— Manry Rawls, LLC and Farmers Bank are pleased to announce a partnership between the two organizations. Under the arrangement, Farmers Bank has become part owner in Manry Rawls, LLC. The agency will continue to operate independently under the name Manry Rawls, LLC. Both Farmers Bank and Manry Rawls have been fixtures in the local marketplace for many decades. The partnership is representative of both organizations’ deep interest in remaining focused on local customers and meeting their needs, regardless of size.
V.S. “Vee” Pittman will lead the partnership, while Farmers Bank will continue to concentrate on lending and banking services, both heavily concentrated on Main Street and agricultural businesses. “We are glad to be able to strengthen our company in Franklin and look forward to bringing more new jobs to the area,” said Pittman. “Farmers Bank is well known for its service to its customers and the community in which they live. We look to help expand that reputation in the years to come,” he added.
As Farmers Bank has grown over the years, it has sought ways to continually reinvest in the communities it serves. Manry Rawls will complement the considerable investment in Southampton County which Farmers Bank exhibited when it opened its newest branch in Courtland in April 2013. “I see this as a valuable partnership between two community and service oriented businesses. We are both locally owned and operated with strong commitments to our communities and the people we serve. This association strengthens both Farmers Bank and Manry Rawls’ ability to remain independent and allows us to continue to offer products and services to our respective customer base in a manner we strongly believe in. We, at Farmers Bank are excited about the opportunities that will arise for both organizations in this new endeavor,” stated Richard “Dick” J. Holland, Jr., CEO of Farmers Bank.
Manry Rawls, LLC operates two offices, one in Franklin and another in Courtland. For more information about Manry Rawls, please visit www.manryrawls.com. Farmers Bank is headquartered in Windsor and has six offices in Courtland, Smithfield, and Suffolk. For more information about Farmers Bank, visit www.farmersbankva.com