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.
- Gail Foltz Graduates Leadership Maryland
- Shore United Bank Welcomes Lynn Hancock
- Congratulations to Janice Barkley on 30 Years of Service
- Shore United Bank Donates in Honor of GivingTuesday
- Shore United Bank Employees Complete Emerging Leaders Program
- Deb Rich Selected for Shore Leadership 2.0 Inaugural Class
- Misty Newnam Graduates from Maryland Banking School
- Shore United Bank Proudly Supports Chesapeake Center
- Congratulations to Lorrie Twilley on 30 Years of Service
Gail Foltz, Vice President, Commercial Relationship Officer, completed the Leadership Maryland program. Leadership Maryland is a professional development program dedicated to building a better Maryland by harnessing the strength of its local business and community leaders. Gail was one of 50 applicants chosen by the committee to complete the eight-month hands-on learning program focused on the state's most vital social, economic and environmental issues.
Shore United Bank is proud to announce that Lynn Hancock has joined the company as a Branch Manager. Lynn will be managing our new branch location in Ocean City, Maryland that is scheduled to open in March of 2020. Lynn joins Shore United Bank with prior experience in consumer and business banking and knowledge of the Ocean City market area. "We are excited to have Lynn on our team. Her knowledge of banking and experience in the Ocean City market will be an asset to our expansion. She has a passion for helping customers reach their financial goals," says Jennifer Joseph, Executive Vice President, Chief Retail Banking Officer.
Shore United Bank is honored to recognize Janice Barkley for 30 years of dedicated service. Janice began her career with the bank in 1989 in the bookkeeping department and later in the operations department. Currently, Janice is the Electronic Banking Manager, and is responsible for managing wires, online banking and several other electronic banking related processes. "Janice brings many great qualities to the department. She has a positive outlook and we are proud to have her as a member of the Deposit Operations team," says Lorrie Twilley, Senior Deposit Operations Officer of Shore United Bank.
We are proud to be a community bank – one who supports and is actively involved in their local community. For the past few months, employees have been selling Shore United Bank cookbooks to raise money to donate in honor of GivingTuesday. GivingTuesday is a global giving movement, where companies come together to give back to the communities they serve. Collectively, we will be donating over $7,000 to 23 different non-profit organizations. Each location chose a non-profit organization to donate their cookbook proceeds to. Non-profit organizations benefiting from this initiative include health and human service organizations, such as homeless shelters and food banks; youth and education organizations, such as schools and youth sports teams; and animal rescue organizations, such as shelters and clinics. For more information about GivingTuesday, visit their website: https://www.givingtuesday.org/
(L to R) Lem Peters, Manager of our Elkridge, MD branch; Kerry Nagle, Manager of our Stevensville, MD branch; Stephanie Dulin, Manager of Deposit Operations recently graduated from the Maryland Bankers Association's 2018-2019 Emerging Leaders "Champion" Program. The Emerging Leaders "Champion" Program is a one year program for bankers interested in furthering their careers. Champions develop industry knowledge by participating in advocacy initiatives, leadership development, peer networking, learning from industry leaders and more.
Deb Rich, our Chief Marketing & Project Officer, along with thirteen local leaders from the Eastern Shore are participating in the first Shore Leadership 2.0 Advanced Leadership Program. All of the participants are graduates of the eight-month Shore Leadership Program. The focus of the program is Leadership for a Complex Future, based around the framework of VUCA: Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous. The class is navigating through several leadership topics including: The Psychology of Leadership, Time and Energy Management, Leading a Multi-Generational Workforce, Attracting and Maintaining Top Talent for a Resilient Workforce, and Deep Work. Last week, participants met at Tangier Island for a unique look into its changing landscape and uncertain future.
Congratulations to Misty Newnam, Branch Operations Officer, on her graduation from Maryland Banking School. Misty graduated from her class with honors. Maryland Banking School allows financial professionals the opportunity to seek new information and learn new skills to compete in a changing world and to improve their productivity in the workplace to succeed.
We have stepped up as the first corporate pledge, donating $5,000 towards the purchase of a 2018 Ford Wheelchair Van. The Chesapeake Center is located on Dover Street in Easton, Maryland. They serve over 100 individuals with disabilities in Talbot, Caroline, Queen Anne’s and Dorchester counties. Of the individuals they serve, 20% of them use a wheelchair, walker or cane and are unable to access public transportation. The Chesapeake Center provides transportation to and from the individual’s home and the Center and transports them to and from their jobs, community events and appointments such as, the doctor, pharmacy and social services. The current vans that the Chesapeake Center is using to transport individuals are unreliable, unsafe and unrepairable. We urge the community to support the Chesapeake Center’s goal of purchasing a new van to transport Center participants. Visit their website at ChesapeakeCenter.org to pledge.
We are honored to recognize Lorrie Twilley for 30 years of dedicated service. Twilley began her career with the bank in 1989. She has held various leadership positions over the years as Operations Supervisor and Chief Banking Operations Manager. In her current position as Vice President, Senior Deposit Operations Officer, Twilley is responsible for the overall operations of Shore United Bank Deposit Operations and Electronic Banking departments in Easton, MD. “Lorrie’s extensive experience and comprehensive knowledge of deposit operations make her an invaluable member of our team and we are pleased to celebrate her tenure with the company,” said Donna Stevens, Chief Operating Officer at Shore United Bank.