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A Maryland community bank expands holiday cheer By Carol Patton Five-hundred-fifty-nine may be Diane Deskins Hicks’ favorite number. That’s the record number of brand new toys her community bank collected last year for the Toys for Tots Foundation during a three-week charity drive during the holiday season. As the marketing manager at Community Bank of

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Philadelphia bank opens knowledge centers By Carol Patton They don’t look or function like a typical community bank branch or retail center. The two new 2,700-square-foot branches that Beneficial Bank in Philadelphia opened this past spring look and feel like modern community libraries. The branches, which the bank calls “campuses,” support the bank’s new branding


Commercial cyber security services become a for-profit business By Susan Thomas Springer It takes more for a bank to be a trusted advisor than it used to, says J. Morgan Davis, president and chief banking officer with TowneBank, a $4.6 billion-asset community bank headquartered in Portsmouth, Va. Thanks to a partnership with a cyber security