Benchmark expands in Henderson

Kim Jordan

Benchmark Community Bank is expanding its services in several North Carolina counties, including the Tri-County area.

Benchmark Community Bank is expanding its services in several North Carolina counties, including the Tri-County area.

The Kenbridge, Virginia-based bank is including personalized banking for businesses in Vance, Warren, Granville, Franklin, Person and Wake counties.

It also opened an office in Henderson at 1775 Graham Ave., and hired Kim Jordan as vice president of business banking.

Jordan has 20 years of banking experience and has dealt extensively with business communities in Vance, Granville and Franklin counties. Jordan will meet with local businesses and help create a plan based on their needs, according to a news release from Benchmark.

“The bank is very fortunate to have gained an experienced lender like Kim who knows the Henderson-Oxford market well, is community focused, has a strong work ethic, and excels in providing the type of personal service that makes her clients view her as a true business partner,” Benchmark Executive Vice President Jay Stafford said in the news release. “She has already proven to be a valuable asset in Benchmark’s effort to expand its footprint in North Carolina.”

Jordan is involved in the community, serving on the corporate boards of the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce and the Boys & Girls Club of North Central NC. She is a member of the Henderson Rotary Club and a frequent volunteer at nonprofits throughout the area.

"I am excited to be a part of the Benchmark Community Bank family because it embodies the same foundations on which I have built my banking career. Benchmark bankers put clients’ needs first, they have a positive can-do attitude, they believe in delivering customer service that exceeds client expectations, and they are committed to making our communities better places to live and work,” she said. “I always work hard to earn my clients’ trust so it helps to know that I have a strong, successful, growing organization behind me as I continue to reach out to area businesses.”

Founded in 1971, Benchmark Community Bank is a $500 million locally owned and operated full-service bank. It serves Southside Virginia with 12 offices and North Carolina with locations in Henderson and Wake Forest.