Our mission is to work for betterment of our citizens and the businesses in our communities. This means our employees participate in community projects and work with service organizations that enhance the quality of life in our service area.  We believe in supporting local nonprofit and charitable organizations, such as the arts and education, fire departments, healthcare organizations and religious organizations that address our communities’ needs.

Our dedication to serve our communities is what distinguishes our bank. Below are some of our most recent newsworthy items.

 
 

Robin O’Brien celebrates 40 years with Shore United Bank 

August 2022
Vice President, Loan Officer & Relationship Manager

Shore United Bank is happy to congratulate Robin O’Brien on 40 years of service. Robin began her career with the bank in August of 1982 at the Dover Street branch in Easton, Maryland, just two months after graduating high school. Her first position was on the front line, then moving to become a Customer Service Representative, followed by the role as Assistant Branch Manager and then  Branch Manager. 

For the past 20 years, she has held the position of Vice President, Loan Officer & Relationship Manager, assisting clients with new loan requests, managing a large loan portfolio, business development, and tackling personal banking responsibilities that includes assisting clients to help them with their financial goals. “As Relationship Managers, we can significantly impact our clients’ financial lives. We are confidants, counselors and cheerleaders and our clients value our guidance,” explains Robin regarding making a difference in her work.   

With an abundance of banking experience in these different departments as well as having taken business courses at Chesapeake College, graduating from the Maryland Banking School, and Shore Leadership, Robin has an expertise that has helped her to enjoy her time at Shore United Bank along with developing generational client relationships. “Robin is one of the most caring and thoughtful individuals anyone could meet. The number of clients Robin has impacted making their dreams come true over her time with Shore United Bank is truly amazing. Robin is a major asset to our team,” says Butch Townsend, Market Executive at Shore United Bank.  

 
 

Andy Rossetti Celebrates 20 Years with Shore United Bank

February 2022
Andy Rossetti, IT Security and Compliance Officer

Shore United Bank is happy to congratulate Andy Rossetti on 20 years of service. Andy began his career with the bank in February of 2002 at the Felton branch. In 2008 he transitioned from the lending side of banking into Information Technology. Currently, he holds the role of IT Security and Compliance Officer.  

As a graduate of the University of Delaware, Andy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and is also a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) – ISACA. In his current role, he is responsible for the Information Security Program, which includes security awareness training (internally and externally), policy creation and maintenance, adherence to best practices and regulatory requirements, as well as other risk management and incident response tasks.  

Andy brings enthusiasm to his field of specialty. “I love what I do and my job gives me a platform to share my passion with individuals inside and outside of the company,” says Andy, who also gives back to the community by sharing security and fraud prevention information with an array of organizations. “I think my passion and love for what I do lends significant credibility to the messages I share security-wise,” he adds.  


Shore United Bank Proudly Sponsors Chapel District Sports

February 2022
Pictured Kyle Golt, Chapel District Sports League President and Robin O'Brien, Vice President and Relationship Manager at Shore United Bank.

Shore United Bank is proud to be an outfield sign sponsor for Chapel District Sports in Cordova.  The sponsorship will help to fund the program’s field maintenance and equipment budget to ensure a safe environment for children, help develop their baseball skills, and provide new opportunities.  “We are very thankful for the support of our sponsors who have helped us accomplish so much over the years.  Without the support of community partners like Shore United Bank, we would not be able to reach our goals for the organization and support the children in the Chapel District,” Kyle Golt, Chapel District Sports League President. 
 

Congratulations to David Thompson for 45 Years of Service

January 2022
 
We congratulate David Thomson on 45 years of service! David began his career with the bank in January 1977, just after graduating from West Virginia Wesley College with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. He began his career by working in bookkeeping, customer service, and on the front line, but has held many other positions such as Branch Manager and Relationship Manager.
 
Currently, David is a Consumer Loan and Mortgage Underwriter, with his primary responsibility to administer the bank's indirect loan program that began in May of 2019. He also assists with Shore United Bank's retail marine lending program as well. "I receive great satisfaction working with all our associates in the branches and departments. As a team, we treat each other with common respect and work well together to achieve our objectives. With our combined knowledge and experience, we provide a solid quality of service to our company and customers," explained David. Congratulations David!
 
 

Laura Sonberg Celebrates 20 Years with Shore United Bank

January 2022

We are happy to congragulate Laura Sonberg for 20 years of service. Laura began her career with the bank in January of 2002 in Deposit Operations. Since the start of her career with Shore United Bank, she has held positions sucha as Electronic Banking Rep and her current role of BSA Specialist II in the BSA/Compliance department. “Laura is an experienced and devoted banker.

Her hard work and dedication are greatly appreciated and she is a valued member of our Shore United Bank team,” expressed Cassie Guy, Compliance Officer at Shore United Bank. 

 

Shore United Bank Lends Helping Hand to Owings Mills Community 

December 2021

Shore United Bank has been involved with Meals on Wheels since May of 2017, delivering meals every other week. COVID-19 shook the schedule up when volunteers became scarce, and many shifts and routes needed to be covered. The Shore United team was happy to assist and picked up those additional routes and meal deliveries, making visits every week instead of every other week. 

The meals the team delivers consist of a hot meal, containing items like chicken, green beans and mashed potatoes, and cold meal which has two trays, one that holds items like juice, milk, and fruit and the other for a cold sandwich and side dish like potato salad. The program also has adjustments available for certain dietary restrictions as well as weekend food options by way of frozen meals.

Shore United Bank is more than just a bank, we're a bank who cares. We care about the communities and the people who live and work in them while understanding that giving back can make a lasting impression on someone’s life and their community. For full article click here.

 
 

Merger Between Shore United Bank and Severn Bank Receives Approval

November 1, 2021

Shore Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHBI) (the "Company" or "Shore"), the holding company of Shore United Bank, and Severn Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVBI) ("Severn"), the holding company of Severn Savings Bank, FSB, announced today that the merger of Severn Bank with and into Shore United Bank was consummated.  Prior to the consummation of the merger, Shore United Bank completed its conversion to a national banking association, Shore United Bank, N.A.

“Over the next few months, we will be working together to ensure a smooth transition for the Severn Bank customers who will benefit by having access to 22 additional locations in Maryland, Delaware and Virginia, while also receiving community banking services on a larger scale,” says Donna Stevens, Chief Operating Officer of Shore Bancshares, Inc. 

Lloyd L. "Scott" Beatty, President and Chief Executive Officer of Shore Bancshares, Inc., commented, "The addition of Severn to our organization is very exciting. We will now have Anne Arundel County as part of our community, expanding our footprint west of the Chesapeake Bay.”

Pursuant to the merger, the seven Severn Bank branches in Anne Arundel County will continue to operate under the Severn Bank name until February 22, 2022, when we expect to convert all Severn Bank deposit and loans accounts to Shore United Bank systems. 

For more information about Shore United Bank, visit www.shoreunitedbank.com

 

Shore United Bank Sponsors the Operation Frederick Douglas on the Hill Project

August 18, 2021
: President and CEO of Shore United Bank delivers $10,000 check to Founder of Operation Frederick Douglass on the Hill
(Left) Scott Beatty, Jr. – President & CEO of Shore United Bank
(Right) Tarence Bailey, Sr. – Founder of Operation Frederick Douglass on the Hill
 

We are pleased to announce our $10,000 sponsorship to help support the Operation Frederick Douglass on the Hill project which is planned to be unveiled Saturday, September 4th. The project, a 24x8 foot mural of Frederick Douglass painted by world-renowned artist Michael Rosato, costs around $50,000 which was the initial fundraising goal.

President and CEO of Shore United Bank, Scott Beatty, Jr. and Tarence Bailey, Sr., the Founder of Operation Frederick Douglass on the Hill met earlier last week regarding the sponsorship.

“Shore United Bank is pleased to take part in such an impactful project that celebrates African Americans and our local history. This mural is a reminder of the importance of unity and diversity, all values this community can feel proud to uphold. We are excited to see this piece of art in its permanent home in the Hill Community and share the passionate ideas of equality that this piece of art displays,” says Mr. Beatty when asked why this project is important to Shore United Bank.

Tarence Bailey, Sr. chose the location for the mural in one of the oldest African American neighborhoods and in the same area Frederick Douglass once stood. Solid Tops, which is a business located on South Street in Easton just off of the Rails to Trails, will be home to the giant mural.

 

Lemuel Peters, Elkridge Branch Manager, Shore United Bank Graduates with Honors from Maryland Banking School Program

August 10, 2021
 
We are proud to recognize Lemuel Peters, Elkridge Branch Manager, for graduating with honors from the Maryland Banking School Program. The Maryland Banking School Program is a three-year program that enhances the individual and corporate performance through peer networking and leadership development under the guidance of industry leaders.
 
The program requires three consumer education presentations over the course of three years. Mr. Peters was also awarded excellence for the "Most Financial Education Presentation' with a total of 22 presentations. 
 

Shore United Bank Shares Impact of its Vault Digital Education Program that Supported Students as COVID-19 Challenges Continue

July 16, 2021
 

Today we released the annual impact data for the Vault digital education curriculum it provides to elementary students across Dorchester County, Maryland and Accomack County, Virginia. This program supports schools and teachers as they strive to provide students with life skills like financial empowerment, mental wellness, and money skills to help them succeed both in and outside the classroom after a difficult year amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. These resources were made available to schools at no cost through our relationship with EVERFI, the leading Impact-as-a-ServiceTM  education innovator.

Since launching the education initiative in 2020, we’ve successfully grown its program and impact on students, schools, and local communities. To date, more than 361 students have taken the course in 9 schools. Program highlights from the 2020-2021 school year include: 

  • Reach: The program helped 361 students actively participating across 9 schools.
  • Knowledge Gain: Students increased their scores on financial knowledge assessments by 57%.
  • Learning Time: Cumulatively, students completed 436 hours of learning time.

The Vault program is designed to equip students with critical financial education needed to navigate our evolving world confidently and successfully. To learn more about the program, visit https://www.shoreunitedbank.com/everfi.