You've heard the phrase "What's in a name?" Well, there's something very important in Benchmark's: COMMUNITY! It's our middle name and we try to live up to it every single day!
Besides playing a part in the economic health of every community we serve by loaning out deposited dollars locally, Benchmark seeks to enhance the quality of life for the people who live here. Through donations, sponsorships, volunteer hours and other creative efforts, the bank supports the civic, youth, and economic development organizations that make a difference for the area. The proud recipient of numerous community awards, Benchmark's response is always, genuinely, "It is an honor and privilege to help our communities be successful."
Each year, Benchmark employees collectively give over 10,000 hours of their time volunteering in the community. Many of them hold officer-level positions in the organizations to which they belong. Others regularly chair important community events like Relay for Life. Many employees with children serve as coaches for youth sports teams. In other words, we walk the walk!
If your civic or youth organization is not yet supported in any way by Benchmark, we'd be glad to share information about our community outreach with you. E-mail the Public Relations department and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.
This year, we're the lead sponsor of Virginia State Parks' inaugural Routes of Rhythm Music Trail concert series. Learn more about this project here.