It’s a brand new year, and Community Bank is excited to be rolling out a brand new resource for the local business community: the Community Bank Business Portal! The portal is a centralized hub for news, information and upcoming events — all geared toward helping our fellow businesses learn and grow.
When you visit the portal, you’ll have a wealth of information at your fingertips! Here’s a quick look at some of the features you’ll find:
-An events calendar populated with upcoming and ongoing events. Find an upcoming webinar or connect with other business leaders in your community at various networking events.
If you believe that your identity has been stolen, there’s no time to waste. There are 3 steps you should take immediately to prevent further damage:
1. Place an initial fraud alert
Report that you are a victim to one of the three credit reporting companies. Ask them to put a fraud alert on your credit report. That company will tell the other companies, and the alert will be valid for 90 days. Keep track of the fraud alert ending date. Continue reading
Since 1978, the Humane Society of Charles County has worked to make a difference in the lives of our furry friends and their families. From providing vaccines and training classes to adoption services, the Society has helped countless animals live happier, better lives and even find their “forever homes”. This week, the Society’s Fundraising and Volunteer Manager, Leigha Messick, shared her thoughts on the organization’s work, the challenges they face and those special moments that make all of their hard work worth it. Continue reading
When a service member returns from combat wounded, their life and the lives of their family are forever changed. For many veterans, recovery is a long road and can mean a considerable amount of time spent in a hospital or VA center. This week’s Friday Focus organization, Vacations for Vets, plays a special role in the recovery process by providing service members with experiences that both lift their spirits and allow them to spend time with their loved ones. Board president Connie Pennington spoke to us on behalf of her organization for this week’s interview. Continue reading
The time has come once again for New Year’s resolutions! While some tend to scoff at the idea, the beginning of a new calendar year gives us an opportunity to take a look at our habits and consider how we might live better, happier or more fulfilling lives. Continue reading
This week’s Friday Focus is an organization that makes a difference in the lives of over 4,000 individuals each year from Charles, Calvert, St. Mary’s and Prince George’s counties. Currently the largest provider of children’s mental health services in Southern Maryland, the Center for Children offers a wide variety of resources for children of all ages and their parents. We spoke with several members of the Center’s team for this week’s interview. Continue reading
Since the early 1990s, A Community That Shares (ACTS) has brought relief to those in need by providing free home convalescent equipment to residents of St. Mary’s County. Lending out much-needed items like wheel chairs, walkers and hospital beds for as long as each person requires, the all-volunteer organization has positively impacted the lives of thousands of elderly and ailing community members. We spoke to Chip Burton, a volunteer with the organization, for this week’s Friday Focus. Continue reading
Christmas in April St. Mary’s County, Inc rehabilitates the houses of low-income homeowners, particularly the elderly and disabled, so that they may live in warmth, safety, and independence. We caught up with Howard Thompson, the President of Christmas in April St. Mary’s County. Inc for this week’s Friday Focus, where he shared his organization’s story. Continue reading
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday have all come and gone. And your holiday shopping still isn’t finished? You’ve waited too long to rely on “overnight shipping,” and Amazon’s 30-minute drone delivery hasn’t “taken off” yet! Here are a few last-minute gift ideas to help ease the stress.
Think “homemade” and “handmade”
Check out Pinterest for the site’s featured pinners’ favorite recipes and hundreds of do-it-yourself and craft ideas. And the best part is, you don’t have to sign up to take advantage of these online pin boards — just click away. Continue reading
With just a short time left until Christmas, Toys for Tots programs across the country are collecting donations and preparing to distribute gifts to thousands of families. Running entirely on volunteer support, the local organizations work tirelessly each year to bring the spirit of the holidays to families in need each year. We chatted with Krista Brezina, coordinator of the Toys for Tots campaign in Calvert County, for this week’s Friday Focus. Continue reading