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F&M Bank Announces Third Annual Local Business You Love Contest

F&M Bank is excited to announce the return of its “Local Business You Love” contest for a third year, kicking off on September 1st. Throughout September, F&M Bank will ask Shenandoah Valley residents to nominate their favorite local business to win $10,000. First round nominations will be accepted September 1 – 17, 2021 on the  F&M Bank website.

As a community bank dedicated to the Shenandoah Valley, we consistently look for ways to support small business and Virginia-based organizations. Encouraging public participation in the contest has proven to be a fun way for our bank to boost awareness and publicity for locally owned businesses.

Mark Hanna, President and CEO, states, “In 2019, a group of F&M Bank employees created the ‘Local Business You Love’ contest to celebrate and recognize the positive impact local businesses have made in our footprint. The contest has proven to be a tremendous success evident from the community support shown by Shenandoah Valley residents. We are thrilled to host the contest again this year to help amplify the small businesses who continue to persevere through extremely difficult seasons.”

First round nominations will be accepted online through September 17thst at 5pm. A panel of F&M Bank employees will then determine the Top 10 based on nomination relevance. On September 30th, the Top 10 will be announced, a round of public voting will begin, and the $10,000 winner will be announced later in the fall at a reception honoring the Top 10 contestants.

More information regarding the Local Business You Love Contest, including the nomination form and a complete list of rules and regulations, can be found at

For more information, please contact Holly Thorne,