Northwest Bank Earns Global Recognition for its Brand and Regional Honor as a Premier Organization in Central Pennsylvania

April 4, 2023

Warren, Pennsylvania (April 3, 2023) - Northwest Bank, a full-service financial institution offering a complete line of business and personal banking products, recently earned global and regional honors, both for the second year-in-a-row. The Banker’s Top 500 Banking Brands ranking for 2023 includes Northwest Bank, while Pennsylvania Business Central selected Northwest for its list of Top 100 Organizations.

Northwest Bank was among 30 banks that made the Top 500 Banking Brands ranking for the first time in 2022, debuting at 499th. For 2023, Northwest Bank ranked 491st on the prestigious list. The ranking is produced by Brand Finance, a leading brand valuation consultancy. 

Pennsylvania Business Central’s Top 100 Organizations list is based on discussions with chambers of commerce directors and other community leaders to identify the most dynamic and consequential nominees in the area. Inclusion on the Top 100 Organizations list showcases the significant impact made by an organization to contribute to the vibrant economic and social life of central Pennsylvania.

“For 127 years, Northwest Bank has been dedicated to making a difference in the communities we serve and delivering the very best experience to our customers,” Louis J. Torchio, president and chief executive officer, Northwest Bank. “It is truly an honor when our efforts are recognized.”

2023 is already proving to be an award-winning year for Northwest Bank. In addition to these honors from The Banker and Pennsylvania Business Central, Northwest Bank ranked 60th among America’s Top 500 midsize employers by Forbes in 2023.


About Northwest Bank

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Northwest Bancshares, Inc. is the bank holding company of Northwest Bank. Founded in 1896 and headquartered in Warren, Pennsylvania, Northwest Bank is a full-service financial institution offering a complete line of business and personal banking products, as well as treasury management solutions and wealth management services. As of December 31, 2022, Northwest operated 142 full-service community banking offices and eight free standing drive-through facilities in Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and Indiana. The common stock of Northwest Bancshares, Inc. is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market ("NWBI"). Additional information regarding Northwest Bancshares, Inc. and Northwest Bank can be accessed on-line at