Originally founded in 1971 as The Lunenburg County Bank, Benchmark Bankshares is the holding company for Benchmark Community Bank. The bank, a community bank, is a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. It offers a range of banking products and services, including personal and business checking and savings accounts, money market accounts, savings accounts, certificates of deposit, individual retirement accounts, personal and business loans, automobile loans and home equity loans. Benchmark Community Bank has more than 10 locations in Virginia, including branches in Victoria, Farmville, South Hill and Lawrenceville, Clarksville, Chase City and Blackstone. Benchmark Bankshares is publicly traded on the NASDAQ under the symbol BMBN.OB. Benchmark Community Bank maintains a branch location in Kenbridge, Va.