Chris Rieley is a Commercial Lending Officer with Virginia Heritage Bank (VHB), a community bank located in Tysons Corner.

“I can provide working capital lines of credit for businesses secured by accounts receivable, commercial mortgages for businesses to buy or refinance a location, commercial mortgages for not-for-profit entities including churches and homeowners associations as well as mortgages for investors to buy income producing properties,” he says.

“I can also offer loans to businesses for the purchase of equipment and loans to build residential and commercial buildings or letters of credit for import/export or construction bonding purposes. For these and other commercial services I’m at your service!”

Being a community bank is important to VHB and to Chris. As their motto indicates, they are “Big Enough to Serve; Small Enough to Care.” VHB’s Board of Directors and Senior Executives all live and work in Northern Virginia and are interested in strengthening this already dynamic area.

Chris states, “VHB is committed not only to serving the community today, but also to creating a future of excellence. This commitment is our foundation – and it drives the way we conduct business every day.”

This commitment to local ownership and management gives Chris an advantage in helping small businesses receive the financial resources needed to achieve their objectives. He knows his clients will receive more personalized service.

“We build relationships with small and medium sized businesses, their owners and local consumers that serve their needs now and empower their plans for tomorrow.”

Chris is a lifelong resident of Northern Virginia, graduating from Herndon High School before heading off to Lynchburg College for a degree in Elementary Education. When he’s not helping his clients, you may find him backpacking, playing in a pickup game of lacrosse, shooting at a local range or checking on his recent batch of brewed beer.

He is active with Business Networking International (BNI) in Tysons Corner, where he serves as Secretary-Treasurer, and with the Arlington/Alexandria Workforce Investment Board as the Chair of the Youth Council.

His degree in Elementary Education has come in handy in the confusing world of banking. From this background, Chris is skilled at making complicated things easy to understand.

“At Virginia Heritage Bank,” he says, “we want to take all the time necessary to understand the special needs of our clients. This kind of personalized service is important to us.

“And, though we are a community bank, we are committed to employing the latest accounting and management technologies. We offer a full service online presence including automated bill payment and an online teller platform. We also have 24-hour customer service and ATM network capability.”

So, what does Chris want everyone to know about the services he provides? He sums it up in one word – “trust.”
This is the same word he uses to explain why he takes his car to Tysons Auto Specialties. After meeting Tom Ivey at a BNI meeting about a year ago, Chris has been a regular. Why? Trust.

For more information about Chris and the work he does at Virginia Heritage Bank, you can contact him at

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