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Michael L. Middleton Wins Champion for Women Award at the 2016 Annual Maryland Bankers Association Conference

 

Waldorf, Maryland, June 27, 2016 — Michael L. Middleton, Chairman of the Board of Community Bank of the Chesapeake and The Community Financial Corporation, was recently honored with the Champion for Women Award at the Maryland Bankers Association’s (MBA) Council of Professional Women in Banking and Finance 2016 Annual Conference. The Champion for Women Award “recognizes a senior or executive level individual who through personal commitment, continuously promotes and inspires women in the workplace to reach their full potential.”  Speaking at the conference, Mr. Middleton helped motivate and inspire participants to become even more effective leaders.

“Mr. Middleton has been a continuous and inspiring leader for women in the workplace. He consistently promotes and encourages us to reach our full potential,” said Christy Lombardi, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer of Community Bank of the Chesapeake. “He has played both mentor and advocate for many women within the bank, encouraging them to enhance their skills and knowledge through professional and leadership development and to reach for the stars in their career aspirations.”

Mr. Middleton has worked for Community Bank of the Chesapeake for over 40 years, serving as the CEO from 1979 through 2014. In 2014, Mr. Middleton was named Executive Chairman of the Board, before retiring in 2016 to serve as Chairman of the Board. Throughout the years, Mr. Middleton has ensured the bank provides for professional development opportunities and tuition programs for employees interested in furthering their education, advancing in their career or taking on leadership roles. Mr. Middleton has two daughters of his own and continuously supports them as they both pursue careers in leadership positions.

“One of Mike Middleton’s top initiative as 2012-2013 Chairman of the Maryland Bankers Association was to recognize the important role women have in the banking industry and to help them reach their professional goals.  With that goal in mind, he was instrumental in the creation of Maryland Bankers Association’s Council of Professional Women in Banking and Finance where women can connect, learn and empower one another to succeed,” said Maryland Bankers Association’s President & Chief Executive Officer, Kathleen Murphy.   “Now in its fifth year, this Council continues to make an impact in the lives of so many women for success, both personally and professionally, as well as communities throughout Maryland in its philanthropy efforts. I believe Mike’s leadership and vision for this Council in 2013, is one of the reasons why he is so deserving of this award.”

The Council of Professional Women in Banking and Finance is made up an Advisory Board of volunteer members of the Maryland Bankers Association. As past Chairman of the Board for the Maryland Bankers Association, Mr. Middleton helped form the Council of Professional Women in Banking and Finance. Mr. Middleton strived for a council that would help further women’s careers and give them the chance to connect with other successful women. The Council of Professional Women in Banking and Finance provides a variety of professional development programs throughout the year. Its Annual Conference, held the first Thursday each May, is to encourage “women to reach for GOLD – Growth, Opportunity, Leadership and Development.” At their Annual Conference they present achievement awards to honor individuals who have demonstrated their values in the banking and finance industry.

“Mr. Middleton has been instrumental in providing an environment where those (women) who want to advance in their careers have an equal opportunity. He has created a workplace environment which promotes open dialogue and empowers individuals to make decisions and encourages everyone to share their views and suggestions,” said Karrie Wood, Senior Vice President, Manager of Sales of Community Bank of the Chesapeake. “I am beyond thrilled Mr. Middleton has won this award for he truly deserves to be recognized for his personal commitment.”

Headquartered in Waldorf, Maryland, Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a full-service commercial bank, with assets over $1 billion.  Through its 12 banking centers and five dedicated commercial lending centers, Community Bank of the Chesapeake offers a broad range of financial products and services to individuals and businesses.  Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Community Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: TCFC). More information about Community Bank of the Chesapeake can be found at www.cbtc.com.

Community Bank of the Chesapeake Announces Kickoff Of 2017 Calendar Contest

 

Waldorf, Maryland, August 11, 2016Community Bank of the Chesapeake is now accepting submissions for its annual Calendar Contest. The public is invited to submit their original photographs of the local communities within the bank’s service area which includes Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s Counties and Annapolis in Maryland, as well as Fredericksburg, Virginia. A total of 14 winners will be selected and will have their winning photos featured in the bank’s 2017 calendar.

“We are pleased to announce the kickoff of our 2017 Calendar Contest,” said Diane Hicks, Assistant Vice President and Marketing Manager for Community Bank of the Chesapeake. “The contest is highly anticipated by members of our community. We look forward to seeing this year’s submissions.”

Photo submissions will be accepted until September 2, 2016. Anyone wishing to enter the contest should email a digital copy of their photo to Stefanie Cusick, Marketing & Communications Specialist, at [email protected], or through Community Bank of the Chesapeake’s Facebook page. All photos must be 8.5’’ x 11’’, landscape oriented, and a minimum of 300 dpi (dots per image). Each photo submitted must also include a signed release form in order to be considered.

As part of the calendar contest, the community will also have the opportunity to vote for a “People’s Choice” winner on the bank’s Facebook page. The “People’s Choice” voting period will take place from September 12 – September 19, 2016.

Complete contest rules and copies of the required release form can be found on the bank’s website, cbtc.com, the Community Bank of the Chesapeake Facebook page or by visiting any of the bank’s convenient branch locations. The contest is open to both customers and non-customers of Community Bank of the Chesapeake. If you have any questions about the contest, please contact Stefanie Cusick at [email protected] or 240-427-1048.

Headquartered in Waldorf, Maryland, Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a full-service commercial bank, with assets over $1 billion.  Through its 12 banking centers and five dedicated commercial lending centers, Community Bank of the Chesapeake offers a broad range of financial products and services to individuals and businesses.  Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Community Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: TCFC). Member FDIC. More information about Community Bank of the Chesapeake can be found at cbtc.com.

Michael L. Middleton Named Chairman of the Board for the Community Bank of the Chesapeake and The Community Financial Corporation

 

Waldorf, Maryland, August 4, 2016Community Bank of the Chesapeake and the Community Financial Corporation has named Michael L. Middleton as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Middleton has devoted over 30 years to the bank as Chief Executive Officer, shaping and supporting the bank through his inspiring leadership, visionary ideas and expert knowledge. Mr. Middleton will continue to be involved in the overall direction and strategic planning of the company. 

“On behalf of everyone at Community Bank of the Chesapeake, we are grateful for Mr. Middleton’s decades of leadership and commitment,” said William Pasenelli, Chief Executive Officer of Community Bank of the Chesapeake. “It has been an honor to work with him over the years and see his dedication push this bank to excel and exceed the expectations we strive for every day. Mr. Middleton’s expansive knowledge and experience will help support the bank as he continues to oversee its strategy and vision.”

Community Bank of the Chesapeake was founded in 1950 by Leo Middleton and a group of community businessmen. Michael Middleton followed his father’s footsteps, joining Community Bank in 1973 and was soon promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer in 1979. In his tenure, Mr. Middleton helped Community Bank grow, prosper and develop its finances, as well as expand its community and market reach. In 2014, he became Executive Chairman of the Board, where he has continued to serve until June 30, 2016.

Mr. Middleton is involved in many organizations throughout the Bank’s communities. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of Robert H Smith School of Business Center for Financial Policy and the American Bankers Association Government Relations Council Administrative Committee. Additionally, Mr. Middleton continues to dedicate his time to philanthropic foundations, historic preservations and civic boards.  He previously served on the Maryland Bankers Association, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, the Federal Reserve Bank of Baltimore, Maryland and the College of Southern Maryland board.

Headquartered in Waldorf, Maryland, Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a full-service commercial bank, with assets over $1.25 billion.  Through its 12 banking centers and five dedicated commercial lending centers, Community Bank of the Chesapeake offers a broad range of financial products and services to individuals and businesses.  Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Community Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: TCFC). More information about Community Bank of the Chesapeake can be found at www.cbtc.com.

Community Bank of the Chesapeake Welcomes New Board Members

 

Waldorf, Maryland, August 3, 2016Community Bank of the Chesapeake is pleased to announce that Kim Briscoe-Tonic, James M. Burke, Gregory C. Cockerham and James F. Di Misa have joined its Board of Directors. In addition, James M. Burke has been named as President and Chief Risk Officer of the Bank, William J. Pasenelli will become Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Christy Lombardi has been named as Corporate Secretary for both the Bank and its Parent Company, The Community Financial Corporation. 

Kim Briscoe-Tonic is a respected business leader in Charles and St. Mary’s counties, Maryland. She, along with her husband Anthony Tonic own and operate the Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, P.A. with locations in Waldorf and Mechanicsville, Maryland. Ms. Briscoe-Tonic founded the company with her husband in 2008. The company was an immediate success, garnering the Charles County Chamber of Commerce 2010 Small Business of the Year Leading Edge Award. “Kim Briscoe-Tonic is a long-time customer and advocate of Community Bank of the Chesapeake and I am pleased that she has accepted a position on our Board,” said Michael L. Middleton, Chairman. “She will bring extensive insight into the small business community and help us to further connect with the community.”

James M. Burke, President and Chief Risk Officer of Community Bank of the Chesapeake – Mr. Burke brings to the board expertise in the efficient and effective management of significant risks and related opportunities, balancing the risk and reward with the Bank's strategic objectives and goals. Mr. Burke has served as Chief Risk Officer of the Bank since 2005. In this role he has led the Bank’s response to the credit challenges of a growing and changing Bank. Mr. Burke is active in a number of charitable and civic activities including serving on the Boards of the ARC of Southern Maryland, St. Mary’s Ryken High School and Historic Sotterley.  

Gregory C. Cockerham, Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer of Community Bank of the Chesapeake – Mr. Cockerham has been in lending for over 35 years and has an extensive knowledge into the commercial lending industry. His perspective will provide the board with further understanding and expertise in this area. Mr. Cockerham joined the Bank in 1988 and has served as Chief Lender for over 27 years. In that capacity, he has helped Community Bank to its current market leading position. Mr. Cockerham is active in a number of civic and charitable activities. He currently serves as President of the Rotary Foundation Board of Charles County, Past Chair of the College of Southern Maryland Foundation Board, Past Chair of the Maryland Title Center Board and Finance Chair of Potomac Baptist Association.

James F. Di Misa, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Community Bank of the Chesapeake - Mr. Di Misa has over 30 years of experience in bank operations. He joined Community Bank in 2005. He has served as Chief Operating Officer since that time. Mr. Di Misa has been instrumental in increasing Community Bank’s market share in the Southern Maryland area. He also brings a broad expertise in commercial banking to his position. Mr. Di Misa is active in civic and charitable affairs in Southern Maryland. He is the Chairman of the Maryland Banking School Trustees and serves on the College of Southern Maryland Foundation Board, the Ethics Commission for the Town of La Plata and Rotary Foundation Board of Charles County.

“These additions to our Board of Directors further enhances the talented team we have at the board level” said Michael L. Middleton, Chairman of the Board.  “As proven business leaders with many years of experience, they will undoubtedly bring expertise and insight to the board that will be invaluable as Community Bank continues to grow in the months and years ahead.”

In addition, William J. Pasenelli, Chief Executive Officer of Community Bank of the Chesapeake, has been named Vice Chairman of Community Bank of the Chesapeake’s Board of directors. Mr. Pasenelli has been with the Bank since 2000, serving as Chief Financial Officer, President/Chief Executive Officer and currently as Chief Executive Officer. His extensive knowledge in the financial industry and leadership of the organization will further enhance the Board’s team. Mr. Pasenelli serves on the Board of Directors of the Maryland Banker’s Association and the Maryland Chamber of Commerce.

Ms. Christy Lombardi, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Community Bank of the Chesapeake, has been named Corporate Secretary. Ms. Lombardi has been with Community Bank nearly 20 years and brings years of experience in administrative and corporate governance matters. She is active in civic and charitable affairs and currently serves as Chair of the Calvert County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and on the Southern Maryland Workforce Development Board.

Headquartered in Waldorf, Maryland, Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a full-service commercial bank, with assets over $1.25 billion.  Through its 12 banking centers and five dedicated commercial lending centers, Community Bank of the Chesapeake offers a broad range of financial products and services to individuals and businesses.  Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Community Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: TCFC). More information about Community Bank of the Chesapeake can be found at www.cbtc.com.

James M. Burke Named President And Chief Risk Officer of Community Bank of the Chesapeake

 

Waldorf, Maryland, August 3, 2016Community Bank of the Chesapeake announced the appointment of James M. Burke as President and Chief Risk Officer of Community Bank of the Chesapeake, effective July 28, 2016.  Mr. Burke most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer.  In his role as President, Mr. Burke will assume leadership for accelerating business development, brand visibility and delivering targeted growth, while continuing to focus on the risk environment.

“Jimmy has been an integral part of our management team since joining the Bank in 2005,” said William Pasenelli, Chief Executive Officer of Community Bank of the Chesapeake. “It has been an honor to work with him.  His expansive knowledge and understanding of the local banking industry, finance and corporate management will lead the Bank into the future.”

Mr. Burke brings over 20 years of experience to his new position, having most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of Community Bank of the Chesapeake. Mr. Burke was, and will remain, responsible for the efficient and effective management of significant risks and related opportunities, balancing the risk and reward of those opportunities with the Bank's strategic objectives and goals. Prior to joining Community Bank, Mr. Burke served as the Executive Vice President at Mercantile Southern Maryland Bank in Leonardtown, MD.

“It is an honor to be named the next President of Community Bank of the Chesapeake” said Mr. Burke. “I am humbled to follow in the footsteps of others who have created a culture connecting leadership and service.  Service to our clients, our employees and shareholders is engrained in our culture and makes our brand of banking unique and will see us through future growth.”

Headquartered in Waldorf, Maryland, Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a full-service commercial bank, with assets over $1.25 billion.  Through its 12 banking centers and five dedicated commercial lending centers, Community Bank of the Chesapeake offers a broad range of financial products and services to individuals and businesses.  Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Community Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: TCFC). More information about Community Bank of the Chesapeake can be found at www.cbtc.com.

Community Bank of the Chesapeake Supports Local Organizations with "Casual For A Cause" Donations

 

Waldorf, Maryland, July 21, 2016Community Bank of the Chesapeake is proud to support local non-profits, who provide healthcare and wellness services throughout the Annapolis, Southern Maryland and Fredericksburg regions, with donations made through its annual Casual for a Cause program. Casual for a Cause, created by Community Bank, is an engaging initiative that allows employees to dress casual for the summer months by making a donation. The funds raised by Casual for a Cause go to selected local organizations that serve Community Bank of the Chesapeake’s communities.   

“We donated to local healthcare providers this year as a small thank you for all the hard work and dedication they put into improving the health of our community. Providing healthcare is an important part of building a strong and healthy community and it is an honor to be able to contribute to these organizations,” said William Pasenelli, President and Chief Executive Officer of Community Bank of the Chesapeake. “This is Community Bank’s twelfth year of Casual for a Cause and I am pleased to share that throughout the years over $60,000 has been donated to our communities through employee contributions.”    

Community Bank employees participate in Casual for a Cause by making a donation, which entitles them to dress “business casual” from May 1 through Labor Day. This year, contributions to Casual for a Cause totaled $6,000. The Bank will donate funds to local health providers including University Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation, Medstar St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation and The Calvert Memorial Hospital Foundation in Southern Maryland, the Mary Washington Hospital Foundation in Fredericksburg, Virginia and the Wellness House of Annapolis, Maryland.   

These local organizations are non-profits with the common mission to improve the healthcare of the people in the communities they serve. Through a volunteer Board of Directors, these organizations work hard to ensure they are consistently refining, expanding and identifying community needs, in order to provide the best, quality healthcare services, while continuing to grow their financial resources.

Headquartered in Waldorf, Maryland, Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a full-service commercial bank, with assets over $1 billion.  Through its 12 banking centers and five dedicated commercial lending centers, Community Bank of the Chesapeake offers a broad range of financial products and services to individuals and businesses.  Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Community Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: TCFC). More information about Community Bank of the Chesapeake can be found at www.cbtc.com.

Erin Burch Named Commercial Loan Officer For Community Bank of the Chesapeake, St. Mary's County

 

Waldorf, Maryland, June 27, 2016Community Bank of the Chesapeake is pleased to announce that Erin Burch has been promoted to Commercial Loan Officer for the St. Mary’s County market. In this role, she will be responsible for assisting clients with their commercial banking needs, while enhancing the commercial loan portfolio and deposit relationships throughout St. Mary’s County.

“As a local resident of St. Mary’s County for 30 years, Erin is very familiar with the needs of the community and lending in the market area. Her banking background and experience will be an invaluable tool as she develops into her new role as Commercial Loan Officer,” said Ernie Williams, Senior Vice President, Senior Lender of St. Mary’s County, Community Bank of the Chesapeake. “It is wonderful to have her on my team.”  

Ms. Burch began her career at Community Bank of the Chesapeake as a Commercial Credit Analyst in 2013 and later became a Commercial Loan Underwriter. Prior to working at Community Bank, Ms. Burch served as a Relationship Manager for PNC’s Merchant Services and several administrative/managerial positions throughout St. Mary’s County, gaining over 10 years of banking experience. She received her associate’s degree in Business Administration and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

Headquartered in Waldorf, Maryland, Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a full-service commercial bank, with assets over $1 billion.  Through its 12 banking centers and five dedicated commercial lending centers, Community Bank of the Chesapeake offers a broad range of financial products and services to individuals and businesses.  Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Community Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: TCFC). More information about Community Bank of the Chesapeake can be found at www.cbtc.com.

Community Bank of the Chesapeake Introduces CardValet, Mobile Card Management Tool That Helps Prevent Fraud

 

Waldorf, Maryland, June 27, 2016Community Bank of the Chesapeake adds an additional layer of security to their customer’s accounts with the option of CardValet, a mobile app service that gives cardholders the power to protect their cards from fraud. By downloading CardValet, customers are able to manage their finances, turn their cards on/off, receive notifications of transactions and control their spending in real-time. 

“With the increase of fraudulent activity, it is important to empower our customers with different management tools to protect themselves and manage their cards at the same time. Our cardholders can simply download the app from the Apple app store or Google Marketplace and customize it to their needs,” said Nancy Hayden, Senior Vice President, Director of Operations at Community Bank of the Chesapeake.

Card fraud is a form of identity theft that involves an unsanctioned taking of another’s card information for the purpose of stealing funds from the account or charging purchases to it. According to Creditcards.com, the majority of card fraud (47%) occurs in the United States. Out of this, 14% of card fraud happens because of accidental loss and 45% from online channels, where the card is not even present. With this knowledge, it is important to take action through new and innovative services.

CardValet, the winner of the 2016 Best Debit Innovation award was developed by Fiserv, created to give consumers control over their debit and credit cards anytime and anywhere. CardValet helps prevent fraud by providing an on/off feature. If the card is lost, stolen or simply not in use, the card can be turned off. This will prevent any transactions from occurring and ensure cardholder finances are secure. When the card is needed, it can simply be turned on for purchases in a matter of seconds. 

The on/off feature is only one of the safeguards available with CardValet. The mobile app also allows for real-time alerts. Alert settings can be customized by each cardholder to send messages when specific types of transactions occur, serving as an early warning system.

Headquartered in Waldorf, Maryland, Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a full-service commercial bank, with assets over $1 billion.  Through its 12 banking centers and five dedicated commercial lending centers, Community Bank of the Chesapeake offers a broad range of financial products and services to individuals and businesses.  Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Community Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: TCFC). More information about Community Bank of the Chesapeake can be found at www.cbtc.com.

Aaron Fenwick Joins Community Bank of the Chesapeake As Vice President, Commercial & Industrial Lender For Charles County

 

Waldorf, Maryland, May 3, 2016Community Bank of the Chesapeake is pleased to welcome Aaron Fenwick as Vice President, Commercial and Industrial Loan Officer for the Charles County market. In this role, he will focus on generating small business lending while building total banking relationships with the business community.

“We are thrilled to have Aaron as part of our team,” said Greg Cockerham, Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer of Community Bank of the Chesapeake. “I have full confidence that Aaron’s extensive background and project management skills will help him improve our outreach so that we can continue to exceed the needs of our clients in the small business sector.”

Mr. Fenwick has over 13 years of experience in client management, commercial credit training and the banking industry.  He most recently was Vice President, Business Banker for Capital One Bank.  Mr. Fenwick has a strong knowledge base and experience in credit training, team leadership, underwriting concepts, relationship management and more.

“It is exciting to begin a new endeavor at Community Bank of the Chesapeake,” said Aaron Fenwick, Vice President, Commercial and Industrial Loan Officer. “At the Bank, I work with clients and prospects to facilitate a relationship where, with a combination of expertise and banking solutions, I am able to help them achieve their business goals. I look forward to expanding to Prince George’s County this year.”

Mr. Fenwick is an active member in his community. He currently serves as a board member for the La Plata Blue Knights, as well as, volunteers his time to coach youth football. Mr. Fenwick is also the Founder and Executive Director of Sparrow Development Center, a non-profit organization focused on early childhood education, which includes a three-prong approach to academics, leadership and athletics.

Headquartered in Waldorf, Maryland, Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a full-service commercial bank, with assets over $1 billion.  Through its 12 banking centers and five dedicated commercial lending centers, Community Bank of the Chesapeake offers a broad range of financial products and services to individuals and businesses.  Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Community Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: TCFC). More information about Community Bank of the Chesapeake can be found at www.cbtc.com.

John-Patrick Sollock Joins Community Wealth Advisors' Annapolis Team At Community Bank of the Chesapeake

 

Waldorf, Maryland, April 21, 2016Community Bank of the Chesapeake proudly announces that John-Patrick Sollock, Investment Associate, Infinex Investments, Inc., has joined the Community Wealth Advisors Annapolis team. In this position, Mr. Sollock helps his client’s succeed in their financial lives, as well as, achieve their financial goals, through his holistic approach to managing his client’s finances.

“We are pleased to welcome JP to our Community Wealth Advisors team,” said Anna Fagan, Senior Vice President, Director of Community Wealth Advisors, Investment Consultant, Infinex Investments, Inc. “With his diverse background in banking and friendly personality he makes a great addition to our team and I look forward to a long future together at Community Bank.”

Mr. Sollock has a long history in banking and finances. For over 10 years he has served in both small and large banking institutions, gaining experience, expertise and leadership skills. His background includes working in various positions such as the retail bank branch, business banking and financial advisory roles.

Mr. Sollock is a dedicated member of the Annapolis community. He is President of the Anne Arundel Young Republicans, a member of Mensa International and is involved in both his parish, St. Mary’s Church and his daughter’s school, St. Anne’s.

“It is a pleasure to work with the Community Bank of the Chesapeake,” Mr. Sollock said, “It is exciting to be able to provide clients guidance, to help them know where they stand financially and know there is a plan in place to help them achieve their immediate, short-term and long-term goals.”

Headquartered in Waldorf, Maryland, Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a full-service commercial bank, with assets over $1 billion.  Through its 12 banking centers and five dedicated commercial lending centers, Community Bank of the Chesapeake offers a broad range of financial products and services to individuals and businesses.  Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Community Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: TCFC). More information about Community Bank of the Chesapeake can be found at www.cbtc.com.

Securities and Insurance Products: Not Insured by FDIC or any Federal Government Agency • May Lose Value • Not a Deposit of or Guaranteed by the Bank or any Bank Affiliate

Investment and insurance products and services are offered through INFINEX INVESTMENTS, INC. Member FINRA/SIPC. Infinex and Community Wealth Advisors are not affiliated. Products and services made available through Infinex are not insured by the FDIC or any other agency of the United States and are not deposits or obligations of nor guaranteed or insured by any bank or bank affiliate. These products are subject to investment risk, including the possible loss of value.

Community Bank of the Chesapeake Opens New Full-Service Branch In Downtown Fredericksburg

 

Waldorf, Maryland, April 8, 2016Community Bank of the Chesapeake is thrilled to announce the opening of their new branch in downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia. The full-service branch, located on 425 William Street, offers personal and business services, friendly banking connections and innovative financial solutions. 

“It is a pleasure working in a bank that continues to grow and develop while still holding true to its community values,” said Becky Henderson, Executive Vice President, Director of Sales of Community Bank of the Chesapeake. “We look forward to forming lasting relationships and expanding our local reach in the Fredericksburg community. We hope to, as always, provide exceptional service and convenience to our existing and prospective customers.”

The layout follows the same design of Community Bank’s other branches, containing a modern, friendly and convenient interior. It will complement the current services in the Central Park branch, with features such as of a drive-thru, ATM and night depository. Community Bank has had a solid team in place in Fredericksburg, including Gale Marshall, Branch Market Manager, Tony Farland, Senior Lender, Benjamin Hall, Commercial Loan Officer, David Belman, Commercial Loan Officer and Laura Thessin, Commercial Loan Officer since opening its Commercial Lending Center in 2013 and Central Park Branch in 2014. The Bank will be making special retail and business offers in honor of the opening.

“I am especially excited about the branch location,” said Gale Marshall, Assistant Vice President, Branch Market Manager of Community Bank of the Chesapeake. “By offering services such as a drive-thru in downtown Fredericksburg, we are able to provide practicality and convenience for our busy customers. We also look forward to participating in several community events, such as First Friday art walk.”  

Community Bank of the Chesapeake will be hosting the formal ribbon cutting ceremony on May 16, 2016 at 12 p.m. We welcome all members of the community to attend.

Lobby and Drive-thru hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  

Headquartered in Waldorf, Maryland, Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a full-service commercial bank, with assets over $1 billion.  Through its 12 banking centers and five dedicated commercial lending centers, Community Bank of the Chesapeake offers a broad range of financial products and services to individuals and businesses.  Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Community Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: TCFC). More information about Community Bank of the Chesapeake can be found at www.cbtc.com.

 

Community Bank of the Chesapeake Promotes Community Wealth Advisors Team Members

 

Waldorf, Maryland, March 3, 2016Community Bank of the Chesapeake is proud to announce that Anna Fagan, Investment Consultant, Infinex Investments, Inc., has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Director of Community Wealth Advisors (CWA). In this position she continues to develop and lead the wealth management division.

“Anna has made a significant impact with Community Wealth Advisors,” said Becky Henderson, Executive Vice President, Director of Sales with Community Bank of the Chesapeake. “With her extensive background in leadership, wealth management and client relationships, Anna enriches the Bank’s Wealth Management Services.”  

Ms. Fagan joined Community Bank of the Chesapeake in 2009.  Since then, Ms. Fagan, along with her team, has grown assets under management by $135 million to $147 million today. Through her role as an Accredited Wealth Management Advisor, Anna focuses on building lasting client-advisor relationships to serve the wealth planning needs of business owners, families and non-profits in the community.  She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Leadership Southern Maryland Board as the Program Committee Chair.

Also promoted was Kathleen Webster, Manager of Community Wealth Advisors and Investment Associate, Infinex Investments, Inc. As Manager of Community Wealth Advisors, Kathleen is responsible for the daily operations of the department, including interfacing with the advisors, broker/dealers and other departments within the bank. 

“It is a pleasure working with Kathy at Community Wealth Advisors,” said Anna Fagan. “Her commitment and dedication enhance our team. This is a well-deserved step in Kathy’s career.”

Ms. Webster has more than 24 years of experience in the financial services industry. She is a Chartered Financial Consultant, through The American College. Ms. Webster improves the client experience by overseeing the client’s needs and providing operational support to the Financial Advisors. As Manager of Community Wealth Advisors she will develop marketing and sales initiatives and support Investment Consultants’ business development activities.

Community Wealth Advisors offer access to a wealth of investment and insurance services that help individuals manage their financial goals and needs. Our team of advisors strives to understand and build a solid relationship with their clients in order to provide information designated toward each specific request. The Wealth Management Services offer a variety of useful tools such as College, Retirement or Estate Planning, investment and insurance advice, Risk Management and more.

Headquartered in Waldorf, Maryland, Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a full-service commercial bank, with assets over $1 billion.  Through its 11 banking centers and five dedicated commercial lending centers, Community Bank of the Chesapeake offers a broad range of financial products and services to individuals and businesses.  Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Community Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: TCFC). More information about Community Bank of the Chesapeake can be found at www.cbtc.com.

Securities and Insurance Products: Not Insured by FDIC or any Federal Government Agency • May Lose Value • Not a Deposit of or Guaranteed by the Bank or any Bank Affiliate

Investment and insurance products and services are offered through INFINEX INVESTMENTS, INC. Member FINRA/SIPC. Infinex and Community Wealth Advisors are not affiliated. Products and services made available through Infinex are not insured by the FDIC or any other agency of the United States and are not deposits or obligations of nor guaranteed or insured by any bank or bank affiliate. These products are subject to investment risk, including the possible loss of value.

Community Bank of the Chesapeake and Charles County Arts Alliance Partner to Showcase Local Art

 

Waldorf, Maryland, February 11, 2016 – Community Bank of Chesapeake and the Charles County Arts Alliance have formed a new partnership to bring local art to the community. As part of the Community Art Series, the artwork of local artists will be displayed at the bank’s main branch in Waldorf, Maryland. The Bank encourages the public to stop in and see the beautiful artwork on display. All art will be available for purchase.

“On behalf of the artists of Southern Maryland, the Charles County Arts Alliance is appreciative for the opportunity to partner with Community Bank of the Chesapeake,” said Gale Kladitis, Charles County Arts Alliance Vice President and Gallery Chair. “We look forward to a long and productive collaboration to showcase the amazing artistic talent of Southern Maryland.”

Since the 2014 launch of the Community Art Series, the bank has partnered with five art organizations to share artwork throughout the bank’s branches. The Bank’s first partnership was with Mattawoman Creek Art Center, whose artwork is displayed at the La Plata branch. Community Bank of the Chesapeake also partnered with the St. Mary’s Arts Council, whose artwork is displayed at the Charlotte Hall branch, with the Fredericksburg Center for Creative Arts, whose artwork is displayed at the Central Park branch and the Arts Council of Calvert County, whose artwork is displayed at the Prince Frederick branch. All partnerships begin with a ceremonial Meet the Artist reception to present the artists and their artwork to the public.

“It is an honor to be part of a community that helps each other grow and succeed,” said Becky Henderson, Executive Vice President, Director of Sales at Community Bank of the Chesapeake. “We look forward to another successful partnership and hope the community enjoys coming by to see and purchase the wonderful artwork we have displayed at our main branch in Waldorf, Maryland.”

The Charles County Arts Alliance (CCAA) was founded in 1987 with the mission to stimulate, promote, encourage and provide recognition of the arts and the creative spirit in Charles County. The Charles County Arts Alliance promotes their mission by providing the arts to everyone in the community through workshops, grants, events, festivals, scholarships, promotions of artist and more! They provide access to an online virtual tour at http://charlescountyarts.org/, which allows everyone to view past and current art that has been displayed throughout the community.

Headquartered in Waldorf, Maryland, Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a full-service commercial bank, with assets over $1 billion.  Through its 11 banking centers and four dedicated commercial lending centers, Community Bank of the Chesapeake offers a broad range of financial products and services to individuals and businesses.  Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Community Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: TCFC). More information about Community Bank of the Chesapeake can be found at www.cbtc.com.

 

Community Bank of the Chesapeake Wraps up Annual Food & Toy Drive, Thanks Community for Support

 

Waldorf, Maryland, January 11, 2016 – Community Bank of Chesapeake shared in the spirit of giving this holiday season as they presented representatives from the Southern Maryland Food Bank a monetary donation of $560.00 and over 787 pounds of food. The presentation marked the end of the bank’s Holiday Food & Toy drive, an annual event that supports local nonprofit organizations throughout its service area.   

Community Bank’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Bill Pasenelli, expressed his appreciation to the many customers and others who helped make this drive a success. “This drive shows the generosity of the communities we serve,” Pasenelli said. “During the holiday season, we are reminded about the importance of giving. We feel honored to have assisted families in need and appreciate the support of our community and our team.” 

This year’s Food & Toy Drive ran from November 12 to December 7, 2015. All branches of the Community Bank of the Chesapeake served as donation sites for customers and members of the community to drop off new toys and nonperishable food items. A total of 309 toys were donated to the Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots programs in Southern Maryland, King George and Fredericksburg.

Food donations benefitted the Southern Maryland Food Bank, the King George Food Pantry and the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank. Combined with the bank’s donation, a total of 5,187 pounds of food were given, supporting up to 264 families.

Headquartered in Waldorf, Maryland, Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a full-service commercial bank, with assets over $1 billion.  Through its 12 banking centers and four dedicated commercial lending centers, Community Bank of the Chesapeake offers a broad range of financial products and services to individuals and businesses.  Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Community Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: TCFC). More information about Community Bank of the Chesapeake can be found at www.cbtc.com.

Community Bank of the Chesapeake Congratulates Elected Board Member of Carefirst, Inc.

 

Waldorf, Maryland, January 20, 2016Community Bank of the Chesapeake announced that Donald M. Parsons, Jr., Senior Vice President and Senior Lender of Community Bank of the Chesapeake has been elected to the Board of Directors of CareFirst, Incorporated and CareFirst of Maryland. Mr. Parsons will sit on the Finance and Investment Committee and the Audit and Compliance Committee.

“I am truly honored to be appointed to the Board of Directors of CareFirst,” said Mr. Parsons. “This is a wonderful opportunity and I look forward to learning a great deal more about healthcare as I serve as Southern Maryland’s representative on the CareFirst Board.”

Mr. Parsons graduated from Shepherd University with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Economics. He received his Master of Business Administration from Loyola University. Mr. Parsons has been dedicated to the Southern Maryland Community for over 17 years serving on numerous boards and committees. He is the past Chairman of the Board of Calvert Memorial Hospital, the College of Southern Maryland Foundation and past President of Habitat for Humanity.

“It is a proud moment when we get to recognize one of our own,” said Greg Cockerham, Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer of Community Bank of the Chesapeake. “I have no doubt Don will be a great asset to the Board of Directors for CareFirst just as he’s been with the bank. Don continues to leave his mark on the community in so many ways.”

CareFirst is a not-for-profit, non-stock health services company. Their mission is to “provide health benefit services of value to customers across the region comprised of Maryland and the National Capital Area.” CareFirst is the leading health insurer in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Headquartered in Waldorf, Maryland, Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a full-service commercial bank, with assets over $1 billion.  Through its 12 banking centers and five dedicated commercial lending centers, Community Bank of the Chesapeake offers a broad range of financial products and services to individuals and businesses.  Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Community Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: TCFC). Member FDIC. More information about Community Bank of the Chesapeake can be found at cbtc.com.

Community Bank of the Chesapeake Announces Kickoff of 2016 Community Calendar Contest

 

Waldorf, Maryland, September 2, 2015Community Bank of the Chesapeake is now accepting submissions for its annual Calendar Contest. The public is invited to submit original photographs of the local communities within the bank’s service area which includes the Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s Counties and Annapolis in Maryland, as well as King George and Fredericksburg, Virginia. A total of 14 winners will be selected and will have their winning photos featured in the bank’s 2016 calendar. The cover winner will receive a $50 gift card, and all other winners will receive a $25 gift card.

“We are pleased to announce the kickoff of our 2016 Calendar Contest,” said Diane Hicks, Assistant Vice President and Marketing Manager for Community Bank of the Chesapeake. “The contest is highly anticipated by members of our community, and we look forward to seeing this year’s submissions.”

Photo submissions will be accepted until September 25. Anyone wishing to enter the contest should email a digital copy of their photo to Monica Meinert, Marketing & Communications Specialist, at [email protected]. All photos must be 8.5’’ x 11’’, landscape oriented, and a minimum of 300 dpi (dots per image). Each photo submitted must also include a signed release form in order to be considered.

As part of the photo contest, the community will also have the opportunity to vote for a “People’s Choice” winner on the bank’s Facebook page. The “People’s Choice” voting period will take place from September 28 to October 4.

Complete contest rules and copies of the required release form can be found on the bank’s website, cbtc.com, the Community Bank of the Chesapeake Facebook page or by visiting any of the bank’s convenient branch locations. The contest is open to both customers and non-customers of Community Bank of the Chesapeake. If you have any questions about the contest, please contact Monica Meinert at [email protected] or 240-427-1048.

Headquartered in Waldorf, Maryland, Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a full-service commercial bank, with assets over $1 billion.  Through its 12 banking centers and five dedicated commercial lending centers, Community Bank of the Chesapeake offers a broad range of financial products and services to individuals and businesses.  Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Community Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: TCFC). Member FDIC. More information about Community Bank of the Chesapeake can be found at cbtc.com.

Community Bank of the Chesapeake Supports Empowerhouse with "Casual for a Cause" Donation

 

Waldorf, Maryland, August 11, 2015Community Bank of the Chesapeake is proud to support Empowerhouse in Fredericksburg, Virginia with a donation of funds from its “Casual for a Cause” program. Casual for a Cause is an annual initiative created by Community Bank to support local organizations while allowing employees to dress casually for the summer months. The bank selects organizations that serve the local community to be recipients of Casual for a Cause funds each year.

“The Casual for a Cause program is a tradition among our employees that embodies our core value of elevating the communities we serve,” said Bill Pasenelli, President and Chief Executive Officer of Community Bank of the Chesapeake. “Over the past eleven years, we have supported many nonprofits in Southern Maryland and Virginia. Organizations like Empowerhouse are an essential part of our community, and we are proud to play a small part in helping them continue to make a difference.”

Community Bank employees participate in Casual for a Cause by making a donation, which entitles them to “casual dress” from May 1 through Labor Day. This year, contributions to Casual for a Cause totaled $6,500. In addition to Empowerhouse, the bank will also donate to the Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen’s Association, a membership organization for volunteer fire departments throughout Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties.  

“One in every four women in the United States will experience severe violence at the hands of an intimate partner, and every five days, a Virginian is killed due to domestic violence,” said Kathy Anderson, Executive Director for Empowerhouse. “Empowerhouse works to build relationships with local healthcare providers through outreach, training and material support to help them uncover situations of abuse and in turn request intervention from us. Community Bank of the Chesapeake’s financial support will help us to further strengthen those relationships so that together, we can help victims and their children plan for their safety.”

Empowerhouse is a nonprofit, 501(c)3, Virginia-accredited domestic violence program that serves Fredericksburg, Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford. The organization runs assistance and educational programs including a secret shelter, 24-hour hotline (540-373-9373), victim advocacy, children’s services, support groups for victims, teens and children, Spanish language and culturally relevant services, transition in-place housing assistance, court advocacy, accompaniment to court and health care visits, teen dating violence prevention, as well as batterer intervention programs.

Headquartered in Waldorf, Maryland, Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a full-service commercial bank, with assets over $1 billion.  Through its 12 banking centers and five dedicated commercial lending centers, Community Bank of the Chesapeake offers a broad range of financial products and services to individuals and businesses.  Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Community Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: TCFC). Member FDIC. More information about Community Bank of the Chesapeake can be found at cbtc.com.

Community Bank of the Chesapeake Supports Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen's Association with "Casual for a Cause" Donation

 

Waldorf, Maryland, July 30, 2015 — Community Bank of the Chesapeake is proud to support fire and emergency medical services throughout Southern Maryland with a donation of funds from its “Casual for a Cause” program. Casual for a Cause is an annual initiative created by Community Bank to support local organizations while allowing employees to dress casually for the summer months. This year, the bank donated over $5,000 to the Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen’s Association, a nonprofit group that oversees the organization of fire and rescue companies throughout Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s Counties.

“The Casual for a Cause program is a tradition among our employees that embodies our core value of elevating the communities we serve,” said Bill Pasenelli, President and Chief Executive Officer of Community Bank of the Chesapeake. “Over the past eleven years, we have supported many nonprofits in Southern Maryland and Virginia. This year, we acknowledge in a special way the hard work and dedication of our local fire and emergency rescue personnel. These organizations are an essential part of our community, and we are proud to play a small part in helping them continue to make a difference.”

Representatives from Community Bank presented the donation check to the organization during a Firemen’s Association meeting in late July. Fire and rescue officers in attendance approved a motion to use the funds to support equipment and facility upgrades for the Southern Maryland Regional Fire Rescue Training Center, located in La Plata.

Community Bank employees participate in Casual for a Cause by making a donation that entitles them to “casual dress” from May 1 through Labor Day. This year, contributions to Casual for a Cause totaled $6,500. In addition to the Firemen’s Association, the bank will also donate to Empowerhouse, a women’s shelter in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

The Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen’s Association was founded in 1947 and consists of over thirty member fire and rescue companies. The organization was originally founded to organize the regional fire service in an effort to improve fire insurance rates, promote a kindly spirit among its members and strive to improve the service to the community.

Headquartered in Waldorf, Maryland, Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a full-service commercial bank, with assets over $1 billion. Through its 12 banking centers and five dedicated commercial lending centers, Community Bank of the Chesapeake offers a broad range of financial products and services to individuals and businesses. Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Community Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: TCFC). More information about Community Bank of the Chesapeake can be found at cbtc.com.

Community Bank of the Chesapeake Supports Farming 4 Hunger with $50,000 Donation

 

Waldorf, Maryland, July 1, 2015 — Community Bank of the Chesapeake recently announced that it will donate $50,000 in support of Farming 4 Hunger, a Southern Maryland nonprofit that provides fresh produce to those in need. The bank is donating the money over a period of five years and the funds will be used to purchase hydroponic equipment for the Farming 4 Hunger Greenhouse.

“With this contribution, Community Bank pledges its support to a wonderful organization that is able to help so many people in our community,” said Michael Middleton, Executive Chairman of Community Bank’s Board of Directors. “Farming 4 Hunger’s core mission reminds us that when the community works together, everyone benefits. We are proud to make this donation in the spirit of that mission.”

Farming 4 Hunger was founded by Bernie Fowler, Jr. in 2012 when Fowler recognized a need for better access to healthy fruits and vegetables among people in need in his hometown. Since its incorporation, the organization has grown over three million pounds of fresh produce. With the help of over 2,500 volunteers each year, food is harvested, packaged and distributed through partnerships with area food banks and pantries. In addition, Farming 4 Hunger provides an all-encompassing, hands-on education about living healthy, local agriculture and giving back within the community through its Demonstration Garden and Education Center. The organization also partners with the local Department of Corrections to provide community service opportunities.

“With the contribution of funds from Community Bank of the Chesapeake, not only will we grow food in our greenhouse, we’ll grow lives as well,” said Mr. Fowler. “Farming 4 Hunger was founded on the belief that when you feed the hungry, you feed your soul. The educational and volunteer programs that we have for children and adults help to heal the minds, bodies and spirits of all who take part. With this donation, the Bank is helping us continue to achieve that for our community.”

Headquartered in Waldorf, Maryland, Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a full-service commercial bank, with assets over $1 billion. Through its 12 banking centers and five dedicated commercial lending centers, Community Bank of the Chesapeake offers a broad range of financial products and services to individuals and businesses. Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Community Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: TCFC). Member FDIC. More information about Community Bank of the Chesapeake can be found at cbtc.com.

Community Bank of the Chesapeake Announces "Here's to Exceeding Expectations" Facebook Contest

 

Waldorf, Maryland, June 23, 2015 — Community Bank of the Chesapeake has announced a Facebook contest called “Here’s to Exceeding Expectations.” Through the contest, the bank’s Facebook fans will submit stories of receiving exceptional service or random acts of kindness. After a voting period, the bank will award $250 to the subjects of the two top vote-getting stories.

Beginning on June 17, 2015, users can submit written stories through a Facebook App on the bank’s Facebook page. The bank will select five finalists that will be voted on. At the close of the voting period, Community Bank of the Chesapeake will give $250 to the subjects of the two stories that get the most votes.

The contest is designed to recognize individuals throughout the bank’s communities who do more than their fair share through their jobs, in service or just in small acts of kindness. Nominees can be service providers, friends, coworkers or anyone else from the community.

Many social media contests and giveaways provide an opportunity for individuals to win prizes for themselves, but this contest is meant to give a token of thanks to others for the good they do in the community.

Complete contest rules and instructions for entry can be found at http://on.fb.me/1IT1Et7

Headquartered in Waldorf, Maryland, Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a full-service commercial bank, with assets over $1 billion. Through its 12 banking centers and five dedicated commercial lending centers, Community Bank of the Chesapeake offers a broad range of financial products and services to individuals and businesses. Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Community Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: TCFC). Member FDIC. More information about Community Bank of the Chesapeake can be found at www.cbtc.com.

Diane Harding Named Commercial Lender with Community Bank of the Chesapeake

 

Waldorf, Maryland, June 23, 2015Community Bank of the Chesapeake has announced the appointment of Diane Harding to Commercial Loan Officer with Community Bank of the Chesapeake. In her new role, Ms. Harding will work to develop new and existing relationships with commercial customers in St. Mary’s County.

“We are very pleased to welcome Diane to our lending staff,” said Greg Cockerham, Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer with Community Bank of the Chesapeake. “Since joining the bank, she has proven her commitment to exceeding the expectations of each and every customer she serves. She has been a great asset to us in the area of cash management, and I know she will bring her many skills and dedication to her new role as a lender.”

Ms. Harding joined Community Bank of the Chesapeake in 2013. As a Cash Management Representative, she served the business community by providing products, services and training to help customers achieve their financial goals. Her career in the financial industry spans over 10 years, and in addition to cash management, she has also held positions in branch management and tax preparation. Ms. Harding is an active member of her community and is involved with several local organizations including the St. Mary’s Commission on Aging and the networking group Today’s Connected Woman.

Headquartered in Waldorf, Maryland, Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a full-service commercial bank, with assets over $1 billion.  Through its 12 banking centers and five dedicated commercial lending centers, Community Bank of the Chesapeake offers a broad range of financial products and services to individuals and businesses.  Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Community Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: TCFC). 

Community Bank of the Chesapeake Partners with the Arts Council of Calvert County

 

Waldorf, Maryland, June 17, 2015 — Community Bank of the Chesapeake and the Arts Council of Calvert County invite the public to stop into the bank’s Prince Frederick branch to see local art on display. The bank recently partnered with the Arts Council to host a rotating quarterly exhibit at the branch as part of the bank’s Community Art Series. The exhibit will feature original works by various local artists, and all artwork on display will be available for purchase.

“We are delighted to announce another addition to our Community Art Series,” said Becky Henderson, Executive Vice President and Director of Sales with Community Bank of the Chesapeake. “Over the past year, we have hosted local art exhibits at three of our locations and they have been very well received by the public. We hope that everyone who visits our Prince Frederick branch will take the time to appreciate the works of these talented artists.”

The Community Art Series was launched in 2014 when the bank partnered with the Mattawoman Creek Art Center, located in Marbury, to bring a rotating art exhibit to its La Plata branch. Since then, the bank has partnered with the St. Mary’s County Arts Council at its Charlotte Hall branch, as well as the Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, which displays artwork at the bank’s Central Park location.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Arts Council of Calvert County, we are pleased and proud to partner with Community Bank of the Chesapeake in graciously supporting local artists in Calvert County,” said Bob Carpenter, Executive Director of the Arts Council. “The art provided by the CalvART Gallery artists is among the finest in Maryland, and it is a true honor to see their work on display at the branch in Prince Frederick.”

The Arts Council of Calvert County’s mission is to invest in and encourage the arts in Calvert County by offering grants to schools and organizations for art related programs; summer art camps through a collaborative effort with Annmarie Garden; and the CalvART Gallery, a co-op gallery featuring local artists. As the official Calvert County arts organization as designated by the Board of County Commissioners, the Arts Council is funded by support from the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners, private gifts, contributions, and fundraising activities and a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive.

Headquartered in Waldorf, Maryland, Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a full-service commercial bank, with assets over $1 billion. Through its 12 banking centers and five dedicated commercial lending centers, Community Bank of the Chesapeake offers a broad range of financial products and services to individuals and businesses. Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Community Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: TCFC). More information about Community Bank of the Chesapeake can be found at cbtc.com.

Community Bank of the Chesapeake Welcomes New Lender to Greater Annapolis Market

 

Waldorf, Maryland, June 1, 2015Community Bank of the Chesapeake is pleased to welcome Cliff W. Woodward, III to its greater Annapolis lending team. As Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer, Mr. Woodward will develop new and existing commercial relationships with customers throughout Anne Arundel County. 

“As we continue to grow in this market, our success depends upon having people on our staff that really know and understand the needs of customers in the area,” said Greg Cockerham, Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer with Community Bank of the Chesapeake. “With his years of experience in managing commercial relationships in and around Annapolis, and his background as a former small business owner, Cliff has a unique perspective on the local business community. I have no doubt that he will be a great asset to our lending team.”  

Mr. Woodward has helped local businesses succeed in the greater Annapolis region for over 10 years. Throughout his career, he has held positions in finance, human resources management and business operations. Prior to joining Community Bank of the Chesapeake, Mr. Woodward was a Commercial Relationship Manager for Severn Savings Bank in Annapolis.

“I welcome this opportunity to work with Community Bank of the Chesapeake to continue serving the Annapolis business community,” Mr. Woodward said. “Community Bank is unique in its approach to personalized, relationship-based commercial banking. I look forward to helping local business owners discover the many ways Community Bank can support them.”

Mr. Woodward received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Salisbury University, and is a 2012 graduate of Leadership Anne Arundel. He is active in his community and is currently a member of the Annapolis Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce, the AAACCC Environmental Committee and BPOE Elks Lodge 2576, Kent Island. Mr. Woodward also volunteers his time to local community organizations, including the Boy Scouts of America.

Headquartered in Waldorf, Maryland, Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a full-service commercial bank, with assets over $1 billion.  Through its 12 banking centers and five dedicated commercial lending centers, Community Bank of the Chesapeake offers a broad range of financial products and services to individuals and businesses.  Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Community Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: TCFC). More information about Community Bank of the Chesapeake can be found at cbtc.com.

Community Bank of the Chesapeake Partners With Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts

 

Waldorf, Maryland, March 30, 2015Local art will soon be on display inside Community Bank of the Chesapeake's Central Park branch as the bank begins a new partnership with the Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts (FCCA). The bank will display artwork beginning April 1, 2015 from local artists in exhibits that will rotate quarterly. All artwork on display in the branches will be available for purchase.

“At Community Bank, we support our community in a number of different ways," said Diane Hicks, Assistant Vice President and Marketing Manager with Community Bank of the Chesapeake. "This partnership gives us the opportunity to support our talented local artists, as well as an organization that enriches the lives of the people of Fredericksburg. We invite our customers and the general public to stop by our branch and see these exhibits.” 

Community Bank's Central Park location will be the third branch to feature art from local art associations. Early last year, the bank worked with the Mattawoman Creek Art Center in Indian Head, Maryland to bring a rotating exhibit to its newly-redesigned La Plata branch. Later, the Bank partnered with the St. Mary's County Arts Council in Leonardtown, Maryland, to provide art for its Charlotte Hall location.

The Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization and a partner of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts of Richmond. The FCCA presents new juried art exhibits each month, along with special programs and events, and art classes for all ages, to the Fredericksburg community. For more information, call 540-373-5646 or visit www.fccava.org.

Headquartered in Waldorf, Maryland, Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a full-service commercial bank, with assets over $1 billion. Through its 12 banking centers and five dedicated commercial lending centers, Community Bank of the Chesapeake offers a broad range of financial products and services to individuals and businesses.  Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Community Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: TCFC). More information about Community Bank of the Chesapeake can be found at www.cbtc.com.

Community Bank of the Chesapeake Welcomes Barbara Saylor to the St. Mary's Market Team

 

Waldorf, Maryland, March 3, 2015Community Bank of the Chesapeake is pleased to announce that Barbara Saylor has joined the bank as Branch Market Manager for St. Mary’s County. In her new role, Mrs. Saylor will oversee the retail sales, branch growth and business development efforts for the bank’s Leonardtown, Lexington Park and Charlotte Hall locations.

“We are delighted to welcome Barbara to our branch sales team,” said Becky Henderson, Executive Vice President, Director of Sales with Community Bank of the Chesapeake. “With over two decades of experience in the financial industry, she is a results-driven, community-minded leader with a strong customer service background. I look forward to working with her as we continue to serve our commercial and personal banking customers in St. Mary’s County.” 

Throughout her career, Mrs. Saylor has held several different positions in banking, insurance and finance. Prior to joining the bank, she was a Branch Manager for PNC Bank in Southern Maryland. An active member of the local community, she currently serves on three nonprofit boards including the St. Mary’s County Chamber of Commerce, the Three Oaks Homeless Shelter and the Golden Retriever Rescue of Southern Maryland. Mrs. Saylor attended Tidewater Community College in Norfolk, Virginia.

Headquartered in Waldorf, Maryland, Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a full-service commercial bank, with assets over $1 billion. Through its 12 banking centers and five dedicated commercial lending centers, Community Bank of the Chesapeake offers a broad range of financial products and services to individuals and businesses.  Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Community Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: TCFC). More information about Community Bank of the Chesapeake can be found at www.cbtc.com.

An Important Message for Checkcard Users

January 23, 2015

In the wake of recent data breaches at various retailers, Community Bank has identified a number of cards that could potentially be compromised. To protect our customers, we are currently in the process of cancelling these cards and issuing new ones. Please be aware that if your card has been flagged, a representative from Community Bank will reach out to you about replacing your card. As a reminder, we will never ask you to give your account number or Social Security information out over the phone.

Your security is our top priority. If you believe your card has been compromised, please contact your local branch.

Christy Lombardi Named Chief Administrative Officer With Community Bank of the Chesapeake

January 12, 2015

William Pasenelli, President and Chief Executive Officer of Community Bank of the Chesapeake, is pleased to announce the promotion of Executive Vice President Christy Lombardi to Chief Administrative Officer. With this promotion, Ms. Lombardi will be responsible for administrative and corporate governance matters for the Company, while continuing to oversee Human Resources.

"Throughout her years of service to Community Bank, Ms. Lombardi has been a dedicated leader, strategic thinker and a champion for our corporate culture of excellence," Mr. Pasenelli said. "This promotion is a well-deserved recognition of all that she has done to help the Bank and its employees succeed. The other executives and I congratulate her on this accomplishment, and we look forward to continuing to work with her to advance the Bank's mission."

Ms. Lombardi joined Community Bank in 1998, and has served in a variety of capacities. She was promoted to Executive Vice President, Director of Human Resources and Administration in 2014. Ms. Lombardi holds a Masters in Management and is currently pursuing an MBA, which she expects to complete in 2015. She is a graduate of the Maryland Banking School.

Headquartered in Waldorf, Maryland, Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a full-service commercial bank, with assets over $1 billion. Through its 12 banking centers and four dedicated commercial lending centers, Community Bank of the Chesapeake offers a broad range of financial products and services to individuals and businesses. Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Community Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: TCFC).

Community Bank of the Chesapeake Opens New Annapolis Lending Office

January 5, 2015

Community Bank of the Chesapeake's newest commercial loan office is now open for business in Annapolis, Maryland. Senior Vice President, Senior Lender Donald Parsons, Jr. will lead the Bank's lending effort in Anne Arundel County, providing custom solutions and comprehensive services to business customers.

"I welcome the opportunity to introduce Community Bank to the Greater Annapolis community," said Mr. Parsons. "As we forge new relationships with local businesses, we will work to bring the Bank's tradition of providing exceptional, individualized service to people in this community."

Community Bank of the Chesapeake offers a wide variety of commercial lending services, ranging from acquisition and development loans to lines of credit. A locally-owned institution founded in Maryland over 64 years ago, Community Bank is an economic anchor in Southern Maryland and Virginia. The new lending center, located at 102 Old Solomon's Island Road, Suite 301, is the Bank's first office in Anne Arundel County.

"As Community Bank continues to grow, we carefully evaluate market conditions in communities surrounding our existing service area. In Anne Arundel County, we saw an opportunity to move into a commercial market that would benefit from our lending capacity and community-focused approach to banking," said Greg Cockerham, Chief Lending Officer and Executive Vice President of Community Bank of the Chesapeake. "Don is a skilled lender that understands the needs of this particular area, and I am confident that his years of experience will allow the Bank to exceed the expectations of customers in this market.

Headquartered in Waldorf, Maryland, Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a full-service commercial bank, with assets over $1 billion. Through its 12 banking centers and four dedicated commercial lending centers, Community Bank of the Chesapeake offers a broad range of financial products and services to individuals and businesses. Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Community Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: TCFC). 

Laura McKinnon Named "Top 10 of Next Gen" Business Leader

December 10, 2014

Laura McKinnon, Commercial Loan Officer with Community Bank of the Chesapeake, has been recognized by the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce as a "Top 10 of the Next Gen" business leader.

Sponsored by the Next Generation of Business Leaders, an affiliate of the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce, the "Top 10 of the Next Gen" awards recognize ten talented business leaders under the age of 40 in the Fredericksburg community. This year's winners were honored at an event held at the Fredericksburg Area Museum Culture Center on December 2.

"The Fredericksburg Lending staff and I congratulate Laura on this recognition," said Tony Farland, Senior Vice President, Senior Lender with Community Bank of the Chesapeake. "Laura is an outstanding young leader and a vital component of our lending team here in Fredericksburg. This award is a well-deserved testament to her hard work and dedication to the Bank and the community."

Ms. McKinnon joined Community Bank in December 2010 as part of the Bank's Management Training Program. She began working with the Commercial Underwriting department in 2011 and was promoted to Commercial Loan Officer in 2012. In her current position, she develops business loans in King George County and Fredericksburg.

Ms. McKinnon holds an MBA from Liberty University and a bachelor's degree in International Relations from the College of William and Mary. She completed the Risk Management Association's Lending Academy in the summer of 2011. Ms. McKinnon is active in her local community, serving as Treasurer for the King George-Dahlgren Rotary Club and the King George Builders Association. She is also a member of the King George County Chamber of Commerce.

Headquartered in Waldorf, Maryland, Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a full-service commercial bank, with assets over $1 billion. Through its 12 banking centers and four dedicated commercial lending centers, Community Bank of the Chesapeake offers a broad range of financial products and services to individuals and businesses. Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Community Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: TCFC).

Community Bank of the Chesapeake Wins Financial Education Award for Financial Scholars Program

December 1, 2014

Community Bank of the Chesapeake was recently recognized by the Maryland Banker's Association's Financial Education Awards for its efforts to promote financial literacy in schools. The Bank received a second place recognition in the Young Adults Category for its Financial Scholars Program, powered by EverFi, which is currently available in 13 high schools within the Bank's service area.

"Encouraging financial literacy is one of our goals at Community Bank, and we are delighted to accept this award," said Hillary Theriault, Senior Vice President, Director of Marketing for Community Bank of the Chesapeake. "Our Financial Scholars Program gives high school students the opportunity to build a solid understanding of personal finance, which we feel is essential as they prepare to become financially independent adults."

Launched by Community Bank in 2011, the Financial Scholars Program is a 10-unit course that offers six hours of programming aimed at teaching, testing and certifying students in a variety of financial topics such as credit scores, insurance, credit cards, student loans, mortgages, taxes, stocks, savings, 401(k)s and other critical concepts. The system tracks the progress and score of every student and provides those who successfully complete the course with certification in financial literacy.

The Financial Scholars Program is currently operated in high schools throughout Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's counties, and fulfills the financial literacy requirement for high school graduation required by the State of Maryland. Since the program's inception, it has reached over 5,800 students.

The Maryland Banker's Association's Financial Education Awards recognize the outstanding consumer education initiatives taking place across Maryland. Awards are given in various categories for programs and activities that reinforce financial education concepts such as developing good savings, budgeting techniques, money management skills, establishing and managing credit, understanding mortgage and consumer lending products and a variety of consumer protection practices. These prestigious awards, bestowed by the Financial Education Council, recognize the outstanding efforts of the MBA's Charter Members who are actively engaged in consumer education outreach.

About EverFi
EverFi is building and operating the nation's largest network for K-12 online education in off-curriculum, but highly valuable content areas such as financial literacy, student loan management and other key life skills for the 21st century student. EverFi's award-winning platform is designed to provide a highly engaging experience for students and features the latest technology and instructional design, including rich media, high definition video, 3D simulations and social networking. EverFi is powering a national movement that enables corporations and foundations to partner with schools and colleges to use the EverFi platform to deliver a measurable and lifelong impact on students.

About Community Bank of the Chesapeake
Headquartered in Waldorf, Maryland, Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a full-service commercial bank, with assets over $1 billion. Through its 12 banking centers and four dedicated commercial lending centers, Community Bank of the Chesapeake offers a broad range of financial products and services to individuals and businesses. Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Community Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: TCFC).

Lamont Brown Joins Community Bank of the Chesapeake's Community Wealth Advisors Team

November 13, 2014

Community Bank of the Chesapeake is pleased to announce the addition of Lamont Brown, Investment Consultant with Infinex Investments, Inc., to the Community Wealth Advisors team in the Fredericksburg region. Mr. Brown is focused on helping clients meet their long-term financial goals.

"Lamont is an experienced financial advisor with an exceptional track record of success in building client relationships," said Rebecca Henderson, Executive Vice President and Director of Sales for Community Bank of the Chesapeake. "As we continue to grow in the Fredericksburg market, I am confident that Lamont will play an instrumental role in helping both new and current clients plan for their financial futures."

Prior to joining Community Bank of the Chesapeake, Mr. Brown was a Financial Solutions Advisor for Merrill Lynch Bank of America Corporation in Fredericksburg. Mr. Brown holds Series 7 and 66 registrations and a Life and Health insurances license. He is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC) and is pursuing his Certified Financial Planning certification.

Mr. Brown is a graduate of the University of Arizona, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Management Information Systems, as well as a Master of Science, Systems Engineering from George Washington University. He proudly served his country as a Communications Officer in the United States Marine Corps.

Community Wealth Advisors, a division of Community Bank of the Chesapeake, offer access to a full range of investment and insurance services. By identifying individual goals and needs, the wealth management team is able to develop comprehensive strategies tailored to each client. Community Wealth Advisors professionals are supported by Infinex Investments, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC, a retail investment and insurance provider designed specifically for community banks.

Headquartered in Waldorf, Maryland, Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a full-service commercial bank, with assets over $1 billion. Through its 12 banking centers and four dedicated commercial lending centers, Community Bank of the Chesapeake offers a broad range of financial products and services to individuals and businesses. Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Community Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: TCFC). 

Securities and Insurance Products: Not Insured by FDIC or any Federal Government Agency. May Lose Value. Not a Deposit of or Guaranteed by the Bank or any Bank Affiliate. Investment and insurance products and services are offered through INFINEX INVESTMENTS, INC. Member FINRA/SIPC. Infinex and Community Wealth Advisors are not affiliated. Products and services made available through Infinex are not insured by the FDIC or any other agency of the United States and are not deposits or obligations of nor guaranteed or insured by any bank or bank affiliate. These products are subject to investment risk, including the possible loss of value.

Community Bank of the Chesapeake Hosts Fourth Annual Holiday Food and Toy Drive

November 12, 2014

Community Bank of the Chesapeake will host its fourth annual Holiday Food and Toy Drive November 12 through December 12, 2014. Non-perishable food items and new, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at any of the Community Bank branch locations.

"At Community Bank, we believe in the value of the community and making a difference. Especially during the holiday season, we are reminded of those in the community who need our support most," said Diane Hicks, Assistant Vice President, Marketing Manager of Community Bank of the Chesapeake. "We are proud to be part of such a giving community and support the many organizations and their efforts to bring joy to families this time of year."

The Food and Toy Drive will benefit several nonprofit organizations throughout the Bank's service area. Food collected in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's counties will be donated to the Southern Maryland Food Bank. Food donated at the Bank's Virginia branches will support the King George Food Pantry and the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank.

All toys collected will benefit the Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots programs in Southern Maryland, King George and Fredericksburg. Anyone wishing to help make a difference in the life of a child or family in our community this holiday season by making a donation is invited to stop by any Community Bank of the Chesapeake branch.

For more information regarding the drive, or how you can help support our community, please contact Leah Loflin at 240-427-1091 or [email protected]

Headquartered in Waldorf, Maryland, Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a full-service commercial bank, with assets over $1 billion. Through its 12 banking centers and four dedicated commercial lending centers, Community Bank of the Chesapeake offers a broad range of financial products and services to individuals and businesses. Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Community Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: TCFC).

Community Bank of the Chesapeake Supports United Way's Day of Caring Events

October 22, 2014

Community Bank of the Chesapeake is proud to partner with the United Way to help support local communities. Throughout the fall, Community Bank employees participated in the organization's annual Day of Caring events in Southern Maryland and Virginia.

"Involvement in the Day of Caring has become a much-loved tradition here at Community Bank," said William Pasenelli, President and Chief Executive Officer of Community Bank of the Chesapeake. "Our employees look forward to giving back each year and supporting the United Way and the causes they help in the community."

This year, Community Bank employees volunteered at several different organizations, including the Arc of Southern Maryland, Health Partners in Charles County and the Rappahannock YMCA. Led by a team captain, participants were tasked with everything from gardening and landscaping to building a haunted house.

The United Way Day of Caring is an annual, community-wide event benefitting several deserving nonprofits. Each year, the Day of Caring brings together generous individuals under the common mission of creating positive change in the lives of children, families and seniors in the community.

Headquartered in Waldorf, Maryland, Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a full-service commercial bank, with assets over $1 billion. Through its 12 banking centers and three dedicated commercial lending centers, Community Bank of the Chesapeake offers a broad range of financial products and services to individuals and businesses. Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Community Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: TCFC).

Community Bank of the Chesapeake Supports Rappahannock YMCA

August 6, 2014

Community Bank of the Chesapeake recently announced its support for the Rappahannock Area YMCA in their efforts to build healthy children, adults, families and communities. The Bank has donated $15,000 to the help the organization continue to advance its mission.

"The YMCA creates an environment where people of all ages can come together and improve their minds, bodies and spirits. Their presence enriches and strengthens the community each day. Community Bank is proud to show our support for the work that they do," said Michael Middleton, Executive Chairman of the Board for Community Bank of the Chesapeake.

The Rappahannock YMCA oversees the operation of four locations throughout the Rappahannock watershed region, with plans to open a fifth location in North Stafford in 2015. The Y offers fitness and wellness programs for children and adults of all ages and abilities and hosts many community events throughout the year. The Bank's donation will help underwrite several of these events at the King George YMCA, Rosner Family YMCA, Caroline Family YMCA and the Louis B. Massad Family YMCA.


Representatives from the Rappahannock Area YMCA and Board of Directors accept the donation
check presented by Community Bank of the Chesapeake.

"These events will be able to generate the necessary revenues to fund the YMCA's Financial Assistance program," said Bernard Reiley, Chief Executive Officer of the Rappahannock Area YMCA. "This program allows for individuals and families to become members of the YMCA who otherwise could not afford membership. Because of Community Bank of the Chesapeake's generous gift to the YMCA, more people will be served who otherwise would not have had an option to pursue their health and wellness goals."

Headquartered in Waldorf, Maryland, Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a full-service commercial bank, with assets over $1 billion. Through its 12 banking centers and three dedicated commercial lending centers, Community Bank of the Chesapeake offers a broad range of financial products and services to individuals and businesses. Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Community Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: TCFC).