Awards and Recognition


Sure, we’re the Happy-est bank in the world. But we’re also known for some pretty neat achievements.

        Bloomberg Markets Magazine Cover

"Happy State Bank Is the Only Game
in Town for These Texas Farmers."

Bloomberg Markets Magazine
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"Becoming one of American Banker’s Best Banks
to Work For doesn’t happen by accident.
Their leaders must work purposefully
every day to ensure that employees are engaged,
having fun and enjoy what they are doing.

American Banker Magazine
        Best Banks to Work For

        IBAT Gold Bank Culture

"Community banks play a vital role and
make a powerful impact, both in their
communities and in their banks.
The BOCB Award is IBAT’s way of
honoring your hard work and
commitment to improving the lives of
your customers, neighbors and friends

Independent Bankers Association of Texas

"This year marks the 28th year of IBAT’s
signature bank awards program that
recognizes our members’ efforts to better
the quality of life for those around them.
Happy State Bank’s community service entry,
“The Blue Flag Campaign,” won a top spot
with the Community Spirit Award

Independent Bankers Association of Texas
        IBAT Gold Community Service

        Forbes Best Bank in Texas

"Statista surveyed more than 25,000 customers
in the U.S. for their opinions on their current
and former banking relationships.
The banks and credit unions were rated
on overall recommendations and satisfaction,
as well as five subdimensions: trust, terms
and conditions, branch services,
digital services and financial advice.

Forbes Magazine

"HAPPY STATE BANK is recognized today  
for the outstanding work it does both
in the bank and in the community.
The Gold Award is a symbol of the way
 in which you enrich the lives of
Texans across our state.

Independent Bankers Association of Texas
             IBAT Gold Award

           Independent Banker Award

"We were pleasantly surprised to learn
that this little HAPPY BANK is the
14th Fastest Growing Bank in the country!
This story is about all of us!

J. Pat Hickman, Chairman

"HAPPY STATE BANK receives our
highest rating, Superior, for financial strength.

Bauer Financial, Inc., the nation's leading bank rating firm. 

Because peace of mind matters.
                Bauer Financial, Inc. Award