Letters From Leton: Talk Talk Talk!!!

Last week was, well, shall we say – reinvigorating.

Gaining more confidence knowing that my COVID vaccine has taken hold, I have been “visiting” a little more.

Some visits were planned –

My trips to our Jonesville and Abingdon Offices. A visit to an old friend and successful businessman in Norton. Talks with the local school superintendent who has started a coalition to address needs of rural schools and who is also tailoring educational programs that support local job demands and openings.

Other visits not so planned –

My impromptu visits to local gas stations last Wednesday to talk with local managers. No ransomware gas shortage here – lots of gas at the depot – but we need eight more drivers to deliver. Being allowed to “come in” to pick up our dog from the Vet which led to chatting with the ladies behind the counter.

One of these ladies was a customer who, upon seeing my Debit Card, shared how much she loved our bank – the only bank she had ever known. The other lady, a customer of a large bank, bemoaned the low Debit Card level ($300.00 a day) at her bank.

My family and friends will tell you I am a “bit” of an outgoing fellow. Compounding the physical challenges and threats of the COVID-19 disease was the personal and professional challenge of isolation from people (family, friends, customers, customers yet to be).

My itch to visit with folks, to hear from them, to share about our bank, to listen to their needs and concerns was finally scratched a little.

COVID-19 was and is terrible. The creativity of scientist and doctors to create a vaccine is wonderful. 

You want to talk about it?

Stay safe and get your vaccine.

– 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.