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Following is an excerpt from a conversation with Virginia (Ginny) Kintz, Assistant Vice President and Retail Banking Manager at Middleburg Bank's Ft. Evans office in Leesburg.

How long have you been with Middleburg Bank?

I've been in banking over 20 years and with Middleburg Bank for 11 years.

How did you get into banking?

I was banking with a local community bank (not Middleburg Bank at the time) and the president of the bank asked me if I would be interested in a fun job. I was ready to try something different so I took the job as a teller. It was a great start to a new career in banking.

Why do you like working at Middleburg Bank?

Middleburg Bank is a great company with a community banking philosophy. We are given the necessary tools & resources so that we are better able to understand our clients' financial needs and recommend the best solutions for each client. I really enjoy getting to know our clients by name and making them feel welcome as soon as they come in the door. When we say "May I Help You?" we really mean it and want to help you.

Describe a situation where you helped a client achieve their financial goals or solve a financial problem.

A senior client received an early morning call from a person trying to talk her into sending money for a grandson who was supposedly in trouble. She came to me very upset, wanting to wire a large sum of money to help him out. After discussing the situation with this client, I became suspicious of the circumstances and was able to convince her to check this out with our local Sheriff's office. It turned out that it was all a scam and that her grandson was perfectly fine and was not in any sort of trouble.

I felt very good about being able to help this client. Recognizing and reporting exploitation of the elderly is one way to prevent these situations from happening in the future.

What's one thing that most people would be surprised to learn about you?

I was a teacher before I became a banker.

Is there anything else you want to tell the clients who will read this?

At the Ft. Evans Financial Service Center, we are never too busy to sit down with you and talk over a cup of coffee so stop by and find out how good hometown banking can really be. You will be glad you did it.

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