CNB Promotion of Kelly Dickerson to Assistant Vice President

Kelly Dickerson

CNB, a member of Shore Bancshares community of companies, is pleased to announce that Kelly Dickerson has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Bank Operations Officer.

Kelly Dickerson

Kelly Dickerson

Kelly will be responsible for supervising and coordinating the activities of the operations functions of the Bank to assure efficient workflows and appropriate controls in support of the Bank’s employee base and customer service areas. She also manages the oversight and coordination of various vendors providing information technology services, communications systems, and core processing services. Additionally, Kelly is responsible for promoting and providing training support for frontline staff.

Ms. Dickerson earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the Bridgewater College in 2002 and graduated from the Maryland Banking School in 2014. She also received certification as an Accredited ACH Professional in 2010. Ms. Dickerson began her career with CNB in November of 2008 as an Operations and Compliance Specialist. She was promoted to Bank Operations Officer in April of 2009.

“Kelly exemplifies professionalism, dedication and excellence. During her time with CNB, she has worked tirelessly for our customers and for the bank. It is a pleasure to announce her promotion to assistant vice president,” says Ed Allen, President and CEO of CNB.

Ms. Dickerson recently received the honor of being appointed to serve on the newly created Federal Reserve Secure Payments Task Force. Along with other industry experts, she will advise the Federal Reserve on payment security matters, coordinate with the Faster Payments Task Force and determine areas of focus and priorities for future action to advance payment system safety, security and resiliency.

Ms. Dickerson resides in Chestertown, MD with her significant other, David Cornelius. She is active in her community as a member of the Young Professionals of Kent County. She has been a member of the Goose Bump Jump CNB team for several years and also volunteers at many community and CNB supported events such as 5K races and county fairs.

CBMM welcomes new Board Members

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At its June 15 annual meeting, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Board of Governors elected a new executive committee, along with new, second term, and Emeritus governors. Earlier in the year, the Board also elected four new board members to the museum’s governing body.

During the meeting, a half-hull model of the Rosie Parks was presented to Board Emeritus Bill Millar and Maxine Millar in special recognition of their support of the 1955 skipjack’s recent three-year restoration. The model was crafted by Ron Fortucci of Easton, Md.

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Holding the Flying Cloud banners from the left are John Noble, Jr., Allan Noble, and CBMM Board member Donald Martin. In the background are, from the left: Carl Widdell, CBMM Board Emeritus Chuck Petty, Mike Nemeth, Maxine Millar (partially hidden), CBMM Vice President of Constituent Services René Stevenson, and CBMM Chief Curator Pete Lesher.

After the meeting, members of the log canoe community joined the Board at a reception honoring the family who donated the historic 1932 log canoe Flying Cloud to the museum. Representing the family, Allan Noble presented items from the canoe for the museum’s permanent collection, including an ensign and a banner from the 1930s, and an historic photograph of Cloud’s crew.

Board officers for the 2015-2016 year are Chair Richard C. Tilghman, Jr., Vice Chair/Treasurer James P. Harris, Treasurer-Elect Richard W. Snowdon, Secretary Richard J. Bodorff, and Officer-At-Large Diane J. Staley.

Newly elected to the board of governors are Donald L. Martin and Robert N. Hockaday, Jr., with Tom Seip and Ben Tilghman elected as Governors Emeriti.

New governors added to the board earlier in the year are Leeds Hackett, Charles Robertson, Richard Snowdon and Deborah Lawrence. Governors elected to serve a second term are Schuyler Benson, Fred Israel, Frank C. Marshall, and Diane J. Staley.

“Especially during our 50th anniversary year, the museum is privileged to count among its governors some of the most accomplished and generous people in the region,” commented CBMM Board Chair Richard Tilghman. “We are pleased to benefit from the service of all our board members—retiring, continuing and new, and feel fortunate to benefit from their talents and resources, especially now as the museum enters into its next 50 years.”

The Board also recognized retiring governors Paul Berry, Brooke Harwood, Steve Sands, and Henry Stansbury. Each was presented with a memento made from the original wood of the skipjack Rosie Parks and the bugeye Edna E. Lockwood, both part of CBMM’s floating fleet of historic Chesapeake boats.

New CBMM board member Donald Martin is currently a senior managing director at ARPC, Inc., an economic consultancy in Washington, D.C. He also serves as an adjunct professor of economics at Washington College in Chestertown, Md. and as Commissioner Emeritus of the Atlantic Coast Collegiate Hockey League. Martin earned his PhD in Economics from UCLA and is an alumnus from Boston University and the City University of New York. He and his wife currently live in Washington, D.C. and have a home in Bozman, Md. on Broad Creek.

Robert Hockaday is a commercial real estate developer in the greater Baltimore metropolitan area. Today, his companies lease and manage space to more than 100 national, regional, and local tenants. Hockaday pursued his undergraduate studies at Washington College in Chestertown, Md., where he developed a keen appreciation for the Eastern Shore’s attributes of waterfowling and boating, along with the Bay’s preservation of natural resources. Hockaday and his wife have built their waterfront residence on Harris Creek in the St. Michaels area.

New board member Leeds Hackett of Bozman, Md. serves as chairman of CMD Investment Group Inc. in Baltimore, Md. Hackett’s career is highlighted by several leadership and investment roles, including serving as CFO and CEO of corporations. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Babson College and later studied at the New York University Stern School of Business Administration.

Charles Robertson is the founder, chairman and CEO of American Cruise Lines, Inc., Pearl Sea Cruises, Chesapeake Shipbuilding, and other affiliated companies. He has also served as a Trustee of Mystic Seaport since 1989. Robertson holds a USCG Master’s License, First Class Pilots License, and has been an expert witness for the United States Coast Guard. He and his wife reside in Talbot County, Md. and Old Saybrook, Ct.

Richard Snowdon is a retired attorney where he specialized in estate planning, personal and corporate income tax, and taxation of exempt organizations. Snowdon has served on many nonprofit boards and advisory councils. He holds his bachelor’s from Syracuse University, College of Business Administration, and a Juris Doctor with honors from the National Law Center, George Washington University. He also earned an Army Commendation and an honorable discharge at the rank of Captain.

Deborah Lawrence recently retired as vice president of Government Affairs at Williams Companies. She also serves as the treasurer of Rebuilding Together and Board Member of the University of Maryland Foundation. Lawrence received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park and her Juris Doctor from George Mason University School of Law.

In 2015, CBMM is celebrating its 50th anniversary, with a mission to preserve and explore the history, environment, and people of the Chesapeake Bay through educational, exhibition, and boat restoration programs. The museum’s campus includes a floating fleet of historic boats and 12 exhibition buildings, situated on 18 water front acres along the Miles River and St. Michaels’ harbor. For more information visit www.cbmm.org

CNB: Promotion of Cassandra Guy to Vice President

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CNB, a member of Shore Bancshares community of companies, is pleased to announce that Cassandra “Cassie” A. Guy has been promoted to Vice President, Compliance Officer.

Cassie will be responsible for managing, administering and coordinating the compliance program for all areas of the bank. She also supervises and manages the credit administration department to ensure accurate and timely processing of loan documents.

Ms. Guy earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Mary Washington in 1986 and graduated from the Maryland Banking School with honors in 2010.

Prior to joining CNB, Ms. Guy worked for Maryland National Bank as a Teller and then New Account Representative/Personal Banker. She joined CNB in 1995 as a Consumer Loan Officer. She was promoted to Branch Manager of the Rt 213 branch in 1998 until 2013 when she took on the role of Compliance Officer.

“Cassie has shown exceptional leadership qualities and has a proven track record in the banking industry”, says Ed Allen, President and CEO of CNB. “We are excited to have Cassie lead our team at CNB.”

Ms. Guy resides in Cordova, MD with her husband, Robert, and their three children. She is active in her community as a board member of the Queen Anne’s County Mentoring Partnership, a secretary for the Queen Anne’s County 4-H Fair and member of the fundraising committee for Claws for a Cause.

St. Michaels’ Burgess Kegan Installed as Maryland Mortgage Bankers Association President

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Screen Shot 2015-06-17 at 6.27.01 AMAt its annual conference, The Maryland Mortgage Bankers Association elected and installed J. Burgess Kegan, ChFC, CRMP as its 66th President to serve during its 2015 – 2016 fiscal year. Mr. Kegan previously served as Vice President during the past year as well as Co-chairman of the association’s legislative committee. He was also previously named by the association as “2012 Mortgage Banker of the Year“. He will be overseeing the association’s continuing growth, the provision of educational programs to its members, and will continue being an advocate for the mortgage banking industry in the state legislature and regulatory community.

Mr. Kegan was formerly Branch Manager in charge of branch operations of Security One Lending in Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia. He has recently accepted a position with Retirement Funding Solutions, the reverse mortgage division of Synergy One Lending headquartered in San Diego, CA, as a Home Equity Retirement Specialist, providing education to retirees, their families, and their circle of other professional advisors on the subject of the proper use of the newly designed Home Equity Conversion Mortgage in the distribution phase of retirement planning.

In addition to the above, Mr. Kegan is involved in numerous other organizations and is Chairman of the Eastern Shore Chapter of the National Aging in Place Council. He resides in St. Michaels with his wife Bevlee.

SpiderWeb Connections Hosts Ribbon-Cutting Celebration at New Location

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SpiderWeb Connections recently hosted a ribbon-cutting celebrating its new location at 125 N. Washington Street in Easton. More than 80 people attended the celebration.

Guests won a number of exciting door prizes. Special prizes donated by SpiderWeb clients included a Toshiba Laptop from Jason’s Computers, $400 towards purchased new tires from Mid-Atlantic Tire Pros, a four-course Wine Dinner for two from Town Dock Food & Spirits, and special gifts from Crabi Gras in Easton, Olivins in St. Michaels, and Chef & Shower in Easton.

SpiderWeb Connections is an Internet marketing firm that specializes in online search. Owner Susan Schauer John and her team help clients with all of their marketing issues from website coding to graphics and social media engagement. For more information call Susan Schauer John at 443-595-SPIN (7746) or go to www.spiderwebconnections.com.

Pictured center with the scissors is Susan Schauer John owner of SpiderWeb Connections of Easton at a recent ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the firm’s new location at 125 N. Washington Street in Easton. (Photo courtesy of the Talbot County Chamber of Commerce)

Pictured center with the scissors is Susan Schauer John owner of SpiderWeb Connections of Easton at a recent ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the firm’s new location at 125 N. Washington Street in Easton. (Photo courtesy of the Talbot County Chamber of Commerce)

Talbot County Internship Programs: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

From left: Catholic University of America  junior John Jones of St. Michaels, Md.; University of Mary Washington  graduate student Abby Heller of Blacksburg, Va.; Towson University senior Callie Pfeiffer of Queenstown, Md.; and University of Mississippi graduate student Katie Gill of Jackson, Ms.

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels recently welcomed Katie Gill of Jackson, Ms., Abby Heller of Blacksburg, Va., John Jones of St. Michaels, Md., and Callie Pfeiffer of Queenstown, Md. as summer interns to the non-profit organization. Gill is serving in the museum’s curatorial department, Heller in education, Jones in accounting, and Pfeiffer in communications and special events.

Gill is a University of Mississippi graduate student, majoring in southern studies. She is assisting the curatorial department with acquisitions management as well as collections inventory.

From left: Catholic University of America  junior John Jones of St. Michaels, Md.; University of Mary Washington  graduate student Abby Heller of Blacksburg, Va.; Towson University senior Callie Pfeiffer of Queenstown, Md.; and University of Mississippi graduate student Katie Gill of Jackson, Ms.

From left: Catholic University of America junior John Jones of St. Michaels, Md.; University of Mary Washington graduate student Abby Heller of Blacksburg, Va.; Towson University senior Callie Pfeiffer of Queenstown, Md.; and University of Mississippi graduate student Katie Gill of Jackson, Ms.

Heller has just graduated from University of Mary Washington with a bachelor’s in psychology and elementary education, and plans to pursue a graduate degree this fall. She is assisting with CBMM’s Kids Club summer camps, as well as a number of other educational and outreach programs.

Jones is a junior at the Catholic University of America where he majors in finance. Jones is assisting with accounts payable, accounts receivable, and fixed assets.

Pfeiffer is a Towson University senior majoring in mass communications. She is working in all aspects of communication with the media and public, as well as helping to plan, coordinate, and execute CBMM’s annual festivals and special events.

CBMM’s internship program provides a ten-week learning experience for college interns wishing to engage, observe, and receive guidance by professionals with similar career interests.

“Our internships provide real-life exposure to the inner workings of a museum and a small business,” said President Kristen Greenaway. “By combining hands-on with field-related projects, we bring meaningful experiences that will help support these students’ career choices moving forward.”

For more information about CBMM’s internship programs, visit the “About Us” tab at www.cbmm.org or call 410-745-2916.

In 2015, CBMM is celebrating its 50th anniversary, with a mission to preserve and explore the history, environment, and people of the Chesapeake Bay through educational, exhibition, and boat restoration programs. The museum’s campus includes a floating fleet of historic boats and 12 exhibition buildings, situated on 18 water front acres along the Miles River and St. Michaels’ harbor. For more information, visit www.cbmm.org.

Talbot County Internship Programs: Easton Utilities

As part of its investment in training the workforce of tomorrow, Easton Utilities is hosting eight college students in a rigorous, structured internship program this summer. The interns will experience, firsthand, all aspects of Easton’s utility and communications operations. Each will be required to design and present a solution to a real-world challenge faced by Easton Utilities. At the end of their program, the interns will be required to present their solution to the entire Easton Utilities management team which will review and critique the solutions.


“Our community and nation need bright, motivated and capable utility professionals who understand this complex and essential business,” said Hugh E. Grunden, President and CEO of Easton Utilities. “We designed this internship program to provide meaningful professional experience.”

Two of this year’s interns, Alec Chosta and Jamel Pinder, began their study of engineering while in Talbot County schools as part of the ACE Mentor program. Easton Utilities has long been a supporter of this program and has provided instructors to teach and motivate students toward careers in architecture, construction management and engineering. Chosta and Pinder are engineering students at the University of Maryland College Park.  

“Interning at Easton Utilities is an amazing opportunity and has helped open even more doors for me,” said Lauren Lahman, an accounting student at Salisbury University.  “Through this internship, I am gaining valuable experience, confidence, and professionalism that I have been able to apply to my classes.”


Caption: Top row left to right: Jamel Pinder, civil engineer intern from University of Maryland and Matthew Fitzpatrick, IT intern from Old Dominion University. Mid row: Ariana McGuirk, electrical engineer intern from University of South Florida, Timothy Costagliola, IT intern from Penn State University and Lauren Lahman, accounting intern from Salisbury University. Front row: Alec Chosta, civil engineer intern from University of Maryland and Athena Mellis, IT intern from Salisbury University.  Emily Rossbach, biology intern from Salisbury University (not pictured).

As part of its investment in training the workforce of tomorrow, Easton Utilities is hosting eight college students in a rigorous, structured internship program this summer. The interns will experience, firsthand, all aspects of Easton’s utility and communications operations. Each will be required to design and present a solution to a real-world challenge faced by Easton Utilities. At the end of their program, the interns will be required to present their solution to the entire Easton Utilities management team which will review and critique the solutions.

As part of its investment in training the workforce of tomorrow, Easton Utilities is hosting eight college students in a rigorous, structured internship program this summer. The interns will experience, firsthand, all aspects of Easton’s utility and communications operations. Each will be required to design and present a solution to a real-world challenge faced by Easton Utilities. At the end of their program, the interns will be required to present their solution to the entire Easton Utilities management team which will review and critique the solutions. “Our community and nation need bright, motivated and capable utility professionals who understand this complex and essential business,” said Hugh E. Grunden, President and CEO of Easton Utilities. “We designed this internship program to provide meaningful professional experience.” Two of this year’s interns, Alec Chosta and Jamel Pinder, began their study of engineering while in Talbot County schools as part of the ACE Mentor program. Easton Utilities has long been a supporter of this program and has provided instructors to teach and motivate students toward careers in architecture, construction management and engineering. Chosta and Pinder are engineering students at the University of Maryland College Park.   “Interning at Easton Utilities is an amazing opportunity and has helped open even more doors for me,” said Lauren Lahman, an accounting student at Salisbury University.  “Through this internship, I am gaining valuable experience, confidence, and professionalism that I have been able to apply to my classes.” Caption: Top row left to right: Jamel Pinder, civil engineer intern from University of Maryland and Matthew Fitzpatrick, IT intern from Old Dominion University. Mid row: Ariana McGuirk, electrical engineer intern from University of South Florida, Timothy Costagliola, IT intern from Penn State University and Lauren Lahman, accounting intern from Salisbury University. Front row: Alec Chosta, civil engineer intern from University of Maryland and Athena Mellis, IT intern from Salisbury University.  Emily Rossbach, biology intern from Salisbury University (not pictured).

Caption: Top row left to right: Jamel Pinder, civil engineer intern from University of Maryland and Matthew Fitzpatrick, IT intern from Old Dominion University. Mid row: Ariana McGuirk, electrical engineer intern from University of South Florida, Timothy Costagliola, IT intern from Penn State University and Lauren Lahman, accounting intern from Salisbury University. Front row: Alec Chosta, civil engineer intern from University of Maryland and Athena Mellis, IT intern from Salisbury University. Emily Rossbach, biology intern from Salisbury University (not pictured).

“Our community and nation need bright, motivated and capable utility professionals who understand this complex and essential business,” said Hugh E. Grunden, President and CEO of Easton Utilities. “We designed this internship program to provide meaningful professional experience.”

Two of this year’s interns, Alec Chosta and Jamel Pinder, began their study of engineering while in Talbot County schools as part of the ACE Mentor program. Easton Utilities has long been a supporter of this program and has provided instructors to teach and motivate students toward careers in architecture, construction management and engineering. Chosta and Pinder are engineering students at the University of Maryland College Park.

“Interning at Easton Utilities is an amazing opportunity and has helped open even more doors for me,” said Lauren Lahman, an accounting student at Salisbury University. “Through this internship, I am gaining valuable experience, confidence, and professionalism that I have been able to apply to my classes.”

 

Centreville Revitalization Recommendations To Be Announced at June 18 Public Meeting

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In late winter area residents and businesses were asked to take an online consumer preference survey as part of a comprehensive market study grant project for Centreville Main Street. At final tally 976 people responded. Results of the survey as well as recommendations for sustainable business and downtown revitalization will be announced during a Centreville Town Council meeting on Thursday, June 18 at 7 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Liberty Building, 107 N. Liberty Street, Second Floor, Commissioners Meeting Room.

This Town Council meeting will feature a presentation by JGSC Group, the planning firm who worked on the market study and economic development implementation plan for Main Street. Attendees will learn about the full project and the recommendations, have an opportunity to ask questions and learn how they can participate in Main Street moving forward.

The $12,730 Centreville Main Street grant project was funded by a $7,500 grant by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development with an equal match of $2,615 by the Town of Centreville and the treasury of the former Centreville Alive! organization.

In addition to the survey, the project included stakeholder and merchant interviews, a business inventory, an analysis of commercial property and an examination economic data and demographics.

Mark S. Lohbauer, principal at JGSC Group, LLC, Merchantville, N.J., is shown posting lawn signs during the consumer preference survey phase of the Centreville Main Street market study grant project.

Mark S. Lohbauer, principal at JGSC Group, LLC, Merchantville, N.J., is shown posting lawn signs during the consumer preference survey phase of the Centreville Main Street market study grant project.

The purpose of the Centreville Main Street is to revitalize, promote, and preserve, Centreville’s designated Main Street and its business community. Centreville Main Street is the only designated and accredited Main Street program in Queen Anne’s County and one of 28 Main Street programs in Maryland. Main Street is a national network of more than 2,000 community programs that includes nearly 40 statewide, citywide, and regional programs. The Town of Centreville was awarded the Main Street designation in February 2012.

Main Street programs are cost effective and create tremendous impact. According to the National Trust Main Street Center, cumulatively the commercial districts taking part in the Main Street program have generated more than $48.8 billion in new investment, with 206,600 in building rehabilitations and a net gain of more than 391,050 new jobs and 87,850 new businesses. Every dollar a community uses to support its local Main Street program leverages an average of $25 in new investment, making the Main Street program one of the most successful economic development strategies in the United States.

To learn more about the upcoming presentation or Centreville Main Street, contact Carol D’Agostino, Main Street Manager, at (410) 758-1180, ext. 17 or mainstreet@townofcentreville.org.

Easton’s Goldsborough Street Welcomes Curlicue

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Curlicue, Easton’s newest shop, is now open! Located at 19 Goldsborough Street, Curlicue offers casually elegant housewares and gifts.

Must-haves include decoratively unique glassware, table linens, pillows, picture frames, beautiful jewelry from Meg Carter and others, natural and organic soaps and lotions, mother & daughter matching kurtas from Roberta Roller Rabbit, hand crafted stationery, creativity-inducing books, and a special teen & tween section.And more arrives daily!

Look for the striped awning on Goldsborough Street and stop in to see the latest flourishes, flounces and finery at Curlicue! Open Tues – Saturday 10-6, Sunday from11- 4pm. Contact Louisa Parkinson store owner, at 443. 746. 3095.

Good Stuff: CBMM earns TripAdvisor 2015 Certificate of Excellence

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The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum today announced it has received a TripAdvisor 2015 Certificate of Excellence award. Now in its fifth year, the award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. Certificate of Excellence winners include accommodations, eateries, and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered superior guest experiences.

When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm that takes into account the quality, quantity, and recency of reviews and opinions submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period, as well as the businesses tenure and ranking on the site’s Popularity Index. To qualify, businesses must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews, and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

“Our staff and volunteers consider this recognition a true source of endorsement for all our work, especially in the Museum’s 50th year,” said CBMM President Kristen Greenaway. “We’re grateful to our guests who took the time to review the museum on TripAdvisor. This is a remarkable vote of confidence in our delivering an exceptional guest experience.”

“TripAdvisor is pleased to honor exceptional hospitality businesses that have received consistent praise and recognition by travelers on the site,” said Marc Charron, President of TripAdvisor for Business. “By putting a spotlight on businesses that are focused on delivering great service to customers, TripAdvisor not only helps drive increasing hospitality standards around the world, it also gives businesses both large and small the ability to shine and stand out from the competition.”