Community Wrap-Up

FCB Bank hosted a Shred Event

Posted on Jan 22, 2022

FCB Bank is committed to the communities in which we live, work and play. Below is a wrap-up of our community pride for the year 2021. 
(photo above) In 2021, our team enjoyed visiting with customers and other local residents at many Bank-sponsored community events held throughout Frederick County. As just one example, FCB Bank hosted a Shred Event in the parking lot at the Aspen Ridge Office on Saturday, April 9.  From left to right: Aspen Ridge Community Banking Specialist Ryan Conner, Community Banking Operations Administrator Kristie Stottlemyer and Commercial Loan Assistant Sara Heaton. 

At the Heart of Community Life...

For many years, FCB Bank has remained at the heart of community life in our business footprint, supporting those community organizations and programs that make the markets we serve desirable places to live and work. At the start of the pandemic, we launched FCB Helping Hands to reinforce the Bank’s ongoing commitment to community and demonstrate how much we care in a tangible way during these challenging times.  

Throughout 2021, staff members embraced a variety of Helping Hands and other initiatives that are highlighted in this issue of Community Pride. Many of these activities also benefitted the Bank’s Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) program.

FCB Bank helping hands

Casual for a Cause Results

Our team raised a total of $4,070 by participating in four Casual for a Cause activities in 2021, including: 

  • February 12 to benefit the American Heart Association and the Bank’s 2021 Heart Walk team. $705. 
  • June 18 to benefit local chapters of the Alzheimer’s Association in honor of The Longest Day. $940. 
  • September 3 to benefit a number of local community organizations that help meet the food insecurity needs of families in our local markets. $1,015. 
  • November 10 to benefit Wreaths Across America and honor our Veterans at local cemeteries. $1,410.


FCB Bank Celebrates National Volunteer Week

As a community bank, we believe in giving back and volunteering in our shared communities. Our team takes great pride in serving as dedicated volunteers and leaders with many charitable, civic, educational and professional/business organizations in our market areas. For this reason, we were proud to highlight this volunteer spirit on the Bank’s website in April during National Volunteer Week. In the FCB article, we shared what volunteerism means to three staff members serving in volunteer leadership roles in Frederick County. 

FCB Bank Celebrates National Volunteer Week

From left to right: Vice President/Treasury Management Officer and Frederick County Arts Council Board Member Linda Roth and Frederick County Arts Council Executive Director Louise Kennelly. 


Customers and Staff Support Annual School Supply Drive

FCB Bank partnered with United Way of Frederick County by hosting a “Stuff the Bus” Back to School Supply Drive in July and early August to benefit families in need within our local communities. 

Annual School Supply Drive

From left to right: Aspen Ridge Community Banking Manager Alisa Stesch and VP/2NOTS Community Banking Manager Tammie Jones. 


FCB Bank Community Window Helps Promote Local Organizations

FCB Bank offers community organizations an opportunity to promote their mission and events by setting up creative displays in the large window and vestibule area that is adjacent to the 2NOTS Office. This area of downtown Frederick has lots of foot traffic with people walking to our Bank and visiting the many nearby shops and restaurants. Twelve organizations, including four CRA organizations, utilized this free publicity space for one month each in 2021.  

FCB Bank Community Window Helps Promote Local Organizations

The Literacy Council of Frederick County set up a display to promote the organization’s Unity Campaign and Scrabblemania fundraiser in the month of March.  


FCB Bank Customers Share Appreciation for Community Shred Day

FCB Bank held a Community Shred Day in April to provide customers with the opportunity to dispose of old confidential documents conveniently and safely. The Bank’s 11 volunteers greeted customers and shredded 5,000 pounds of confidential and personal documents in the Aspen Ridge Office parking lot. Customers expressed their gratitude to FCB Bank for providing this beneficial service. They responded in kindness by donating 75 cleaning supplies and $285 in cash to support the Bank’s 2021 Community Shred Day partner organization and client —The Arc of Frederick County.   

FCB Bank Customers Share Appreciation for Community Shred Day

Commercial Loan Officer Justin Ramsburg enjoyed spending time with his colleagues and saying hello to customers on Shred Day. 


American Heart Association 2021 Heart Walk 

The 2021 Adams Mason Dixon Heart Walk Digital Experience was a tremendous success with a team of 17 staff members and friends of the Bank participating from throughout the Bank’s footprint. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, participants once again set their own goals and walked on their own time throughout the month of September. 

ACNB Bank raised $2,715 for the American Heart Association as a result of individual participant fundraising and the Casual for a Cause activity held in February. The Bank served as a sponsor of this popular annual event and EVP/Chief Community Banking Officer Tom Stone served as the Executive Leader. 


Holiday Season Helping Hands Initiatives

Community Banking - Deck the Doors Holiday Competition 

FCB Bank hosted the second annual Deck the Doors holiday competition with each community banking office competing for the most festively decorated door on Facebook. FCB Bank contributed $500 to the community organizations selected by the winning offices. These organizations included the Adams County Office of Aging, Children’s Aid Society, New Windsor Fire and Hose Company, and Woman to Woman Mentoring, Inc. 

FCB Bank Supports Kris Kringle Procession 

Staff members were excited to be able to participate in the Kris Kringle Procession – a popular holiday event for which the Bank served as the Presenting Sponsor.  They waved and smiled at customers and local residents and gave out candy and glow sticks to hundreds of children.  

FCB Bank Supports Kris Kringle Procession

Student Homelessness Initiative Partnership - Homeless for the Holidays

FCB Bank partnered with Student Homelessness Initiative Partnership (SHIP) in support of the annual Homeless for the Holidays hygiene drive. The five offices collected a total of 121 items to benefit students in need within Frederick County.  

Student Homelessness Initiative Partnership

From left to right: FCB Bank Community Banking Specialists Darwin Armendaris and Alyssa Bienus at the Crestwood Office. 

Weinberg Center for the Arts - FCB Bank Holiday Matching Challenge

The Bank offered a challenge gift of $2,000 to the Weinberg Center for the Arts if the organization could raise a minimum of $2,000 in new memberships or donations between Giving Tuesday and New Year’s Eve. This fundraising effort successfully raised $42,870 for the Weinberg Center in downtown Frederick.