Winter is in the air, the holiday season is in full swing and another year is drawing to a close. While it’s easy to get caught up in all the hustle and bustle, it’s important to remember that the holiday season is a time to reflect and give thanks for the blessings and opportunities that we have had over the past year.
2014 was a big year for us at Community Bank of the Chesapeake. We started off the New Year with an updated name, a new red sailboat and a commitment to continuing our tradition of exceeding expectations. We brought our personalized style of banking to new markets as we celebrated the opening of a new branch in Fredericksburg and a Lending Center in Annapolis. We saw our workplace family grow as we welcomed new lenders, customer service representatives and support staff to our team. We supported the mission of many nonprofit organizations through our Casual for a Cause program, Day of Caring participation and Holiday Food and Toy Drive. We helped hundreds of high school students understand the importance of being fiscally responsible, financially literate young adults with the help of our Financial Scholars Program and watched with pride as they received their certifications.
We have so many things to be thankful for this holiday season. But above all, we are thankful for our wonderful communities and for you, our customer. You are the reason that we are able to do what we do at Community Bank of the Chesapeake. It is a joy and a privilege to serve you day in and day out, and we look forward to continuing to do so in 2015.
On behalf of the executive team and the entire staff, I wish you and your family a very happy holiday season, and a prosperous New Year.