Letters From Leton: Evidence of Success

One of the most interesting things about visiting with a new person or business is the “Evidence of Success” they display.

Often, it is a reference to the college they attended, such as a diploma on a wall. Maybe a golf trophy for a hole in one on a desk. Or perhaps a picture of family – after all, what greater success can we have than family?

Recently, your Bank has had a couple of successes that will go up on our history wall for display.

On Wednesday, July 8th, our own Mary Beth Baker was featured during a national webinar by the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) as a “Banker of a Bank (PVB)” and as a member of the PPP Team (Mary Beth, Matt, Paula and Wayne) and loan officers and staff that developed from scratch one of the best and most knowledgeable PPP programs in the Country.

We also had a success in our Operations area. 

With ACH fraud increasing nationally, our Ops folks have taken it up a notch. Not only have they discovered fraudulent Unemployment ACH deposits, they have discovered other abuse of account privileges by customers and reported this to the Virginia Unemployment Commission. The Commission was unfamiliar with the items we brought to their attention, “as no other Bank” had ever chatted with them about this.

Sometimes we may limit the success we have. 

Surely others have thought of this before and shared (maybe not)? 

How can we compete against big banks in big towns who surely will bring the resources to solve challenges?

Success comes not from size, location, or even history. Success comes from believing that what you do matters, and you will be the best at what you do today!

PVB’s Evidence of Success is proudly displayed every day – it is our people.

– Leton

“Letters From Leton” is a blog series comprised of the weekly updates that Leton Harding – President, Chairman, and CEO of Powell Valley National Bank, shares with the Bank’s team members. These newsletters are full of uplifting anecdotes and intriguing insights that are applicable beyond the Bank, so we want to share them with you.