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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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What Matters Most – Happy Holidays

What Matters Most – Happy Holidays

We are joined today by Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman at First United Bank & Trust, Carissa Rodeheaver. In this brief episode we simply talk about the year that has passed, what we’re thankful for during this holiday season, and what we’re looking forward to in 2021. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone!

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2021 Market Outlook: The Economy Goes Off to College

2021 Market Outlook: The Economy Goes Off to College

Cetera Investment Management has released its annual Market Outlook for 2021 titled, The Economy Goes Off to College. In this outlook, they discuss the prospects for the economic recovery in the next year.
Like a student leaving home to go to college, the U.S. economy will have to make it on its own without much financial aid in 2021.

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SolarWinds Vulnerabilities Update

SolarWinds Vulnerabilities Update

It has been widely reported that SolarWinds Orion systems have identified vulnerabilities disclosed on Sunday, Dec. 13. These vulnerabilities exploit update mechanisms of the SolarWinds system in order to distribute malware to SolarWinds’ clients. Click to read the response from First United.

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What Matters Most – 120th Anniversary Conversations with Gene Helbig

What Matters Most – 120th Anniversary Conversations with Gene Helbig

Today we talk with former Senior Vice President over Trust & Investments at First United, Gene Helbig. Gene chats about his tenure at the bank, his memories, his foundation (jackhelbig.org), and what the 120 years of trusted banking that First United has provided mean to him. We also realized that Gene was the creator of this podcast in its original form, as a conference call! We added that outtake portion of the conversation to the end of the recording.

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What Matters Most – 120th Anniversary Conversations with Carol McNair

What Matters Most – 120th Anniversary Conversations with Carol McNair

Today, as part of First United’s 120th-anniversary celebration we talk to Carol McNair, Customer Service Center manager, and one of the most tenured associates at First United, to discuss some of her memories and history at First United, including what 120 years of solutions mean to her. We thank Candy for her years of support and dedication to the First United customers!

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2020 First United-United Way Golf Tournament Final Donation Information

2020 First United-United Way Golf Tournament Final Donation Information

First United Bank & Trust sponsored the 32nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament at the Oakland Golf Club on Friday, September 25, 2020. This was the 22nd year that First United has organized this event. The tournament has become a tradition over the past 31 years and has raised over $536,500 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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What Matters Most – Nonprofit Conversation with Denise Phelps

What Matters Most – Nonprofit Conversation with Denise Phelps

Today we talk with Denise Phelps, Market President serving Berkeley County, WV about her involvement in nonprofits and a great resource, a Lunch & Learn series, that is now available online due to the pandemic, and available in the Berkeley County market for nonprofits. Learn more at https://MyBank.com/lunchandlearn and learn of some of the great Uncommon Stories about nonprofits mentioned in the episode at https://MyBank.com/stories

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What Matters Most – Education Planning with Keith Sanders

What Matters Most – Education Planning with Keith Sanders

We’re joined today by Keith Sanders, Senior Trust Advisor in the Wealth Management area of First United to talk about Education Planning and the rising cost of college. In this episode, Keith provides insights into proper planning, management, and account types that can benefit parents and grandparents when helping their child or grandchild plan for the expenses that come with higher education. Tune in for great tips and information that can help you!

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Building Business Infrastructure with Tony Roedersheimer

Building Business Infrastructure with Tony Roedersheimer

In the second episode of our series, we are joined again today by Tony Roedersheimer, Commercial Relationship Manager in the Frederick Maryland market area, to discuss building business infrastructure. Tony provides us with the importance of and the nuances to building a strong business from the ground up. Join us for the second of this 3-part series with Tony where we’ll be discussing several topics related to business.

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2020 First United – United Way Golf Tournament

2020 First United – United Way Golf Tournament

The 2020 First United golf tournament to benefit the United Way was held in a unique environment, due to COVID 19 restrictions. However, our teams had a great day and beautiful weather to enjoy the course. We will update this post later with results of the amount...

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First United Wins Garrett County Republican’s “Garrett’s Greatest” Readers’ Choice Award

First United Wins Garrett County Republican’s “Garrett’s Greatest” Readers’ Choice Award

​2020 marks the inaugural presentation of the Garrett County Republican’s ‘Garrett’s Greatest’ Readers’ Choice Awards. These awards are the results of this year’s survey that were published in the Garrett County Republican and the republican website and Facebook page during the months of July & August. Nearly 34,000 votes were counted and all winners will be announced in a special supplement today (9/24/20), in the Garrett County Republican.

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Main Street Loan Programs with Tony Roedersheimer

Main Street Loan Programs with Tony Roedersheimer

​In today’s episode, we are joined by Tony Roedersheimer, Commercial Relationship Manager in the Frederick Maryland market area, to discuss the Main Street Loan Program which was initiated due to the CARES Act. Tony provides us with details about the program, the benefits of it, the timelines around the program, and information on who could benefit from it. Join us for this first of a 3-part series with Tony where we’ll be discussing several topics related to business.

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Online Dating Scams

Online Dating Scams

Online dating scams are becoming more and more prevalent and can play with your emotions to target your wallet. Review the helpful infographic below from the ABA to see best practices to avoid this type of scam.

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HR & Motivation Beyond Money

HR & Motivation Beyond Money

Today we talk once again with Amanda McKenzie (amckenzie@mybank.com) and Chuck Olsson (colsson@mybank.com) from the First United Human Resources department to discuss human resources and how business owners can motivate their staff beyond money. How can you find what best motivates your staff? What are some creative options? We discuss several options in this episode!

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HR & Cultural Fit

HR & Cultural Fit

Today we talk with Amanda McKenzie (amckenzie@mybank.com) and Chuck Olsson (colsson@mybank.com) from the First United Human Resources department to discuss human resources and cultural fit. How important is it to ensure that you have and hire people in your business who fit your culture? We discuss how to find the right people, steps to take and how to maintain that culture once you’ve hired associates.

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An Uncommon Story – Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation

An Uncommon Story – Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation

Michael Walton shares the uncommon story of the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation (https://www.ewvcf.org). We begin Season 2 of our series with this great, local nonprofit organization that helps to support the eastern panhandle of West Virginia. First United continues to celebrate the uncommon stories from our communities! Our collective stories bind us, strengthen, and empower us. It’s why, at First United, we’re so committed to helping your story take shape and seeing it play out.

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Making an Impact & Being Influential with Alan Mullendore

Making an Impact & Being Influential with Alan Mullendore

Today we talk about “making an impact” with Alan Mullendore (amullendore@mybank.com), Market President at First United serving Washington and Frederick counties in Maryland. We discuss the butterfly effect of how small actions can have a major impact on not only your life, but the lives of those around you, well into the future and finding that passion and purpose in your life will lead you to a place where you can make that impact in your community.

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Cyber Securing Your Home

Cyber Securing Your Home

The SANS Institute has released a really helpful Home Cyber Security poster with tips on ensuring your home and home network are as secure as possible.

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What Matters Most – Financing Your Education with Jason VanSickle & Laura Helmich

What Matters Most – Financing Your Education with Jason VanSickle & Laura Helmich

What Matters Most today is Financing Your Education. We’re joined today by Jason VanSickle, Vice President & Director of Automated Lending and Laura Helmich, Student Loan Specialist at First United Bank & Trust. We discuss the big decisions and the financial process involved in receiving, applying for or refinancing your student aid: scholarships, federal aid and private student loans for gap coverage.

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