Everyone cares about something. 

What's your passion?

The best way to find out the needs of an area is to hear directly from the community. So, Chesapeake Bank wants to know, "What's your passion? What do you care about?" Just use the hashtag #ICareAbout to tell us what matters to you and your community. 

Chesapeake Bank. We're all about community.

A desire to make the community a better place to live, work and play, is a common characteristic of Chesapeake’s employees and an integral component of the bank's culture. Continue reading to learn more about our featured employees and their commitment to the community.

Tom Richardson helped the Lancaster Community Library write its next chapter.

Chesapeake Bank Vice President Tom Richardson wants everyonein the Northern Neck to have the opportunity to share his passion for reading.That is why he is so involved in the Lancaster Community Library. As presidentof the library’s board of directors, he helped raise two million dollars for anexpansive, new building in Kilmarnock.

“Fundraising for the new building was an exciting time,”said Tom. “Just look at what’s been achieved. The new LCL building is fabulous.People from all walks of life and of all ages use the library and it's services. The location nextto the new Town Centre Park is going to be a centerpiece for the Town ofKilmarnock and the Northern Neck.”

Click here to learn more about the Lancaster Community Library in Kilmarnock.

Cathy Snowden volunteers for the Lancaster by the Bay Chamber of Commerce. She’s one more reason why The Buck Stays Here.

Chesapeake Bank launched Shop Local Day in fall of 2012. It has since evolved into the year round The Buck Stays Here initiative. And from the beginning, the Lancaster by the Bay Chamber of Commerce enthusiastically embraced the shop local movement with Chesapeake Bank and encouraged residents and visitors to do the same.

As the Regional Retail Manager for Chesapeake Bank, Cathy Snowden is a The Bucks Stay Here advocate. And when asked to serve on the Lancaster by the Bay Chamber board, she was quick to accept, helping with annual chamber events like Taste by the Bay and Shoptober by the Bay.

"Like Chesapeake Bank, the Lancaster by the Bay Chamber is a cheerleader for small business in Lancaster County and the lower Northern Neck," said Cathy. "I'm proud to serve on the board and contribute in any way I can."

Chesapeake Bank and Lancaster by the Bay Chamber of Commerce encourages everybody to "think local first." To learn more about LBTB, click here to visit their website.

For Chesapeake Bank's John O'Shaughnessy, volunteering means helping people lead healthier lives.

The Northern Neck Free Health Clinic was established in 1992, a "neighbors helping neighbors" nonprofit to bring healthcare to the needy. Today, NNFHC provides health and dental services to low income, uninsured residents living in a five-county service region including the Northern Neck and Middlesex County. 

As board president of the Northern Neck Free Health Clinic, John understands the positive impact of affordable and consistent healthcare. "If it weren't for the Northern Neck Free Health Clinic, many people would be forced to go to the emergency room for care. And, emergency rooms are not equipped to help people manage chronic health problems like diabetes and hypertension. But, the Northern Neck Free Health Clinic is equipped to do just that, and we help people stay healthier every day," said John.

Want to know more about the Northern Neck Free Health Clinic and how you can help? Volunteers are welcomed and greatly appreciated. Please visit the NNFHC website to learn more now.