Henderson businesses take note: you now have a new local banking option!
On Wednesday, May 25, Benchmark Community Bank held a grand opening celebration at its new office on Graham Avenue across from the Ribeye Steakhouse. With the help of the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce and representatives from Benchmark’s headquarters, Vice President and Business Banker, Kim Jordan, officially cut the ribbon and welcomed chamber members, Henderson officials, and area businesses.
The Henderson location is Benchmark’s second in North Carolina. In 2014, an office specializing in real estate loans was opened in Wake Forest. After a very successful first year, both the staff and the focus at that office were expanded. The decision to add a separate location in Henderson to serve the business community here quickly followed.
Although its physical presence in North Carolina is new, Benchmark has been helping North Carolina residents and businesses with their borrowing needs for many years. Established in 1971 in Lunenburg County, Virginia, the bank expanded into southernmost central Virginia starting in the late 1980’s with South Hill. Folks from across the border were among the early customers there. The Clarksville loan office, opened in 1998, saw an influx of North Carolinians seeking loans to buy or build on lake property. Then, in 2004, when a loan office was opened in South Boston, a number of Roxboro area residents were added to the client mix. With the establishment of full-service branches in each place, and the advent of Internet Banking, many North Carolina customers chose to open deposit accounts as well. While services are still limited in North Carolina, some of these customers can now tend to certain financial affairs here.
Jordan is an experienced business banker who has been deeply involved with the Henderson community for a number of years. Her expertise is in developing financial strategies that give businesses an edge in a highly competitive commercial world. She invites potential new clients to come talk with her. To learn more about Kim and Benchmark, visit www.bcbonline.com/nc or call 252-436-0051.