Business Briefs 08/30/2019


Shamrock Realty Group, Inc. has promoted Lauren N. Smith to the position of accounting manager.

The announcement was made by Pam Wadler, vice president and associate broker for the company.

Smith will be responsible for all of the day-to-day financial operations of the brokerage. She is also the coordinator of the rental department’s operations, handling property management concerns with landlords and tenants.

Smith joined Shamrock in 2017 as an administrative assistant. She has previous experience working at a large regional bank in the area, and working for a local construction and home improvement company.

She has studied business at Harford Community College and Wor-Wic Community College.

Originally from Bel Air in Harford County, Smith has been in Worcester County for 10 years. She lives in Ocean Pines with her husband and three young children.

Shamrock Realty Group, Inc., a full-service independent real estate brokerage, was established in 2006 by local entrepreneur Gary James and Wadler.

The firm has offices on Route 589 Racetrack Road in Ocean Pines and on Coastal Highway at 65th Street in Ocean City.


Reid Tingle, president and CEO of Bank of Ocean City, along with the Board of Directors, announce that Melissa von Bank, branch manager of Fenwick Island, Delaware, and Amy Catlin, internal auditor, have recently graduated from Maryland Banking School.

Bank of Ocean City is proud of their success, along with their commitment to the program.

The Maryland Banking School graduation ceremonies took place on Aug. 9, at University of Maryland College Park Marriott Conference Center.

The three-year curriculum featured courses focused on technology, leadership and management, economics and bank financial management, credit, sales and marketing, in addition to overall bank operations.

Bank of Ocean City is a locally-owned, independent community bank. Established in 1916 and headquartered in West Ocean City, the bank has six offices; three in Ocean City, one in Ocean Pines, one in Berlin and one in Fenwick Island, Delaware.


Taylor Bank announces that Cory Walsh, assistant vice president, loan and business development officer, recently graduated with honors from Maryland Banking School, a three-year banking school provided by the Maryland Bankers Association.

Organized in 1975, the Maryland Banking School provides a planned environment for the study of banking tailored to meet the needs of Maryland banks.

It emphasizes developing leadership, managerial and technical skills, and creating a resource network.

During the last year, students work in teams to run their own virtual bank through a computer-based bank simulation called BankExec.

Walsh joined Taylor Bank in June of 2012 and is responsible for loan generation, business development and client relationship management in the Sussex County and northern Worcester County markets. He is a graduate of Salisbury University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance.

Calvin B. Taylor Banking Company, the bank subsidiary of Calvin B. Taylor Bankshares, Inc., founded in 1890, offers a wide range of loan, deposit and ancillary banking services through both physical and digital delivery channels.

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