Help VCNB Welcome Campbell’s Market To Vinton County!

campbells-market-e1512076599728.jpgVCNB invites the public to help us welcome Campbell’s Market to Vinton County! Campbell’s will host a Grand Opening event on Monday, December 4 at 9 a.m. They will have speakers, including local, state and federal government officials and the bank will be there to help celebrate!

First thing in the morning, we’ll have donuts and warm beverages for those who attend the grand opening ceremony. Then we’ll have homemade chili and light rolls for lunch! The chili supplies will come from the new store, including fresh beef straight from the meat counter which already has a reputation for being the best around. Guests will be invited to gather around a fire and enjoy piping hot chili and drinks. They can also enter a drawing for a fire pit and for a $100 gift card. Finally, The Radio will be on site for a live remote from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In case you haven’t been by, the new Campbell’s Market is located next door to Vinton County High School at 630 W. Main St., McArthur. Click here to follow them on Facebook! 

We are elated that the Campbell family saw potential in our community and had the confidence to build a new store here. Help us welcome Campbell’s Market and thank them for investing in our community! We hope to see you Monday!

 

 

 

 

Shareholders Convene For Annual Meeting

Shareholders attending the annual meeting of Community Bancshares, Inc. on Tuesday, April 1 learned that their investment yielded a total return of 8.58 % in 2013. Approximately 135 shareholders attended the dinner meeting held at the Eagles Events Center.

Chairman Thomas D. Will welcomed shareholders and their guests, informing them that 2013 was a strong year and discussing the need to keep up with the needs and demands of customers to insure continued growth. “We will continue to add new products our customers demand and, if we’re going to attract the younger generation, we need a strong internet channel,” he said. “If there’s a better way to deliver services to our customers we want to know about it,” Will explained.

He then turned the gavel over to CBI Secretary/Treasurer Ben Crow. Mr. Crow informed shareholders that total assets grew 1.9 % in 2013 to $750.8 million. Net income rose 3.1 % to $6,790,458, and the book value of CBI stocks is $68.33 per share, an increase of 6.4%.

Vinton County National Bank President, Ronald Collins presented the state of the bank and outlined goals for the coming year.He credited Head of Lending Mark Erslan and his staff for making 2013 a successful year and discussed the release of a new logo meant to unify the bank’s 13 locations. “We spent a lot of time branding our individual hometown branches. Now we need to tie them together,” he explained. Collins went on to inform shareholders that 2014 objectives include actively pursuing acquisitions, improving market share in our current branch network and expanding online banking.

Erslan went on to present achievement awards to several Loan Officers and New Account Representatives for their outstanding job performance in 2013. He recognized them individually, informing shareholders of their length of service with the bank and why they are each an asset to the organization. Retail Accounts Vice President Monica Delong gave a brief presentation on Online Banking and the various products and services the bank currently offers.

Perhaps the most memorable moment came when former VCNB President Steve Hunter presented a gift to longtime board member Esther Crownover. Mrs. Crownover recently retired after 30 years of service, helping the bank grow exponentially over her tenure.

Many people know Crownover for her involvement in the local timber industry and for her love of race horses but she has also been a valued member of the board throughout the bank’s growth.

Crownover joined the VCNB board in January 1984 and the CBI Board in March of that year.  “The growth of the bank was just amazing over the years. Incredible, really,” she said.

Among other things, she has been involved in the board’s Audit Committee since 1984. She noted how much the audit report has changed and how complicated it has become compared to when she started.

About board service, Crownover noted “It’s been a good relationship.Everyone has been good to work with and to see the amazing progress the bank has made has been interesting.”

 

VCNB to host A Spring Showcase: Home and Garden Show

Do you have Spring Fever? Are you ready to tackle some projects around the house? Maybe you are thinking about a new home?  Vinton County National Bank is here to help. The bank will host a Spring Showcase: Home and Garden Show at the Vinton County Fairgrounds on Saturday, March 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

???????????????????????????????????????????????The day will feature vendors who can help you plan your garden, remodel your home or even build or buy a new one. From excavators to electricians to greenhouses and realtors, there will be something for everyone.  Vendor demonstrations and talks will help you better understand topics important to you. Talks will cover topics like starting a vegetable garden, fire safety and what to know before you buy a home.

There will be free drawings for door prizes and food for sale to benefit the Hamden Engineers 4-H club.

In addition, there will be free activities for kids including fire trucks, crafts, snacks and more. The bank will also have employees on hand to talk with you about your banking needs.

For more information or to see a list of vendors and events planned for that day, visit the Spring Showcase tab at the top of this page.

New Year, New Blog for VCNB

As we ring in the new year, we here at the Vinton County National Bank are excited to introduce a new tool for communicating with our customers.  We will use this blog to talk about bank products and services, our outstanding employees and the wonderful communities in which we reside. 

Our first bank opened in 1867 in McArthur, Ohio. Over the past 147 years we have grown from just one office to 13 branches around Southeastern and Central Ohio. We have seen every conceivable change in banking from the telegraph to the internet and from in-person service to mobile banking.

But some things never change.

We were founded on a principle of service to community and customer. We hold dear to those principles.

We pride ourselves for employing the people in our communities, for having a real person answer the phone and for truly caring about our customers. We try to be a good role model for businesses in our towns.

We plan to convey these values and more through our blog and hope you will subscribe so that you can be notified each time we post something new.  Just look to the toolbar on the right side of the screen and click “Follow.”

For information, visit us at www.vintoncountybank.com or follow us at www.facebook.com/vintoncountybank. We also welcome your call at 1-800-542-5004.