Bank of Botetourt Is All about Community          

Bank of Botetourt is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. Established in 1899, theBank has grown to thirteen offices in four counties throughout the region. A new office in Rocky Mount, slated to open in the fall of 2024, is under construction. Bank of Botetourt offers competitive business and personal banking services and operates a mortgage division, Virginia Mountain Mortgage, and a financial services division, Botetourt Wealth Management.  

“We decided to become a supporter of TAP through conversations with Annette [Lewis, former TAP President & CEO],” explains Mary Ann Miller, FVP Marketing Strategy & Business Development Officer for Bank of Botetourt. The TAP Board voted Mary Ann in as a member this February. “I am honored to serve on the Board and look forward to collaborating to position TAP for future success.” 

“We have been working with TAP through the Early Head Start program in Buena Vista,” explains Mary Ann. The Bank sent volunteers every week, starting last fall, and is now doing so monthly. Through that partnership and experience, we learned the needs and wanted to increase our commitment. At first, volunteers helped where staff needed support in the classrooms. Now we have added financial education and reading to the children. Each month, two volunteers provide approximately six hours which helps TAP with grant funding applications. “We wanted to expand some of our outreach within the Rockbridge community and this was a need that TAP had for assistance and as an existing partner it was ideal for us both.”    

In 2023, the Bank moved up from a Courage Investor to an Empower Investor in TAP’s Bringing Hope Home annual campaign. “The Bank is proud to partner with TAP through both sponsorship and volunteerism at its Early Head Start program each month. We take this opportunity to help them better understand basic banking fundamentals and currency. The Bank looks forward to continuing our relationship with TAP through this program and beyond as we continue to grow,” shared Bank President and COO, Michelle Austin.