Thinking of buying a home?
Come find out what you should really know before you buy. Join us for refreshments and to learn the home buying process. The class is informative, fun, and best of all, FREE! Tuesday March 28th, 2017 5:00pm-7:00pm.
Community Block Party on November 5th, 2016.
VCB will be holding a Fall Block Party from 11am-2:00pm on November 5th at 1965 Wakefield St. Petersburg, VA, 23805.
Join VCB for our SHRED-IT Event on September 10th!
VCB will be holding our SHRED-IT Event on September 10th from 11:00am to 2:00 pm at our Courthouse Road location. Safe and free document destruction along with some fun - food, games, and face-painting!
Homebuyers Education Class
Virginia Commonwealth Bank invites you to join us as we celebrate the opening of our new Tuckahoe branch. Tour our new facility designed with an array of amenities to make banking easier and more convenient for our customers.
This year VCB proudly celebrates 80 years of service to our Richmond and Tri-Cities communities. To continue that tradition, for every new account during the month of July, VCB will donate $5.00 to the Tuckahoe YMCA*. Just one more way for us to say “thank you” for 80 great years. (*up to maximum of donation of $2,500.00)
Questions or more information? Call 804-285-4540
Homebuyers Education Class
Virginia Commonwealth Banks Business Development Managers are hosting a Homebuyers Education Class on Thursday, May 26, 2016 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. The class will be held at the Petersburg Public Library located at 201 W. Washington Street, Petersburg Va. 23803. The event is free and open to the public. Topics covered will include budgeting, credit and prequalification, the mortgage application process, working with a realtor, homeowners insurance, and maintaining your new home. All participants are requested to RSVP to Tanja Brown at 804-518-2607 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR) Riverfest 2016
The Monument, Hopewell and Chester branches participated in the 2016 FOLAR Riverfest, Saturday April 30th. Virginia Commonwealth Bank was one of the Trail Sponsors for the event and also set up a vendor table. The branch employees were able to share VCB goodies with people in the community and talk about our bank with those visiting the festival. Riverfest was located at the Appomattox Riverside Park. FOLAR is an organization that works to improve parks, establish trails, access the river, and protect special places through their River Stewardship-Education Programs, Water Quality Programs, and the construction of the Greenway and Blueway Heritage Trail.
On Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Virginia Commonwealth Bank participated in The James House Denim Day to support sexual assault awareness. Denim Day is a sexual violence prevention and education campaign to help spread the message that there is no excuse or invitation for rape. This day has been globally recognized since 1999 in response to an Italian High Court ruling that overturned a rape conviction. The teenage victim was wearing tight jeans, therefore implying consent. As a result of the verdict, women of the Italian Parliament protested by wearing jeans to work. The donations to The James House for Denim Day help to provide free services to victims of sexual assault and for educational campaigns.
Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce
readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. Junior
Achievement programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth
and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply
entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Students put these lessons into action and learn the value of
contributing to their communities. Stephanie Stables, Business Development Manager with Virginia
Commonwealth Bank, is pictured above with Ms. Renee Olson’s second grade class at Tussing Elementary in
Colonial Heights, Virginia. These students completed the JA Our Community program over 5 weeks of lessons.
Teach To Save
Virginia Commonwealth Bank’s Stephanie Stables and Tanja Brown, Business Development Managers,
partnered with Petersburg Parks and Recreation and First Baptist Church for National Teach Children to
Save Day on April 29, 2016. Teach Children to Save is a national program sponsored by the ABA
Foundation that organizes banker volunteers to help young people develop a savings habit early in life.
First Baptist Church hosts an afterschool program from 4:30pm-6:30pm where Stephanie and Tanja
taught the children about saving and budgeting. The children actively participated in the lesson by
taking turns to read stories out of the activity booklet and answering questions. The children were given
a goody bag which included a piggy bank to encourage them to save.
Career Awareness Day
On November 5, 2014, Tanja Brown, Branch Manager Monument and Shauna Robertson, Vice President of Retail, participated in Career Awareness Day at Walnut Hill Elementary School. This event is in conjunction with National Career Development Month to expose children to different occupations and the role their education plays to prepare students for the working world. The theme for the event was “Gearing up for a Grrr-eat Career”. The presentations were broken down into two 15-minute segments where Tanja and Shauna discussed their roles at the bank and how their education prepared them to work at the bank. They presented a project board that had information pertaining to how customers are helped, community events and how the bank gives back to the community, the role education plays in banking, and what a check and register look like. Throughout the presentation the children were able to ask a number of bank related questions. Throughout the presentations Tanja and Shauna stressed the importance of education and let the students know what they are learning today will be needed once they enter the working world.
Denim Day On April 23, 2014, VCB participated with “Denim Day” in support of The James House. The James House, located in Hopewell, is a non-profit organization committed to providing support, advocacy and education for people who have been affected by domestic or sexual violence or stalking to empower them to become healthy, safe and self-sufficient.
This year “Denim Day” was part of their global sexual violence prevention and education campaign to spread the message that there is no excuse and never an invitation to rape. For a $5.00 donation, each employee who wished to participate was able to wear jeans to work or a denim ribbon to show their support. Each branch and department also accepted donations of household items, clothing, and canned goods. All proceeds and donated items were given the to The James House in the TriCities and Richmond area and to the Genieve Shelter in the Suffolk area.
"Shauna Robertson, Vice President of Retail Branch Operations for Virginia Commonwealth Bank, stated “I felt it extremely important to participate in such a wonderful event and demonstrate our continued overall support to The James House. Denim Day wouldn’t have been such a success for the bank if it wasn’t for our wonderful customers who donated items and made monetary donations at our branches. With their help and money raised from our employees who wished to wear jeans, we were able to raise over $430 and donated numerous bags/boxes of items.”
Shred It Event with Colonial Heights Police Department
On April 26, 2014, VCB’s staff from our Colonial Heights, Petersburg and Chester offices participated in a Community Safety Event sponsored by the Colonial Heights Police, Fire and Sheriffs’ Departments. The Community Safety Event allowed the Colonial Heights Community a safe way to destroy documents with personal or confidential information with ShredIt and destroy unused or expired medications, as well as provided child safety seat checks and identification kits.