First County Bank Profile

First County Bank Profile: David Van Buskirk

Van Buskirk,DavidSMMeet David Van Buskirk, Assistant Vice President and Business Development Officer.

Tell us a little about yourself.
I have been with the Bank for 5 years as of this month. I reside in Norwalk with my wife of almost 45 years. We have two children together, Christa and Matthew. Sports have always been a passion of mine, especially baseball and soccer. I have either played and/or coached more of my life.

I enjoy being active in my local community. Some of my involvement consists of: Past President and current Board Member of the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce, current Board Member of the New Canaan Lions Club, member of the Finance Committee for the New Canaan Nature Center as well as a volunteer for Junior Achievement.

What is your favorite part of your role at First County Bank?
My favorite part of the role I have at First County Bank is helping clients and prospects find solutions to their needs.

What is the most frequent question you receive from customers?
The most frequently asked questions I get from customers and prospects revolve around advice and solutions to their needs, and of course, “how long will it take?”

What advice would you give someone looking to start or further develop their business?
When I speak to someone looking to start a business or grow the business I usually start with a discussion of their Business Plan, moving on to projections and succession planning as well. These plans are all important during the start/growth phases of a business.

What success story can you share of how a business has benefited from a financial solution?
My favorite success story stems from my first year with the Bank. I was able to continue an important relationship with a former client, after discussions on the “community first” approach of First County Bank. This former, now current, client has become an excellent customer of the Bank with multiple accounts, a Commercial Loan and has been the source of new prospect referrals as well.

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