Benchmark Community Bank has again been named one of the nation’s Top 200 Community Banks. Eligibility for the Top 200 list is based on a three-year average of the bank’s return on average equity as compared with the approximately 5,500 publicly traded community banks located in the United States. The annual peer analysis is sponsored by American Banker magazine, the recognized leader in financial industry publications.

Ranked at #78 in the list, Benchmark is third in Virginia behind First National Corporation, Strasburg (#23) and First Bancorp, Lebanon (#39). Its closest North Carolina peers are LifeStore Financial, West Jefferson (#46) and KS Bancorp of Smithfield ranked at #89.