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Shore United Bank celebrates Heikes’ service


EASTON — Shore United Bank recently recognized Laura Heikes for 35 years of service to the company. Heikes started her career with the bank in April of 1986 as an assistant comptrolle­r at the Dover Street branch in Easton.

Over her 35 years, she has held many positions with the bank such as, manager of loan services, officer of compliance and security, branch administra­tion, operations and conversion coordinato­r. Heikes currently serves as a Senior Vice President of Shore


Bank, and the company’s Government and Community



She will be retiring on April 28, 2021.

Heikes lives her commitment to the community by currently serving with the following organizati­ons: Chairperso­n and Founding Member for the Talbot County Public Schools Education Foundation,

Talbot County Fair Board, Member of Talbot County Soroptimis­t Club, Talbot County Chamber Ambassador, Vice Chair of the Talbot County Extension Board, Member of the Talbot County Hunger Coalition, Member of the Talbot County Chamber Partners in Education Committee, Founding Board member of Junior Achievemen­t in Talbot County. She also volunteers for the following organizati­ons: Talbot Goes Purple, Talbot County and Queen Ann County Fairs, Mid-Shore Community Foundation,

Character Counts, 4-H, FFA, Talbot County Farm Bureau, His Hope Haven, Neighborho­od Service Center and many more.

In addition to her work as a community partner, Laura is a 2015 graduate of Shore Leadership and was honored with the Maryland You Are Beautiful Award in 2015 and 2014 Business Woman of the Year by the Talbot County Chamber of Commerce.

“Being a community banker is by no means a nine to five job. To be a true community banker you need to be active in the community and connect with your customers to help improve the communitie­s we live in,” Heikes said.

“We wish Laura well as she enters this new chapter in her life. Laura has been dedicated to supporting the needs of her customers and our communitie­s for over 35 years and she will be greatly missed. However, knowing her fondness and dedication to this community I have no doubt that she will continue to be a positive force in many local activities,” said

Lloyd L. “Scott” Beatty Jr., President and CEO at Shore United Bank.

Heikes resides in St. Michaels with her husband, Ed. She has two children, Kate and Jed, and two grandchild­ren, Peyton Skye and Bailey Claire. When not volunteeri­ng in the community, Laura loves spending time entertaini­ng family and friends and enjoys being a “Mimi” to many, especially her two grandchild­ren.

For more informatio­n about Shore United Bank, visit ShoreUnite­dBank. com.


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