Hardy recently received the “Association Service Award” from the New River Valley Homebuilders’ Association
In Carter Bank & Trust’s CARE Forward campaign the “A” stands for Action and Commercial Market Manager Jason Hardy is all about Action.
Hardy, who has spent nearly two-and-a-half decades volunteering, was recently recognized by the New River Valley Homebuilders’ Association with the Association Service Award for his contributions to both the organization and the community.
Hardy has worked with the NRVHBA since 2017 and has served as the organization treasurer for the last three years.
“I see volunteerism as a vital part of being visible in the community and a key component of my role with the Bank,” Hardy said. “With the NRVHBA specifically, many of my clients are residential homebuilders and remodelers, so supporting them is the right thing to do.
“It also keeps me connected to the industry so that I can stay on top of emerging trends and issues that best inform me how to successfully balance the risks and rewards with the best interests of my customers and the bank in mind.”
Hardy, who has been with the Bank since 2017, feels that his volunteerism is a visible and active demonstration of Carter’s long tradition of giving back to the communities it is privileged to serve.
“Carter Bank has a great history of community support and I think our mission is to continue that legacy,” Hardy said. “Banks are always asked for monetary support, but I truly believe it is the human capital that we provide that is most needed in our communities. By volunteering, we’re helping to support local charities, business organizations, schools, etc. and that is very meaningful.”
In addition to his work with the New River Valley Homebuilders’ Association, Hardy serves as Treasurer for the Blacksburg Farmer’s Market, is heavily involved with the Blacksburg Partnership, is the Chair of the Blacksburg Public Art Advisory Committee, and supports the Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce.