Do Your Part to Help Save a Tree

by Wade Barnes 27. April 2012
If you happened to see a greater-than-usual number of people out planting trees this morning as you were driving to work, and you’re wondering why, we’re here to solve your mystery…today is National Arbor Day. Whether you plan to plant a tree in honor of Arbor Day or not, we thought it might be useful to remind you of some easy ways you can help save trees and reduce the amount of paper clutter in all of our lives. Here a few simple things you can do to save a tree: Use ... [More]

Empowerment Academy Students Visit 1st Mariner

by Stacy Levin 24. April 2012
Last week, in honor of Financial Literacy Month, 1st Mariner Bank had the pleasure of hosting a group of seventh grade students from the Empowerment Academy in Baltimore City who are currently participating in Operation HOPE’s Banking on Our Future (BOOF) program. Guy Stafford welcomes the students to 1st Mariner. BOOF’s purpose is to teach people at a young age how to make educated and responsible financial decisions to promote dignity, hope, and economic self-sufficiency in l... [More]

Maryland's Economy Outperforms Expectations

by Anirban Basu 13. April 2012
Anirban Basu, Chairman & CEO of Sage Policy Group, Inc.   Job creation has picked up in Maryland. After stumbling for much of the previous summer, recent months have been very positive from a job growth perspective.  The working hypothesis is that this represents economic multiplier effects related to base realignment activities at Fort George G. Meade in Anne Arundel County and at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Harford County. Between February 2011 and February 2012, emplo... [More]


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