Talbot Bank Employees Participated in the 1st Annual Chesapeake Children’s Book Festival

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Pictured left to right – Dawn Henckel, Brenda Wooden and LaVonne Medford

Employees of The Talbot Bank, a member of Shore Bancshares community of companies, donated their time and talents by “cashiering” at the First Annual Chesapeake Children’s Book Festival. The Talbot Bank also donated gifts for the guest authors and the bags used for the book checkout. The event, which was the kick-off of the Talbot County Free Library’s Summer Reading Program, was held on Saturday, June 11th at the Talbot County Free Library in Easton.The event was free to the public and attendees were able to meet the authors and purchase books at a discount. Children who signed up for the Summer Reading Program were given a voucher to select a free book of their choice. Over 300 free books were given away.

Photo: Talbot Bank employees, Dawn Henckel of the St. Michaels Branch, Brenda Wooden and LaVonne Medford of the Tred Avon Branch volunteered at the Chesapeake Children’s Book Festival.

Daphne Wagner Celebrates 30th anniversary with The Talbot Bank

The Talbot Bank, a member of Shore Bancshares community of companies, is proud to recognize Daphne Wagner for 30 years of dedicated service. Ms. Wagner began her career as a teller at the Tred Avon location in Easton, on May 6, 1986. She transferred to the Dover Street location as a Customer Service Representative in 1994. Daphne was promoted to her current position as Assistant Branch Manager for the Elliott Road branch in 1998.

unnamedShe is a graduate of the Maryland Banking School which helps to develop leaders that shape the financial services industry. “Her loyalty, knowledge and her commitment to assisting her customers is exceptional.” says Pat Bilbrough, President & CEO, The Talbot Bank. “We greatly appreciate her many years of service.”

Ms. Wagner gives back to the community with her involvement in Hospice events such as Festival of Trees and supports many events for Talbot Humane Society which benefits our four-legged friends.

Ms. Wagner lives in Easton with her husband Joe. She has two children, Carlie Jo who lives in Longview, Texas and is employed at Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals Neuro Science Clinic and Ethan who lives in Easton and works in the family business of Wagner’s Masonry as an apprentice, as well as two fur babies, Brutus and Hank. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, gardening and vacationing at Deep Creek Lake.

Talbot Bank Employees Support Students At Recent Build for Habitat Choptank

HabitatForHumanity_TB_NewHampshireStudents_2016cTalbot Bank employee Don Morris, Commercial Loan Officer (standing on right) and Stephanie Dulin, Assistant Branch Manager (not pictured), served lunch to young volunteers from the Souhegan High School in New Hampshire during a recent build in Easton for the Habitat for Humanity Choptank.

Employees of The Talbot Bank, a member of Shore Bancshares community of companies, contributed funds to provide lunch for each volunteer who lent their time and talents at the Habitat for Humanity Choptank build located at 211 Port Street in Easton on Wednesday, March 16th.

For more information about Habitat for Humanity Choptank visit www.habitatchoptank.org and visit www.talbot-bank.com for the Talbot Bank.

Talbot Bank Supports Critchlow Adkins Children’s Center Band-Aid Drive

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Brenda Wooden, Branch Manager at Talbot Banks’s Tred Avon location, proudly displays Band-Aids collected to Supported Critchlow Adkins Children’s Centers Character Band-Aid Drive.

The Talbot Bank, a member of the Shore Bancshares community of companies, assisted Critchlow Adkins Children’s Centers (CACC) with their Character Band-Aid Drive this past January. The collection of band-aids were sent to the University of Maryland Children’s Hospital to be used in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Hematology/Oncology Clinic, Pediatrics Intermediate Care Unit and the Pediatrics Emergency Department.

The most requested characters were Scooby Doo, Dora, Spiderman and Batman, but any Curad, Band-Aid or Nexcare types were accepted and appreciated in addition to latex free band-aids. Other items that were welcomed were PlayDoh, Matchbox cars, card games, small puzzles, chapstick, infant board books, bubbles and activity books. These were used to replenish the children’s treasure chest for them to use while receiving treatment at the hospital.

“It was a very heartwarming feeling knowing that such a small gesture will go a long way and touch many lives.” said Brenda Wooden, Tred Avon Branch Manager, The Talbot Bank.

To find out how you can make a difference at: www.umm.edu/programs/childrens

 

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LeCompte promoted to Assistant Vice President at The Talbot Bank

The Talbot Bank, a member of Shore Bancshares community of companies, is pleased to announce that Robert LeCompte has been promoted to Assistant Vice President. Mr. LeCompte joined the bank in September of 2014 as a Credit Analyst and was promoted to Senior Credit Analyst in April of 2015.

Screen Shot 2016-03-09 at 11.59.15 AMIn his new position, Mr. LeCompte is responsible for analyzing credit risks associated with commercial loans for local businesses. “Creating solutions to meet our customers’ unique financing needs is a team effort,” said Mr. LeCompte,

“and I am proud to be part of an organization that has such a positive impact on the communities in which it serves.”

Mr. LeCompte is a graduate of University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance, summa cum laude. He is also a graduate of the Maryland Banking School and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

“Rob brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in financial analysis and we are happy to have him on our team,” said
Kathleen Kurtz, Executive Vice President and Senior Credit Officer.

In addition to his professional career, Mr. LeCompte serves as a Finance Committee member at Oasis Church and as Treasurer for Cub Scout Pack 532.

Rob and his wife Ashley live in Cordova, Maryland with their three children.

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Employees of The Talbot Bank Welcome Students From St. Lukes Nursery School

Employees at the St. Michael’s branch of The Talbot Bank, a member of the Shore Bancshares community of companies, welcomed visitors from St. Luke’s Nursery School on Thursday, October 15, 2015. The children from Ms. Jan Berry’s 4-year old class were given a tour of the bank and then made their very own piggy banks to take home.

The bank visit is an annual event for the school and the Talbot Bank, who takes an active role in the financial literacy of future generations. The Talbot Bank encourages families to be involved with their children’s financial education and to reach out to bank employees for assistance in providing ideas and ways to begin saving.

Visit: www.talbot-bank.com for saving information.

Pictured: St. Luke’s Nursery School students with Talbot Bank employees pictured left to right: Ruth Barbour, Dawn Henckel, Parker Spurry, Renate Rice and Kate Loveless.

Pictured: St. Luke’s Nursery School students with Talbot Bank employees pictured left to right: Ruth Barbour, Dawn Henckel, Parker Spurry, Renate Rice and Kate Loveless.

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Talbot Bank Welcomes New Hire Casey Baynard, Vice President Commercial Banking Officer

The Talbot Bank, a member of Shore Bancshares community of companies, is pleased to announce that Casey Baynard has joined the company as Vice President, Commercial Banking Officer.

Casey will be responsible for establishing and maintaining commercial and consumer banking relationships with members of our community while assisting customers with their financing needs.

Casey Baynard, Vice President, Commercial Banking Officer

Casey Baynard, Vice President, Commercial Banking Officer

Ms. Baynard earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Salisbury University in 2000. Ms. Baynard is also a graduate of ICBA Consumer Lending School in 2008 and Commercial Lending School in 2013. Through the Center for Financial Training she earned diplomas in real estate, consumer and commercial lending.

Prior to joining The Talbot Bank, Ms. Baynard worked for Easton Bank & Trust and held several positions over the course of 11 years as she grew her career in the financial industry.

“We are very pleased to have Casey as part of our team”, says Pat Bilbrough, President and CEO of Talbot Bank. “She brings outstanding customer service, professionalism and extensive experience in all areas of lending from origination to closing. Ms. Baynard demonstrates extensive involvement and leadership within the Talbot County community. This combination of talents will serve The Talbot Bank and its customers well”.

“I am excited to work not only with current clients but also new clients so that I can offer financial solutions to assist with their businesses growth and evolvement. I am inspired to be a part of a company that not only cares about its clients but also the community in which we serve,” said Ms. Baynard.

Ms. Baynard resides with her family in Trappe, Maryland. She serves on the Board for The Talbot County Chamber of Commerce and Talbot County Young Professionals. She is also a member of the Easton Rotary Club and is the co-chairman of the Talbot Festival of Trees to benefit Talbot Hospice. Ms. Baynard is a class of 2013 graduate of the Shore Leadership program.

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The Talbot Bank Celebrates 130 Years of Service

Brenda Wooden (center), The Talbot Bank Tred Avon Branch Manager, presents the 130th Anniversary winners, Dayne Nelson (left) and Justin Pokrywka (right), with new Apple iPad Air Tablets.

Brenda Wooden (center), The Talbot Bank Tred Avon Branch Manager, presents the 130th Anniversary winners, Dayne Nelson (left) and Justin Pokrywka (right), with new Apple iPad Air Tablets.

The Talbot Bank, a member of the Shore Bancshares community of companies, recently celebrated its 130th Anniversary. The Talbot Bank was founded by Jerome Bennett in 1885. The state charter was granted on June 4, 1885 and the bank opened for business on July 1, 1885 at the Dover Street location which still operates as the main headquarters. Six branches were added from 1977 to 2008, the first in Easton at the Tred Avon Square Shopping Center, then St. Michaels, Elliott Road in Easton, Cambridge and finally Tilghman.

The Talbot Bank anniversary was celebrated from June 4th to June 13th with special drawings and promotions along with free giveaways at each of its six branches. Dayne Nelson was the winner of a new Apple iPad Air Tablet when he entered the New Regular Checking Account Drawing. Justin Pokrywka also won a new Apple iPad Air Tablet after entering the Customer Appreciation drawing. Three local newlywed couples qualified for the Lucky Brides promotion when they were married during the celebration week of June 4-13, 2015. Each couple received $130 deposited into their Talbot Bank joint checking account.

The Talbot Bank along with its affiliates throughout the Shore Bancshares community of companies is poised to help clients with their banking, investments and insurance for the next 130 years.

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Talbot Bank’s Misty Newnam Promoted to Vice President

The Talbot Bank, a member of Shore Bancshares community of companies, is pleased to announce that Misty Newnam has been promoted to Vice President, Operations and Security Officer.

Misty Newnam has been promoted to Vice President, Operations and Security Officer

Misty Newnam has been promoted to Vice President, Operations and Security Officer

Ms. Newman is responsible for managing the operations and security functions of the Bank, implementing strategies to achieve goals developed as part of the Bank’s strategic annual operating plan and ensuring the banks compliance with various operating policies and procedures and various regulatory requirements.

In 1998, Misty began her career at The Talbot Bank as a Teller in Cambridge until transferring to the Tred Avon Branch in 2000. Ms. Newnam earned a Foundations of Banking Diploma from Center for Financial Training in 2003.

In 2005 Ms. Newnam transferred to the Compliance and Operations department. Ms. Newnam became Operations Officer in 2012 and Security Officer in addition to Operations Officer in 2013.

“Misty exemplifies professionalism, dedication and excellence. During her time with The Talbot Bank, she has worked tirelessly for our customers and for the bank. It is a pleasure to announce her promotion to Vice President, Operations and Security Officer” says Pat Bilbrough, President and CEO of The Talbot Bank.

Misty resides in Trappe, MD with her two children. She has been active in her community with The Relay for Life of Talbot County. She enjoys being outdoors, the beach and sports.

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The Talbot Bank Raises Awarenesss of Data Privacy

In recognition of National Data Privacy Day on Jan. 28, Shore Bancshares, Inc. along with its subsidiary banks, CNB and The Talbot Bank, is urging customers to take an active role in

protecting their data.

“A top priority for CNB and Talbot Bank is to protect our customers’ money and information,”said Tim Berrigan, Chief Information Officer, Shore Bancshares, Inc. “We use a combination of safeguards to protect our customers’ information, and we encourage our customers to partner with us inTo help ensure the safety of personal information, CNB and Talbot Bank suggests following

To help ensure the safety of personal information, CNB and Talbot Bank suggests following these four tips:

1. Create c0mplic@t3d passwords. Avoid birthdays, pet names and simple passwords like 12345. It is also important to change passwords periodically. If a website where you have an account has reported a breach, you should change your password for every account that shares the compromised password. Because friendly theft – theft by someone the victim knows – is the most common type of identity theft or fraud, don’t share your passwords with family members and be mindful of who has access to your personal information.

2. Keep tabs on your accounts. Check account activity and online statements often, instead of waiting for the monthly statement. You are the first line of defense because you know right away if a transaction is fraudulent. If you notice unusual or unauthorized activity, notify your bank right away. When a customer reports an unauthorized transaction in a timely manner, the bank will cover the loss and take measures to protect the account.

3. Stay alert online. Be sure computers and mobile devices are equipped with up-to-date anti-virus and malware protection. Never give out your personal financial information in response to an unsolicited email, no matter how official it may seem. Your bank will never contact you by email asking for your password, PIN, or account information. Only open links and attachments from trusted sources. When submitting financial information on a website, look for the padlock or key icon at the top or bottom of your browser, and make sure the Internet address begins with “https.” This signals that your information is secure during transmission.

4. Mobilize your defenses. Use the passcode lock on your smartphone and other devices. This will make it more difficult for thieves to access your information if your deviceis lost or stolen. Before you donate, sell or trade your mobile device, be sure to wipe itusing specialized software or using the manufacturer’s recommended technique. Some software allows you to wipe your device remotely if it is lost or stolen. Use caution when downloading apps, as they may contain malware and avoid opening links and attachments – especially from senders you don’t know.

Tips for Victims:

If you are a victim of fraud and suspect your personal information has been compromised, you should take the following steps:

• Call your bank and credit card issuers immediately so they can take necessary steps to protect your account.

• File a police report and call the fraud unit of the three credit-reporting companies.

• Consider placing a victim statement in your credit report and a fraud alert on your account.

• Keep a log of all the contacts you make with authorities regarding the matter. Write down names, titles, and phone numbers in case you need to re-contact them or refer to them in future correspondence.

• Contact the FTC’s ID Theft Consumer Response Center at 1-877-ID THEFT (1-877-438- 4338) or www.ftc.gov/idtheft.

Data Privacy Day commemorates the 1981 signing of the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection. It is led by the National Cyber Security Alliance, a non-profit, public-private partnership focused on cybersecurity education for all online citizens.

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