October 18, 2017

Another Quarter Of Record Earnings

I am very pleased to report that our Company, Eagle Bancorp, Inc., experienced a continued quarterly trend of balanced and consistently strong financial performance during the third quarter of 2017. To read our entire earnings press release, including the financial tables, click here.

October 16, 2017

Susan Riel Joins Eagle Bancorp Board of Directors

It is with much pride and pleasure that I announce that Susan Riel, EagleBank’s Chief Operating Officer, has been elected to the board of directors of our holding company, Eagle Bancorp, Inc. As you know, Susan has been with the Company since before the bank ever opened for business. She has played a vital role in the growth and success of the bank and holding company.  The Board of Directors recognized this and asked Susan if she would agree to hold a board seat and be at the table as a voting member.  Luckily for us, she agreed.  Please join me in congratulating Susan on this recognition and her acceptance of the responsibility that goes with it. Here is the…Read More >

March 7, 2017

We need George Washington Hospital Kidney Center

Here is a link to an Op Ed I wrote that was published in yesterday’s online Washington Post, “We need George Washington University’s kidney transplant center.”  Please take a moment to read…it is just so important to our community that we keep the George Washington Hospital Kidney Center open!

January 13, 2017

Community bank: We want less regulation

Cover story in the January 13, 2017 print edition of the Washington Business Journal, “Dear President Trump: We asked seven local businesses what they want to see from the new administration.”  Here is my response on community banking… Community bank: We want less regulation EagleBank CEO Ron Paul wants — and hopes for — the incoming administration of Donald Trump to overhaul banking regulations to be less burdensome on smaller community banks. Based on Trump’s pledges, Paul has good reason to be optimistic. Specifically, Paul thinks one of the biggest issues facing community banks are regulations that increase costs based on the size of the bank. “Once you cross the $10 billion threshold, it gets very, very expensive,” Paul said. “Small…Read More >

January 12, 2017

WSSC Business Investment and Growth Program

Today the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission announced the launch of the Business Investment and Growth (BIG) Program to stimulate local small business lending in Prince George’s County and Montgomery County, MD.  Under this program, the WSSC has committed to place $10 million among several community banks based in those two counties which banks meet the safety and soundness standards established by the WSSC.  In return, the participating banks have agreed to leverage any funds deposited on a 2:1 basis into small business loans to companies and/or projects located in the two counties.  EagleBank worked closely with the WSSC in the development of the program and was the first bank to commit to participation in the program.    To read the press releases concerning this…Read More >

November 16, 2016

A STORY IN EVERY LOAN

The story below was published in our 3rd Quarter 2016 Newsletter. Loans That Help Heal Every loan tells a story: A commercial venture that brings an interesting historic property back to life; new homes to make homeownership dreams come true; a development that opens doors, provides jobs, but also preserves a natural habitat; shops, eateries, and retail enhancements that provide us with exciting choices and options. Among recent approved loans, one touched our hearts and inspired our patriotism. Travel down a two-lane road west of Cambridge on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and eventually you’ll see the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge on your left. On the right, tucked behind some trees, is a 290-acre property with 2.3 miles of waterfront along Parsons Creek and…Read More >

November 16, 2016

Over $400K Raised in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Here is a link to the press release that went out this morning: Twelfth Annual EagleBank Foundation Fight Against Breast Cancer Golf and First Annual Tennis Classic Raised Over $400,000.

October 18, 2016

Nurturing the Entrepreneurial Spirit

Here is a link to an article written by Katherine Johnson and published yesterday, October 17 in the George Mason University  School of Business website: EagleBank Scholarship Fuels Student’s Entrepreneurial Drive…the importance of entrepreneurship education in our community and educational setting.

March 3, 2016

Mason Students Urged to Become Leaders

Last night, I spoke before an audience of George Mason University’s School of Business, at the EagleBank Arena, as part of the Brown & Brown Distinguished Speaker Series. My topic was “Leadership:The Key to Making a Difference in Business and in Life.” In my prepared remarks, I urged students and graduates to become leaders, at their place of work, their place of worship and in the community. I then spent 45 minutes answering audience questions, which ranged from “How do you overcome fear when trying to succeed at something new?” to “What was your biggest failure and what did you learn from it?” to “What is EagleBank’s differentiator among local banks?” Good questions! As part of EagleBank’s support relationship with…Read More >

December 17, 2015

Fraud Alert!

Recently I wrote about the increasing prevalence of “business email compromise.” That’s when an email appears to come from a company executive directing a wire transfer to be made, but in fact it is fraudulent. EagleBank just published a brochure with good information describing various types of fraudulent efforts, ways you can reduce the risk of it happening to your company and more. I’m pleased to attach it. Be alert and proactive!

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