PEMBROKE — Lumbee Guaranty Bank recently held its 40th anniversary banquet at Porter Plaza in Pembroke, recognizing several employees for their dedication to the bank.
The event, which recognized the Dec. 21 birthday, was led up to by parties at the bank’s 10 branches during the past several weeks.
Tasha Oxendine, the mistress of ceremony, showed a video highlighting the history of the bank. President and CEO Larry R. Chavis recognized local advisory board members, retirees, past presidents and current board members.
Arnold Locklear, the chairman of the board of directors, recognized past board members and Chavis’ 24 years of service at the bank.
“We are thrilled to arrive at this significant point in our bank’s history, having completed 40 years of service as a true community bank.” Chavis said. “We are very grateful to our customers who have placed their faith in us as financial partners in their businesses, homes and families. And we are grateful that their faith has been well placed, thanks to the dedication and diligence of so many individuals who have made such a huge difference for our bank over these 40 years.”
Chavis also recognized Martin L. Brooks, who has served as a board member continuously throughout the bank’s 40-year history, as well as Linda L. Chavis, who has been employed at the bank for 38 years.
Local performers Veandra Oxendine and Holly Oxendine entertained guests.
“We are very proud of our success and standing as a financial institution, especially in light of the negative financial environment across the country,” Chavis said. “We look forward to being a strong force for economic growth for our communities for many more decades to come.”
Lumbee Guaranty Bank has branches in Pembroke, Rowland, Fairmont, Falcon Village, Hope Mills, Lumberton, St. Pauls, Red Springs, Maxton and Fayetteville’s Lake Rim community.
Founded in 1971, the bank’s headquarters is located at 403 E. Third St. in Pembroke.