HR465: Commending the Bank of Botetourt.

Commending the Bank of Botetourt.


Agreed to by the House of Delegates, February 24, 2017


WHEREAS, for 118 years, the Bank of Botetourt has provided top-notch customer and community service in an effort to improve the quality of life for the residents of its service area; and

WHEREAS, the Bank of Buchanan was chartered in 1899 by the General Assembly and located on Main Street in downtown Buchanan; the bank changed its name to the Bank of Botetourt in 1995; and

WHEREAS, today, the Bank of Botetourt is a mid-size community bank that employs about 100 people and has more than 10 locations stretching from Moneta to Lexington; the bank’s main office and operations center remain in Buchanan; and

WHEREAS, the Bank of Botetourt prioritizes taking care of the communities it serves and seeks to find ways to further the overall economic development of the Roanoke region; and

WHEREAS, as a community partner, the Bank of Botetourt makes charitable contributions to support education, culture and the arts, social service agencies, community and economic development, and other programs that serve the needs of area residents; and

WHEREAS, the Bank of Botetourt encourages its employees to be active participants in their communities by mentoring, volunteering, donating, and finding other avenues for civic service; and

WHEREAS, the Bank of Botetourt offers $1,000 scholarships for local high school seniors who plan to pursue a degree in the arts at Virginia Western Community College or Dabney S. Lancaster Community College; and

WHEREAS, the Bank of Botetourt annually participates in the Virginia Bankers Association Bank Day, which allows high school seniors to spend a day shadowing a banker to learn about banking, financial services, and the vital role banks play in their communities; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, That the Bank of Botetourt hereby be commended on 118 years of outstanding, efficient, and courteous service to the citizens of Buchanan and the Roanoke region; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to G. Lyn Hayth III, president and CEO of the Bank of Botetourt, as an expression of the House of Delegates’ admiration for the bank’s distinguished history and best wishes for the future.