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First Bank
First Bank & Trust Co. and its parent holding company, First Bancorp Inc., has announced the results of a national bank rankings report.

First Bancorp was ranked 28th out of 684 institutions in the nation that fit the criteria. The analysis, performed by Capital Performance Group LLC, ranked bank holding companies, banks and thrifts with total assets less than $2 billion as of Dec. 31, 2015.

First Bank & Trust Co. has been ranked among the Top 200 community banks in the Capital Performance Group analysis for a decade, dating back to 2007.

First Bank & Trust Co. received Seifried & Brew’s 5 Gold Bar Institution status earlier this month. This designation is earned by banks within the S&B Top 15th percentile of community banks. To gain entry into this ranking, the bank demonstrated exemplary performance of balancing risk and reward based on the Bank’s S&B Total Risk/Return Composite Ranking.

Farm Bureau
Virginia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. has recognized one agency manager with its 2016 Master Agency Manager designation and six local agents as 2016 Master Agents for excellent overall performance in selling insurance and helping customers.

Receiving the Master Agency Manager designation was Jon Dean, agency manager for Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Loudon, Prince William-Fairfax, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren county Farm Bureaus.

Local agents recognized include: Garnett Brockman, Page County Farm Bureau; Eric Dalke, Farm Bureau of Shenandoah County; Dwayne Dillow, Frederick County and Clarke County Farm Bureaus; Jerry Funkhouser, Farm Bureau of Shenandoah County; Dave Morfit, Warren County Farm Bureau and Pat Whorton, Rappahannock County Farm Bureau.

Shenandoah University
Mitch Moore has been promoted to senior vice president at Shenandoah University, effective July 1. In addition, he will continue to serve as vice president for advancement, a position he has held since his arrival at the university in 2008.

Past appointments in higher education include associate vice president of advancement at Bridgewater College, vice president for development and college relations at Sweet Briar College, and vice president for development and alumni relations at James Madison University.

Moore has been active in CASE District III and is the chair-elect of the Top of Virginia Regional Chamber. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics and history from the University of Richmond and a master’s in public administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Yellow Cab
Yellow Cab of the Shenandoah LLC has announced a new delivery service, Yell-Livery, effective June 1.

A service similar to UBER and Lyft,Yell-Livery will pick up and deliver food orders from restaurants, prescriptions from drugstores, documents, groceries and any product from local merchants in the Warren County-Front Royal area. Information: 540-622-6060.

City National Bank
City National Bank recently presented its 2016 City Cares award to Katrina Meade, Northern Shenandoah Valley regional manager in Front Royal, for her outstanding commitment to community service. A donation of $1,500 will be given to her charity, the Humane Society of Warren County.

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