Category: Work

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Letters From Leton: Chewy!

At the 1876 Exhibition Baseball Game as a part of the Best Friends Festival, I caught up with my cousin Jo Ann – better known as Sissy. Sissy has long been an animal lover and very active in various groups training and adopting out dogs – throughout the region and beyond. We talked about the… Read more »







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Powell Valley National Bank Promotes Vonda Sturgill

Jonesville, Virginia–Powell Valley National Bank (PVB, Bank) is pleased to announce the promotion of Vonda Sturgill to Assistant Vice President.  Sturgill joined Powell Valley National Bank in 2019 as Consumer Relationship Manager and Lending Officer of the Bank’s office in Downtown Kingsport located at 240 West Center Street. “Since joining the Powell Valley National Bank… Read more »



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Powell Valley National Bank Names Matthew Eades Chief Credit Officer

Jonesville, VA—Powell Valley National Bank (PVB, Bank) is pleased to announce the promotion of Matthew Eades to Chief Credit Officer. Eades joined PVB in 2017 as Vice President, Business Development Officer and Manager of the bank’s Abingdon office.  In 2021, he assumed leadership and responsibility of Loan Administration for the bank. Throughout his 16-year community… Read more »



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Powell Valley National Bank Promotes Ted Fields

Jonesville, Virginia–Powell Valley National Bank (PVB, Bank) is pleased to announce the promotion of Ted Fields to Executive Vice President. Fields joined Powell Valley National Bank’s Kingsport office in July 2018 as Senior Vice President and Market Executive. “Ted’s experience, expertise, dedication, and customer and client focused approach are of tremendous value to our bank,”… Read more »







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Letters From Leton: North by Northeast

All my life I have been fascinated by Compasses. The magnetic needle pointing true north. As a young lad traversing the mountains with my cousins, we would venture far. Yet we were not frightened or concerned as we used the sun as our compass to make it home safely. Per usual, a venture always turned into… Read more »



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What is FedNow?

By Spencer Tierney   There’s a new payment service coming to the financial industry this year. The Federal Reserve will offer instant payments that can be sent anytime. Still, unlike consumer-facing transfer services such as Venmo or Zelle, the service’s availability will depend on whether your bank opts in. Let’s break it down. What is FedNow?FedNow is… Read more »