The Valley Blog

  • Bendigo Bank Regional Awards0

    By Louise Danson • Wednesday 26 August 2015

    On Wednesday 20 August 2015 the Bendigo Bank held the North East Region Awards Night.  We are proud to announce that our branches performed exceptionally well with the following results:
    • Diamond Creek - Wealth Award, Corporate Values Award, Community Engagement Award and Customer Connected Award - Jo Sandy
    • Eltham & District - Lending Growth Award
    • Hurstbridge & Districts - Community Engagement Award
    • Kinglake - Insurance Results
    Congratulations and well done to all our staff.
    Read more
  • redy Launch1

    By Louise Danson • Wednesday 25 February 2015

    redy mobile payment system was successfully launched in Hurstbridge on Saturday 14 February and Diamond Creek on Saturday 21 February 2015.  With torrential rain in Hurstbridge and soaring heat in Diamond Creek, it was great to see so many community members and staff attending.  Many people have already downloaded the redy app and started shopping with it at local businesses.  To get started all you need to do is download the redy app to your smartphone, register and start spending.  You will earn 'creds' which can be redeemed within the redy network or donated to local community projects and charities.  redy is a great way to support local business and community groups.  For more information or assistance go to or talk to the staff at the Hurstbridge or Diamond Creek branches.
    Read more
  • AGM & Community Strengthening Presentation Night0

    By Louise Danson • Wednesday 26 November 2014

    Valley Community Fianancial Services AGM was held at Bridges in Hurstbridge on 12 November 2014.  This was followed by the Community Strengthening Presentation, where 33 local clubs, groups and schools received their sponsorship and grant cheques.  The night was extremely well attended and there was a wonderful sense of community. One sponsor recipient announced that we were "phenomenal to deal with and look what they do for the community."  It was a great opportunity for directors, staff, shareholders and sponsor recipients to meet, chat and hear the Community Bank story.
    Read more
  • Hurstbridge Wattle Festival 20141

    By Louise Danson • Wednesday 10 September 2014

    Hurstbridge once again welcomed large crowds to the Wattle Festival on Sunday 31 August 2014.  It was an absolutely glorious day, with people from all over enjoying the sunshine, market stalls, displays, entertainment, double-decker bus and of course, the steam train. Our sponsored event - the Best of Fest Music Competition was a great success, with many talented performers. Congratulations to the Hurstbridge community for another wonderful event.
    Read more
  • OM:NI Men's Discussion Group1

    By Monday 27 May 2013

    A huge congratulations to OM:NI Men's Discussion Group who have recently been awarded the "Outstanding Team Achievement - Primary Care" at the 2013 Minister for Health Volunteer Awards. 

    The OM:NI Discussion Group (Older Men, New Ideas)  operates in Diamond Creek and Eltham was developed through initial funding from both our Diamond Creek and Eltham Community Bank® branches.

    Ken Ramplin (pictured right) one of the founding members states "I really feel Bendigo and OM:NI have become a real partnership. Personally, I certainly have got so much out of the relationship."

    Read more
Page 1 of 2<12>