Success Stories

At Bank of Oak Ridge, we’re here to help local businesses grow to their full potential. Here are just a few examples of business clients who have allowed us to be a part of their success.

The Perfect Image Of Success

Bank of Oak Ridge was established to help people exactly like Mark Shina. He’s been a client of our community bank since we first opened our doors in 2000. As his company, Absolute Imaging Solutions, has grown from a single employee to serving nearly 100 medical clients in the Mid-Atlantic states, we’ve been with him every step of the way.

Bank of Oak Ridge is always coming up with creative ways to make doing business easier,” said Mark. “Client Relationship Manager Kathy Garst will drop whatever she is doing to help me. She really understands small businesses.

We provided a simple loan process for Mark when he needed financing for new vehicles and expansion to a 10,000-square-foot, climate-controlled warehouse.

Mark has all of his personal accounts with the bank as well, including checking, savings, CDs, and money market accounts. He also used Bank of Oak Ridge for his home mortgage, and has referred relatives and neighbors to us.

They really helped me focus on my business by not having to worry about the financial aspect,” said Mark. “They have always been there for me.

Mark Shina, Client since 2000. Owner of Absolute Imaging Solutions.
He conducts all of his business and personal banking with us.

Xpicor, Inc.

When other lending institutions are holding back their funds for small businesses Bank of Oak Ridge is going after us with open arms. If it weren’t for our relationship with them, we definitely couldn’t have sustained all of our growth over the past two years. They truly understand how to improve the community – by investing in small business. As a small business owner, if you are looking for a true “Partnership” with a bank, Bank of Oak Ridge should be your choice 100% of the time.

Shawn & Shawna Poole, owners of Xpicor, Inc., Integrated Facility Services

Bank of Oak Ridge Micro-Loan Fund

In 2008, we established the Bank of Oak Ridge Micro-Loan Fund at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). The bank contributed $20,000 to start the fund, which will be used to award business loans, up to $1,000 each, to UNCG student entrepreneurs. As the loans are repaid, the money goes back into the fund to aid future students. Loan recipients first complete a course where they learn how to create a viable new campus business.


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