News Releases

Benchmark Bankshares, Inc. Reports Earnings for Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2020
Benchmark Bankshares, Inc. Declares Increase to Semi-Annual Dividend
Benchmark Named to Top 200 Community Banks for 14th Year
Benchmark Funds over $40 Million in PPP Loans
Benchmark Awards Scholarships to Area Students
Benchmark Bankshares, Inc. Reports 1st Quarter Earnings for 2020
Williams Joins Benchmark Bankshares Board of Directors
Benchmark Bankshares, Inc. Announces Earnings for 2019
Benchmark Bankshares, Inc. Declares Increase to Semi-Annual Dividend
Benchmark Community Bank Announces Martin-Poore Promotions
Benchmark Bankshares, Inc. Reports 3rd Quarter Earnings for 2019
Cunningham Joins Benchmark Bankshares Board of Directors
Benchmark Bankshares, Inc. Reports 2nd Quarter Earnings for 2019
Benchmark Bankshares, Inc. Declares Increase to Semi-Annual Dividend
Benchmark Donates $5,000 to F.A.C.E.S.
Benchmark Awards $11,000 in Scholarships
Benchmark Breaks Ground for New Location
Benchmark Named to Top 200 List in U.S. for 2019

BCB in the News

Articles and publicity about Benchmark and its employees include:

May 2020 - Benchmark is ranked #62 out of the top 200 community banks in the U.S. by American Banker magazine
April 2020 - The South Hill branch earned the "Best Bank" award in the South Hill Enterprise's Readers' Choice.
Spring 2020 - The Henderson and Youngsville, NC branches were featured in an "Acts of Kindness" article in the Carolina Banker magazine.
August 2019 - Benchmark donates $5,000 to F.A.C.E.S.
June 2019 - Benchmark celebrates 30 years in Farmville.
April 2019 - The South Hill branch was bestowed with the "Best Bank" award in the South Hill Enterprise's Readers' Choice Awards.
April 2019 - The Emporia branch received the "Best Bank" award for the first time in the Independent Messenger's Readers' Choice Awards.
March 2019- The Gazette-Virginian presented its annual Best of the Best Awards, and the Halifax & South Boston branches won "Best Bank" for the 5th year in a row.
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."

Inside Benchmark

Our shareholder newsletter is published three times a year:

Fall 2019: Cunningham Joins Benchmark Board of Directors; South Hill 30th Anniversary
Summer 2019: Breaking Ground in Henderson; Benchmark Named a Top 200 Community Bank for 2019
Spring 2019: Happy New Year, Youngsville; Gregg Gordon Joins Board of Directors
Fall 2018: Grand Opening of Emporia, VA Branch; Benchmark to Open in Youngsville, NC
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