TowneBank Partners with Richmond 2015 as Official Bank Sponsor of 2015 UCI Road World Championships

 For Immediate Release

Richmond 2015, Inc.

Contacts: Paul Shanks/Richmond 2015 804.920.0341

Sean Ryan/The Hodges Partnership 804.344.3212


Megan Terry/Circle S Studio 804.232.2908 ext. 318


TowneBank Partners with Richmond 2015 as Official Bank Sponsor of 2015 UCI Road World Championships


RICHMOND, VA – Richmond 2015, the organizer of the 2015 UCI Road World Championships, announced today that TowneBank will join its team of major corporate partners of the nine-day cycling event that will be held in Richmond in September.

TowneBank, a new presence in the Richmond banking scene, recently acquired Richmond-based Franklin Federal Savings Bank and is one of the largest banks headquartered in Virginia.

Wilson Flohr, CEO of Richmond 2015, said TowneBank will be designated the “Official Bank Sponsor” of the 2015 UCI Road World Championships, which is expected to attract a total of 450,000 spectators from the Richmond region and across the globe over the nine days of racing held September 19-27.

As a major corporate sponsor, TowneBank will partner with Richmond 2015’s Société 2015, a 700-plus member-strong, local business engagement program designed to help the local business community maximize the opportunity presented by the UCI Road World Championships. Other TowneBank sponsored events include partnering with Richmond 2015 on “Happenings Around Towne,” a community calendar of events that local businesses can use to post their World Championship-themed events. TowneBank will also be involved in helping spectators “getting around Towne” with shuttle services and a bike valet service to assist fans who want to use bike transportation to view the races.

Patrick “Pat” Collins, president of TowneBank Richmond, said TowneBank places a priority on becoming involved in the communities where it does business. “The partnership with Richmond 2015 is the perfect way for us to introduce our community banking philosophy to our new neighbors in the greater Richmond area and to support Richmond as it welcomes the world.”

Flohr added, “We’re excited to welcome TowneBank to Richmond and help introduce it to the worldwide audience for the 2015 UCI Road World Championships.”


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About Richmond 2015, Inc.

Richmond 2015, Inc., is the independent nonprofit corporation responsible for the organization, management and promotion of the 2015 UCI Road World Championships. The 2015 World Championships is projected to generate approximately $158 million in economic impact and a global television audience in the hundreds of millions viewers.

Partners of Richmond 2015 include Altria, Anthem, CarMax, Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer, Davenport & Company, Dominion, Genworth, Hourigan Construction, Kings Dominion, Lansing Building Products, MARTIN’S Food Markets, MWV, McGuireWoods, Norfolk Southern, PIASCIK, The Community Foundation, TowneBank, VCU Medical Center and Williams Mullen.

In addition to its corporate partners, the Commonwealth of Virginia, the City of Richmond, Hanover County and Henrico County are all key partners of Richmond 2015. For more information about Richmond 2015 visit and connect on Twitter and Facebook.


About the 2015 UCI Road World Championships

The 2015 UCI Road World Championships, cycling’s pinnacle event, will be held Sept. 19-27, 2015 in Richmond, Va., and is expected to attract 450,000 onsite spectators over the course of the nine-day event as well as a worldwide TV audience in the hundreds of millions. More than 1,000 cyclists – Elite Men and Women, Under-23 Men and Junior Men and Women – from more than 75 countries will compete in three disciplines: the traditional Road Race, Individual Time Trial and Team Time Trial. The event, which is being held in the United States for the first time since 1986, culminates with the traditional road races on Sept. 26 (women) and Sept. 27 (men)

About TowneBank

As one of the top community banks in Virginia and North Carolina, TowneBank operates 36 banking offices serving Chesapeake, Chesterfield County, Glen Allen, Hampton, James City County, Mechanicsville, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Richmond, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, and York County in Virginia along with Moyock, Grandy, Camden County, Southern Shores, Corolla and Nags Head in North Carolina. Towne 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, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Towne Realty, Towne 1031 Exchange, LLC, and Corolla Classic Vacations. 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 $4.98 billion as of December 31, 2014, TowneBank is one of the largest banks headquartered in Virginia.


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