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.
- Kim Kastel Joins Shore United Bank as Vice President Branch Manager for Elliot Rd. Branch
- Celebrating Black History Month
- Brian Saucedo Joins the Company as Digital Marketing Manager
- Congratulations to Kate Walters on 25 Years of Service
- Congratulations to Debbie Davis on 40 Years of Service
- Shore United Bank Donates to Salvation Army
- Congratulations to Anna Clough on 20 Years of Service
- Vicki Wood Dean Joins the Company as Relationship Manager
- Shore United Bank Finances Phase ll of the Kent Narrows Marine Project
- Jed Anthony Joins the Company as Relationship Manager
- Congratulations to Emerging Leaders "Champion" Program Graduates
- Chris Honeman Joins the Company as Relationship Manager
- Congratulations to Susan Welch on 25 Years of Service
- Congratulations to Bern Lambert on 20 Years of Service
- Shore United Bank Partners with EVERFI, Inc.
- Shore United Bank Approves 1,525 PPP Loans
- Congratulations to Cassie Guy on 25 Years of Service
- Employees Volunteer at Delaware Food Bank
- Shore United Bank Applauds Action by Local Food Banks
- Small Business Administration's Paycheck Protection Program
- Congratulations to Robin Haddaway on 30 Years of Service
- Congratulations to Bill Stoops on 40 Years of Service
- Congratulations to Julia Schinault (PHR)
- Shore United Bank Employees Fund Raise for Junior Achievement
February 15, 2021
This week in honor of Black History Month, we invite you to visit the Banneker-Douglas Museum in Annapolis, to explore the exhibit “Deep Roots, Rising Waters: A Celebration of African Americans in Maryland from 1633 through today.
February 8, 2021
In honor or Black History Month this week, we celebrate one of America’s greatest heroes, Harriet Tubman. Learn more about her life and how she risked it all in the name of freedom by visiting the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center and State Park.
February 1, 2021
February marks the start of Black History Month, a federally recognized celebration of the contributions African Americans have made to this country and a time to reflect on the continued struggle for racial justice.
Each week, we will highlight a Maryland hero, beginning today with the life of Frederick Douglass. To learn more about his life, check out Maryland’s Frederick Douglas driving-tour at: https://www.visitmaryland.org/driving-tours/following-his-footsteps-marylands-frederick-douglass-driving-tour
We are proud to announce that Brian Saucedo has joined the Company as a Digital Marketing Manager. Brian joins Shore United Bank with six (6) years of digital media, publishing, web and graphic design experience. Brian will oversee social media, website and email marketing for the bank and its investment division. Mr. Saucedo has a bachelor’s degree in marketing and is also a graduate of Chesapeake College where he earned an associate degree in liberal arts with a PC technician certificate. “We are excited about having Brian join our marketing team. His creative insight and digital media experience will be a great asset to our organization,” says Debra Rich, Chief Marketing & Project Officer for Shore United Bank.
Congratulations to Kate Walters on twenty-five (25) years of service. Ms. Walters began her career with the Bank in December of 1995 in loan operations located in Centreville, Maryland. Over her career she has held various positions, working in the mortgage division and multiple leadership positions. Kate’s current position is Asst. Vice President Loan Servicing Manager, where she is responsible for ensuring loan records are maintained with accuracy and prepares management and regulatory reporting. Ms. Walters attended Chesapeake College where she earned an associate degree in Business Administration. “Kate has years of loan experience, regulatory and reporting knowledge that makes her a vital team member. Her familiarity of the communities we serve and those who reside in our area are an asset.” says Jamie Dulin, Senior Loan Operations Officer.
We are thrilled to congratulate Debbie Davis on forty (40) years of service. Ms. Davis began her career with the Bank in December of 1980 in the operations bookkeeping/proof department in Easton, Maryland. She later held various positions including Supervisor, Operations Bookkeeping, Manager of the Electronic Banking Department and as an Internal Auditor. Debbie’s current position is Senior Loan Origination Specialist where she is responsible for loan review, loan qualifications and provides support functions related to loan account maintenance, research and assisting customers with questions about their loans. Throughout Debbie’s tenure with the bank, she completed several banking courses with Markland Bankers Association, Dale Carnegie courses and numerous banking seminars related to her position. “Debbie has years of banking experience and problem solving with a true understanding of the importance of accuracy and how it impacts the bank. She has a positive attitude and enjoys helping others understand all sides of an issue making her an asset to our team,” says Jamie Dulin, Senior Loan Operations Officer.
We are honored to help kick off the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign to the Eastern Shore. According to Lt. Wendy Parsons of the Cambridge branch, the call for help has tripled this year. With fewer kettles out in front of stores due to the pandemic, the Salvation Army is hoping for corporate donations like the one from Shore United. “During this season of joy, we understand the increased demands with more people who become unemployed and have limited resources, the demand for food assistance will reach critical levels. As a local community bank, we understand the importance of responding to the needs of our community during this difficult time,” says Chris Honeman, Relationship Manager at Shore United Bank. “Helping the people in the communities we serve is our highest priority.” To assist with the food supplies to local communities, Shore United Bank has generously donated $2,000 to help purchase and distribute food to those in need.
We are proud to congratulate Anna Clough on twenty (20) years of service. Anna began her career with the Bank in December of 2000. Ms. Clough started at the Bank in the bookkeeping department. She later held a position with the finance department during her years at the Bank. Anna’s current position is Electronic Banking Specialist where she is responsible for assisting customers with online banking, wires, ACH and POS transactions and any other digital service- related questions. “Anna likes to help customers with their banking needs, her knowledge of the digital banking products and services makes her a valuable team member. She is committed to helping each customer no matter how big or small their request may be,” says Lorrie Twilley, Senior Deposit Operations Officer.
We are proud to announce that Vicki Dean has rejoined the Company as a Relationship Manager. Vicki will be working from our Commerce Street Office in Centreville, Maryland. Vicki joins Shore United Bank with over fifteen (15) years of banking experience and three (3) years of property and casualty insurance experience. “We welcome Vicki back to the Shore United Bank family. She is an experienced banker with strong personal and business relationships in the community who enjoys helping new clients and community members grow their businesses,” says Heather Bacher, Market Executive for Shore United Bank.
Shore United Bank is financing the Kent Narrows Marine project. “We are grateful for the relationship we have with Rob, Jody, and Jeff, and are proud to finance, not only Phase I, but Phase II, of the Boatel. Supporting local businesses with their growth goals is our mission,” said Robin O’Brien, Relationship Manager at Shore United Bank.
We are thrilled to announce our recent graduates of the Maryland Bankers Association (MBA) Emerging Leaders "Champion" Program (Left to Right): Abby Graves, AVP, Municipal Relationship Manager, Eric Buono, AVP Branch Manager, Arbutus, MD and Julia Schinault, AVP Payroll & Benefits Manager for their involvement in this year's program. MBA's Emerging Leaders "Champion" Program provides a structured leadership development program tailored to meet the needs of Maryland banks and bankers. Participants are nominated by their bank to cultivate skills in the banking industry by becoming involved in leadership development, peer networking and learning knowledge sessions with industry, community and advocacy leaders.
Shore United Bank is proud to announce that Chris Honeman has joined the Company as a Relationship Manager. Chris will be working from our Office in Cambridge, Maryland. Chris joins Shore United Bank with fifteen (15) years of customer service experience, and eight (8) years of retail and commercial bank management experience. “We are excited about having Chris on our team. He is enthusiastic about his career with Shore United Bank, and always willing to take on any task. His passion for connecting with people, and helping others achieve their goals is what makes him such a great community banker,” says Butch Townsend, Market Executive for Shore United Bank.
We are thrilled to congratulate Susan Welch on 25 years of dedicated service. Susan began her career with the Bank in September of 1995 as a loan coordinator at our Felton, DE branch. Susan has also been a BSA officer and an assistant branch manager during her time with the Bank. Ms. Welch is currently an Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager of the Felton, DE branch, where she is responsible for managing and overseeing branch operations, leading the Felton team to achieve sales and profitability goals, as well as originating consumer, mortgage, and small business loans. “Susan brings a wealth of banking and market knowledge to the team at Felton. The ability to connect with customers and the drive to help them achieve their goals is what sets a community bank apart, and Susan embodies what it means to be a community banker,” says Jennifer Joseph, Executive Vice President, Chief Retail Banking Officer of Shore United Bank.
We are proud to congratulate Bernadette “Bern” Lambert on twenty (20) years of service. Bern began her career with the Bank in August of 2000. Ms. Lambert started at the Bank as the head teller of the Stevensville, MD branch. She also held the position of customer service representative during her years at the Bank. Bern is currently the Assistant Branch Manager of our Grasonville branch, where she opens deposit and loan accounts, helps balance checkbooks, and handles all types of customer service. “There are several things that make Bern a great team member - her knowledge of the area and our customer base, her commitment to helping each customer the best that she can, her exceptional teamwork mindset to always work towards our vision, her bright and cheery personality, and her willingness to go the extra mile. We love having Bern as part of our team,” says Jessica Grande, Manager of our Grasonville, MD branch.
We announced the launch of a new personal finance education program for elementary school students. We are working with the nation’s leading social impact education innovator, EVERFI, Inc. to launch the financial education initiative in Talbot, Dorchester, Queen Anne’s and Caroline Counties of Maryland, and Accomack County of Virginia.
There is nothing we love more than helping our local communities during a time of need! Throughout the past couple months, we have been able to qualify 1,525 Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans - a total of $130.1 million funded for small businesses who have been impacted by the pandemic. The PPP process hasn't been a smooth ride 100% of the time, but together, we are helping make good things happen for our fellow business owners.
We are excited to congratulate Cassandra (Cassie) A. Guy on 25 years of service to the Company. Cassie started her career with the Bank in June of 1995 as a consumer loan officer at our Commerce St., Centreville, MD branch. She has also held positions such as, commercial lender and branch manager during her time with the Bank. Ms. Guy is currently a Vice President of Shore United Bank, and our Compliance Officer. “Cassie is an experienced banker who is actively engaged in our community and a dedicated member of the Shore United Bank team! She uses her knowledge and experience to guide us through the complicated web of regulatory compliance matters,” says Donna Stevens, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Shore United Bank.
John Augustus, Market Executive for the Delaware region (left) and Brian Kenney, Relationship Manager (right) recently spent some time volunteering at the Delaware Food Bank. In there couple hours at the Food Bank, they helped put together five pallets of food to be distributed to help those in need - each pallet holds 60 boxes of food!
We applaud the action taken by the Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia Food Banks to address the need for food assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. “As more people become unemployed and have limited resources, the demand for food assistance will reach critical levels. As a local community bank, we understand the importance of responding to the needs of our community during this difficult time,” says Scott Beatty, President & CEO of Shore United Bank. “Helping the people in the communities we serve is our highest priority.” To assist with the food supplies to local communities, we have donated $20,000 in response to the growing food assistance needs of Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia Food Banks who are working tirelessly to purchase and distribute food to those in need.
Our team has worked tirelessly to assist small businesses who have applied for the loan provided by the Paycheck Protection Program. The program offers money as a low-interest loan to cover expenses that small businesses face on a monthly basis. In two weeks, we have been able to qualify 715 applications – a total of $93.5 million.
We are excited to congratulate Robin Haddaway on 30 years of dedicated service. Robin began her career with the Bank in April of 1990 as a teller at our Tred Avon, Easton, MD branch. During her career at the Bank, she has held positions of senior teller, head teller, floating customer service representative and branch supervisor. Currently, Mrs. Haddaway is an Overdraft Specialist within our Deposit Operations department. “I know I speak for the whole department when I say, we are so thankful to have Robin as part of our team. She helps wherever she is needed and always strives to do what is best for the customer and the Bank,” says Stephanie Dulin, Deposit Operations Manager of Shore United Bank.
We are thrilled to congratulate Bill Stoops on forty years of dedicated service. Bill began his career with the Bank in April of 1980 as a bookkeeper at our Centreville, MD branch. Throughout his career, he has held various positions as a teller, head teller, loan clerk, loan officer, and branch manager. Currently, Mr. Stoops is a Vice President of Shore United Bank and a Relationship Manager for the Maryland North Region. Bill is responsible for business development and the management of commercial relationships within the Queen Anne’s and Kent County areas. “I am proud to have Bill as a part of the team. With several years of community banking experience and deeply rooted business relationships, he is able to understand each client’s business to help them achieve their goals,” says Heather Bacher, Market Executive of the Maryland North Region for Shore United Bank.
We are honored to congratulate Julia Schinault, Payroll and Benefits Manager, on her recent certification as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR). This certification is a highly recognized designation in the field of Human Resources, as it demonstrates the mastery of the technical and operational aspects of Human Resources, including United States laws and regulations. “I am thrilled for Julia, and so proud of her for earning this certification. Providing assistance to employees whenever possible and staying up-to-date on the most current U.S. laws and regulations is a huge part of our job in HR and Julia does an outstanding job of it,” says Marie DiDaniels, Chief Human Resources Officer of Shore United Bank.
We had a great time at the 2nd annual Bowl-a-Thon, hosted by Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore! Collectively, Shore United Bank and our investment division, Wye Financial & Trust, raised over $4,500 to help support their mission to provide financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurial programs to students of Maryland's Eastern Shore! To learn more about Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore, visit JuniorAchievement.org.