BARDONIA, NY--(Marketwired - May 05, 2016) - Greater Hudson Bank (OTCQX: GHDS) has been named as a 2016 Top Workplaces employer by The Journal News. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.

"The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it's all about fancy perks and benefits," says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. "But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day -- the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what's most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it's going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together." Claffey adds, "Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn't have a shot at being named a Top Workplace."

"We are honored to receive this Top Workplace recognition from The Journal News. It truly underscores our dedication to creating an outstanding employee environment where ethics and comradery are paramount. Being one of fifteen companies selected for the prestigious award makes us feel proud, but knowing that our judges were our employees truly delights us," stated Ed Lutz, President & CEO of Greater Hudson Bank. "We invest considerably in motivating our workforce with a wide range of initiatives to create a winning culture to attract and retain talent. Happy and engaged employees result in highly satisfied clients; the cornerstone of our trajectory on becoming the preeminent private bank for businesses, municipalities and non-profits in the Hudson Valley," concluded Lutz.

About Greater Hudson Bank

Greater Hudson Bank, founded in 2002, is headquartered in Bardonia, NY. The Bank, which specializes in providing customized banking services to Hudson Valley based businesses, non-profits and municipal agencies is chartered by the New York State Department of Financial Services and its deposits are insured by the FDIC. As evidence of the Banks' financial strength, Greater Hudson Bank has been recognized with a superior rating by the country's leading independent bank rating and research firm, BauerFinancial, Inc. Further information can be found on the Bank's website at or by calling 844-GREAT-11.

About WorkplaceDynamics, LLC

Headquartered in Exton, PA, WorkplaceDynamics specializes in employee feedback surveys and workplace improvement. This year alone, more than two million employees in over 6,000 organizations will participate in the Top Workplaces™ campaign -- a program it conducts in partnership with more than 40 prestigious media partners across the United States. Workplace Dynamics also provides consulting services to improve employee engagement and organizational health. WorkplaceDynamics is a founding B Corporation member, a coalition of organizations that are leading a global movement to redefine success in business by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business.

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