Shore United Bank Welcomes Ed Dillon, Branch Manager

Shore United Bank, a member of Shore Bancshares community of companies, is pleased to announce that Ed Dillon has joined the company as Branch Manager at our location in Ridgely, Maryland. Ed joins Shore United Bank with previous banking experience as an assistant branch manager.

Mr. Dillon graduated from York College of Pennsylvania where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Marketing.

“Ed is a wonderful addition to the team in Ridgely. His knowledge and experience in banking goes a long way in strengthening the relationships with employees and customers.” said Jennifer Joseph, Chief Retail Banking Officer of Shore United Bank.

“I’m very excited to get to know our customers and to help them with their financial needs and goals” said Mr. Dillon.

Ed resides in Chestertown, Maryland with his wife, Leigh and their new baby, Charlie.

For more information about Shore United Bank, visit ShoreUnitedBank.com

Robin Deputy Celebrates 25 Years with Shore United Bank

Shore United Bank, a member of Shore Bancshares community of companies, is proud to recognize Robin Deputy for her 25 years of service. Ms. Deputy began her career in December of 1992 as an administrative assistant to the President. She has also held positions as a teller, loan coordinator, human resources manager, chief operating officer and corporate secretary. Robin is currently the Branch Manager at the Camden, Delaware location.

Ms. Deputy attended Delaware Technical and Community College with a major in Administrative Office Systems. In addition, she has also completed several classes through the American Institute of Banking including Principles of Banking, Law & Banking Principles and Personnel & the Law.

Robin Deputy is a member and officer of the Felton Community Fire Company Auxiliary. She enjoys reading and gardening.

Ms. Deputy resides in Felton, Delaware with her husband, Donald. She has 3 children, Jordan, Lauren and Ryan, and 2 grandchildren, Avery and Colton.

Lisa K. Rosengren Celebrates 25 Years with Shore United Bank

Shore United Bank, a member of Shore Bancshares community of companies is proud to recognize Lisa Rosengren for her 25 years of service. Ms. Rosengren began her banking career in December of 1992 as a Loan Coordinator and Senior Loan Administrator to her present role at Shore United Bank as a Senior Loan Assistant in Credit Administration.  Ms. Rosengren is responsible for reviewing the credit quality of commercial loans in our Delaware Region.

Ms. Rosengren has completed various classes and seminars through American Institute of Banking. “Lisa is a true asset to our team,” says Stephen Wright, Regional Manager at Shore United Bank. “She values our customers and what they mean to our company each day. We appreciate her dedication to the company and the communities we serve.”

Ms. Rosengren is an active member of the Felton Fire Company Auxiliary. She enjoys crafting and spending time with her daughter, Alicia, and granddaughter, Autumn.

Ms. Rosengren resides in Felton, Delaware with her four-legged “fur baby” Skyler.

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

Shore United Bank Welcomes Tracy Berrigan as Branch Manager

Shore United Bank, a member of Shore Bancshares community of companies, is excited to announce that Tracy Berrigan has joined the company as the Branch Manager of our Dover Street location in Easton, Maryland. Tracy joins Shore United Bank with 37 years of banking experience and management.

Ms. Berrigan is a graduate of the Community College of Baltimore County and holds a degree in business administration. She has also attended several courses and seminars through the Maryland Bankers Association including, deposit documentation, bank regulations and loan underwriting.

“Tracy is a great addition to the team at Dover Street. Her enthusiasm and her love for helping people go hand in hand when it comes to her leadership style that she demonstrates in the branch every day” says Jennifer Joseph, Chief Retail Banking Officer of Shore United Bank.

“I look forward to meeting and serving   the customers that visit our Dover Street location,” says Ms. Berrigan.

Ms. Berrigan serves on the Executive Board of the Talbot Chamber of Commerce, Board of Director for Friends of Hospice and the Brighter Christmas Fund and also serves as the Treasurer of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Denton.

Ms. Berrigan resides in Denton, Maryland with her husband, Tim.

For more information about Shore United Bank, visit ShoreUnitedBank.com.

Shore United Bank Welcomes Heather L. Bacher, Market Manager

Shore United Bank, a member of Shore Bancshares community of companies, is pleased to announce that Heather Bacher has joined the company as a Market Manager of our Queen Anne’s and Kent County branches.

Heather will be responsible for promoting and growing business while leading her team of commercial bankers and working with the branches within the northern region. Her office will be located at our Commerce Street branch in Centreville, Maryland.

Ms. Bacher is a graduate of Salisbury University earning a bachelor’s degree in communications.

Prior to joining Shore United Bank, Ms. Bacher spent the past twenty years working in both retail and commercial banking.

“We are very excited that Heather has joined our team. Her experience in banking will help us deliver products and services to the communities we serve”, says Michael Cavey, Senior Lending Officer of Shore United Bank.

“I am looking forward to serving our customers and being able to work in the same community where I live. Ensuring the success of our branches through a team of professionals will assist us in growing our local economy while meeting our customers financial needs,” says Ms. Bacher.

Heather is the Treasurer of United Way of Queen Anne’s County, a Board Member of Chesapeake College Foundation Board, a Board Member of the Chesapeake Women’s Network QAC and a Committee Member of the Bosom Buddies Ball.

Ms. Bacher resides in Stevensville, Maryland with her son, Ryan.

Shore Bancshares Employees Raise Money to Fight Childhood Cancer

More than 200 Shore Bancshares employees recently participated in the Benefits That Benefit Children campaign to help raise $2,500 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

Benefits That Benefit Children is a cause marketing campaign that helps increase awareness of major issues that affect children’s health by generating donations when participating employers offer certain Chubb insurance benefits and their employees receive voluntary benefit information. (No purchase is necessary for Combined Insurance/Chubb to make a donation.) As a result of the various employees who received voluntary benefit information, Combined Insurance, a Chubb company, made the $2,500 donation to honor their participation. Combined Insurance is a leading provider of individual supplemental accident, disability, health, and life insurance products.

“I am proud of our employees who participated in the program, which advances important cancer research and treatment and saves lives,” said Lloyd L. “Scott” Beatty, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of Shore Bancshares, Inc. “St. Jude research is crucial to unlocking treatment and cures and I want to thank our team for attending the Benefits That Benefit Children meetings supporting this effort. We encourage other businesses in the community to join us in this important campaign we refer to as BTBC.”

Founded by entertainer Danny Thomas, St. Jude opened in 1962 and has spent more than half a century finding cures and saving children. Its groundbreaking research has helped push the survival rate for childhood cancer from less than 20 percent when the hospital opened in 1962 to more than 80 percent today.

Thanks to generous supporters, families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Because the majority of St. Jude funding comes from individual contributors, St. Jude has the freedom to focus on what matters most – saving kids regardless of their financial situation.

“We are thrilled to partner with Shore Bancshares and provide a donation that touches the lives of children across the country, including Maryland, and throughout the world,” said Chris Martin, President of Chubb Workplace Benefits and Chief Operating Officer of Combined Insurance. “The Benefits That Benefit Children program enables us to help lead the fight against childhood cancer and other diseases while meeting with wonderful employees like those at Shore Bancshares.”

If you are interested in Benefits That Benefit Children, please contact focus3BENEFITS at 540-375-3991 for visit www.benefitsthatbenefitchildren.com.

About Shore Bancshares, Inc.

Shore Bancshares, Inc. is a financial holding company headquartered in Easton, Maryland and is the largest independent bank holding company located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.  It is the parent company of Shore United Bank; one retail insurance producer firm, The Avon-Dixon Agency, LLC (“Avon-Dixon”), with two specialty lines, Elliott Wilson Insurance (Trucking) and Jack Martin Associates (Marine); and an insurance premium finance company, Mubell Finance, LLC (“Mubell”).  Shore Bancshares Inc. engages in trust and wealth management services through Wye Financial & Trust, a division of Shore United Bank. Additional information is available at www.shorebancshares.com.

About Chubb

Chubb is the world’s largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company. With operations in 54 countries, Chubb provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients.  As an underwriting company, we assess, assume and manage risk with insight and discipline.  We service and pay our claims fairly and promptly.  The company is also defined by its extensive product and service offerings, broad distribution capabilities, exceptional financial strength and local operations globally.  Parent company Chubb Limited is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CB) and is a component of the S&P 500 index.  Chubb maintains executive offices in Zurich, New York, London and other locations, and employs approximately 31,000 people worldwide. Additional information can be found at: chubb.com.

About Combined Insurance

Combined Insurance Company of America (Chicago, Ill.) is a leading provider of individual supplemental accident, disability, health, and life insurance products and a Chubb company.With a tradition of nearly 100 years of success, Combined Insurance is committed to making the world of supplemental insurance easy to understand. The company has an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau, an A+ (Superior) rating by A.M. Best, and is one of Ward’s Top 50® Performing Life-Health Insurance Companies. Combined Insurance is also a 2017 Top 10 Military Friendly®

Employer named by G.I. Jobs Magazine—marking the fifth consecutive year on the Top 10 employer list and third consecutive year in the Top 5. In New York, products are underwritten by Combined Life Insurance Company of New York (Latham, N.Y.). For more information, please visit combinedinsurance.com.

About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent, and we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook (facebook.com/stjude) and following us on Twitter (@stjude).

Wye Financial & Trust Manager Earns Advanced Trust Certificate

Wye Financial & Trust, a division of Shore United Bank and a member of Shore Bancshares community of companies, is proud to recognize Talli Oxnam on her recent achievement through the American Bankers Association. This September, Ms. Oxnam completed her third year of course work in Atlanta and received an Advanced Trust Certification. ABA Trust Certificates show a recognizable level of achievement and knowledge in trust and wealth management.

For more information about Wye Financial & Trust visit www.wyefinancialandtrust.com.

Shore United Bank Celebrated Opening of New Loan Production Office

Ribbon cutting ceremony for the Shore United Bank Loan Production Office in Ocean City, MD.

Shore United Bank, a member of Shore Bancshares community of companies, celebrated the opening of their new Loan Production Office in Ocean City, Maryland, with the assistance of the Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce during their ribbon cutting ceremony on September 7, 2017. They are now open to serve the Ocean City business community and its surrounding area.

“We are excited to expand our presence and lending capabilities to the lower Delmarva Peninsula market”, said W. Thomas Mears, Market Executive of Shore United Bank. “We are pleased to offer small business lending and deposit solutions for the Ocean City business community. We have an experienced and professional staff to help our clients achieve their personal and business financial goals”.

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

Carolyn D. Spicher Celebrates 25 Years with Shore United Bank

Shore United Bank is proud to recognize Carolyn Spicher for 25 years of dedicated service.  Ms. Spicher joined Shore United Bank, a member of Shore Bancshares community of companies, in 1992 and currently serves as Commercial Banking Officer for Caroline County. “We appreciate and celebrate her 25 years of experience, professionalism and contribution to the company and our community” says Pat Bilbrough, President and CEO.

Before coming to Shore United Bank (formerly CNB), Carolyn gained 28 years of banking experience with the former Denton National Bank and with First National Bank of Maryland.  Ms. Spicher continued her education at Chesapeake College where she took several accounting and finance classes to complete the Robert Morris Associates Credit Course Program. 

Ms. Spicher has served on many boards over the years such as Shore Gourmet, the Town of Denton Loan Committee, and the Caroline County Historical Society, Inc.  Ms. Spicher is an active member of Mid Shore Regional Council, Caroline County Farm Bureau and Caroline County Chamber of Commerce. She is also a past chairman for the Caroline County Farm Bureau Women Leadership. Carolyn also supports multiple fundraising events for local charities.

Ms. Spicher resides on a farm near Denton, Maryland with her husband, Wayne.

William (Bill) Lane, Jr. Celebrates 35 years with Avon-Dixon Insurance Agency

Avon-Dixon Insurance Agency, a member of Shore Bancshares community of companies, is proud to recognize Bill Lane, Jr. for 35 years of dedicated service. Mr. Lane began his career with Avon-Dixon in 1982 as an insurance sales and service representative for personal and commercial insurance products. Mr. Lane is currently a Senior Executive Vice-President and works with insurance products that assist clients with asset protection and wealth management. Mr. Lane is certified in insurance counseling and risk management.

“Avon-Dixon is pleased to celebrate 35 years with Bill. His commitment to his customers and his continuing drive to learn something new every day speaks volumes to his clients and co-workers. It is always a pleasure to work with him” says Rich Trippe, President and CEO of Avon-Dixon.

Mr. Lane resides in Easton with his wife, Barbara. He enjoys small boat sailing and woodworking. Mr. Lane currently serves on committees for multiple organizations, such as Mid-Shore Community Foundation, Critchlow Adkins Children’s Centers, Talbot Historical Society and more.