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The Fed’s gathering storm shows why Biden chose Powell

Why did US President Joe Biden decide to renominate Jerome Powell for Federal Reserve chair? The better question is: Why did he wait so long? 

Combined with Fed governor Lael Brainard, whom Biden announced Monday he’s nominating as vice chair, the Federal Reserve has a powerhouse leadership team that’s well-equipped to handle the coming storm of inflation pressure, labor market recovery, and the unwinding of quantitative easing. Understanding all three is key to unlocking why Powell got the nod (again). 

First, look at labor markets. The world’s largest economies have been enjoying the most rapid and robust labor rebound in modern history. In the United States, nearly eighteen million jobs have returned since the start of the crisis. Compare that to the 2008 Global Financial Crisis, when it took these same economies nearly a decade to recover.

From a pure job-creation perspective, Powell has earned a second term. 

For a generation, many central bankers prioritized price stability. Judging by the slow economic growth of the 2010s, there was a cost to that decision. What Powell has done—and has encouraged his colleagues around the world to do—is put equal emphasis on the second mandate of the Federal Reserve: full employment.

But what about the Fed’s other mandate, price stability (or inflation)?

October’s 6.2 percent year-over-year increase in the consumer price index spooked Washington and Wall Street so much that analysts said too many jobs had been created. That’s a dangerous misreading of what’s driving inflation (which is largely dependent on supply-chain woes) and it implies that people should be put out of work to tame price pressures.

Powell disagrees. He believes inflation will ease in 2022 as supply catches up to demand. This is a big bet, with roots in a new policy framework the Fed announced prior to the pandemic in an effort to avoid prematurely derailing recoveries because of inflation fears. But now inflation is actually well above average. Of course, while in the United States it’s particularly high, there are inflation pressures all over the world—a good indicator that US fiscal and monetary policy are not the main problems here.

In fact, that’s why Powell believes simply tightening monetary policy won’t do the trick. Whether his bet pays off will shape the economy and political agenda for the United States over the next two years. Either way, it will be a core part of his legacy.

Finally, quantitative easing (QE), or the central bank’s mass purchasing of financial assets, looms large over the Fed under Powell, who unleashed an unprecedented amount of QE into the markets over the past eighteen months. The idea was to act swiftly to boost both markets and the real economy in the face of an unprecedented shock—and it worked.

The Fed recently announced it would begin the tapering process. The question is whether it can land the plane smoothly or experience what economists politely call a “hard landing.” At the time, it made sense to pump in eighty billion dollars a month. But one year later amid a hot labor market, it’s easy to see that QE went on too long. 

How Powell, Brainard, and their colleagues wean the world’s largest economy off these asset purchases will matter just as much as interest-rate policy in 2022 and beyond. The entire world is watching to see how they can ease their own addictions safely. Officials everywhere conducted an unprecedented experiment in monetary policy during the crisis, and now some of the ugly side effects of the medicine are about to make themselves apparent.

Powell has led the Fed through one of the most consequential eras of its one-hundred-year existence. Monetary policy helped save not only the United States, but also the global economy during the COVID-19 crisis. He has surprised his critics, won bipartisan support on Capitol Hill, and, most of all, been steadfast in his belief that without a jobs recovery, there can be no true economic recovery. This is exactly why Biden choose to give him a second term. 

Josh Lipsky is the director of the GeoEconomics Center and a former International Monetary Fund official.

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RICHMOND, Va., May 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Atlantic Union Bank announced today that it received the number one ranking in the Mid-Atlantic region in the J.D. Power 2021 Retail Banking Satisfaction StudySM. J.D. Power defines the Mid-Atlantic region as Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and District of Columbia.

Overall the bank finished with the highest overall customer satisfaction score for 2021 in Mid-Atlantic with 854 out of 1000 points. The average score across banks operating in the region was 814 according to J.D. Power.

“We are beyond thrilled that our customers’ feel this way about us,” said Maria Tedesco, President of Atlantic Union Bank. “This past year has been so challenging for so many, including our team, but throughout it all we never lost focus on our customers’ needs and expectations.

“Our team came together to provide enhanced digital and virtual banking services to our customers at a time when they needed it the most, and I couldn’t be more proud. We are going to continue to invest in our omni-channel approach, so our customers have the best possible banking experience whether it’s in the branch, online or mobile.”

The J.D. Power U.S. Retail Banking Satisfaction StudySM analyzes retail banking customers’ satisfaction with their primary financial institution and the impact it has on bottom-line metrics, such as retention, loyalty, and advocacy. Now in its 16th year, the study is one of the longest-running and most in-depth, independent surveys of retail banking customers available. Visit for more details.

About Atlantic Union Bankshares Corporation

Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Atlantic Union Bankshares Corporation (Nasdaq: AUB) is the holding company for Atlantic Union Bank. Atlantic Union Bank has 129 branches and approximately 150 ATMs located throughout Virginia, and in portions of Maryland and North Carolina. Atlantic Union Bank Wealth Management is a brand name used by Atlantic Union Bank and certain affiliates when providing trust, wealth management, private banking, and investment advisory products and services. Certain non-bank affiliates of Atlantic Union Bank include: Old Dominion Capital Management, Inc., and its subsidiary, Outfitter Advisors, Ltd., and Dixon, Hubard, Feinour, & Brown, Inc., which provide investment advisory services; Atlantic Union Financial Consultants, LLC, which provides brokerage services; and Union Insurance Group, LLC, which offers various lines of insurance products.

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Atlantic Union Bank Review: A Full-Service Bank Worth a Look

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Our Take:Even though Atlantic Union Bank’s physical locations are limited, it’s worth considering banking there if you live in Virginia or certain parts of Maryland or North Carolina. The bank offers a full suite of products and services, including checking accounts with no fees. Plus, you can get in touch with customer service on Saturday, which isn’t always the case with smaller banks. Here’s a look at the bank’s overall pros and cons.

  • Breadth of Products
  • Opening Deposit Requirements
  • Accessibility and Ease of Use
  • Customer Service

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  • Offers a variety of personal, business and commercial banking account options and services
  • Both in-branch and online banking available
  • Low opening deposits on checking and savings accounts


  • More competitive rates on deposit accounts available elsewhere
  • Limited number of locations

About Atlantic Union Bank

Atlantic Union Bank began as a modest, rural financial institution in Virginia with only $2,500. Today, the bank — headquartered in Richmond, Virginia — has 135 branches that are located throughout the state, as well as in portions of Maryland and North Carolina. In addition, GOBankingRates named Atlantic Union Bank one of the Best Regional Banks of 2021 in its annual Best Banks rankings.

If you’re looking for a full-service bank with both in-person and online banking capabilities, Atlantic Union Bank may be the perfect choice. Explore what the bank has to offer to find out more.

Atlantic Union Products

Atlantic Union Bank has a variety of accounts to choose from, including checking, savings, money market and certificates of deposit. Here’s a quick look at what each type of account has to offer.

ProductKey Details
Checking Accounts
  • Interest-earning accounts available
  • $25 minimum opening deposit
  • No monthly maintenance fees on some accounts.
  • Free customized debit card with all accounts
Savings Accounts
  • 0.01% APY savings rate across all accounts
  • $25 minimum opening deposit required for Personal Savings and Loyalty Savings, $10 for Deluxe Savings Club
  • Deluxe Savings Club helps you save for holiday purchases and pays out in October
Money Market Account
  • Rates from 0.01% APY to 0.04% APY
  • $500 minimum opening deposit required
  • $12 monthly service fee waived with minimum daily balance of $2,500
  • Three-month to five-year terms available
  • Money grows at fixed rate
  • $1,000 minimum opening deposit

Atlantic Union also offers credit cards; personal, auto and recreational vehicle loans; mortgage and home equity loans; and land and lot loans.

Atlantic Union Bank Checking Account

Atlantic Union offers an array of personal checking accounts, including its ThankU Checking, which is designed for first responders, health personnel, teachers and members of the military. Here’s more about the bank’s checking accounts:


  • Free online and mobile banking
  • Free Design Mine debit card
  • Discounts on personal loans
  • Free identity theft resolution services with a qualified monthly direct deposit


  • Most checking options are interest-bearing
  • No monthly service fee for Free Checking or ThankU Checking
  • Each checking account includes an installment loan discount of 0.25% to 0.35% with autodraft payment


Atlantic Union Bank Savings Account

Atlantic Union offers three savings accounts, depending on your needs. If your savings goals include creating a fund for holiday shopping, the bank’s Deluxe Savings Club account has you covered. Here are the details:


  • Both Personal Savings and Loyalty Savings require a $25 minimum opening deposit, while the Deluxe Savings Club account requires an opening deposit of just $10.
  • Waive monthly maintenance fees by maintaining a $300 daily balance for Personal Savings and Loyalty Savings.
  • Deposit checks from anywhere when you download the mobile banking app.


  • Low minimum daily balance required to avoid service fees.
  • Tiered rate offered on Loyalty Savings account.


  • You can find more competitive interest rates at other banks, such as those offered by Discover and Ally.

Atlantic Union Bank Money Market Account

Atlantic Union offers two money market accounts for your consideration: Money Market and Loyalty Money Market. The Loyalty Money Market account offers exclusive tiered rates for loyal customers, from 0.02% APY to 0.10% APY. Here’s more:


  • Tiered rates
  • Options to waive monthly service charge
  • Free online and mobile banking


  • Possibility to waive the monthly service fee by maintaining a $2,500 minimum daily balance
  • Higher balances mean higher rates


  • $500 minimum opening deposit

Atlantic Union Bank CD Account

Certificates of deposit are a good alternative to a traditional savings account because you can earn a much higher interest rate. Plus, Atlantic Union offers a variety of terms on its CDs, including one that lasts just three months.


  • Terms vary from three months to five years
  • FDIC insured and a guaranteed return without risk


  • Money grows at a fixed rate
  • Loyalty customers can earn even better rates


  • More competitive rates may be found elsewhere.

Banking Experience

Atlantic Union operates 135 branch locations — mostly in Virginia — and approximately 155 ATMs. You can initiate online bill payments, deposit checks and manage your accounts with the bank’s mobile app. Here’s more about banking at Atlantic Union:

Customer Service

Atlantic Union offers various ways to get in touch with a representative if you need assistance with your accounts or other banking services:

  • Phone: Call 800-990-4828 to reach a customer service representative. Hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET on weekdays, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET on Saturdays.
  • Live Chat: Click on the blue “Live Chat’ button on the right side of your screen on your PC or mobile app.
  • Email: Contact [email protected] if you need help with something other than opening an account or routine servicing requests.

Accessibility and Ease of Use

Atlantic Union Bank offers its customers a variety of ways to bank. Here’s what you need to know:

Mobile and Digital Experience

Once you’re enrolled in online banking, you can download the Atlantic Union Bank app and log in with your Atlantic Union online username and password. The app is available for both Apple and Android smartphones. Atlantic Union’s app has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 in the App Store, and its Google Play app rating is comparable.

How To Open an Atlantic Union Bank Account

Opening an Atlantic Union bank account is simple. Go to the bank’s website, and choose the type of account you’d like to open. Click on the green “Apply Now” button and follow the prompts. Here are some qualifications to apply.

  • Be a resident of Virginia, Maryland or North Carolina
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a Social Security number and a government-issued ID
  • Have access to your personal email

Key Information

Customer Service: 800-990-4828 

Routing Number:051403164  

Atlantic Union Bank Fees

As with other banks, Atlantic Union does charge fees. Here’s a quick look at what you can expect.

  • Monthly maintenance fees: $0 to $25, depending on type of account
  • Overdraft fees: $38 per item
  • Wire transfer fees: $15 to $50, depending on type of wire transfer

Atlantic Union’s fees are similar to what many other banks charge, although the $38 overdraft fee is a bit higher. However, account holders can choose to meet minimum balance requirements to avoid monthly maintenance fees.

Atlantic Union vs. Other Banks’ Fees
BankMonthly Maintenance FeesOverdraft Fees
Atlantic Union$0 to $25$38
Bank of America$4.95 to $25$35
Wells Fargo$5 to $30$35
Truist$0 to $30$36

Atlantic Union Bank vs. Competitors

Atlantic Union vs. Bank of America

Bank of America offers a lower overdraft fee than Atlantic Union Bank — $35 versus $38.But Atlantic Union beats Bank of America’s monthly maintenance fees. Atlantic Union’s start at $0, and Bank of America’s start at $4.95.

Atlantic Union vs. Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo’s overdraft fee is $35, which beats out Atlantic Union’s fee of $38. However, Atlantic Union Bank only charges a maximum monthly maintenance fee of $25, compared to Wells Fargo’s maximum fee of $30.

Atlantic Union vs. Truist

Truist also beats Atlantic Union when it comes to maximum overdraft fees — $36 versus $38.But Atlantic Union beats Truist’s highest monthly maintenance fee: $25 versus $30.

Final Take

If you’re looking for a bank that offers just about any banking product or service you may need and low minimum opening deposits, consider Atlantic Union.  The bank’s monthly maintenance fees are lower than those of some of the largest banks in the U.S., and the bank offers account holders the opportunity to waive fees by maintaining an average minimum daily collected balance. Plus, if you need to talk to a bank representative on Saturday, Atlantic Union will answer the phone.

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Atlantic Union has lower monthly maintenance fees than some of the biggest banks, which can keep more money in your bank account. The bank also offers low minimum opening deposits of $25 on its checking and savings accounts and has a variety of customer service options, included automated telephone banking.


Now that you know more about Atlantic Union Bank’s products and services, here are the answers to some of the bank’s more commonly asked questions.
  • Is Atlantic Union Bank FDIC-insured?
    • Yes, the bank is insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., up to $250,000 per depositor and per ownership category.
  • Does Atlantic Union Bank use Zelle?
    • Yes. You can find Zelle in the Atlantic Union Bank app or when you use online banking on your computer.
  • How many branches does Atlantic Union Bank have?
    • The bank has 135 branches across Virginia and in parts of Maryland and North Carolina.
  • Does Atlantic Union Bank offer free money for signing up for an account?
    • The bank currently is not offering any promotions. However, the bank does offer promotions from time to time, so check back.

Rates are subject to change. Information on accounts is accurate as of 12/17/2020.

This content is not provided by Atlantic Union Bank. Any opinions, analyses, reviews or recommendations expressed in this article are those of the author alone and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by Atlantic Union Bank.

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F & M Bank (OTCMKTS:FMBM) and Atlantic Union Bankshares (NASDAQ:AUB) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and dividends.


F & M Bank pays an annual dividend of $1.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. Atlantic Union Bankshares pays an annual dividend of $1.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. F & M Bank pays out 29.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Atlantic Union Bankshares pays out 33.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Atlantic Union Bankshares has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years. F & M Bank is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for F & M Bank and Atlantic Union Bankshares, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
F & M Bank0000N/A
Atlantic Union Bankshares01102.50

Atlantic Union Bankshares has a consensus target price of $42.00, suggesting a potential upside of 24.89%. Given Atlantic Union Bankshares’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Atlantic Union Bankshares is more favorable than F & M Bank.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

2.8% of F & M Bank shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.6% of Atlantic Union Bankshares shares are held by institutional investors. 10.2% of F & M Bank shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.1% of Atlantic Union Bankshares shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

F & M Bank has a beta of 0.57, indicating that its stock price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Atlantic Union Bankshares has a beta of 1.3, indicating that its stock price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares F & M Bank and Atlantic Union Bankshares’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
F & M Bank24.88%12.87%1.14%
Atlantic Union Bankshares37.83%11.19%1.53%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares F & M Bank and Atlantic Union Bankshares’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
F & M Bank$49.00 million2.03$8.79 million$3.588.04
Atlantic Union Bankshares$784.94 million3.24$158.23 million$3.389.95

Atlantic Union Bankshares has higher revenue and earnings than F & M Bank. F & M Bank is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Atlantic Union Bankshares, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


Atlantic Union Bankshares beats F & M Bank on 11 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

F & M Bank Company Profile

F & M Bank logoF&M Bank Corp. operates as a bank holding company. The firm provides commercial banking services, including commercial and individual demand and time deposit accounts, repurchase agreements for commercial customers, commercial and individual loans, Internet banking, drive-in banking services, as well as a courier service for its commercial banking customers. Its loans are grouped into segments: construction/land development, farmland, real estate, multi-family, commercial real estate, home equity closed end, home equity open end, commercial & industrialnon-real estate, consumer, credit cards and dealer finance. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Timberville, VA.

Atlantic Union Bankshares Company Profile

Atlantic Union Bankshares logoAtlantic Union Bankshares Corp. is a bank holding company, which engages in the provision of financial services. It specializes in offering community banking services. Its services include checking, savings, lending, credit cards, online and mobile banking, treasury management, business eBanking, and wealth management. The company was founded in July 1993 and is headquartered in Richmond, VA.


Atlantic Union Bank

American financial institution

Atlantic Union Bank is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia and whose Virginia roots go back to 1902. They offer a wide range of financial solutions including checking accounts, savings accounts, credit cards, mortgages, home equity loans and lines of credit, car loans, personal loans, small business and commercial business bank accounts, loans and more. With 129 branches, all of which are in either Virginia, Maryland, or North Carolina.[1] It is the primary subsidiary of Atlantic Union Bankshares Corporation, a bank holding company.


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The bank was founded as First Market Bank on November 4, 1997 in Memphis, Tennessee as a joint venture between Ukrop's Food Group and National Commerce Bancorporation, later acquired by Suntrust Banks.[1]

In March 2005, the bank moved its headquarters to Richmond.[1]

In March 2006, SunTrust sold its 49% interest in the bank to Markel Corporation, a property and casualty insurer, for $82.6 million.[2]

On February 1, 2010, the bank merged with Union Bankshares.[3]

In March 2010, the bank changed its name to Union First Market Bank.[1]

In January 2014, the bank acquired StellarOne.[4]

In February 2015, the bank changed its name to Union Bank & Trust.[1]

In May 2019, the bank changed its name to Atlantic Union Bank.[1]


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JMU Atlantic Union Bank Center & Parking Garage


The Atlantic Union Bank Center
Located on the corner of University Boulevard and Carrier Drive, the Atlantic Union Bank Center sits on a prominent corner of campus and ushers in a new era of basketball and other indoor events for James Madison University.

The Atlantic Union Bank Center seats 8,500 for basketball games, including various premium seating experiences never previously available for enjoying a JMU basketball game. It features state-of-the-art technology such as video boards, lighting and sound. The Atlantic Union Bank Center will play host to numerous other university and community events, such as commencement, concerts, trade shows and more, with floor seating for such events putting capacity at 10,000. The new facility provides the Harrisonburg – Rockingham County area a state-of-the-art venue for trade shows, concerts and other large gatherings.

Features of the facility include a club area, courtside seating with a designated private courtside hospitality area, state-of-the-art lighting and audio/video technology including a center-hung scoreboard and upper concourse ribbon boards, a student club area, expanded concessions and restroom availability, a multipurpose group event space, a team store and an in-house restaurant.

Premium Experiences
The Atlantic Union Bank Center features a variety of premium seating experiences and offerings never previously available for JMU basketball. Up to 500 guests can enjoy the pregame and in-game amenities provided in the arena club, including a bar and food offerings. Two suites, one flanking each side of the club, offer an even further enhanced experience. The courtside lounge accommodates a smaller number of guests for a first-class, more intimate pregame and halftime experience and is available to fans who purchase courtside seats. A multipurpose room serves as valuable flex space to host both basketball team events such as team meals and recruiting visits along with  pregame guest events like Athletics functions and business or community groups. A student club space offers a pregame gathering space for students and a location to host special student-geared events.

Student – Athlete Success
The Atlantic Union Bank Center offers a comprehensive array of services and spaces to maximize student-athlete success in-line with the holistic experience provided at James Madison University. Spaces include a practice court, locker room, film room, staff offices, academic success area, sports medicine with hydrotherapy area and strength and conditioning, including a cardio mezzanine. The practice court, with a design matching the competition surface, provides additional space for performance development and ensures that student-athletes don’t have practice opportunities impacted by other events taking place in the arena.

The facility also houses new operations areas for the athletics ticket office as well as the facility and events staff.

The opening of the Atlantic Union Bank Center ushers in a new era for basketball and other campus and community events and forever change the trajectory of JMU Athletics.

Plans for a new JMU Convocation Center were originally announced and public fundraising initiated on April 27, 2015. On October 13, 2017, a naming sponsorship was announced and later updated on May 20, 2019, establishing this new cornerstone facility as the Atlantic Union Bank Center. A groundbreaking ceremony occurred and construction officially began on April 27, 2018, exactly three years from the date of the project announcement.

The Atlantic Union Bank Center features:
● Retractable end line bleachers to accommodate concert and event configurations
● Club room adjacent to lower seating bowl accommodating about 500 featuring dedicated restrooms, two private suites, loge seating and   multipurpose space for game day events, speakers or 200-person banquet events
● Courtside seating & private event-level hospitality area with dedicated restrooms
● Center-hung scoreboard with modern video technology, advanced lighting & sound, and event production room
● Auxiliary multipurpose event space
● Student club area adjacent to student seating
● In-housee restaurant with separate entrance for non-event operating hours
● Team store
● Four concessions around main concourse
● 12 restrooms along main concourse
● Four auxiliary and officials locker rooms
● Practice gymnasium with six shooting stations and high windows for natural light
● Coaches offices and conference rooms overlooking practice gymnasium
● Academic success space with dedicated advisor office space, two private tutoring spaces and open work areas
● Strength & conditioning training area
● Sports medicine evaluation space with independent hydrotherapy room & three different pool types
● Team meeting rooms and locker rooms
● Event-level areas designated for food preparation, storage and facility infrastructure needs
● Loading bay with dedicated broadcast truck parking area
● Offices for facilities & events and ticket operations
● Working media and press conference space
● Adjacent 1,500-car parking deck featuring dedicated access road
● LEED certification

Parking Garage
A 1,500-space parking deck has constructed adjacent to the Atlantic Union Bank Center, this 463,000 SF, $24.3 million parking facility is separated from the Atlantic Union Bank Center by a courtyard. Not just for fans, the arena can seat close to 10,000 people for commencement and other events with additional floor seating, so the precast parking deck offers 1,510 parking spaces. Which alleviates parking demands during special events and during the academic year for JMU faculty, staff, and students seeking safe and convenient parking near East Campus academic buildings. A dedicated access road connects the venue to the parking facility.

The placement of elevators, vestibules and lobbies, and points of vehicular ingress and egress were designed to quickly load and discharge in consideration of common local weather events such as buffeting wind, rain, and snow. To help visitors find these areas, SBBCC shared with the design team what we’ve found to be most beneficial regarding wayfinding signage. The parking guidance system in the garage is tied to JMU’s existing sophisticated parking guidance system. Interior parking for bicycles and motorcycles is provided within the facility. Secondary spaces include elevator machine rooms, an electric room, and telecommunications rooms.

SBBCC completed the parking garage one (1) year ahead of schedule and within budget.

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