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Non-profit organizations play an integral part in shaping our local communities. Relying primarily on foundation support, contributions and volunteering from others, the faces of non-profit organizations are passionate individuals who work to support, improve and affect change in the areas in which they work. Join us each Friday to learn more about our community organizations with our Friday Focus spotlight series and help us highlight our local neighbors.

Community Bank Blog
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November 23, 2018

FRIDAY FOCUS - Cedar Lane Senior Living Community

Despite a lifetime of hard work, the golden years can turn out to be a challenge. Inflation, low-wage jobs, accidents, costly health issues and other complications have left many seniors struggling to survive on social security alone. Cedar Lane Senior Living Community is committed to being part of the solution by offering these seniors a great place to live, priced within their means. This week, we caught up with Beverly Stickles, President and CEO of Cedar Lane, to learn more about the wonderful community Cedar Lane has created for those in need.

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November 15, 2018

FRIDAY FOCUS - Calvert Library Foundation

The Library provides a hub for members of the community to connect and interact with each other through engaging activities, programs and resources. The Calvert Library Foundation works hard to maintain and improve the resources available at the Library through the help of community members and local businesses. Scott Deacon, President of the Calvert Library Foundation, shares with us some touching moments and upcoming events the community can look forward to in this week’s Friday Focus.


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October 18, 2018

FRIDAY FOCUS - The Lobby Coffee Bar & Café

Have you ever stopped by The Lobby Coffee Bar & Café in Calvert County? This unique Coffee Bar operates as a non-profit enterprise, supporting the missions of End Hunger in Calvert County, Honduras Compassion Partners and Chesapeake Church. Help support local organizations by stopping by for your next cup of coffee or join them for one of their many events! In this week’s Friday Focus, we had the pleasure of hearing from Nicholas Cartron, Lead Barista & Coffee Culture Manager at The Lobby, to learn more about the great ways they are contributing to our community.

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October 4, 2018

FRIDAY FOCUS - Dream Queen Association

I’m going to share an exert from the Dream Queen Association's website because I think it is so inspiring…“Imagine a place that embraced the true essence of who you are and celebrated your uniqueness. Imagine a community that encouraged you to be fulfilled in the present while inspiring your goals and dreams for the future. Imagine a culture that accepted differences and embraced messages of unity, love, truth and forgiveness. Imagine a world that celebrated the impactful treasures of being feminine, heart-centered, powerful and independent. Welcome to the Dream Queen Association!” Erin Lewis, Founder and Chairman, shared the many ways you can be a part of this motivating organization in this week’s Friday Focus.


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September 27, 2018

FRIDAY FOCUS - Girls on the Run Southern Maryland

Confidence. Joyful. Meaningful. These are just some of the words used to describe the focus of Girls on the Run Southern Maryland. Girls on the Run provides young girls a positive development program designed to enhance their social, psychological and physical skills. The girls work hard all year to prepare for their main event - a 5k, including music, dancing, activities and of course running. Support Girls on the Run Southern Maryland by learning more about them from Jill Tennyson, Executive Director, in this week’s Friday Focus.

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September 13, 2018

FRIDAY FOCUS - 301 Derby Dames

The 301 Derby Dames provides women a chance to be a part of a team, developing friendships, leadership skills and building self-esteem. The skaters get involved in the community to help fellow non-profit organizations as well as offer an environment that believes and supports one another. In this week’s Friday Focus we spoke to Kelsey Pearson and learned about some of their upcoming events. Stop by their table at the Charles County Fair!


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August 29, 2018

FRIDAY FOCUS - James Madison Belle Grove Foundation

The James Madison Belle Grove Foundation shares a great story of our history and the people who have walked before us. The Belle Grove Foundation’s mission is to preserve, restore, improve, maintain and educate the public about Belle Grove and its amazing American History. Michelle Darnell, shared with us the many, exciting events Belle Grove is hosting including Haunted Ghost Tours, Witches’ Tea Party, Spirits Festival, Masquerade Casino Night and so much more! Learn more about Belle Grove in this week’s Friday Focus.

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August 17, 2018

FRIDAY FOCUS - Center for Abused Persons

“Safe homes start with safe relationships.” Center for Abused Persons provides services, programs and 24/7 help for victims of domestic, sexual and emotional abuse. They work together with several organizations in the community to provide people in need a place to come to, professionals to talk to, educational material, support and so much more. Annette Gilbert-Jackson, Executive Director, shared with us the many ways Center for Abused Persons is there for you and the community. Learn more in this week’s Friday Focus!


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July 24, 2018

FRIDAY FOCUS - Re-Use Barn Project, Inc.


The Re-Use Barn Project, Inc. is a project that seeks to reduce the amount of good usable items from getting discarded into the landfill. All donated items are reinvested back into the community to fund scholarships, help disaster victims and support environmental community projects. This week we talked to Re-Use Barn Project representatives, Jacqueline Miller and Rick Farrell and learned a little more about The Re-Use Barn Project’s community efforts.​

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July 20, 2018

FRIDAY FOCUS - The Promise Resource Center

The Promise Resource Center (PRC) is a non-profit organization looking to help provide a brighter future for children by educating and supporting their parents and caregivers. PRC has been providing parents, grandparents, foster parents and other child care providers with training and resources for the past 30 years in the tri-county area. This week we talked to Carolyn Smith, the Marketing Coordinator of The Promise Resource Center, and learned a little more about what the organization does for the community.


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