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News Release December 6, 2013 - Montross, Virginia
--- Peoples Community Bank announces its sponsorship
of How To Do Your Banking at Washington & Lee High
School for the 2013/2014 school year.
How to Do Your Banking is a seven-lesson
financial skills course published by Cemark, Inc. of
Midlothian, VA, and used by business teachers Stan
Schoppe, Jr. and Tracy White to supplement their
regular business finance curriculum.
Students learn to make wise financial decisions with
this program, through practical lessons on saving,
budgeting, basic investments, navigating electronic
banking, reconciling an account, obtaining and
maintaining credit, and avoiding identity theft.
Peoples Community Bank is sponsoring How To Do Your
Banking as a public service because “we feel it is
important that young adults have a chance to
practice all aspects of money management in the
classroom, where mistakes won’t cost real dollars,”
said Randy Phelps, Vice President of Retail Banking.
“Surveys indicate 84 percent of high school students
want instruction in financial matters, only 1 in 3
teens knows how to read a bank statement, balance a
checkbook or pay bills, and that financial education
is among the top three subjects parents want taught
to their children,” Phelps added.
Peoples Community Bank is also investing a day of
mentoring at the high school, with Branch Manager
and Loan Officer, Jen Dixon, teaching lesson’s on
credit in classrooms. Mrs. Dixon has assisted Mr.
Schoppe and Ms. White with teaching this program for
the past several years at Washington & Lee High
“By sponsoring How To Do Your Banking, we are
preparing our young people before they begin to live
independently and are in need of financial services.
If we can help them learn good money habits right
from the start and raise their level of financial
responsibility, it will pay big dividends for them
and our community,” said Dixon.
Peoples Community Bank is a full service bank with
assets in excess of $150 million, and branches
located in Montross, Warsaw, Dahlgren, King George,
and Fredericksburg, VA. Equal Housing Lender and
In June, Peoples Community Bank celebrated its 100th
Birthday in style!
Community Bank participated in Washington and Lee High
School's Career Day
earlier in the year and shared information
about the bank and careers in the banking industry.
PCB is an active participant in working with
area youth and helping them build a solid foundation in
personal financial management.
- PCB Press Release: Peoples
Community Bank has partnered with the Town of Warsaw to
help make needed improvements to the town's water
systems infrastructure. Read
more in the full Press Release.
11/27/2012 - PCB Press Release: Peoples
Community Bank recently promoted three of our Team
Members -- Zirkle Blakey, III to EVP & CFO, Constance L.
Hassell to Senior VP of Loan Administration &
Compliance, and Randy L. Phelps to VP Retail Banking &
Human Resources -- for their contributions to the bank’s
success during a very challenging economy.
Read the full Press Release here.
sponsored the 4th Annual PCB Classic Car and Truck Show
at the Montross Annual Fall Festival on October
6, 2012. Dozens of classic cars and trucks from
all over the region were on display. Visit
hotrodspeedbump.com to see more photos from
this popular annual event by photographer Charles
Shotwell! Car enthusiasts won't be disappointed!
SNL Financial rates Peoples Community Bank
the "best bank in America for
having the lowest loan rate on a new or used car loan
among banks and thrifts surveyed across the nation."
PCB’s President and CEO, Robert K. Bailey, III
said, “While many quoted news sources say banks aren’t
lending in this economy, Peoples Community Bank has over
$16 million ready to lend and is actively seeking
qualified borrowers.” PCB's Senior Lending
Officer, William Ware, III says, “...strong lending
campaigns such as the auto loan program at 1.90%, the
home equity line program at 3.25%, and the commercial
loan program with rates as low as 4.00% enable us to
continue to provide excellent value and quality service
for years to come. We invite those interested to visit
any one of our five branch locations and experience
community banking as it existed in the past and still
does today at Peoples Community Bank.”
PCB Press Release
SNL Financial August 2012 Data Dispatch ]
Peoples Community Bank is once again proud to
support our youth and the King George County 4H Club
with the purchase of a lamb and a feeder steer at the
Junior Livestock Show & Sale!
Thanks to all participants of the 4H program and special
congratulations to Aldyn Abell for being the 4H
Southeast District Ambassador and for having another
has been apart of local history for nearly 100 years.
As we approach our centennial
year, we have partnered with the owners of the historic Cleydael Estate (est. 1859) in King George County to ensure
it restoration and preservation for years to come.
check out this important and historic part of our history.
Visit their website for more
information, photos and updates detailing the progress of
support our Peoples Community Bank Relay for Life Team!
Visit our new
Relay for Life page
to view our Team video and photo, and then jump to our Team
Facebook page where you can get more information about our
Team and how you can help (you don't have to have an FB
account to view our page) in the race to end cancer!
You can also stop by any PCB branch to make a donation to
support the PCB Relay for Life Team and the American Cancer
Peoples Community Bank
participated in the Warsaw Christmas Parade
We also recently participated in the
“Sponsors for Success” program
at Cople Elementary School by adopting 22 wonderful children
in Mrs. Boarman’s 4th grade class. They all signed &
submitted a Citizenship Pledge, which states they will work
hard to do all the things that will help make them good
citizens. We will be working closely with Mrs. Boarman to
encourage them to keep their pledge & making monthly visits
to talk to them on behalf of the Bank. These kids are
remarkable & are so excited to have Peoples Community Bank
as their sponsor for this year! The entire Bank is
behind them as they work to be “good citizens”!
Other recent headlines, news, and sponsorships:
- April 12, 2011 was
Teach Children To Save Day. Employees of
Peoples Community Bank went into three elementary
schools in our areas and promoted this important message
to children (see pictures and recap below).
- Relay for Life in
Westmoreland County - PCB had a team walking in
the Relay, plus through fundraisers they handed over a
check for over $12,500. Way to go PCB employees!
- PCB is a proud
supporter of the Westmoreland, King George and
Fredericksburg Hospice organizations.
- September 24 & 25 PCB
was one of the event sponsors of the Wine Festival at
- September 30th was
Customer Appreciation Day at all five branches
of Peoples Community Bank. The bank showed their
appreciation of their customers by serving lunch and
having a drawing for a $50.00 Visa gift card at each
branch. A fun day was enjoyed by all!
- September 30th , at
our Warsaw Branch, a check for $500.00 was presented to
the Richmond County Little League to help them
start a fundraising campaign for their new ball fields.
Donations may be made by making a deposit into the
Richmond County Little League account set-up at Peoples
Community Bank, Warsaw Branch.
- PCB was very involved
in the Fall Festivals in Montross, Warsaw and King
George in October.
- October 9th, a team
of employees from our King George Branch ran the 5K to
support local charities, especially the Grace
Oughton Memorial Foundation (Childhood cancers).
This same group of women has also run the 5K for
- “Learn About Credit “
was held in October. Workbooks and CD’s
on the subject of credit were distributed to the Deca
teachers at King George High School and James Monroe
High School in Fredericksburg, reaching approximately
Community Bank Staff Members Celebrated
Teach Children to Save Day ...
... with 115 Kindergarteners!
the difference between needs and
wants, talked about saving, and if they had piggy
banks. We explained what a savings account is and how they
can get one, then read a story called "Alexander Who Used to
be Rich Last Sunday." It was also career week in the school,
so we shared with the students about our jobs and many other jobs in
the bank. It was a fun and exciting day!