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.
Shore United Bank Employees Complete Emerging Leaders Program
(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 Selected for Shore Leadership 2.0 Inaugural Class
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.
Travel With Us!
We invite you to sit back and let us take care of the details while you enjoy a chauffeured trip to experience The National Symphony Orchestra's Annual Holiday Concert featuring Leslie Odom Jr. at the Kennedy Center. This festive event is sure to get you in the holiday spirit!
Misty Newnam Graduates from Maryland Banking School
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.
Shore United Bank Proudly Supports Chesapeake Center
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.
Congratulations to Lorrie Twilley on 30 Years of Service
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.
Donna Stevens Chosen as GOLD Award Recipient
Donna Stevens, Chief Operating Officer was chosen as the GOLD Award recipient for Maryland Bankers Association's Annual Council of Professional Women in Banking and Finance Conference. The GOLD Award celebrates a woman who exemplifies leadership, excellence, innovative thinking and commitment to community service who has achieved GOLD - Growth. Opportunity. Leadership. Development.
Congratulations to Summer Lewis on 20 Years of Service
We are proud to recognize Summer Lewis for her twenty years of dedicated service. Summer began her career as a teller in 1999. Currently, she is the Assistant Branch Manager at our Camden, Delaware branch. “Summer’s knowledge of banking and her dedication to her team is remarkable. She always has a smile on her face and enjoys making her coworkers and customers laugh,” says Robin Deputy, Manager of the Camden branch.
Shore United Bank Sponsors Baltimore Business Journal's Event
We proudly sponsored the Baltimore Business Journal's Annual Best Places to Work event. The Baltimore Business Journal hosts the event each year to recognize the chosen best places to work, based off of surveys completed by employees. Congratulations to all businesses who were chosen as a best place to work in 2019!
Shore United Bank Supports Nebraska Farming Community
We proudly support the Hutchison family in their efforts to help those affected by the floods in Nebraska. As a community bank, we are vested in the agricultural community and are honored to be able to donate livestock feed, mineral blocks and fencing materials to help the farmers in Nebraska as they are recovering from the tremendous amount of flood damage.
Shore United Bank Sponsors TCPS Education Foundation's Fundraiser
We are proudly sponsoring the Talbot County Public Schools Education Foundation’s second annual family fundraising event, "Are you smarter than a fifth grader?" With a donation of $1,000, we continue our long history of giving back to the community by supporting public education.
“We are looking forward to a great evening benefiting our community’s most important resource, our children,” said Laura Heikes, Shore United Bank Senior Vice President, Community and Government Relations Officer.
Shore United Bank Welcomes Ross Bergey
We are excited to welcome Ross Bergey, Commercial Banking Officer, to our team in Ocean City, MD. "His knowledge of commercial banking and experience in the Ocean City market will be an asset to our expansion goals," says Tom Mears, our Senior VP and Ocean City Market Executive. Read more about Ross
Gail Foltz Chosen for Leadership Maryland Class of 2019
Congratulations to Gail Foltz, Commercial Banker at our Ocean City, Maryland Loan Production Office, for being chosen for the Leadership Maryland Class of 2019. 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 is one of 52 individuals chosen for Leadership Maryland's 27th class - the Class of 2019, who will complete the eight-month hands-on learning program focused on the state's most vital social, economic and environmental issues.
Shore United Bank Proudly Supports the Avalon Foundation
We have partnered with the Avalon Foundation as they make vast changes to preserve the historic Avalon Theatre during its construction phase to modernize and improve the functionality of the building. While on a mission to foster the sense of community that embodies the Eastern Shore, the theater plays a tremendous part in the creative and cultural experiences that attract a diverse population. Nearly half of the people that visit the Avalon Theatre travel from outside the local area, which supports the initiative of maintaining the attraction. The Avalon Theatre is a hub for community activities and offers several creative outlet opportunities, from music and theatre, to art and beyond.