F&M Bank welcomed two new team members, Kevin Nixon and Katherine Preston, and announced senior management promotions for Paul Eberly and Bobby Williams.
• Nixon has been appointed Vice President and Director of Commercial Relations for the Harrisonburg-Rockingham County Commercial Team. He brings over 13 years of business lending experience, primarily as a Business Development Officer at First Bank. He obtained a master’s degree from Medal College.
• Preston has been appointed Senior Vice President and Valley Market Director on the executive team. She brings more than 20 years of experience in the banking industry, particularly in personal, small business and corporate loans, most recently as Vice President and Head of Business Services at BB&T. She is a graduate of Virginia Bankers School of Bank Management, RMA-ECU Commercial Lending School, and BB&T Banking School at Wake Forest University.
• Eberly, senior vice president and head of agricultural programs, will assume the role of executive vice president and chief credit officer following the retirement of Ed Strunk. He will head the departments of credit administration, personal loan administration and lending operations.
• Williams, vice president and director of trade relations, will assume the role of head of agriculture and rural programs as Paul Eberly moves into executive management. He joined F&M Bank in April.
Casco Plumbing and Well Pump Services in Winchester has expanded its rescue services by providing much needed supplies to three schools in the area. Casco’s “ambulances” delivered items to Bass-Hoover Elementary School in Stephens City, Red Bud Elementary Schools and Apple Pie Ridge Elementary Schools in Winchester.
The team provided basic items such as glue sticks, composition books, and dry-erase markers. The company’s service trucks, which are modified ambulances, made special trips to schools on the first day of school. Information: www.cascoplumbingva.com.
The Virginia Credit Union League has announced that DuPont Community Credit Union is the 2021 Louise Herring Philosophy in Action Award winner in the Over $ 1 Billion Assets category.
DCCU received first place for its unique community campaign, Dine Out and Make a Difference. At a time when local restaurants were experiencing a dramatic decline in business due to the pandemic, the campaign encouraged members to use their DCCU credit cards to support restaurants. Whether they chose catering, delivery or delivery, they received additional loyalty points. Additionally, DCCU donated 1% of all restaurant purchases to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. As a result of the campaign, DCCU donated $ 13,394.58 to the food bank, which equates to approximately 53,578 meals for families in our community.
The Anicira Veterinary Center in Harrisonburg is celebrating 15 years of helping pets with a grant and service of over $ 3,000 to the Humane Society of Warren County. Since opening in 2005 as the Shenandoah Valley Spay and Neuter Clinic, Anicira has provided a discounted bi-weekly transportation program to Front Royal to help provide access to affordable veterinary care to animal welfare organizations across the region. and families with cats and dogs.
In addition to the grant, Anicira is celebrating its 15th anniversary by offering services, gifts, vaccines and microchips celebrating the more than 250,000 animals served since the opening. More information is available by calling 540-437-1980 or writing to Katie Nicholson at [email protected]
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