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By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | February 7, 2002
Allfirst Bank's roots go back nearly 200 years in Maryland. It started as Mechanics Bank of Baltimore, organized in 1806 - one of only 30 banks in the nation at the time. After several name changes and mergers, it became First National Bank of Maryland, which was established in 1864 and distinguished itself by continuously paying dividends to shareholders, even during the Great Depression. For years, First National's parent company, First Maryland Bancorp, aggressively acquired small banks in the state.
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August 11, 2003
Directors selected for Business Women's Network chapter The Howard County chapter of the Business Women's Network, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting the advancement of women in business, has selected its 2003-2004 board of directors. The selection of the board marks the beginning of the organization's 25th year. President is Mary Ellen Marsalek, Farmers & Mechanics Bank; president-elect, Michele Cohen, Miles & Stockbridge PC; secretary, Alison Morrissey, Norbel School; treasurer, Cynthia Taliano, PCA Group; director of technology, Betty Myers, Kaleidosystems Inc.; hospitality, Trish Almasy, Gifts to Treasure Inc.; marketing, Jamie Costa, Patuxent Publishing; membership, Sandra Hicks, Arbonne International; programs, Beverly Carrigan, contemporary health for women; events, Bette Lucey, Farmers & Mechanics Bank; scholarship, Mary-Kay Boler, MKBoler Associates; past president, Suzanne Colvin, M&T Bank.
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April 13, 1995
Mount Airy Farmers and Mechanics Bank and Mount Airy Elementary School are partners in reading to ensure that all students have the chance to participate in the school's reading incentive program."
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April 8, 2003
Howard County police are still searching for a man who robbed a Columbia bank Friday morning, a department spokeswoman said yesterday. The man entered Farmers & Mechanics Bank in Hickory Ridge Village Center about 10:15 a.m. and handed a teller a note demanding money, said Officer Denise Walk, a police spokeswoman. The man, described as black and in his late 20s to early 30s with a mustache, fled after receiving an undisclosed amount of cash. No weapon was displayed and no one was injured.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 14, 2001
The Farmers and Mechanics Bank in the 6600 block of Middleburg Road in Keymar was robbed Tuesday of an undisclosed amount of money, Maryland State Police said. An unidentified male entered the bank about 11 a.m., wearing dark sunglasses and a scarf over the lower part of his face, police said. The robber pointed a black revolver at the two tellers on duty, demanding that they hand over money, police said. The tellers complied. After making the tellers lie on the floor, the robber fled, police said.
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April 8, 2003
Howard County police are still searching for a man who robbed a Columbia bank Friday morning, a department spokeswoman said yesterday. The man entered Farmers & Mechanics Bank in Hickory Ridge Village Center about 10:15 a.m. and handed a teller a note demanding money, said Officer Denise Walk, a police spokeswoman. The man, described as black and in his late 20s to early 30s with a mustache, fled after receiving an undisclosed amount of cash. No weapon was displayed and no one was injured.
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August 11, 2003
Directors selected for Business Women's Network chapter The Howard County chapter of the Business Women's Network, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting the advancement of women in business, has selected its 2003-2004 board of directors. The selection of the board marks the beginning of the organization's 25th year. President is Mary Ellen Marsalek, Farmers & Mechanics Bank; president-elect, Michele Cohen, Miles & Stockbridge PC; secretary, Alison Morrissey, Norbel School; treasurer, Cynthia Taliano, PCA Group; director of technology, Betty Myers, Kaleidosystems Inc.; hospitality, Trish Almasy, Gifts to Treasure Inc.; marketing, Jamie Costa, Patuxent Publishing; membership, Sandra Hicks, Arbonne International; programs, Beverly Carrigan, contemporary health for women; events, Bette Lucey, Farmers & Mechanics Bank; scholarship, Mary-Kay Boler, MKBoler Associates; past president, Suzanne Colvin, M&T Bank.
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By Information for this column was compiled by Diane Mullaly from the files of the Howard County Historical Society's Library | February 12, 1995
25 Years Ago (week of Feb. 1-7, 1970)* Howard County took delivery of its first aerial ladder fire engine. The truck's ladder could be extended up to 100 feet, a necessity in the rapidly growing county.* It was announced that the completion of Harper's Choice Village Center would be delayed by several months because of the county's refusal to allow Howard Research and Development (HRD) to close Cedar Lane. 50 Years Ago (Week of Feb. 4-10, 1945):* Edward W. Talbott, 72, former president of the Patapsco National Bank, and member of the firm of E. A. Talbott, died this week following a short illness.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | August 23, 2002
Howard County police arrested a Randallstown man yesterday on charges that he robbed three Howard banks during the past month. Police have accused Billy Ray Smith, 37, of the 3700 block of Offutt Road of robbing Westminster Union Bank in the 15900 block of Old Frederick Road in Woodbine on July 22, the Farmers & Mechanics Bank in the 6200 block of Washington Blvd. in Elkridge on Aug. 16, and the Farmers & Mechanic Bank in the 9500 block of Old Annapolis Road in Dorsey's Search on Wednesday.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,SUN STAFF | July 20, 1999
A place where women can get help starting or expanding their businesses has opened a Taneytown office to serve most of Western Maryland.The office is the latest effort by the private, nonprofit Women's Business Institute to branch out into more rural areas of the state. A satellite office could open in the fall in Cumberland, said Bea Checket, founder of the institute.Classes will begin as early as Aug. 12, with an introduction to the Internet. Fasttrac 1, in which a woman can learn how to turn an idea into a business, starts Oct. 6. "Doing Business with the Federal Government," for established businesswomen, starts Oct. 19.The center is in the Farmers and Mechanics Bank building at 222 E. Baltimore St. It was established with the aid of a five-year, $750,000 grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | August 23, 2002
Howard County police arrested a Randallstown man yesterday on charges that he robbed three Howard banks during the past month. Police have accused Billy Ray Smith, 37, of the 3700 block of Offutt Road of robbing Westminster Union Bank in the 15900 block of Old Frederick Road in Woodbine on July 22, the Farmers & Mechanics Bank in the 6200 block of Washington Blvd. in Elkridge on Aug. 16, and the Farmers & Mechanic Bank in the 9500 block of Old Annapolis Road in Dorsey's Search on Wednesday.
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By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | February 7, 2002
Allfirst Bank's roots go back nearly 200 years in Maryland. It started as Mechanics Bank of Baltimore, organized in 1806 - one of only 30 banks in the nation at the time. After several name changes and mergers, it became First National Bank of Maryland, which was established in 1864 and distinguished itself by continuously paying dividends to shareholders, even during the Great Depression. For years, First National's parent company, First Maryland Bancorp, aggressively acquired small banks in the state.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | June 20, 2001
Maryland State Police are working with the FBI to apprehend a man who robbed a Finksburg bank about noon Monday. A heavy-set man entered BB&T Bank in the Finksburg Plaza shopping center at Route 140 and Gamber Road about noon Monday, gave a teller a note demanding money and left with an undisclosed sum, police said. No weapon was displayed, and no one was injured. Witnesses and surveillance cameras indicate the black man is about 6 feet tall and weighs 300 pounds. He was reported wearing a white knit hat, sunglasses, tan slacks and a shirt that was black on the shoulders and chest, and white on the bottom and the sleeves, with "U.S.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 14, 2001
The Farmers and Mechanics Bank in the 6600 block of Middleburg Road in Keymar was robbed Tuesday of an undisclosed amount of money, Maryland State Police said. An unidentified male entered the bank about 11 a.m., wearing dark sunglasses and a scarf over the lower part of his face, police said. The robber pointed a black revolver at the two tellers on duty, demanding that they hand over money, police said. The tellers complied. After making the tellers lie on the floor, the robber fled, police said.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,SUN STAFF | July 20, 1999
A place where women can get help starting or expanding their businesses has opened a Taneytown office to serve most of Western Maryland.The office is the latest effort by the private, nonprofit Women's Business Institute to branch out into more rural areas of the state. A satellite office could open in the fall in Cumberland, said Bea Checket, founder of the institute.Classes will begin as early as Aug. 12, with an introduction to the Internet. Fasttrac 1, in which a woman can learn how to turn an idea into a business, starts Oct. 6. "Doing Business with the Federal Government," for established businesswomen, starts Oct. 19.The center is in the Farmers and Mechanics Bank building at 222 E. Baltimore St. It was established with the aid of a five-year, $750,000 grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
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June 6, 1999
Hoff retires as executive of bank, remains chairmanCharles W. Hoff III has announced his retirement as an executive of F&M Bancorp after a stockholders meeting at which he was re-elected chairman of both F&M Bancorp and Farmers & Mechanics National Bank.A reception was held in honor of his retirement as Ceresville Mansion.He began his career at F&M National Bank in 1977 as executive vice president. He was promoted to president in 1981 and chairman of the board of directors in 1993.In 1983, when F&M Bancorp was formed, Hoff was elected chairman, president and chief executive officer of the corporation.
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June 6, 1999
Hoff retires as executive of bank, remains chairmanCharles W. Hoff III has announced his retirement as an executive of F&M Bancorp after a stockholders meeting at which he was re-elected chairman of both F&M Bancorp and Farmers & Mechanics National Bank.A reception was held in honor of his retirement as Ceresville Mansion.He began his career at F&M National Bank in 1977 as executive vice president. He was promoted to president in 1981 and chairman of the board of directors in 1993.In 1983, when F&M Bancorp was formed, Hoff was elected chairman, president and chief executive officer of the corporation.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,SUN STAFF | August 20, 1998
ONE OF BALTIMORE'S oldest bank buildings will soon be transformed into the city's newest, first-class office center.The former home of National Mechanics' Bank, a 1904 building at 222 E. Redwood St., has been acquired by a Maryland partnership that plans to invest $3 million over the next seven months to restore its exterior and upgrade its interior to attract new tenants.The renovation is planned by Southwood Holdings Corp. of Baltimore County, headed by Harold T. Rubin and Alvin W. Shevitz.
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