Allison N. Lankford

Allison N. Lankford

Lankford returns

Raymond M. Thompson, president and chief executive officer of Calvin B. Taylor Bank has announced that Allison N. Lankford has returned to the bank as an operations supervisor.

Lankford will be responsible for overseeing daily branch operations, assisting with monthly branch audits, supporting management and company policies on the front line, and monitoring employee performance. She will be located at the West Ocean City branch.

Lankford comes to Taylor Bank with just under 10 years of banking experience, six of which took place at Taylor Bank. Her background includes branch management and customer service. She has completed her first year at the West Virginia Banking School.

Lankford is very active and involved in the local community. She has served as the vice president of the Town of Bath Development Authority, and participates in groups such as the Rotary Club, Boys and Girls Club, Ocean City Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Group, and the Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce.

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.

The company has 11 banking locations within the eastern coastal area of the Delmarva Peninsula including Worcester County, Maryland, Sussex County, Delaware and Accomack County, Virginia. There is also a loan production office located in Onley, Virginia.


Maryland Capital Enterprises is accepting nominations for the seventh annual Palmer Gillis Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

The awards presentation will be held at Maryland Capital Enterprises’ annual celebration, Thursday, Nov. 15, at Salisbury University in the Assembly Hall of the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons Building from 6-9 p.m.

Nomination deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21.

The winner will receive the Maryland Capital Enterprises Palmer Gillis Entrepreneur of the Year Award and a check for $2,000. Two runners up will each receive $500.

Award Eligibility Criteria:

• Must be a small business owner/majority partner involved in daily operation of the business

• The business must be located in the Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset, Kent, Queen Anne, Talbot, Caroline or Dorchester County

• The company must employ 100 employees or less

• The business must have been established locally for two years

• It must be a “for profit” business

• The business must be good standing with the State of Maryland

For more information, contact Lisa Twilley at or 410-546-1900 ext. 108.

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