Bowl for Kids’ Sake 2014

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Bowl for Kids’ Sake, the largest annual fundraising campaign for Big Brothers Big Sisters, is coming up in February.   Big Brothers Big Sisters is the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network. The organization makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers and children. You can learn more about the work of Big Brothers Big […]

Looking Back: How did you Shop Local this Holiday Season?

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The holiday season has come and gone. Here at Chesapeake Bank, we celebrated with delicious food, time with family and friends and gifts from local retailers. Speaking of presents, The National Retail Federation  has reported that holiday sales increased by 3.8 percent this year.   This TIME.com article discusses 10 consumer trends from this 2013 […]

Personal Finance Resolutions for the New Year

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Most of us make New Year’s resolutions; lose weight, quit smoking, eat better. While these are great resolutions, how many of us make resolutions that affect personal finance decisions? We’ve put together three great finance resolutions with some resources to help you accomplish (and maintain) them in 2014.   Get more organized: We’ve said it […]

Shop Local this Holiday Season

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Whether you’ve been done with your holiday shopping for months, have just a few gifts left to buy or haven’t even started your shopping yet, it’s always a perfect time to add a few local items to the line-up of gifts you will be giving this year.   Shopping local this holiday seasons means you’ll […]

Holiday Hosting Tips

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It’s the holiday season once again, and this year, thanks to Thanksgivukkah, it seems as if the pressure is on. Whether it’s a family dinner or a more causal holiday celebration, be sure to celebrate, not commiserate the occasion.   It may be obvious, but according to HGTV,  when it comes to hosting the perfect […]