January 2019 Newsletter | In This Issue

Holiday Closing Notice

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, F&M Bank will be closed on Monday, January 21st.

Employee News and Promotions

We would like to welcome Paul Eberly to the F&M Bank family! Paul brings an extensive background in agricultural lending to the bank, and we are excited to have him join the F&M Bank Ag Division. 

F&M Bank would like to congratulate Candy Barkley on her recent promotion to Executive Secretary. In this role, she will continue to work with our Board of Directors and Shareholders.  

We would also like to congratulate the following employees on their recent title promotions: 

Senior Vice President

Greg Berkshire
J.T. Bishop
Melody Emswiler
Aaron Green
Kate Pascarella
Jonah Pence
Karen Rose
Krista Suter  

Assistant Vice President

Sarah Prusak


Vice President

Keith Deeds
Chris Gunter
Cathy Lindamood
Holly Thorne

Bank Officer

Mary Campbell
Jordan Dean
Ashley Lam
Yvette McCoy
Angela Smith


Local Promise - Checking for Non-profits

What We Do Differently  

F&M advocates for its community partners by providing superior high-yield interest rates, and ongoing mission support. Local Promise, in partnership with the Association of Fundraising Professionals, supports 501(c)(3) corporations and all nonprofit organizations with free training, networking, information sharing, and expanded outreach that you actually need.

Account Package

  • Convenience Services 
  • Time-Saving Technology 
  • Treasury Management 
  • Merchant Services 
  • Insured Cash Sweep (ICS) 
  • Free Wealth Management Consultation
  • Financial Education Programming 
  • $500 off Closing Costs 

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Larry Caplinger Retires

On December 31, 2018, Larry Caplinger officially retired from F&M Bank. After 46 years of service, we would all like to wish Larry well as he enters this new stage. Although retired from day to day employment, Larry will continue to serve on F&M Bank's Board of Directors. 

Larry joined the bank in 1972 as a note teller and quickly rose through the organization. He became Assistant Cashier in 1975, AVP in 1978 and VP in 1983. In 1990, he was promoted to the position of Senior Lending Officer and Senior Vice President. Following this progression, Larry was promoted to Executive Vice President in 2007 and was elected to the F&M Board of Directors in 2012. 

During his tenure, F&M Bank experienced great growth and success. In addition to his invaluable contributions at the bank, Larry has actively supported the local communities in the Shenandoah Valley.  He is a lifetime member of the Timberville Volunteer Fire Department and was the Assistant Chief of that organization for 10 years. 

Larry, F&M Bank cannot thank you enough for your many years of service, and you will be missed! If you see Larry around the community, join us in wishing him the best!


F&M Bank's Community Classroom

If you’re like many Americans, a financial resolution probably made your list of 2019 goals. We’ve got the tools to help you start the year strong!

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Summer Internship Opportunities

F&M Bank will be recruiting for Summer Interns for 2019 in the next few weeks. This is a partnership with the Virginia Bankers Association and will run approximately 10-12 weeks.

If you know of a student who is majoring in finance, economics, business, accounting or marketing and will be a rising Junior or Senior for the 2019/2020 school year, please have them to check our website at www.fmbankva.com “About” Employment Opportunities in February to learn more about the Internship program and application process.

Bank Day Scholarship Program

Calling all high school seniors! Could you use $7,500 to help pay for college expenses? Sign up for the Virginia Bankers Association Bank Day Scholarship Program through F&M Bank!

The purpose of Bank Day is to expose students to the banking industry and provide an opportunity for students to learn about banking, financial services and the vital role F&M Bank plays in the community. From their experience, participating students will write an essay for the chance to win a scholarship.

This year, we'll be hosting Bank Day shadowing experiences in Timberville, Harrisonburg, and Staunton. If interested in learning more or signing up, click here.


Have You Made These 5 Financial Resolutions?

By now, most people have made their resolutions for self-improvement in the new year. While the most popular resolutions tend to focus on physical health, the start of a new year is also a perfect time to prioritize your financial wellness.

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F&M Bank Calendar Photo of the Month

After a light snow, Joy Beaman found this adorable snowman at Lake Shenandoah. The pretty red barn is owned by the Rockingham Harrisonburg Chapter of the Izaak Walton League. The League purchased the barn in 1958 shortly after Lake Shenandoah was constructed.

2019 F&M Bank calendars are now available for pick up! Stop by any of our branch locations to get your copy while supplies last.


Casual Fridays for Charity

Throughout the month of November, employees donated over $450 to the Shenandoah County Animal Shelter.The shelter provides essential animal services to the citizens of Shenandoah County.

We hope you don't mind these dress-down days as they are for a good cause! Keep an eye out for future announcements on our Facebook page.

Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA Pet of the Month

Meet Rocky Plumington III! Rocky is a seven-year-old, neutered male beagle mix who is the gentleman of your dreams. Really, he would love a buddy to help him walk off some of the extra weight, so if you're looking for someone to help you with your resolutions, he would love to be a part of that. He is a well mannered pup who already knows sit and paw. He also excels at fetch and loves to play with stuffy toys. Rocky qualifies for the Seniors for Seniors program! His adoptions fee is just $30 to adopters age 55 and up! 


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