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2021 First United-United Way Golf Tournament Final Donation Information

2021 First United-United Way Golf Tournament Final Donation Information

First United Bank & Trust sponsored the 33rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament at the Oakland Golf Club on Friday, July 9, 2021.  This was the 23rd year that First United has organized this event.  The tournament has become a tradition over the past 32 years and has raised over $551,500 for Garrett County charities.  Participants were able to enjoy a challenging round of golf, and at the same time, help raise much needed funds for worthy community projects.

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The Advantages of Personal Internet Banking

The Advantages of Personal Internet Banking

Internet banking provides many conveniences. Whenever you have an internet connection, your bank is there waiting for you. If you haven’t started banking online yet — or aren’t taking full advantage of everything it has to offer — here’s a quick overview of the advantages and features of personal internet banking.

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Community Episode – On Eagles’ Wings

Community Episode – On Eagles’ Wings

Today we meet with Casey Conaway, the Director of Development at On Eagles Wings, an Equine Therapy facility in North Central West Virginia to discuss the good they are doing in the community. Learn more about their efforts and upcoming events, and how you can help, at http://oneagleswingswv.org

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Retirement Planning with Banzai

Retirement Planning with Banzai

Today we are once again joined by Alex Kay, CEO at Banzai, a financial education partner with First United. Alex discusses the topic of retirement planning and how you can use helpful tools like Banzai to be better prepared for retirement. Listen in for more and find these powerful financial education tools at MyBank.com/education

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Debt Management with Banzai

Debt Management with Banzai

Today we are once again joined by Alex Kay, CEO at Banzai, a financial education partner with First United. Alex discusses the topic of debt management and how you can use helpful tools like Banzai to better manage your debt. Listen in for more and find these powerful financial education tools at MyBank.com/education

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Financial Literacy and Financial Education Tools with Banzai

Financial Literacy and Financial Education Tools with Banzai

Today we are joined by Alex Kay, CEO at Banzai, a financial education partner with First United. Alex discusses the topic of financial education and the resources available, for free, from First United, online, and in local schools. Listen in for more and find these powerful financial education tools at MyBank.com/education

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Watch Out For Student Loan Scams

Watch Out For Student Loan Scams

Today we are once again joined by Laura Helmich, Business Development Officer, and our resident Student Loan specialist to discuss student loan scams that are prevalent. What are red flags to watch for and how can you protect yourself? Listen to learn more!

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Are You Reviewing Your Merchant Services Statements?

Are You Reviewing Your Merchant Services Statements?

We are joined again today by Katie McMillan, Director of Sales at MPI, the merchant processing partner of First United. Today we’re talking about reviewing your merchant services statement. Why do merchant providers always ask for all your statements? What are they looking for and what can you find in those statements that can help ensure you’re getting the best price with your merchant setup.

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The Basics of Writing a Business Plan for Your New Business

The Basics of Writing a Business Plan for Your New Business

If you’re in the process of starting a new business — or just thinking about it — a thoughtful business plan is an essential tool. This document will provide a road map for getting your business up and running, sharpen your focus on the many details involved, and can serve as a document to secure loans or persuade investors to believe in your vision.

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Does Your Business Offer Gift Cards & Loyalty Cards?

Does Your Business Offer Gift Cards & Loyalty Cards?

We are joined again today by Katie McMillan, Director of Sales at MPI, the merchant processing partner of First United. Today we’re talking about gift cards and loyalty cards. What value do they provide you and your business? Should you be offering a loyalty program or gift cards? Katie discusses each and the value it can provide your business.

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Student Loan Information with Laura Helmich

Student Loan Information with Laura Helmich

Today we are joined by Laura Helmich, Business Development Officer, and our resident Student Loan specialist to discuss student loans. What are they? What options do you have? How can you get the support you need with your student lending needs? Listen to learn more!

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Is having a Point-of-Sale (POS) system worth it?

Is having a Point-of-Sale (POS) system worth it?

We are once again happy to be joined today by, Katie McMillan, Director of Sales at MPI, the merchant processing partner of First United. Today, Katie talks to us about Point-of-Sale solutions for businesses. How do they differ from regular credit card machines, what are the benefits, and why should merchants invest in a POS solution?

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Is it too late for eCommerce?

Is it too late for eCommerce?

We are joined again today by Katie McMillan, Director of Sales at MPI, the merchant processing partner of First United. Today we’re talking about eCommerce solutions for businesses. Is it too late for your business to get started? Katie discusses the importance of ecommerce business, particularly in a post-COVID world.

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Tap & Contactless Payments

Tap & Contactless Payments

We are joined today by Katie McMillan, Director of Sales at MPI, the merchant processing partner of First United. Today we’re discussing Tap and Contactless Payment Solutions for business. What are contactless payments? What are the benefits, and why should a merchant choose to accept them?

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Buying a Home with Lindsay Williams and Cody Sustakoski

Buying a Home with Lindsay Williams and Cody Sustakoski

In the final of our 3-part series, we are joined by Linsday Williams, Realtor/Owner at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Touchdown Pros Realty (bhhstouchdownhp.com), and Cody Sustakoski, Residential Loan Originator in First United’s Mortgage area to discuss the home buying process best practices from the experts.

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An Uncommon Story – The Casselman

An Uncommon Story – The Casselman

Ben Riegsecker, owner of The Casselman, shares the Uncommon Story of this historic Inn & Restaurant. Season 2 of our series comes to a close with yet another story of a great, local, family-owned business in Grantsville Maryland that has cared for and loved serving the local community for over 180 years.

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What Matters Most – 120th Anniversary Conversations with Jeannette Fitzwater

What Matters Most – 120th Anniversary Conversations with Jeannette Fitzwater

Today, as part of our ongoing 120th Anniversary series, we speak with Jeannette Fitzwater, former Senior Vice President and Director of Corporate Services at First United. Jeannette talks about her background, how her 30-year career at the bank started, favorite memories from her time in the bank, and what it means to be part of a company that has a history, 120 years in the making!

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