Congratulations Kendra!!

by Wade Barnes 29. May 2009

Congratulations Kendra for winning 1st place in the NFTE City-wide Business Plan Competition!! Kendra worked hard designing a business, Alice's Bake and Make.

This is the second year in a row students from Patterson High School won the city-wide competition! Well done Kendra and congratulations Patterson for another great year of excellent business plans!

FTC on Consumer Credit

by Wade Barnes 29. May 2009

A friend sent me a link to an article by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Consumer Credit. There is a lot of useful information about credit reports and scores, how to improve a credit score, how to deal with creditors and collectors, how to protect yourself from identity theft and more.

As always, feel free to drop a line (wbarnes@1stmarinerbank.com) if you have any questions.

Preakness- A May Tradition

by Kevin Lynch 14. May 2009

Ok, I admit it. I am one of those rare people who actually likes horse racing. And it doesn''t get any better than this weekend. We have the Black-Eyed Susan running tomorrow and then the 134th running of thePreakness, the second leg of the Triple Crown, on Saturday. Some of the best horses, trainers, and jockeys in the world will descend on Baltimore for these two days.

And who could ask for more drama than this year? You have the winner of the Derby(Mine That Bird), the 50-1 longshot winner, losing his rider to a filly (Rachel Alexandra), now the morning line favorite to win the race. Plus, all the concern about the Preakness's long term future in Baltimore after the bankruptcy filing of Magna Entertainment, the owner of the racetrack.

With that perspective, it is more important than ever to support this event. Even for the casual fan, it is two days of fun and excitement when the world is focused squarely on Charm City. So come on out, enjoy the fun and show your support for this long time, Baltimore tradition. I think you'll be glad you did!



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