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September 28, 2018
Celebrating VNB’s 20th Anniversary!
It makes us proud as members of the Virginia National Bank family to celebrate our 20th anniversary — crossing yet another milestone in our company’s history! We want to take this occasion as an opportunity to thank the communities, businesses, charitable organizations and individuals we serve in both Charlottesville and Winchester.
We opened our doors on July 29, 1998 in the historic downtown mall location in Charlottesville with more than 900 local shareholders. We set out with a vision to unleash possibilities, create opportunities, and celebrate mutual successes and be recognized as a trusted partner. We made it our mission to service our community with convenient and fast access to services, products and decision makers. We are proud to be community bankers that work with a vested interest in the financial health and longevity of the Virginians we serve.
As a true community bank and leader for 20 years, we hold a stake in the growth of our towns. We make sure to meet the needs of our community with innovative solutions that enhance growth during times of prosperity and protect clients during times of economic downturn. As we continue to grow, we remain steadfastly focused on the ingredients of our success. We remain true to our strategic initiatives, culture and our customers that make the bank great.
Celebrating 20 Year Work Anniversaries
We would also like to take the opportunity to recognize the service of nine employees hired at VNB in 1998 who continue to work here today. Without employees like them, achieving our 20 years of service wouldn’t be possible. That's why we say, "It's all about people . . . and always will be."
Congratulations to the following individuals who are celebrating their 20th Anniversary at VNB: Gina Bayes, Maury Early, Pat Higgins, Linda Hitchings, Sherrie Huber, Rosie Hunt, Kathleen Minor, Pat Morris, and Becky VanDenHeuvel.
Commitment to Community and Service
Our community is our first priority. Our employees provide countless hours of community service to local nonprofits by both volunteering and participating in fundraising events. This year, VNB supported and attended the Senior Center’s annual Gala, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia’s Big Gig, the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA’s Critter Ball, the Emily Couric Leadership Luncheon, and the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Blue Ridge’s Bowl for Kids’ Sake, to name a few. We are looking forward to attending the Virginia Institute of Autism’s annual Gala and more community events this Fall.
These fundraising events are crucial to the survival of these non-profit organizations and their impact on the Charlottesville community. Throughout VNB’s 20 years of serving Charlottesville and Winchester, it has always been important to us to play an integral role in the social fabric of the community.
Products and Services
Personal banking can prove to be a formidable process for many individuals. So, at VNB, we believe in providing straightforward products that always puts the customer first and are easy to use. As a local bank, we always operate within our customers’ best interests. That’s why we take pride in serving our customers with a local and personalized approach.
Additionally, we strive to equip businesses with the best tools possible that help them contribute to the local economy, create jobs and add to the vibrant social landscapes of Charlottesville and Winchester. Every business needs a reliable banking partner. VNB supports a variety of our valued customers and local business owners by featuring them in advertisements on our website, lobby monitors, on CBS19 News, and in the Daily Progress. As members of the community ourselves, we have a vested interest in our local businesses succeeding. That’s why we only recommend businesses products and services that make sense to our community.
VNB also offers wealth management services to take your money further. Our founders believed in providing a localized approach to financial planning and investment management which is designed to provide clients with a comprehensive wealth management solution. This includes wealth management, wealth advisory services as well as trust and estate services.
We Love Success Stories
At VNB, nothing makes us prouder than seeing our clients succeed. It only makes our community stronger. In our newsletter, we highlight clients doing good in our community either through philanthropy or through growing their businesses. Last month, our customer spotlight went to MarieBette Café and Bakery of Charlottesville. Owners, Jason Becton and Patrick Evans, met at the International Culinary Center and opened their European-inspired bakery MarieBette Café and Bakery in 2014 that was named after their daughters, Marian and Betty. They offer a delectable assortment of European baked goods, coffee and brunch food. The bakery brings a unique experience to Charlottesville through providing a place to gather and connect over good food (what could be better than that?). VNB is proud to play a role in the success of MarieBette Café and Bakery and countless other local businesses we all love. That’s why we do what we do!