Carissa L. Rodeheaver, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer at First United, along with Robin E. Murray, Senior Vice President and Director of Retail Banking announce the addition of Gordon M. Cooley, former Commissioner of Financial Regulation...
First United Bank & Trust commemorates Memorial Day with tips for service members As we honor our fallen military heroes this Memorial Day, we are reminded of the many sacrifices service members and their families make to protect our nation. First United Bank...
First United Bank & Trust is partnering with Brookhaven Elementary, Mason-Dixon Elementary, Cheat Lake Elementary and Morgantown Learning Academy to celebrate Teach Children to Save Day with savings education on April 28. More than 175 local students in Grades 3 –...
The enormity of the task that is saving for retirement is often seen as a daunting one by even the most financially organized workers. They will likely need to save into the hundreds of thousands of dollars over the course of decades, and anyone who has suffered...
When it comes to retirement planning, the general rule is that you can never have enough savings. Certainly, financial advisors would say that they'd rather see their clients save more than they might have expected to need, rather than finding out too late that...
In recent years, a large and growing number of baby boomers has reached retirement age, and a majority are choosing to stop working. But younger Americans these days seem to be less certain that this kind of option is even going to be available to them when they...
Keith R. Sanders, Senior Vice President and Senior Trust Officer and Jennifer L. Jones, Vice President & Senior Wealth Advisor and Team Leader announce that Shane M. Small has joined the First United team as Wealth Advisor serving the Washington County, MD &...
Security Tips to Remember It is a best practice to never give out personal information in response to an unsolicited call or email. There are fraudsters who will use our public information to try to attain personal information from you. Unless you initiate the contact...
In The City of Frederick, business spaces go beyond basics. Here, unique offices allow businesses to cultivate creativity, express their company's culture, and create a work environment that inspires. From industrial to classic, artsy to funky, historic to high tech,...
Each year, consumers and businesses fall victim to all kinds of cybercrimes ranging from ID theft to skimming to computer hacking. The latest scam used by criminals is referred to as “number spoofing”. This is illegal. The criminal clones a phone number and makes...
Everyone needs to be able to manage their finances well, regardless of how much money they make.
Online banking has become more or less ubiquitous among consumers nationwide in recent years, despite some trepidation early on that security would be an ongoing concern.
Since the recession hit, the concept of saving for retirement has been at the forefront of many people’s financial worries.
Across the country, many small business owners might be thinking about the ways in which they can help their companies grow, and increase the foothold and recognition they have in their local markets.
Nationwide, millions of small businesses have joined Facebook as a means of connecting with a potentially massive amount of potential and past customers in their areas.
Many small business owners across the country may have seen the hacking attacks in the last few years that exposed payment data and other sensitive information that was supposed to be protected by major organizations.
In general, small business owners in the U.S. tend to be a fairly optimistic about their future chances for success even in the darkest of times.
Every small business owner likely knows full well that it takes a significant amount of sacrifice to make their companies succeed, but many are so eager to help encourage that growth that they’re willing to make significant personal sacrifices to do so.
In recent months, many small business owners might have seen some of the difficulties being experienced in the broader economy and wondered what that meant for them.
The economic recovery that followed the Great Recession has been ongoing for quite a while now, but toward the end of 2015 it started slowing down a little bit.
Since the recession came to an end and recovery has been slow but steady, optimism for the new year has become pretty common among small business owners nationwide.
When the new year begins, many polls come out asking small business owners what they think of their prospects for the next 12 months.
The health insurance situation for individuals and small businesses alike has changed dramatically in the last several years, and may have led to some disquietude among entrepreneurs as a result.
Over the past several years, the U.S. economy has improved slowly but steadily, and many small businesses have been able to reap the benefit of that.
Many polls over the last several years have shown that when it comes to the overarching success of their small businesses, many entrepreneurs are concerned about the effects that the local, state, and even federal government has on their bottom lines.
When a new year rolls around, many Americans take on resolutions about getting in shape, saving more money, or doing other things that can improve their lives considerably.
Over the last few years, the economy has taken some significant steps forward, albeit a little slowly.
Many small business owners across the country may think that a data breach can be safely filed under “Things that will never happen to my company.”
Many small business owners across the country are often diligent about many aspects of their companies, but one area where even the most observant can run into a little bit of trouble is when people are looking to rip them off.
Over the last several years, the improving economy has brought the small business community back to a strong standing.
It seems to happen every year at this point: Critical tax deductions on which millions of small businesses across the country rely every year end up being debated in Congress until extremely late in the calendar year.
While many polls over the course of the year illustrate how optimistic small business owners across the country may be about their chances for future success, one of the truest measures of this anecdotal data comes in the form of how they move financially.
Businesses large and small have been struggling to make their health care costs work for them in the last several years, in part – but not entirely – due to the rules put in place by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
The economic recovery of the last several years has been good news for small businesses in particular, allowing them to re-expand hiring after difficult times during and following the recession.
The cost of health care and insurance has been rising steadily for many years at this point, and a large number of small business owners are now really starting to feel the pinch.
Economic update for November 2015.
Across the country, millions of small business owners may be working hard to keep their companies improving steadily, but some polls show that, when they do so, they may not actually be putting themselves in the best positions, long-term.
Nationwide, millions of small business owners might know full well that their companies face cyber security threats on a regular basis, but often take the attitude of, “This can’t happen to my company.”
When running a small business, many owners may find it difficult to do even the simplest day-to-day things, because there are just so many demands on their time and attention.
Good marketing is vital to just about any business, large or small, but it’s not always available at low cost.
One of the biggest issues that many small business owners are likely to face over the course of the year is that it’s difficult to keep going as hard as possible every day for months on end.
Over the past several years, a lot more emphasis has been placed on figuring out the best ways to stamp out instances of credit card fraud, and what both card issuers and individual businesses can potentially do about it.
One of the biggest issues that many small business owners face these days relates to how they can expand their visibility in their local communities.
Creating a website isn’t going to drive traffic to your page. You’ll need to create content that search engines will love and people will want to read or view
By incorporating the extra payments into your financial plan, you’ll be able to take care of your employees while injured and protect your company from potential legal trouble.
By implementing green practices, such as energy-saving appliances and waste management programs, businesses will see a plethora of benefits.
With new processes being implemented throughout the supply chain, you may need to update the way your manage your cash flow.
Search engine optimization helps businesses reach their audiences online.