News Releases

Benchmark Bankshares, Inc. Reports 3rd Quarter Earnings
Cunningham Joins Benchmark Bankshares Board of Directors
Benchmark Bankshares, Inc. Reports 2nd Quarter Earnings
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.
Benchmark Bankshares, Inc. Reports 1st Quarter Earnings
Benchmark Announces Jones, Bailey Promotions
Gordon joins Benchmark Bankshares, Inc. Board of Directors
Benchmark $mart$tart Scholarship Application Cycle Open
Benchmark Bankshares, Inc. Announces Earnings for 2018
Benchmark Community Bank: Community-Driven Banking
Benchmark Bankshares, Inc. Declares Semi-Annual Dividend
Virginia Bankers Offer Six Ways to Avoid Holiday Shopping Scams
Benchmark Brings Customer-Focused Banking to Emporia-Greenville County
Top 10 Money Tips Every College Student Should Know


BCB in the News

Articles and publicity about Benchmark and its employees include:

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."
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

Our shareholder newsletter is published three times a year:

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
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