Community Bank System was No. 8 on Forbes’ annual ranking of the top 100 largest banks and thrifts in the country.
Forbes created its rankings using 10 metrics related to asset quality, capital adequacy, growth and profitability.
Community Bank is based in DeWitt and has four locations in Erie County. During the seven years Forbes has compiled its rankings, Community Bank has ranked no lower than No. 12.
Other notable banks on the list: No. 54, M&T; No. 78, KeyCorp; No. 82, Northwest Bancshares; No. 90, Bank of America; and No. 99, First Niagara.