Branch Bank and Trust will close their Afton office on Rockfish Highway (Route 151) January 31.
“We recognize that any business closing can be an emotional issue for a community,” said BB&T Vice President of Corporate Communications David R. White. “For that reason we do not take the decision to close a financial center lightly…One of our greatest concerns is the effect that closing a branch has on the local community…and we are very sensitive to the inconvenience and impact of this action and it is only after extensive analysis that we make the difficult decision to close.
“For several years, BB&T has reviewed the business strength of our financial center in Afton, Virginia. Based on many factors, including client usage patterns, the decision was made to close the branch,” said White from BB&T’s corporate headquarters in Winston Salem, North Carolina. “There will be no job loss to BB&T associates as a result of this closing,” he said.
“The drive-up ATM will remain at the location. In addition, the Crozet financial center is in close proximity to the Afton branch and we look forward to continuing to serve our clients there.” White also mentioned BB&T’s online banking services.
The branch manager in Afton, Cecelia Price, is also the manager of the Crozet branch, located in the Blue Ridge Shopping Center on Rt. 250. BB&T branches are also located in Waynesboro.