Should you be using virus protection?

In a nutshell, the answer is “yes.”

According to Microsoft®, “computer viruses are small software programs that are designed to spread from one computer to another and to interfere with computer operations.”

A common misconception is that viruses are a PC-only problem, and that products from Apple are less vulnerable to infection. The truth is anyone, and any computer, can get a virus, so protection is important.

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Let's all go to the movies!

We are proud to sponsor the 2012 Sprout Film Festival which is organized by Arc of Southern Maryland to showcase “films by, for and about people with developmental disabilities.”

To find out more about the Festival, which is being held Saturday, March 24 at The College of Southern Maryland’s La Planta Campus, check out the video PSA with Harriet Yaffe, Executive Director of The Arc of Southern Maryland.

We hope you won’t miss this opportunity to enjoy films which will “inspire, inform, encourage and touch the heart.”

Are you on Twitter?

One of the most popular social channels, second only to Facebook, Twitter is a free service where you can connect with friends, companies and celebrities.

Now, Community Bank of Tri-County is on Twitter – are you following us? If you were, you would automatically receive Bank news, security alerts, favorite links and more. We are also sharing some of the people and companies we are following through our ongoing series of “Follow Friday” tweets.

You can follow us on Twitter by checking out the feed on the right hand side of our blog, or by going to (On Facebook? You can find us there too at

The Community Corps is on the move!

In their distinctive red and white t-shirts, our Community Corps is more than a group of volunteers, it is the manifestation of one of our core values, being “Community-Focused.”

A Community Bank program dedicated to supporting the communities where we live and work, the Community Corps is made up of employees, neighbors and customers generously donating their time and resources to help better the communities where we live and work. Continue reading

Have you read “Ribbiting News”?

“Ribbiting News” is the official newsletter of the Green Team, Community Bank of Tri-County’s Kids’ Club!

“Ribbiting News” is filled with financial literacy topics that teach our youngest customers to make sound financial decisions. Each quarterly issue includes encouraging tips on saving and budgeting, fun games and activities, and even upcoming opportunities to meet the Kids’ Club mascot, Fillup the Frog. Continue reading

How you can prevent identity theft

The Federal Trade Commission estimates that nearly 9,000,000 Americans have their identity stolen each year. Meaning, someone has used personally identifying information, like name, Social Security number, or credit card number, without their permission, to commit fraud or other crimes.

Identity theft is serious and the consequences can be monumental. Many people don’t realize they have been victimized until they review their credit report, find charges on a credit card statement that don’t make sense or start getting calls from debt collectors. Continue reading