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EVB to celebrate anniversary with birthday cake

EVB will celebrate more than 100 years of community banking by offering all who stop by its bank branches on Friday, May 10, a slice of cake.

"We hope people will stop by our branches … and join us for cake as we celebrate our 103rd anniversary," said Joe A. Shearin, president and chief executive officer of Tappahannock-based EVB.

"We’re very proud of our banking heritage and our commitment to our wonderful customers over the years," Shearin said. "In some cases, we have been serving generations of families with all of their banking needs."


EVB is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eastern Virginia Bankshares. The bank began in 1910 as Southside Bank in Tappahannock and Bank of Northumberland in Heathsville. Those two banks grew and in 1997 became part of Eastern Virginia Bankshares. Then in 2006, they joined with Hanover Bank to become EVB.

EVB now has more than 20 branch offices and automatic teller machines throughout Eastern Virginia and Richmond, said Pa...

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