FROM STAFF REPORTS
January 2, 2013
WHITESVILLE — BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading bank rating and research firm, is honored to recognize Whitesville State Bank in Whitesville, W.Va., with its highest 5-star rating.
To earn this superior 5-star rating, Whitesville State Bank excels in areas of capital, asset quality, profitability and much more. What’s more, Whitesville State Bank has earned this highest rating for the latest 23 consecutive quarters.
Karen L. Dorway, president of the rating firm, has a rare vantage point, having monitored the industry for more than two decades.
“It isn’t surprising to those of us who watch the industry that ‘plain vanilla’ banks, those that didn’t get into risky investments or lending, are the banks that are still standing strong today,” Dorway said. “Whitesville State Bank has stayed true to its purpose of serving its community in a prudent and responsible manner.”
Established in 1946, Whitesville State Bank has been serving the banking needs of its local communities for 66 years. It operates through 4 conveniently located branch offices in Comfort, Crab Orchard, Glen Daniel and Whitesville and can be found on the Internet at www.whitesvillesb.com and is a member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.