Business News: Sept. 25 | Nvdaily

F&M Bank

F&M Bank has welcomed two new team members, Kevin Nixon and Katherine Preston, and announced senior leadership promotions for Paul Eberly and Bobby Williams.

• Nixon has been appointed vice president and commercial relationship manager to the Harrisonburg-Rockingham County commercial team. He brings over 13 years of commercial lending experience, mostly serving as a business development officer at First Bank. He earned a master’s degree from Medaille College.

• Preston has been appointed senior vice president and Valley market executive to the senior leadership team. She brings over 20 years of banking experience that includes retail, small business and commercial lending, most recently as vice president and business services officer at BB&T. She is a graduate of the Virginia Bankers School of Bank Management, RMA-ECU Commercial Lending School and the BB&T Banking School at Wake Forest University.

• Eberly, senior vice president and agricultural programs leader, will assume the position of executive vice president and chief credit officer following the retirement of Ed Strunk. He will lead the credit administration, retail loan administration and loan operations departments.

• Williams, vice president and commercial relationship manager, will assume the position of agricultural and rural programs leader as Paul Eberly transitions to executive leadership. He joined F&M Bank in April.

Casco Plumbing

Casco Plumbing and Well Pump Services in Winchester has expanded its rescue services by providing much-needed supplies to three area schools. Casco “ambulances” delivered items to Bass-Hoover Elementary School in Stephens City, Red Bud Elementary and Apple Pie Ridge Elementary schools in Winchester.

The team provided basic items such as glue sticks, composition books and dry erase markers. The company’s service trucks, which are modified ambulances, made special trips to the schools on the first day of classes. Information:


The Virginia Credit Union League has announced DuPont Community Credit Union is the winner of the 2021 Louise Herring Philosophy in Action Award in the over $1Billion asset size category.

DCCU received first place for its unique community campaign, Dine Out and Make a Difference. At a time when local restaurants were seeing dramatic decreases in business because of the pandemic, the campaign encouraged members to use their DCCU credit card to support restaurants. Whether they chose dine-in, carry out or delivery, they received additional rewards points. Additionally, DCCU donated 1% of all restaurant purchases to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. As a result of the campaign, DCCU donated $13,394.58 to the food bank, which equates to about 53,578 meals for families in our community.

Anicira Veterinary

Anicira Veterinary Center in Harrisonburg is celebrating 15 years of helping pets by awarding a grant and services of more than $3,000 to the Humane Society of Warren County. Since opening in 2005 as Shenandoah Valley Spay and Neuter Clinic, Anicira has provided a reduced-fee biweekly transport program to Front Royal to help provide access to affordable veterinary care to area animal welfare organizations and families with cats and dogs.

In addition to the grant, Anicira is celebrating its 15-year anniversary by giving away services, gifts, vaccines and microchips celebrating the more than 250,000 animals served since opening. Further information is available by calling 540-437-1980 or email Katie Nicholson at [email protected].


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