Students React to OVBC Shareholders Meeting

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L-R: OVBC Chairman Jeff Smith, RVHS Teacher Michelle Alderman, RVHS Student Julia Nutter, SGHS Student Nickole Beaver, SGHS Student Gavin Bevan, SGHS Student Tristan Janey, OVBC President and CEO Tom Wiseman, and SGHS Teacher Jeff Fowler.

Ohio Valley Banc Corp. recently held its Annual Shareholders Meeting. This year’s event featured some special guests as students from River Valley High School and South Gallia High School attended.

OVB was pleased to include the local teens, the future of our community. As for the students, most agreed that the Shareholders Meeting was very different than they imagined. Gavin Bevan of South Gallia High School was surprised at the amount of people in attendance. Read more of this post

Financial Tips for High School Graduates Headed to College

by Hope Roush, OVB Financial Literacy Leader

studentwalkingThe hard work finally pays off and just like that high school is over. For many recent high school graduates the next step leads to college, which can be both exciting and scary.

A good way to get the college journey off on the right foot is to be financially prepared. One of the first steps a new college student can take is to open a checking account. Many banks offer student accounts. For example, at Ohio Valley Bank customers’ ages 16-25 can take advantage of Right Start Checking. With this account there is no monthly service fee, which is very helpful to college students. Through Right Start Checking, customers also have access to eDelivery statements as well as free online and mobile banking. A checking account helps with budgeting and managing money as well.

In fact, creating a Read more of this post