OVB BANKit! wraps another successful year

By Hope Roush, OVB Financial Literacy Leader


The 2015-2016 school year ended about as quickly as it started. Once again Ohio Valley Bank worked to promote financial literacy within our area high schools. This year’s OVB BANKit! program took place in six participating schools.

The program, which was launched in 2010, reached students at Gallia Academy High School, River Valley High School and South Gallia High School in Ohio as well as Point Pleasant High School, Wahama High School and the Mason County Career Center in West Virginia. Approximately 360 students completed the program this year. Read more of this post

When I Grow Up…

mr_smithby Hope Roush, OVB Financial Literacy Leader

“What do I want to be when I grow up?” Almost every kid asks this question at least once in their lives. To help teenagers get a grasp of what field they would like to work in someday, Gallia Academy High School hosted the Second Annual GAHS Career Day.

The event, held by the Gallipolis City School District and the Gallia County Chamber of Commerce, took place Thursday, April 10. During the career fair, students had the opportunity to attend several different presentations pertaining to their job interests. Ohio Valley Bank attended this year’s fair to discuss the many jobs available in the banking industry. OVB Chairman of the Board Jeff Smith and I, teamed up with WesBanco’s Deb Rhodes to conduct the presentation.

We each described our respective job duties. In addition, Smith discussed the history of OVB. He also touched on the different salary ranges at OVB as well as the different careers available. Students were presented with a handout that listed the many banking careers including traditional roles such as Tellers and Customer Service, Loan Officers, Administration, and Accounting all the way to roles that one might not necessarily think about in regards to a bank like Computer Programming, Web Site Design, Journalism and Writing, and Facilities Planning and Design.

OVB was proud to take part in this year’s career fair and plans to participate in the upcoming Gallia Academy Middle School Career Fair as well. This year’s GAHS Career Fair was sponsored by Holzer Health System.