Are your Children Financially Savvy?

by Wade Barnes 24. October 2011
Throughout my years working for 1st Mariner Bank and observing credit trends across the country, I've learned how little most young adults (and even some older adults) know about managing their finances and what affects poor management might have on their life. Because of this, I've spent some time working with local schools to help bring financial literacy into the classroom. There are many great programs that exist to help educate students but we may have a chance to help further this effort b... [More]

Customer Service: The Mariner Way

by Chris Plude 17. October 2011
Everywhere you turn someone somewhere is talking about a customer service experience they’ve had.  Too often the conversation is about poor customer service and how horrible the individual felt after the experience.  Excellent customer service is not something taught over night, it comes from a team of individuals working together to come up with new and exciting ways to encourage and motivate the staff of an organization. Being one of the only local banks left in Baltimore, grea... [More]

Mentoring Baltimore's rising entrepreneurs one student a time.

by Kevin Lynch 6. October 2011
With the start of the school year, the folks over at the  Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) start their engines as well. NFTE's mission" is to provide programs that inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school,  recognize business opportunities and to plan for successful futures." I, along with several other colleagues at the bank, have been involved in the program at various Baltimore City schools for the last four years. As Baltimore's community bank,... [More]


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