First Exchange Bank receives 2017 Governor's Service Award

Posted on 9/19/2017 by in first exchange bank community service award

MANNINGTON: First Exchange Bank is pleased to announce being selected as a recipient of the 2017 Governor’s Service Award.

This prestigious award is granted to an outstanding individual, organization, family or business that puts “West Virginia First” through service to others and volunteerism.  

Bill Goettel, CEO of First Exchange Bank stated “We are honored to be recognized by Governor Jim Justice, it took a total team effort to reach this milestone. I want to thank the members of our team who contributed their time and talent.” Goettel continued “We are grateful to be part of a community bank which is focused on building better communities.”     

Community service is one of First Exchange Bank’s five core values, and employees are encouraged throughout their career to be active, contributing members of their communities. First Exchange Bank supports organizations from local sports teams to cultural activities. Countless employees volunteer regularly at their churches, through their children’s activities, at local schools, and with their favorite civic organizations.  Governor Justice 

Jennifer Beach, Digital Champion/CSR of First Exchange Bank stated, “I really appreciate all the ways that the bank supports its employees who volunteer—withtime, money, donation of goods, recognition, and more.” She added, “because of this culture of giving back, I get to experience the joy of helping others, and I consider that an important, tangible benefit of my employment with First Exchange Bank.”

“We have a strong commitment to serving the communities in which we do business that has been demonstrated from our Board of Directors to our front line staff,” C. Brent Skidmore, Senior VP/Chief Lending Officer of First Exchange Bank said. “Though our efforts are not for public accolades, it is an honor to receive the 2017 Governor’s Service Award and is a complement to the extra effort from our staff.”

First Exchange Bank and the additional recipients were recognized at The Governor’s Service Awards dinner held on September 14th, 2017 at the Culture Center on the Capitol Grounds.

First Exchange Bank is a locally owned and operated bank that has been serving the communities of Marion, Mon, and Wetzel counties since 1932. For more information on First Exchange Bank and their commercial lending products, visit

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“L-R: Lisa Novak, Amy Miller, Jennifer Beach, Shannon Delaney, Mya Russell, and Bridget Horner of First Exchange Bank accepted the 2017 Governor’s Service Award held in Charleston September 14th, 2017 on behalf of First Exchange Bank.”

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“Jennifer Beach, Digital Champion/Customer Service Representative of First Exchange Bank's Mannington office and nominator of First Exchange Bank, thanking West Virginia Governor, Jim Justice for the opportunity to be a recipient of the 2017 Governor’s Service Award.”