National Bank Employees Teach the Children to Save

BLACKSBURG, VA, JUNE 18, 2010: Employees of National Bank gave savings lessons to over 300 students at local elementary schools this year as part of the American Bankers Association’s Teach The Children to Save program.

Jeff Tickle, Senior Vice President and Regional Manager, delivered a savings lesson to over 125 first grade students at Macy McClaugherty Elementary in Pearisburg, Virginia right).

National Bank employees also taught taught lessons in financial ABC's to 130 kindergarten and first grade students at Kipps Elementary in Blacksburg and 75 students at Dublin Elementary School in Dublin.

“Our employees enjoy helping kids learn the basics about money and saving, and we appreciate the opportunity to foster financial education in our schools,” said James G. Rakes, Chairman, President & CEO of National Bank. “Studies show that people who learn to save money early in life usually make smart financial decisions in the future.”

National Bank, founded in Blacksburg in 1891, operates 25 offices throughout Southwest Virginia. The bank is a subsidiary of National Bankshares, Inc., a Blacksburg-based financial holding company with over $992 million in assets. National Bankshares, Inc. also operates National Bankshares Financial Services, Inc., which does business as National Bankshares Insurance Services and National Bankshares Investment Services.