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Promotions

DuPont Community Credit Union recently announced that Cindy Nuckoles has been promoted to director of information technology.

Nuckoles has been in the financial services industry for 28 years and has worked with DCCU for 25 years. She most recently served as the systems manager for DCCU. Nuckoles is a graduate of the Elizabeth Brants Business School with an accounting certificate, as well as a graduate of the Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce 2007-08 Leadership Program.

For more information on DuPont Community Credit Union, visit mydccu.com.

DCCU also recently announced that Heather May has been promoted to staff development manager.

May has been with DCCU for 17 years and has served as a teller, systems analyst and teller supervisor during that time. May most recently held the position of staff development coordinator. She has completed numerous certification programs with the Credit Union National Association, including Credit Union Management and Recruiting Today's Employees.

Bank of Clarke County recently announced the promotion of Roger Crosen to senior vice president and loan officer.

Crosen has been with Bank of Clarke County since 1998, most recently serving as vice president. Prior to his employment at Bank of Clarke County, Crosen worked at Farm Credit and supervised the commercial lending department at First American Bank. He also opened the Lord Fairfax Community College Small Business Development Center and served as its first director.

Crosen has been chairman of the board of the Winchester/Frederick County Chamber, president of the Frederick County Educational Foundation, chairman of the Winchester/Frederick County Economic Development Commission and served as a supervisor for Frederick County.

New director

The Virginia Quilt Museum recently announced that Meegan Carr has been selected as its new executive director.

Carr joins Virginia's official state quilt museum after seven years with the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Ky., where she held several positions, most recently as business manager. Prior to her position in the business office with the National Quilt Museum, she directed educational programs, coordinated special events, was involved with collections management and exhibits, and museum operations.

The Virginia Quilt Museum is located in the historic Warren-Sipe House at 301 S. Main St., Harrisonburg. The Virginia Quilt Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. For hours and directions, see vaquiltmuseum.org.

New employees

MidAtlantic Farm Credit recently announced the hiring of Kirk Rygol as a loan officer for the agricultural lender's Woodstock office.

Rygol will be responsible for servicing loans and growing relationships within the agriconsumer market, according to MidAtlantic Farm Credit sales manager Ryan Clouse.

MidAtlantic Farm Credit is an agricultural lending cooperative that provides farm loans for land, equipment, livestock and production; crop insurance and rural home mortgages. The co-op has branches serving Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.

City National Bank recently announced the appointment of Keith Unger as vice president and trust officer. He is responsible for the Trust and Wealth Management functions in the Eastern Panhandle and northern Shenandoah Valley.

Unger graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in business administration with a concentration in finance. He attended Cannon Trust School, is a graduate of the National Graduate Trust School at Northwestern University and holds the Certified Trust and Financial Adviser (CTFA) designation. He has 25 years of trust and banking experience.

Seminar

L. Marquetta Mitchell, financial adviser with Edward Jones in Strasburg, will be hosting a seminar at 9 a.m. Feb. 20. Her presentation will be a market update.

Teresa Funkhouser, recreation coordinator with Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation, will be a guest speaker. She will be sharing information about upcoming trips and events through Shenandoah County Parks and Rec.

The seminar will be held at Cristina's Café, located at 219 W. King Street in Strasburg. To reserve a seat, call 465-2605 by Feb. 14.

Incentives

For each customer who enrolls in Columbia Gas of Virginia's free Direct e-Bill paperless billing service between now and March 31, the company will donate $10 to American Red Cross chapters across the state.

Visit columbiagasva.com and select "Manage Your Account" to sign up for free paperless Direct e-Bill services. Instead of receiving a paper bill in the mail, customers will receive an e-mail notification that their utility bill is available to view the same day it's rendered. E-bill customers can continue to make payments by mail or they can pay their bill on-line at no charge.

Financial rating

Fitch Ratings has affirmed Thrivent Financial for Lutherans AA (Very Strong) rating, the third-highest of Fitch's 19 categories Fitch also has given the organization a stable outlook.

Fitch cited Thrivent Financial's strong capitalization, high quality investment portfolio, consistent profitability, and favorable market position within the Lutheran market as part of the basis for the affirmation. The stable outlook was driven by the organization's strong capital base and the expectation of Thrivent Financial's solid operating performance, supported by conservative investment and product offerings. These ratings reflect Thrivent Financials' overall financial strength and claims-paying ability, but do not apply to the investment performance of investment products.

Thrivent Financial is represented in the local area by Walt Morgan. He has offices at 106 Lawyers Row, Suite 204 in Woodstock and can also be reached at (540) 459-9257.


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