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1st Mariner Celebrates 20 Years with Random Acts of Kindness

by Stacy Tharp 25. June 2015

This year marks the 20th that 1st Mariner Bank has been in business as Baltimore's community bank. As our way of saying thank you to the Baltimore community for helping us reach this milestone, we decided to give back. To kick things off, we've teamed up with WBFF-Fox45 to perform Random Acts of Kindness to members of our community. The first random act took place on Monday, June 22nd at the 6340 York Road Giant Food Store. Click on the video below to check it out!

 

Random Acts of Kindness

 

The next random act of kindness will take place on Monday, June 29th at the 1400 Merritt Blvd, Dundalk Giant. We also have a number of other surprises that will take place throughout the rest of the year. Stay tuned for more details!

May 16th is Armed Forces Day

by Lauren Banner-Russo 15. May 2015

American Flags

Armed Forces Day is celebrated every year on the 3rd Saturday of May. In 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day. This day was to replace all the separate holidays the different branches of the U.S. Military celebrated. It was created to symbolize the union of all military branches under one department, the Department of Defense.

Armed Forces Day is an opportunity to increase civilian awareness of the great responsibility the Armed Forces take on in protecting our country, and also to get a glimpse of what it’s like to be a member of one of our military branches. Many military bases hold open houses on this day to help educate the public about what the Armed Forces do as well as provide demonstrations wearing their state-of-the-art equipment.

At 1st Mariner Bank we have several employees that have served in the military, as well as many family members and friends. 1st Mariner Bank’s Human Resources team continues to support military personnel and veterans alike by partnering with the Army PaYS program and working with different veteran organizations within the community. Partnering with these organizations provides a great way for us to give back to the men and women who have served our country.

There are many fun and exciting events going on this weekend to celebrate Armed Forces Day - be sure to check out what’s going on in your community!

Mother's Day Ideas That Are (Nearly) Free

by Stacy Tharp 6. May 2015

Mom Blocks

Don't know what to get mom for Mother’s Day? The most valuable gifts are the ones that are given the most thought and effort. It’s easy to throw some money down and purchase some material goods, but chances are your mother would much rather have something from the heart, and something that won’t break your bank.

Cook for Her

Everyone enjoys going out for a Mother’s Day brunch, at least in theory. In practice, you will likely be crammed in a busy restaurant to eat overpriced eggs. Staying home and cooking your mom food is not only thoughtful, it’s cheaper and more comfortable and relaxed (you won’t be rushed out of your own home for the next reservation). You can even wake up early and bring her breakfast in bed. And everyone knows you can’t beat breakfast in bed.

Make Her Something

Do you like to draw? Paint? Make jewelry? If you have a crafty hobby, make your mom something beautiful. If you don’t feel you are particularly “gifted” when it comes to arts and crafts, that’s when Pinterest becomes your best friend. Check out our Homemade Mother’s Day Gifts board on Pinterest to get you started with some ideas.

Spend the Day with Her

It doesn’t matter what you do, just make the day about her. In fact, the more low-key, the better. Today, your mom should forget about the everyday hustle and bustle of keeping your lives in order. Take a walk in the park, venture over to a part of town you don’t normally go, even take a day trip to the beach. Wherever you go, your mom will just be happy to spend some quality time with you (keep the cell phone at home!).

Role Reversal

Do all the things she normally does for you. Clean the house, go grocery shopping, water the plants, etc. Most importantly, at the end of the day don’t forget to tell your mom that you have a new appreciation of how much effort she puts forth to make your life easier!



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