Letters From Leton: Lessons In Longevity

After a year like this, it is good to step back for a few minutes and realize that the tellers, loan officers, bookkeepers and others who have worked at our Bank over the past 132 years also faced trials and troubles. Their hard work and staying the course kept the bank independent.

During our Board meeting last week, members of our Board talked about the “successful” year we have had.

Successful, you say? Stressful, yes – but successful?

Successful I would also argue. After all, when do our true colors show? –

When we have a “real” opportunity to show our fellow employees, our customers, our communities that we care and we are truly committed to them. That is one of the underlying lessons of a crazy year – 2020.

To honor our team and their work as Employees, Officers or Directors of PVB, I have made a gift to the Wise County Food Bank. A very small way for me to express my appreciation and pride in all that has been done this year – and for the work we have yet to do.

2020 has taught us that we can take on any challenge and remain what we say we are – a 132 year old community bank that understands its mission to serve the consumers, businesses, and communities that we are privileged to be a part of.

Stay Safe and Happy New Year.

– 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.