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2021 Annual Meeting
January 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
“DRIVEN TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE” IS A KEY OBJECTIVE AT FSC FIRST 2021 ANNUAL MEETING
On Wednesday, January 26, 2022 business owners, leaders, elected officials and community stakeholders convened virtually for the FSC First 2021 Annual Meeting. The theme of the program was “Driven To Make A Difference.”
“Driven To Make A Difference” showcased how FSC First positions businesses to thrive and highlighted the accomplishments from 2021. Diane Brown, Chair of the FSC First Board of Directors, opened the meeting. The program also included updates from Shelly Gross-Wade, President and CEO, Dawn Medley, Senior Vice President – Business Finance Programs, and Beverly Everson-Jones, Chief Financial Officer.
“2021 was a challenging, yet rewarding year for all of us. This event allowed us the opportunity to showcase the wonderful accomplishments of FSC First and the businesses we serve,” said Diane Brown, Chair of the FSC First Board of Directors.
FSC First then honored eight businesses and individuals who overcame significant challenges last year. Honorees included:
- Beverly Everson-Jones, FSC First Employee of the Year
- John Halley, M&T Bank, Strategic Partner of the Year
- Alicia Fields, Sandy Spring Bank, Bank Partner of the Year
- Dana Smith, Spiritual Essence Yoga, Woman-Owned Business of the Year
- Romano Vineyard and Winery, Joseph and Jo Ann Romano, Small Business of the Year
- Estime Enterprises, Lunique Estime, Minority-Owned Business of the Year
- Post Net, Inc., Femi Ijiti, Veteran-Owned Business of the Year
- Jermaine Johnson, PNC Bank, PNC Foundation, Visionary Leader of the Year
Brandon Bellamy, CEO of The Velocity Companies, delivered the keynote address. Upbeat and well-received, the keynote placed 2021 in context and set the tone for the year to come.
“Thank you to all who attended our 2021 Annual Meeting. It is always a pleasure to recognize FSC First’s terrific partners, clients and staff. We felt that this particular group of honorees aligned seamlessly with our meeting theme, as all are driven to make a difference,” said FSC First President and CEO, Shelly Gross-Wade.
To learn more about the Annual Meeting or other FSC First initiatives, visit the website at www.fscfirst.com.