Community Banks Named ‘Best Banks to Work For’

More good news on the community bank front! This week American Banker released its inaugural list ranking the Best Banks to Work For across the country. There are 35 banks listed, broken down by asset size. And the best part?  Several community banks made the list! The rankings, according to American Banker, are based off its “Best Banks to Work For” study that is done in conjunction with the Best Companies Group, which reviews employer reports and employee surveys.

See your community bank on the list? Let us know what makes them so great from your perspective and you could be featured on an upcoming Go Local blog post!

Wanted: Local Fall Photos!

We’re on the hunt for local fall photos. Think your community has the best fall decorations around? Send us a shot of your Main Street decorated for the season. Dressing your kiddos up for Halloween or fall festivals at school? We’d love to see those photos too!

Send your fabulous fall photos our way by either commenting on this post or emailing Jessica Etter at with your local images.

Financial literacy on a local level

First National Bank in Staunton’s Vice President and Mt. Olive Branch Manager, Bill Vogt, talks to a consumer education class at a local high school about the importance of becoming financially responsible adults. 


Check out First National Bank in Staunton‘s Facebook page to see more photos. 

Aren’t community bankers the best?!

Go Local this Fall

In case you didn’t notice all of the pumpkin spiced items at various eateries and coffee shops, fall is officially upon us! How do you plan on going local this fall? Apple picking with the family? Visiting any pumpkin patches with the kids? Raking leaves?