Business Name: The Fauquier Bank
Member Name: Victoria King
Business Address: 15240 Washington Street, Haymarket, VA 20169
Business Phone: 703-283-2494
Email address: Victoria.firstname.lastname@example.org
When and why did you decide to join this company/firm?
I wanted to be a part of an opportunity to grow the Fauquier bank by extending loan programs to more individuals in the community.
How does your business serve the local community?
My business helps people achieve the American dream of home ownership.
Please share one of the greatest moments you’ve experienced in your current profession.
There have been quite a few but the most memorable was having a family come to me who, at the time, was living in a hotel room because they had sold their current home and they were buying another. Their loan officer denied their loan and wouldn’t return calls as they searched for an alternative situation. I was able to hear the clients out and find a way to help them get financed. They moved into their new home in less than two weeks from the time of our meeting.
Tell us about your experience with the HGBA. How has it supported you in your local business?
HGBA has been very supportive of my business. Through this group I have been introduced to individuals who are helping me expand and grow my business in the area.
What are the top three business tips and tricks can you offer other professionals?
1. Communication, always be responsive. 2. Interaction, making sure your clients understand the process. 3. Networking through business organizations like HGBA and the chamber of commerce.
Are you from this area? If not, what brought you here and what do you like about our town?
Yes, I was born and raised in Prince William County. I also lived in Fauquier for 16 years. A few months ago I moved back to my hometown of Nokesville so my children could grow up closer to my family.
IWhat is your favorite season in this area, and why?
I love all the seasons around here but if I have to pick a favorite it would probably be fall. This area in the fall is absolutely beautiful! A few of my favorite things occur in the fall as well, such as bonfires, hunting, watching the Redskins, and watching my two boys play little league tackle football.
What are some hobbies you enjoy?
I love spending time with my boys. I picked up a bow a couple of years ago and enjoy that a lot; I like to think I’m pretty good. I also enjoy traveling, cooking, biking, water sports, hunting, fishing, and skiing. In my downtime I like to watch movies or read.
What is your favorite restaurant?
Blue Ridge Seafood on Route 29, because I love seafood.
What is your favorite local high school sports team?
Brentsville Tigers Football, my hometown team. I hope my boys will be playing for them in a few years.
Are you involved with any nonprofits? If so, which one(s) and why?
House of Mercy. They are a thrift store that provides help for local families to get on their feet. I have actually toured their facility and learned a lot about what they do. I have donated clothes, household items, and funds. They have a food pantry, they provide clothes, and at Christmas they collect toys to provide to children that may not otherwise receive anything on Christmas day.
What was your first job, or your most interesting job prior to your current profession?
I have been in mortgage banking for over 20 years. My first job was at Joe’s Pizza in Nokesville when I was 14 years old. I waited tables twice a week for extra spending money in the summer.