Wednesday, June 27, 2012

June 2012: Arts of the Albemarle announces Champion for the Arts

MEDIA CONTACT: Natalie Peel, Arts of the Albemarle | 252.338.6455 |
TowneBank of Currituck is the new Champion for the Arts

(Elizabeth City, NC - June 22) Arts of the Albemarle (AOA) is pleased to announce that TowneBank of Currituck is the principal corporate sponsor of Arts of the Albemarle as the 2012-2013 Champion for the Arts. The Champion for the Arts is the presenting sponsor for Arts of the Albemarle. This is the highest level of sponsorship available and is a testament to the importance of the arts in economic development. Taylor Sugg, Regional President presented AOA with its $25,000 sponsorship at its annual membership meeting, Thursday evening, June 21st.

“It is an honor for TowneBank to support Arts of the Albemarle, an organization that does so much to enhance the quality of life in Elizabeth City and beyond. Since its founding, TowneBank has been dedicated to promoting the social and cultural well-being of the communities we serve. We are delighted to partner with Arts of the Albemarle in building a great community asset in northeastern North Carolina, states Taylor Sugg.”

Rhonda B. Twiddy, Interim Executive Director stated, “TowneBank of Currituck has made a significant commitment to Arts of the Albemarle as 2012-2013 Champion for the Arts. They have shown that they believe in building local communities by this investment. We are excited TowneBank of Currituck sees the value in supporting the arts and we look forward to this new partnership.”

For more information about Arts of the Albemarle, please visit us at

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­TowneBank of Currituck, one of the top community banks in Virginia and North Carolina, TowneBank operates 26 banking offices serving Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, James City County and York County in Virginia along with Moyock, Grandy, Camden, Southern Shores, Corolla and Kill Devil Hills in North Carolina. Town also offers a full range of financial services through its controlled divisions and subsidiaries that include Towne Investment Group, Towne Insurance Agency, TFA Benefits, TowneBank Mortgage, TowneBank Commercial Mortgage, Prudential Towne Realty, Towne 1031 Exchange, LLC, and Corolla Classic Vacations. Through its strategic partnership with William W. Wood and Associates, the bank also offers mortgage services in all of their offices in Hampton Roads and Northeastern North Carolina. Local decision-making is a hallmark of its hometown banking strategy that is delivered through the leadership of each group’s President and Board of Directors. With total assets of $4.14 billion as of March 31, 2012, TowneBank is one of the largest banks headquartered in Virginia.

Arts of the Albemarle, headquartered at The Center, is a regional non-profit arts partner for Pasquotank, Gates and Camden counties providing a center for visual arts, performing arts and a school of the arts.

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