Shore United Bank Welcomes Nancy Bell, V.P. Commercial Banking Officer

Shore United Bank, a member of Shore Bancshares community of companies, is pleased to announce that Nancy Bell has joined the company as a Vice President, Commercial Banking Officer in the Greater Baltimore area. Her office is located at our Owings Mills branch, where she will be responsible for providing banking services to commercial customers in the surrounding area.

Nancy has an extensive banking background, including over 30 years in the industry. Ms. Bell has a bachelor’s degree in English from Franklin & Marshall College and a master’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Loyola College. Nancy currently serves on the Board of the Samuel Ready Scholarship organization, which provides educational funding for deserving Baltimore City females.

“Nancy not only brings her energetic personality, but also many years of local market knowledge and a network of contacts with her to our team. We look forward to all that she will accomplish,” says Bill Hudson, Market Manager of Shore United Bank.

“I am thrilled to have joined such an outstanding group of professionals who bring the highest level of commitment to their customers and to one another. I love the core values of the company and look forward to helping the organization grow,” says Ms. Bell.

Nancy resides in Towson, Maryland with her husband, Auburn and their two daughters, Casey and Cameron. In her spare time, she enjoys exercising, playing the piano and spoiling their family poodle, Beau!

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

Leonard W. Dayton, Jr. Celebrates 30 Years with Avon-Dixon Insurance Agency

Leonard (Jay) W. Dayton, Jr.

Avon-Dixon Insurance Agency, a member of Shore Bancshares community of companies, is proud to recognize Jay Dayton, for 30 years of dedicated service. Mr. Dayton began his career with Avon-Dixon in June of 1988. Jay is currently a Vice-President and works with clients to insure their commercial and personal assets. Mr. Dayton is a Certified Insurance Counselor and is licensed in Property & Casualty and Life & Health insurance in over 10 states.

“We are pleased to have Jay on our team for the past 30 years. His knowledge of the insurance industry and his commitment to the agency is remarkable. Jay is an asset to the company and we are proud to congratulate him on this monumental milestone in his career,” says Rich Trippe, President & CEO of Avon-Dixon.

As someone who grew up on the Eastern Shore, Jay has always enjoyed sailing, hunting and fishing. He currently resides in Oxford, Maryland. Mr. Dayton has served on the board for many organizations, such as Marine Trades Association of Maryland, The Waterfowl Festival, Tred Avon Yacht Club and the U.S. Superyacht Association.

For more information about Avon-Dixon Insurance Agency, visit AvonDixon.com

Shore Bancshares are Proud Supporters of Tour, Toast & Taste Event

Photo: L-R: Lora Davis, Financial Advisor of Wye Financial & Trust; Debra Rich, V.P. Chief Marketing and Project Officer of Shore Bancshares; Susanna Scallion, Audubon Maryland-DC Office Manager & Pickering Creek Development Manager; Mark Scallion, Executive Director of Pickering Creek Audubon Center; Laura Heikes, Community & Government Relations Officer of Shore United Bank; Rich Trippe, President & CEO of Avon-Dixon Agency

Shore Bancshares community of companies are proud supporters of Pickering Creek Audubon Center’s Tour, Toast & Taste event on June 9th held at Joe and Missy Walsh’s Lombardy in Unionville.

The event gives guests the opportunity to socialize and purchase culinary adventures to add to their social calendar throughout the year.  Proceeds from the event support Pickering Creek Audubon Center’s education programs.

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.

Shore United Bank Welcomes Kerry Nagle, Branch Manager

Shore United Bank, a member of Shore Bancshares community of companies, is pleased to announce that Kerry Nagle has joined the company as Branch Manager at our location in Stevensville, Maryland. Kerry joins Shore United Bank with several years of banking experience.

“We are thrilled to have Kerry on our team. Her knowledge of community banking will allow for her branch to excel under her leadership,” said Jennifer Joseph, Chief Retail Banking Officer of Shore United Bank.

“I am greatly looking forward to working in the community and assisting our customers with any financial needs they may have,” said Ms. Nagle.

Kerry is a volunteer for Junior Achievement, attends Centreville United Methodist Church and is a prior member of the Kent County Chamber of Commerce. Kerry resides in Church Hill, Maryland with her husband, Ralph and their two children, Kendall and Conlan.

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

Avon-Dixon Insurance Agency Supports Academy Art Museum

Ginny Biondi (right) of Avon-Dixon Agency and Ben Simons (left) of Academy Art Museum.

Avon-Dixon Insurance Agency, a member of Shore Bancshares community of companies, recently donated to the Academy Art Museum of Easton, MD. Their donation is to help with costs associated with putting on events for the museum. “The Academy Art Museum has been a staple within the community for as long as I can remember, and we are proud to be able to support such an important local organization,” says Biondi, Agent for Avon-Dixon. Accepting the donation is Ben Simons, Executive Director of the museum. The Academy Art Museum is celebrating their 60th anniversary this year.

For more information about Avon-Dixon Insurance Agency, visit AvonDixon.com

Ralph F. Twilley Celebrates 40 Years with Shore United Bank

Shore United Bank, a member of Shore Bancshares community of companies, is proud to recognize Ralph Twilley for his 40 years of dedicated service. Mr. Twilley began his career with Centreville National Bank in February of 1978. Mr. Twilley joined our lending team as a loan officer and continues to serve the community through his lending expertise today. Currently, Mr. Twilley is a Vice President, Commercial Lender, focusing on meeting customers personal and commercial lending needs. His office is located at our branch in Stevensville, MD.

Ralph graduated from Salisbury State College in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Mr. Twilley completed Maryland Bankers School in 1982. With the goal of continuing his education, he graduated from the Maryland Executive School of Banking in 2007.

“Ralph is an exceptional member of the lending team. His knowledge and experience are an asset to the loan process for all his customers. We are fortunate to have Ralph on our team for the past 40 years,” said Heather Bacher, Market Manager of Shore United Bank.

Mr. Twilley currently serves as a board member for the Queen Anne’s County Chamber of Commerce and Mid-Shore Pro Bono. Ralph is a past board member for the Queen Anne’s County Little League, the Queen Anne’s County Free Library, and the Centreville United Methodist Church.

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

Avon-Dixon Insurance Agency Donates to CASA of the Mid-Shore

Avon-Dixon Insurance Agency, member of the Shore Bancshares community of companies, recently donated $1,000 to CASA of the Mid-Shore. CASA of the Mid-Shore is a non-profit organization that allows for children to have an advocate within the court system due to abuse, neglect, abandonment or their parents’ inability to safely care for them. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) are volunteers, much like Brandy Guy, who make it their mission to do all they can to ensure the child’s best interest is in mind.

Pictured L-R: Rich Trippe, President & CEO of Avon-Dixon Agency; Brandy Guy, Insurance Agent at Avon-Dixon and volunteer for CASA of the Mid-Shore; Robin Davenport, Executive Director of CASA of the Mid-Shore.

“We are deeply appreciative of this generous gift from the Avon-Dixon Insurance Agency. Community support is a critical component to our ability to provide Court Appointed Special Advocates to every child who needs our advocacy in Talbot, Dorchester, Queen Anne’s, and Kent Counties,” says Robin Davenport.

For more information about Avon-Dixon Insurance Agency, visit AvonDixon.com.

Parker Spurry of Shore United Bank Visited St. Michael’s Elementary School

Parker Spurry of Shore United Bank, a member of Shore Bancshares community of companies, visited 2nd grade students at St. Michael’s Elementary School to talk with them about the importance of savings for things that they want and need and the difference between the two. Following the school visit, the St. Michael’s branch of Shore United Bank opened their doors to the 2nd graders for a field trip for students to see behind the scenes of how a bank works and learn more about saving money.

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

Avon-Dixon and Shore United Bank are Sponsors at Talbot Hospice Outreach

Pictured L-R: Rich Trippe, President & CEO of Avon-Dixon Agency; Seth Beatty, Senior VP & Agent at Avon-Dixon Agency; Vivian Dodge, Executive Director of Talbot Hospice; Kate Cox, Director of Development at Talbot Hospice; Pat Bilbrough, President & CEO of Shore United Bank.

Avon-Dixon Insurance Agency and Shore United Bank, both members of Shore Bancshares community of companies, are proud to again be presenting sponsors of the Talbot Hospice 3rd Annual Outreach event. Both companies have sponsored the affair since the inaugural year and the event is free of charge and open to the public.  Deborah Grassman, a leading expert on Veteran care at end of life and author of The Hero Within and Peace at Last, will offer advice on how to cope with soul injury due to trauma, abuse, self-neglect or serious illness as a Veteran, family member or agency professional. The event will be held at the Easton High School on March 15th at 6 p.m. Visit TalbotHospice.org/events.

For more information about Avon-Dixon Agency, visit AvonDixon.com and for Shore United Bank, visit ShoreUnitedBank.com.

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