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Protect Yourself, Cardholders – with Katie McMillan

Protect Yourself, Cardholders – with Katie McMillan

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 protecting yourself as a cardholder. Katie joins us to offer reminders, tips, and tricks to keep yourself safe while using your credit or debit card.

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4 Benefits of Digital Banking for Consumers

4 Benefits of Digital Banking for Consumers

Long gone are the days of setting aside time in your day to head to your local branch to deposit a check, pay a bill, or transfer money to another account. With digital banking, you can access and control all of your accounts online or from your mobile device 24/7. Let’s take a deeper look at the four benefits of digital banking for consumers.

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Saving Money & Staying Protected with YouFirst

Saving Money & Staying Protected with YouFirst

​Today we are joined by Ryan Harbry from StrategyCorps, the company behind BaZing, the powerful tool that helps make the First United YouFirst line of checking accounts some of the most powerful accounts available today. Listen in to hear about some of the many great benefits and features of the YouFirst line of products that can keep you safe and save you money.

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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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