News Releases

Top 10 Money Tips Every College Student Should Know
Benchmark Named to Top 200 Community Banks List
Benchmark Bankshares, Inc. Reports 2nd Quarter Results
Benchmark Bankshares, Inc. Declares Semi-Annual Dividend
Benchmark Awards $6,000 in Scholarships
Brame Joins Benchmark Community Bank
Barnette, Bender, and Foley Receive Promotions at Benchmark
Benchmark Bankshares, Inc. Reports 1st Quarter Earnings
Blackwell Promoted to Area Manager for Benchmark
Benchmark $mart$tart Scholarship Application Cycle Opens
Benchmark Bankshares, Inc. Announces Earnings for 2017
Benchmark Bankshares, Inc. Declares Increase to Semi-Annual Dividend
Owens Joins Benchmark Community Bank
Tyndall Joins Benchmark Community Bank
Swinson and Williams Join Benchmark Community Bank
Saunders Joins Benchmark Community Bank
Benchmark Bankshares, Inc. Reports 3rd Quarter and Year-to-Date Earnings
Benchmark Promotes Webb and Robinson-White
Benchmark Teams with Virginia State Parks for Routes of Rhythm Concert Series

BCB in the News

Articles and publicity about Benchmark and its employees include:

April 2018 - The South Hill branch is chosen for "Best Customer Service" in the South Hill Enterprise's Readers' Choice Awards.
March 2018 - "Best Bank" honors go to the Lawrenceville branch in the Readers' Choice Awards hosted by the Brunswick-Times Gazette.
February 2018 - In the Gazette-Virginian's Best of the Best Awards, the Halifax & South Boston branches are chosen for "Best Bank" and "Best Lending."
December 2017 - "Gen Z is coming. Here’s how to get ready," an article posted on Independent Banker magazine's website
June 2017 - "How Benchmark Stays with You for Life," an article posted on ABA Bank Marketing's website
May 2017 - Benchmark is once again listed as one of the top 200 community banks in the U.S. by American Banker magazine
March 2017 - The South Hill branch is named "Best Bank" in the South Hill Enterprise's Readers' Choice Awards
March 2017 - The Lawrenceville branch is named "Best Bank" in the Readers' Choice Awards hosted by the Brunswick-Times Gazette
February 2017 - In the Gazette-Virginian's Readers' Choice Awards, the Halifax & South Boston branches are selected as "Best Bank"
January 2017 - Benchmark Named Business of the Year, article in The Kenbridge-Victoria Dispatch
December 2016 - Benchmark President/CEO to Retire, article in The Farmville Herald
March 2016 - Lancer Reading Program, Sponsored by Benchmark, Reaches Thousands of Students
March 2016 - Benchmark highlighted in "25 Reasons We Love the Heart of Virginia"

Inside Benchmark

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Summer 2018: Benchmark Awards $6,000 in scholarships; Bank Named to Top 200 Community Banks for 2018
Spring 2018: Readers Name Benchmark "Best"; Emert Talks Youth Programs for Gen Z Story
Fall 2017: Partnership Brings Virginia's Music Heritage Home; Branch Facelifts: Farmville & Crewe
Summer 2017: Stafford/Exec/Senior Team Take Helm; Houser Named SVP/NC Market Executive
Spring 2017: Voters Name Benchmark "Best Bank"; NC Business Banking Expansion
Fall 2016: Grand Opening of New Kenbridge Branch; Benchmark Receives Two Extraordinary Awards
Summer 2016: New President Announced; $mart$tart Scholarships Awarded
Spring 2016: New Slogan Adopted; Henderson Office Opens