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• 6/10/2014-Victory Bank Announces Major, Arentz and Craig Promotion and New Hires
The Victory Bank has named Benjamin Major, Commercial Relationship Manager; Kathy Arentz, Administrative Assistant; and Chelsey Craig, Banking Center Representative. ...



• 3/15/2014-Victory Bank Announces New Hires and Promotion
The Victory Bank named Joseph A. Giunta, Business Development, H. Steen Woodland, II Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager; and Sarah Benson, Junior Credit Analyst....



• 12/12/2013-Huntingdon Valley Bank and The Victory Bank Announce Merger Pending Approval
Huntingdon Valley Bank (HVB) and The Victory Bank (Victory) announced today the planned conversion of HVB from a mutual to stock institution and the simultaneous merger with Victory. HVB's Board of Trustees unanimously adopted a Plan of Conversion and entered into a definitive agreement with Victory to merge the two entities upon completion of its capital raise.  In connection with the Plan of Conversion and merger, HV Bancorp, Inc. (HV Bancorp), a newly formed Pennsylvania corporation to become...



• 11/11/2013-The Victory Bank Hosts KenCrest's ArtWorks Event Featuring Artists with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
The Victory Bank will host KenCrest's ArtWorks event on Wednesday, November 20 from 6-8 p.m. at The Victory Bank.  The public is invited to attend the art exhibit featuring the artistic talents of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  All exhibited pieces will be available for purchase and will benefit the artists directly.ArtWorks art exhibit is made possible through a multi-part grant project funded through the River Crest Foundation.  KenCrest is in its 108th year and...



• 10/17/2013-Swearer Named Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager of The Victory Bank
Jon G. Swearer recently joined The Victory Bank to serve as Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager.  In his new position, Swearer will analyze commercial clients' financial situations and develop strategic solutions to meet their short and long term goals.Swearer formerly served as Relationship Manager at National Penn Bank.  In addition, he served as Small Business Lending Group Manager, Commercial Credit Analyst, and Community Office Manager.A resident of Spring City, he graduated wit...



• 7/28/2013-Independent Bank names The Victory Bank as one of the Top 50 Loan Producers in the Country
Independent Banker named The Victory Bank as one of the Top 50 Loan Producers in the country in their July 2013 issue.  The designation was based on ICBA member banks with the highest percentage of total loans to overall bank assets in 2012....



• 7/5/2013-The Victory Bank Announces Promotions
The Victory Bank has named Christine E. Gray, Staff Accountant and Human Resources Administrator and Mary Locricchio, Consumer Lending and Banking Center Representative.Gray formerly served as Staff Accountant at The Victory Bank.  A resident of Chester Springs, she is a graduate of West Chester University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management.  In addition, Gray served as a board member and secretary of her Homeowners Association and is a former volunteer of the M...



• 5/1/2013-The Victory Bank Announces Promotions and New Hires
The Victory Bank has named Shelly Stockmal, Leader of Human Resources Development; Jennifer Gilbert, Assistant Branch Manager; Kelly Taylor, Executive Assistant; and Jodi Moore, Administrative Assistant....



• 2/1/2013-Graver Completes PBA Executive Leadership Program
Richard L. Graver, President and Chief Lending Officer of The Victory Bank, headquartered in Limerick, Pennsylvania, completed the Pennsylvania Bankers Association's Executive Leadership Program, at the Hotel Hershey, Hershey, Pennsylvania.The Executive Leadership Program is a fifteen (15) month leadership development program designed to actively enhance the leadership, organizational and performance skills of highly motivated executive and senior management level bankers.  The program establish...



• 12/28/2012-Bergquist Appointed to Statewide Advisory Committee
Joseph D. Bergquist, Vice President - Commercial Relationship Manager, has been appointed to the Pennsylvania Bankers Association (PBA) Lending Advisory Committee.  As part of the Government Relations Council of the Association, the advisory unit will review and recommend proactive legislation in respective areas, on behalf of member banks, to Government Relations Policy Committee.  Bergquist will serve a 2-year term starting January 1, 2013....



• 12/10/2012-December 2012 Newsletter
Featuring Women's Health Care, "How to Guard Against Cyber Fraud," new Wyomissing Loan Office and Alex Kroll....



• 12/3/2012-The Victory Bank Opens Loan Office in Wyomissing
The Victory Bank has announced the opening of a loan office in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania that will be led by Tony D'Antonio, SVP-Commercial Relationship Manager and Laurie A. Kercher, VP - Commercial Relationship Manager.  The loan office is located at 200 Spring Ridge Drive, Suite 206, Wyomissing, PA 19610.  Hours are by appointment only by calling 610.478.4090."We are excited about increasing our focus on growth in the Berks County market.  We feel strongly about our bank's success with Tony an...



• 11/8/2012-The Victory Bank Names Benson Banking Center Representative
Sarah Benson joined The Victory Bank to serve as  Banking Center Representative.  In her new position, Benson will assist clients in achieving their short and long term financial goals.Benson's financial experience includes serving as a Retail Banker at Woodforest National Bank, Hatfield, Head Teller at Univest National Bank, Plumsteadville, and Teller/Customer Service Associate at PNC Bank, Buckingham.  Benson resides in Quakertown, Pennsylvania.The Victory Bank is a locally owned and operated ...



• 10/24/2012-Consumer Confidence Rising Despite Political Rhetoric
"If you get your economics from a politician, you get the economy you deserve," said Dr. Joel Naroff, President and Founder of Naroff Economic Economic Advisors, a strategic economic consulting firm, who recently made a presentation on the economy to the Advisory Board and employees of The Victory Bank.  "If you listen to the politicians, we are ready to crash and burn yesterday, or from the other side, "happy days are here again.  But from my perspective the economy is changing for the better a...



• 7/23/2012-The Victory Bank Names Soley Loan Operations Clerk
In her position as Loan Operations Clerk, Danae Soley is responsible for processing loan requests.  A resident of Pottstown, she is a graduate of St. Pium X High School, Pottstown, Pennsylvania.  The Victory  Bank is locally owned and operated commercial bank headquartered in Limerick, Pennsylvania.  The bank was founded to optimize the financial lives of businesses, professionals, and consumers.  Member FDIC....



• 7/23/2012-The Victory Bank Names Major Credit Analyst
The Victory Bank has named Benjamin Major Credit Analyst.  In his position, Major is responsible for underwriting commercial loan requests.  A resident of Chester Springs, he is a summa cum laude graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.The Victory Bank is a locally owned and operated commercial bank headquartered in Limerick, Pennsylvania.  The bank was founded to optimize the financial lives of businesses, pro...



• 6/4/2012-The Victory Bank to Host KenCrest ArtWorks Event on June 13
The Victory Bank is honored to host KenCrest's ArtWorks event on June 13 from 6 - 8 p.m.  Exhibited pieces will showcase the talents of individuals with development disabilities and will be available for purchase.  The extraordinary artists will receive payment for their artowrk.  The public is invited to attend....



• 1/5/2012-Lee Named Vice President - Credit Department Manager
Deborah A. Lee recently joined The Victory Bank to serve as Vice President and Credit Department Manager.  In her new position, Lee will be responsible for management of the bank's credit underwriting function supporting all aspects of lending.Lee most recently served as Senior Credit Analyst/Assistant Vice President at National Penn Bank.  A resident of Royersford, Lee is a graduate of St. Pius X High School, Pottstown, Pennsylvania.  In addition, she has taken classes at Montgomery County Comm...



• 1/4/2012-Severin Fayerman, holocaust survivor speaks at The Victory Bank
Severin Fayerman, holocaust survivor, co-founder of Baldwin Hardware and author, spoke at the Advisory Board meeting at The Victory bank.  To view an excerpt click here. ...



• 11/10/2011-Kroll Named Senior Vice President of The Victory Bank
Alexander S. Kroll recently joined The Victory Bank to serve as Senior Vice President.  In his new position, Kroll will assess a client's financial position and develop strategic solutions to meet their goals.Kroll has senior management experience that spans over twenty-five years.  He formerly served as Vice President, Sovereign Bank, Philadelphia, PA; Senior Vice President and Regional Executive, Omni National Bank, Plymouth Meeting, PA; Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer, Alle...



• 7/26/2011-Gray Joins The Victory Bank as Staff Accountant
Christine E. Gray recently joined The Victory Bank to serve as Staff Accountant.  Gray formerly served as Staff Accountant and Operations Analyst  at Stonebridge Bank  and Mortgage Servicing Coordinator at First National Bank both of West Chester, Pennsylvania.A resident of Chester Springs, she is a graduate of West Chester University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management.  In addition, Gray served as board member and secretary to her Homeowners Association and a v...



• 7/20/2011-The Victory Bancorp Announces the Closing of Capital Raise
The Victory Bancorp officially announced the successful completion of a 2.6 million dollar capital raise through the sale of 7% coupon, convertible preferred securities.  The third and final phase of the offering was closed on July 7, 2011.  "As expected, this capital raise was similar to our first, with the vast majority of the investment capital provided locally by our team members, board, existing shareholders and our clients," said Joseph W. Major, Chairman and Chief Executive Office.  "They...



• 7/1/2011-The Victory Bank Ranked Among Top 25 SBA Lenders
The Victory Bank was ranked one of the Top 25 SBA Lenders by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Philadelphia District Office during the time period of October 1, 2010 - April 30, 2011 as reported in the Philadelphia Business Journal....



• 6/2/2011-Gilbert Named Banking Center Representative of The Victory Bank
Jennifer Gilbert joined The Victory Bank to serve as Banking Center Representative.  In her new position, Gilbert will assist clients in achieving their chort and long term financial goals.Gilbert formerly served as Relationship Banker at M&T Bank, Pottstown and Loan Processor at Diamond Credit Union, Pottstown.The Victory Bank is a locally owned and operated commercial bank headquartered in Limerick, Pennsylvania.  The bank was founded to optimize the financial lives of businesses, professional...



• 5/12/2011-D?Antonio Named Vice President Commercial Relationship Manager at The Victory Bank
Tony D'Antonio recently joined The Victory Bank to serve as Vice President - Commercial Relationship Manager.  In his new position, D'Antonio will analyze commercial clients' financial situations and develop strategic solutions to meet their short and long term goals.D'Antonio formerly served as Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer for Nova Bank, Exton and Wyomissing, PA; Vice President, Small Business Banker and Vice President, Senior Regional Team Leader for Susquehanna Patriot Bank, Wyomis...



• 4/6/2011-Havrilla Named Loan Process Manager at The Victory Bank
The Victory Bank has named Pam Havrilla, Loan Process Manager.  In her position, Havrilla will be responsible for loan administration and operations functions.Havrilla formerly served as Loan Documentation Manager at Nova Bank for five years and Commerical Loan Documentation Specialist at Susquehanna Bank, formerly Patriot Bank, for ten years.  Prior to entering banking, Havrilla worked as a legal assistant at various law firms.A resident of Royersford, she is a graduate of Spring-Ford High Scho...



• 1/18/2011-Raffeo Named to Business Development Position at The Victory Bank
Vincent B. Raffeo recently joined The Victory Bank to serve in Business Development.  In his new position, Raffeo will develop new relationships with clients looking to enhance their financial goals.  Raffeo most recently served in Business Development at National Penn Bank for the past twelve years.  He is a property developer and manager and was recently honored with The Golden Brush award by the Collegeville Main Street Program Design Committee for an exceptional job in maintaining, renovatin...



• 12/2/2010-Area Banker Appointed to Statewide Committee
Joseph Bergquist of The Victory Bank, has been appointed to serve as a member of the Pennsylvania Bankers Association (PBA) Grassroots Advocacy Committee.  The committee coordinates the Association's grassroots contacts program that consists of volunteer bankers who meet with state and national legislators to explain and discuss issues effecting the industry and consumers....



• 11/5/2010-The Victory Bank Announces Staff Promotions
The Victory Bank has named Noreen Cobourn, AVP, Loan Operations Manager; Donna Colella, AVP, Operations Manager; Trisha Metz, AVP, Credit Department Manager; Noel Billingsley, Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager; and Shelly Stockmal, Banking Officer, Executive Assistant....



• 8/10/2010-Area Banker Elected to Board of Directors for Statewide Association
Joseph W. Major of The Victory Bank in Limerick, Pennsylvania, has been recently elected to the Pennsylvania Bankers Association (PBA) Board of Directors. Joseph W. Major represents the Deposit Category ?A? Representative on the Board. The Board of Directors, which includes PBA's officers, will meet at least quarterly to determine the policies and administration of the Association. Members of the Board are senior level officers of PBA member banks. Major will serve a 3-year term that began on Ju...



• 7/29/2010-Locricchio Named Banking Center Representative of The Victory Bank
Mary Locricchio joined The Victory Bank to serve as Banking Center Representative.  In her new position, Loccricchio will assist clients in achieving their short and long term financial goals.Locricchio formerly served as Retail Mortgage Specialist at Sovereign Bank in Villanova.  Locricchio and her husband reside in Pottstown, PA.The Victory Bank is a locally owned and operated commercial bank headquartered in Limerick, Pennsylvania.  The bank was founded to optimize the financial lives of busi...



• 3/18/2010-BEIJING RURAL COMMERCIAL BANK DELEGATION VISITS THE VICTORY BANK
The Beijing Rural Commercial Bank delegation visited The Victory Bank, as well as other prominent financial institutions in the area after completing six days of customized product development classroom training from Edcomm Banker's Academy.During their visit to The Victory Bank, the Beijing Rural Commercial Bank delegation met with Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Joseph W. Major, and President and Chief Lending Officer, Richard L. Graver, to reinforce the six day of product d...



• 3/8/2010-Stephens Named Banking Center Representative of The Victory Bank
Diana Stephens joined The Victory Bank to serve as Banking Center Representative.  In her new position, Stephens will assist clients in achieving their short and long term financial goals.Stephens formerly served as Branch Manager and Senior Personal Banker for Continental Bank.  Stephens and her husband reside in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.The Victory Bank is a locally owned and operated commercial bank headquartered in Limerick, Pennsylvania. The bank was founded to optimize the financial lives o...



• 1/4/2010-The Victory Bank Celebrates One Year Anniversary of Limerick Office and Headquarters
The Victory Bank is celebrating the one year anniversary of its Limerick office and headquarters at 548 North Lewis Road in Limerick just off the Route 422 Limerick/Linfield exit. The bank has been officially open for business since January 2008.The bank?s office and headquarters include an open lobby which features comfortable amenities to meet and serve clients, two conference rooms available for bank clients and business owners to use for meetings and presentations, two drive-through teller w...



• 12/22/2009-Raymond Named Banking Center Representative of The Victory Bank
Roxanne Raymond joined The Victory Bank to serve as Banking Center Representative. In her new position, Raymond will assist clients in achieving their short and long term financial goals.With over twenty five years of accounting and financial industry experience, Raymond formerly served as Branch Operations for Stonebridge Bank, Assistant Branch Manager for Tri-County Federal Credit Union, Accounting Manager/District Trainer for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and Bookkeeping/Office Manager for Dynamic En...



• 10/9/2009-Stockmal Named Executive Assistant and Unger Named Administrative Assistant of The Victory Bank
The Victory Bank has named Shelly Stockmal, Executive Assistant and Leslie Unger, Administrative Assistant.In her position as Executive Assistant, Shelly Stockmal provides support to the CEO and President. In addition, she coordinates bank reporting and loan review. Stockmal formally served as Administrative Assistant at National Penn Bank?s Pottstown Business Center.A resident of Stowe, she is a graduate of Perkiomen Valley High School. Stockmal is a Girl Scout Leader at St. Aloysius in Pottsto...



• 9/11/2009-THE VICTORY BANK ANNOUNCES COMPLETION OF REORGANIZATION INTO HOLDING COMPANY STRUCTURE
The Victory Bank announced today the completion on September 8, 2009 of its reorganization as a wholly owned subsidiary of a new holding company, The Victory Bancorp, Inc. In the reorganization, each outstanding share of common stock of The Victory Bank was converted into one share of common stock of The Victory Bancorp, Inc. Stock certificates that heretofore represented shares of The Victory Bank common stock will now represent an identical number of shares of The Victory Bancorp, Inc. common ...



• 8/25/2009-Metz Named Credit Department Manager and Melcher Named Junior Credit Analyst of The Victory Bank
The Victory Bank has named Trisha Metz, Credit Department Manager and Matthew Melcher, Junior Credit Analyst. In her position as Credit Department Manager, Trisha Metz will oversee the credit department and electronic filing system. A resident of Earl Township, she is a graduate of Albright College where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. Metz works with local underprivileged children and is a volunteer for the March of Dimes and yout...



• 6/13/2009-Phillips Named Business Development Officer
James C. Phillips recently joined The Victory Bank to serve as Business Development Officer. In his new position, Phillips will analyze clients? financial situations and develop strategic solutions to meet their short and long term goals.Phillips formerly served as President of Norco Motors, Inc. in Pottstown. In addition, he was Chairman of the Philadelphia Dealer Council, National Dealer Council Chairman of the Finance Committee, and Vice-Chairman of the Dealer Advertising Association.A reside...



• 2/20/2009-Jackson Named Senior Customer Service Representative of The Victory Bank
Julie A. Jackson joined The Victory Bank to serve as Senior Customer ServiceRepresentative. In her new position, Jackson will assist clients in achieving their short and long term financialgoals.With over ten years of financial industry experience, Jackson formerly served as Assistant Manager forPhoenixville Federal Bank & Trust and Assistant Branch Manager for Susquehanna Patriot Bank in Limerick,PA. Jackson and her family reside in Linfield, PA.The Victory Bank is a locally owned and operated ...



• 12/23/2008-The Longacre Company Completes State of the Art Project at the New Victory Bank
The Longacre Company recently completed installation of services at the all new Victory Bank located in Limerick, PA. Victory Bank President and Chief Lending officer Richard Graver ? who has more than 25 years of experience in the banking industry ? oversaw the project alongside CFO and COO, Bob Schultz. ?Often there is a huge gap between what small businesses need from their bank and what is actually delivered,? said Graver. ?The Victory Bank takes time to get to know and understand our busine...



• 12/16/2008-Bergquist Named Vice President Commercial Relationship Manager of The Victory Bank
Joseph D. Bergquist recently joined The Victory Bank to serve as Vice President,Commercial Relationship Manager. In his new position, Bergquist will analyze commercial clients? financialsituations and develop strategic solutions to meet their short and long term goals.Bergquist formerly served as Business Development Officer for Citibank, East Norriton and Assistant VicePresident Commercial Lender for Commerce Bank, Bensalem and King of Prussia.A resident of Lower Providence Township, he is a gr...



• 9/30/2008-Billingsley Named VP Business Development Officer of The Victory Bank
 Noel Billingsley recently joined The Victory Bank to serve as Vice President,Business Development Officer. In his new position, Billingsley will analyze clients? financial situations anddevelop strategic solutions to meet their short and long term goals.Billingsley formerly served as Relationship Manager of the Private Client Group, for PNC Bank. A resident ofPottstown, he is a graduate of Widener University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in BusinessAdministration. In addition, Bi...



• 4/23/2008-The Victory Bank to Build New Limerick Office
The Victory Bank broke ground for their new, permanent Limerick Office locatedat 548 North Lewis Road, Limerick. A modular full-service banking office is open for businessand will serve customers while the permanent site is being constructed. Architectural ConceptsLLP designed the building and SMJ, Inc. is the builder. The permanent site is slated forcompletion in October 2008.CEO and Chairman of the Board, Joe Major says, ?It is appropriate that our groundbreakingoccurs here in Limerick, since ...



• 3/14/2008-Offner Named EVP Chief Credit Officer of The Victory Bank
Eric B. Offner has been named Executive Vice President & Chief Credit Officer ofThe Victory Bank. In his new position, Offner will be responsible for developing and maintaining commercialrelationships and oversight of bank credit underwriting and administration.Offner formerly served as Senior Vice President, Manager of Montgomery County Business Center, for NationalPenn Bank and brings 23 years of experience in the financial services industry. Offner is a graduate of TempleUniversity with a Bac...



• 10/17/2007-Victory Bank extends IPO a month
The Victory Bank, a planned startup bank in Royersford, Pa., has extended its initial stock offering for a month to Nov. 15 so it can collect the remainder of its $9.5 million in commitments, CEO Joseph Major said Wednesday. Major said the perceived credit crunch created by the subprime mortgage crisis coupled with the typically slow period of July and August put a crimp in fundraising. The bank hoped to raise $9 million to $20 million in initial capital. Major said he has collected more than ha...



• 7/22/2007-Ex Patriot CEO is claiming Victory with new bank
The former CEO of Patriot Bank has received approval to start The Victory Bank in Royersford. It will be southeastern Pennsylvania's 17th startup bank since July 2004 and the sixth scheduled to open this calendar year. Joseph Major will serve as CEO and will engage in a fundraising effort in which he hopes to raise between $9 million and $20 million before opening on Lewis Road, off of Route 422, in the fourth quarter. Major said if the bank reaches the high-end of its fundraising goal, the bank...



• 3/26/2007-Proposed de novo Victory Bank aims to create the employer of choice
The proposed Limerick, Pa.-based Victory Bank aims to create a de novo that is the "employer of choice," as part of its strategy to compete with surrounding institutions, CEO Joseph Major told SNL Financial.The organizers of the state-chartered bank filed an application with the FDIC on Feb. 9. The de novo, according to Major, will deliver all the same things startups typically promise to offer ? a strictly local community bank, a local board of directors, and real relationships with its custome...



• 1/14/2007-Newsletter Victory Bank Update September 2007
Stock Offering Well UnderwayWelcome Additions to our TeamThe Victory Bank; the Right Time for an Alternative!Smaller Banks Successfully Marry the Old with the NewAn investment in The Victory Bank Means a Double Return!...