Allegheny Valley Bank was founded on community support, solving the financial needs of our clients and supporting the economy through gainful employment. More than a century later, we are proud to serve the same mission. Our employees are encouraged to take an active role in our communities. It helps to further solidify our presence in the Pittsburgh market and provides employees the ability to develop relationships with local consumers.
One initiative of community support is the sponsorship of a local farmers market in the Green Tree neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Allegheny Valley Bank has supported this farmers market since the inaugural season in 2008. The Farmers Market begins the 3rd Thursday in May and runs every Thursday through the end of October. The market is held in Green Tree Park from 4 to 7 p.m. Local vendors have lots to offer – fresh fruits, vegetables, plants, baked goods, meats, cheeses, pasta and more!
Allegheny Valley Bank’s sponsorship enables the Borough to produce signage advertising the Farmers Market throughout the community. Banners and posters are displayed in Green Tree area schools and the local business district. Allegheny Valley Bank’s 26-foot inflatable balloon also helps promote the Farmers Market! Similar to a billboard, our balloon can be placed roadside at community events, at branch offices, and can be used year round. Because of its presence over the years, the balloon serves as a landmark for the Green Tree Farmers Market.
Now entering its sixth season, Allegheny Valley Bank continues to support the farmers market. Our employees have volunteered countless hours throughout these past six years representing the bank at a booth each week. They enjoy greeting the farmers market patrons. We often hold free raffles and answer any banking-related questions visitors might have. Our on-site presence has created brand awareness and strengthened our relationship with the Green Tree community.
– Andrew W. Hasley, president & CEO, Allegheny Valley Bank
Tell us about your community’s farmers market! Are you a community bank who sponsors a market in your town? Let us know! We’re always encouraging people to bank local, dine local and shop local.
Each Friday this May, be on the lookout for Go Local’s Friday Farmers Market posts. We’re highlighting the great works community banks from across the country do with their local markets.