Early withdrawals mark VNB's Pantops opening

Virginia National Bank, the Charlottesville-based "community" banking company, opened its fourth Charlottesville branch today, a grand brick enormity alongside Route 250 in Pantops. VNB President Glenn Rust and branch manager Dan Goodall (pictured at left) celebrated the office's ribbon cutting ceremony among Charlottesville's financial elite and community members.

"Charlottesville is a town with a good, stable base of growth and is a close-knit community that desires local approach," Goodall says. "VNB is providing superior banking services with an emphasis on relationship, service and flexibility."

The growth and success of VNB, which originally opened its first office on the Downtown Mall in 1998, could indicate a desire in Charlottesville for locally owned and operated services. With this new branch, Rust says he hopes to better fill that local niche. "Charlottesville is a vibrant community with diverse culture," says Rust. "A community that appreciates diversity and believes in growth needs a bank that adheres to those values."

In an effort to emphasize the company's community-oriented focus, the ceremony included a Money Machine Charity Challenge. Three local organizations– the Ronald McDonald House, the Charlottesville Free Clinic, and the Charlottesville University Symphony Orchestra– had opportunities to grab a quick handful of cash (pictured at right).

Along with being a VNB office, the building will also house VNB's Operations and Technology Center.