receive an in-depth evaluation identifying strengths and weaknesses according to their employees, who were surveyed anonymously.

“As we enter our seventh consecutive year of being named a 2019 Best Places to Work in Indiana, I am excited for two reasons,” explained Rick Dennen, Founder and CEO of Oak Street Funding. “First, being named one of the top companies again reinforces that we continue to do the right things to make a positive impact on our employees and the environment in which they work. Second, we have experienced tremendous growth during the last several years – moving up to the middle-sized category last year - and we continue to provide our employees with the quality relationships as well as those experiences and benefits that keep Oak Street Funding in the top three and keep our employees coming back.

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.

Media Contact: Sharon Robbins, 317-428-3804 Sharon.robbins@oakstreetfunding.com