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The Talbot Bank proudly celebrates Dawn Henckel’s nomination as one of Maryland’s Most Beautiful People in Talbot County

DawnHenckel_TalbotBankThe Talbot Bank proudly celebrates Dawn Henckel’s nomination as one of Maryland’s Most Beautiful People in Talbot County

The Talbot Bank, a member of Shore Bancshares community of companies, proudly celebrates Dawn Henckel’s nomination as one of Maryland’s Most Beautiful People in Talbot County.  Each year the Talbot County Council recognizes volunteers throughout the county who spend countless hours making Talbot County a better place to live, work, and visit.  This year, Talbot Bank employees Lorraine Secrist and Colleen Sadler nominated their fellow employee, Dawn Henckel.  Dawn has been recognized as an “Unsung Hero” for our community as she consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty.  She has accumulated an outstanding number of hours serving the community through her volunteer work for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, Teach Children to Save Day, Head Start in St. Michaels, and many other organizations and events in Talbot County.

Photo:  Pictured from left are Robin O’Brien, Talbot Bank Vice President and Commercial Banking Officer; Wanda Hutchison, Talbot Bank Dover Street Branch Manager; Parker Spurry, Talbot Bank St. Michaels Branch Manager; Dawn Henckel, Maryland’s Most Beautiful People Nominee and Talbot Bank St. Michaels Assistant Branch Manager; Rudy Dudrow, Dawn’s mother; Kevin Henckel, Dawn’s son; and Colleen Sadler, Talbot Bank Tilghman Senior Teller.

The Talbot Bank proudly participated in the recent Talbot County Fair

TalbotBank_TCFair_BasketWinnerThe Talbot Bank proudly participated in the recent Talbot County Fair

The Talbot Bank, a member of Shore Bancshares community of companies, proudly participated in the recent Talbot County Fair. Talbot Bank employees volunteered to run game booths, gave away lots of goodies and talked with fair attendees about the many ways that Talbot Bank serves the needs of our community and local customers.

Phot0: Kari Diefenderfer, winner of the bingo games Talbot Bank basket on the last day of the fair, Laura Heikes, Sr. Vice President Branch Administration Talbot Bank and Brenda Wooden, Branch Manager Tred Avon Branch Talbot Bank.

ICBA and The Talbot Bank Provide Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

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ICBA and The Talbot Bank Provide Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

Community bankers serve as an excellent resource for consumers looking to purchase a home and plan for a mortgage

With the summer real estate season upon us, many Americans are considering purchasing a home over the next few months. The total mortgage originations market is estimated to be around $1 trillion in 2014. With that in mind, the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) and The Talbot Bank are on hand to help homebuyers navigate the mortgage process.

“Buying a home is likely the biggest purchase anyone will make, and community bankers are an excellent resource to help guide consumers through the process,” said John Buhrmaster, ICBA chairman. “With new mortgage rules and regulations in place, community bankers are available to help potential homebuyers by providing accurate and well-informed information. Community bankers across the country can help their neighbors in their local community find mortgages that fit their financial needs, budgets and lifestyles.”

ICBA and The Talbot Bank offer the following eight suggestions for prospective first-time homebuyers:

  • Know your monthly income and budget, including how much you spend on rent, utilities, entertainment, clothing, food and transportation.
  • Discuss your finances with The Talbot Bank before you begin looking for a home. It is important to stay within your means when purchasing a house.
  • Gather and organize paperwork and documents. Items you should have readily available include paycheck stubs, W2 forms, tax returns and bank and investment statements for the past two years.
  • Check your credit report so you are aware of what your current credit score is before applying for a loan. Credit reporting agencies must give you one free report annually.
  • Maxing out credit cards or falling behind on other loan payments could create issues when applying for a mortgage. Keep tabs on your spending habits before applying for a mortgage, and don’t go on a spending spree afterwards either.
  • Work with your community banker to figure out how much you can borrow and which mortgage product is right for you. Your local community banker can explain available mortgage options—including rate adjustments, fees and other loan features—so you are prepared for the loan closing and not surprised down the road.
  • Learn what current mortgage rates are. Your community banker can help you understand how that translates into monthly mortgage payments.
  • Check with your state, city and county government agencies for special first-time-homebuyer loan or grant programs available to assist with down payment and closing costs.

“The Talbot Bank works with our customers and help give advice on finding mortgages borrowers can afford,” said Kevin Moran, Senior Lending Officer, The Talbot Bank. “There are plenty of steps to complete to ensure the home buying process goes smoothly and we are on hand to help with this. Our community bankers can help customers determine the most affordable mortgage options and are available to provide additional financial guidance if needed.”

Visit www.talbot-bank.com or call 410-822-1400. To learn more about community banks and services they offer, visit www.icba.org.

The Talbot Bank recently participated in the Talbot County Multicultural Festival

 

TalbotBank_MulticulturalFestivalThe Talbot Bank recently participated in the Talbot County Multicultural Festival

The Talbot Bank, a member of Shore Bancshares community of companies, participated in the 15th Annual Multicultural Festival on May 3rd at Idlewild Park in Easton, MD.

The festival is a celebration of the rich diversity within Talbot County, including the distinct heritages dating back several generations.  Talbot Bank proudly participates in the Multicultural Festival each year by sponsoring a booth and providing educational materials on identity theft, the importance of youth savings, and many other financial services.

For information on these topics or other Talbot Bank services, please contact your local branch or visit talbot-bank.com.

Pictured from left are Brenda Wooden, Branch Manager of The Talbot Bank Tred Avon Square branch, and Ryan Snow, Talbot Bank Credit Analyst.

 

 

Head Start Visits Talbot Bank

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The St. Michaels branch of The Talbot Bank, a member of Shore Bancshares community of companies, welcomed children from the Head Start Center in St. Michaels on April 15, 2014.  Employees from the St. Michaels branch typically visit the Head Start Center every other week to read to the students.  This week the students took a trip to the bank where they enjoyed a tour and a story.  “We really enjoy reading to the children at Head Start,” said Dawn Henckel, Assistant Manager of the St. Michaels branch of The Talbot Bank.  “We also enjoyed showing them around our office and teaching them about banking.  It was nice for them to get to see where we work.”

Pictured in the back from the left are Kate Loveless, Talbot Bank; Jacqueline Tate, Lead Teacher at the Head Start Program in St. Michaels; Dawn Henckel, Talbot Bank; Sharon Rice, Talbot Bank; and Ruth Barbour, Talbot Bank.  Pictured in the front are students from the Head Start Center in St. Michaels.   

Talbot Bank Employees Teach Children to Save

TalbotBank_TeachChildrenToSaveDayTalbot Bank Employees Teach Children to Save

Employees of The Talbot Bank, a member of Shore Bancshares community of companies, proudly participated in “Teach Children to Save Day” which is supported by the American Bankers Association and celebrated on April 11th.  “Teach Children to Save Day” is an annual event where bankers volunteer to trade their spreadsheets for chalkboards and teach the ABC’s of financial literacy at elementary schools across the nation.  The program started in 1997 with the intention to provide students with a clear and thorough understanding of the basic concepts of how to save money and why it is important to do so.  The Talbot Bank has been an active participant for many years. Bank employees took the message this year to 11 Talbot and Dorchester County schools over the course of three days, April 8-10th.

The following Talbot Bank employees each volunteered this year:  Lorraine Secrist, Dawn Henckel, Mary Brower, Amy Hutchison, Brenda Wooden, Lauren Lindsay, Laura Heikes, Joyce Malik, Wendy Buckler, Amber Harrison, Joan Dyott, Mike Loftus, Parker Spurry, Tiffany Knight, Ryan Snow, Kristin Lane, Lynnell Ennals, Dawn Brode, and Jen Willey.  They visited Choptank, Sandy Hill, Hurlock, and South Dorchester elementary schools in Dorchester County; as well as St. Michaels, White Marsh, Chapel District, Tilghman, Easton, Saints Peter and Paul, and Chesapeake Christian elementary schools in Talbot County.

Together, Talbot Bank employees presented to over 29 third grade classes, reaching over 540 students.  “We look forward to participating in ‘Teach Children to Save Day’ every year,” said Dawn Henckel, Assistant Branch Manager at the St. Michaels branch of The Talbot Bank.  “We believe that teaching children about money and savings is a crucial part of providing our youth with a superior education.”  The Talbot Bank encourages families to be involved with their children’s financial education and to reach out to Talbot Bank employees for assistance and options to begin saving.  Visit your local branch or talbot-bank.com for more savings information.

Photo: Dawn Henckel and Kristin Lane, employees of The Talbot Bank, present a ‘saving lesson’ to 3rd graders at Sandy Hill Elementary School on April 10th.  At the end of the presentation, Ms. Henckel and Ms. Lane gave away Talbot Bank goodies to each student in attendance as a take-home reminder to save.

 

The Talbot Bank donates binders to St. Michaels Middle/High School

TalbotBank_StMichaelsMiddleHighSchoolThe Talbot Bank donates binders to St. Michaels Middle/High School

Talbot Bank, a member of Shore Bancshares community of companies, recently donated cases of gently used binders to St. Michaels Middle/High School.  Talbot Bank is proud to support local students and encourages families to reach out to Talbot bank employees for tips or information on financial literacy for students.  For more information, call 410.822.1400 or visit your local Talbot Bank branch.

Pictured from left are Pat Jones, Talbot Bank; 8th grade students from Christi Longenecker’s class; Ms. Longenecker; and Parker Spurry, Talbot Bank.

Talbot Bank Donates Funds to Support The American Cancer Society’s Colors of Cancer

TalbotBankCheckDonation_ColorsOfCancerTalbot Bank Donates Funds to Support The American Cancer Society’s Colors of Cancer Talbot Bank, a member of Shore Bancshares community of companies, recently donated funds to support the American Cancer Society’s Colors of Cancer event.  The annual event to honor hometown heroes in the community has been scheduled for March 29, 2014 at the Tidewater Inn in Easton, MD.  This year’s hosts include Michele Williams and Dawn Cecil, Event Chairs; as well as Kim Brice and William “Buck” Duncan, Jr., Honorary Chairs.  Pictured from left are Dawn Cecil, Julia Foxwell, Relay for Life Specialist, Dawn Henckel, Talbot Bank Representative and Talbot Bankers’ Relay for Life Team Captain, and Michele Williams.

The Talbot Bank Receives Recognition by the Talbot County Corn Club

TalbotBank_CornClubAwardThe Talbot Bank received recognition by the Talbot County Corn Club for 55 years of support on January 23, 2014.  

Photo Caption:  The Talbot Bank, a member of Shore Bancshares community of companies, was recently recognized for 55 years of support to the Talbot County Corn Club.  On behalf of The Talbot Bank, Ryan Snow and Laura Heikes accepted a certificate of appreciation from Shannon Dill at the Corn Club’s annual banquet.  The bank is proud to deliver continued support to the Corn Club and looks forward to providing support in the future.  The Talbot Bank offers numerous banking solutions to meet the agriculture community’s business growth and operating needs. Visit a local branch or www.talbot-bank.com for more information. Pictured left to right:  Ryan Snow, Talbot Bank Credit Analyst; Shannon Dill, Corn Club Representative; and Laura Heikes, Talbot Bank Senior Vice President and Branch Administration Officer.

 

Sandie Kenton Celebrates 25 Years with The Talbot Bank

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Sandie Kenton Celebrates 25 Years with The Talbot Bank

The Talbot Bank, a member of the Shore Bancshares community of companies, is proud to recognize Sandie Kenton for 25 years of dedicated service to the bank.  Ms. Kenton began her career with The Talbot Bank in 1989 as a Teller at the Dover Street branch.  For the past 24 years, she has worked at the Tred Avon Square branch and currently serves as Senior Teller.  As a front line employee, Ms. Kenton welcomes each customer as they enter the branch with a friendly demeanor and is well known by many customers for her personalized service.   She also works with the Head Teller to ensure the teller line functions efficiently and effectively.

Ms. Kenton has grown professionally over the years, taking Spanish and computer classes, completing the ABA Principles of Banking course, and becoming a certified Teller.  “It is a pleasure to work with Sandie,” said Brenda Wooden, Branch Manager at the Tred Avon Square branch of The Talbot Bank.  “Her hard work and dedication are greatly appreciated and we are proud to celebrate her 25th anniversary with The Talbot Bank.”

Ms. Kenton resides in Easton with her husband, Robert Kenton, their two children, Bobby and Hannah, and their dog, Gizmo.  She demonstrates her commitment to the betterment of the community by volunteering at the Waterfowl Festival each year, participating in the March of Dimes, raising funds to fight against breast cancer, and visiting residents at the Dixon House.  In her spare time, Ms. Kenton takes pleasure in spending time with family, going to the beach, and enjoying life.