January 12, 2015

Advice to Graduates: Become a Leader

Recently I had the honor of addressing the graduating class of the Robert H. Smith School of Business at my alma mater, the University of Maryland.  My remarks centered around developing leadership skills as the key to success in one’s business, civic and personal lives.  An abbreviated version was published in The Washington Post’s Capital Business.

December 17, 2014

Thank You for the Year That Was and the New Year That Will Be

As 2014 comes to a close, I look back at the year that has been and the year that lies ahead. EagleBank is now the largest community bank headquartered in the Washington, DC metropolitan market, by any measure – deposit market share, assets, or stock market capitalization, for example.  We are Maryland’s most profitable community bank.  And with our merger with Virginia Heritage Bank now complete, we have more branches in Northern Virginia than in any other part of our region. While we are so proud of the success you have allowed us, we will never lose sight of what got us to this point.  We will continue to focus on the formula that we so strongly believe in: personal…Read More >

November 13, 2014

EagleBank and Virginia Heritage Bank: We Are One

It is with much enthusiasm that we welcome Virginia Heritage Bank customers and shareholders to the EagleBank family. What a combination of two great banks!  We are now over $5 billion in assets, the largest of any community bank headquartered in the metropolitan Washington, DC area.  In our market, we have the largest deposit market share, the largest stock market capitalization and the highest level of profits of any community bank. What does this mean for you?  Whether already a customer of EagleBank or new to us, you will now have the convenience of banking with us through over 20 branches located in and around the Capital Beltway.  As a result of the merger and increased capital strength, our legal lending limit is now close to $90 million.…Read More >

September 12, 2014

The Banner Yet Waves

Guest blog* by Ronald D. Paul, Chairman & CEO of EagleBank Two hundred years ago this Sunday, Francis Scott Key penned the Star Spangled Banner. Our country’s promise remains as bright today. We are a beacon to the world, a shining example of democracy and human dignity and opportunity. This nation… our region… our local community afford individuals the opportunity to pursue any avenue they wish. Be it a start-up business, a non-profit organization or the next generation of a thriving family business, the sky is the limit. As a community bank, EagleBank focuses on helping local business owners live the American dream. EagleBank loans help fuel the small and medium-sized businesses of metropolitan Washington. From apartment buildings and subdivisions…Read More >

August 18, 2014

August Musings

Sweet Sixteen.  This summer marks the 16th anniversary of EagleBank opening its doors.  From that humble beginning we have become the largest community bank headquartered in metro Washington.  And our announced merger with Virginia Heritage Bank (more below) will only further strengthen our position and expand our footprint.  But one thing will never change.  EagleBank will still be the flexible, customer-oriented bank you have come to know and experience.  Always listening. Always putting relationships first. Earnings.  EagleBank released its earnings for the second quarter of 2014.  We reported net income of $12.9 million, which works out to operating earnings of $0.50 per share of common stock.  Significantly, the results represent the 22nd quarter in a row of record earnings.  Mark…Read More >

July 22, 2014

Growing by knowing

“Objects in mirror are closer than they appear.”  And a community bank that’s closer to the people can be bigger and more capable than one imagines. Just ask Gary Rappaport.  The retail real estate firm he founded thirty years ago, The Rappaport Companies, has grown into one of the largest owners and managers of shopping centers in the Mid-Atlantic. That kind of growth, in that business, takes big financing.  So, even though we’d known Gary for decades, we realized he probably thought his business had outgrown the capabilities of a local bank like ours. Then, a few years ago, he called us.  He owned an older shopping center in serious need of redevelopment in order to reposition it to be…Read More >

June 18, 2014

A Winning Combination

EagleBank prides itself on being the premier local bank in our area.  We are about to deepen and broaden our roots in the community.  We have focused our efforts on becoming as present and active in Northern Virginia as we have become in Maryland and the District.  In furtherance of that goal, we have entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire Virginia Heritage Bank, with EagleBank remaining as the surviving entity. Virginia Heritage is a $900 million bank headquartered in Tysons Corner.  It has six branches, all in Northern Virginia.  Our due diligence tells us the bank is well run, and has enjoyed great success in loans and profitability.  Along with a number of the EagleBank staff, I have met with…Read More >

June 12, 2014

EagleBank Presents the Bisnow Morning Brief

If you’re like me, each afternoon I go to my email inbox and open up the Bisnow Real Estate Newsletter for the DC area and learn what’s going on.  The e-newsletter reports on interesting deals, interesting events and interesting people. EagleBank is proud to announce that we have teamed up with Bisnow to create another newsletter that will arrive in inboxes each morning.  It will be just as current and compelling. EagleBank presents the Bisnow Morning Brief: a daily collection of “ripped from the headlines” Washington area real estate headlines, each linking you to the full story from a wide array of news sources, all online, all at your fingertips. Join EagleBank on keeping your finger on the pulse of the DC area real…Read More >

May 19, 2014

Good Things Happen

To EagleBank, serving the community is much more than volunteering or donating. It’s an integral part of the business plan. One of the pleasures of being a community bank is knowing that our success results from helping other local businesses succeed. When we can help a nonprofit organization whose business is helping members of the community directly, the satisfaction is even greater. That’s why we are especially proud of our relationship with Whitman-Walker Health, an internationally recognized provider of health care to the DC-area gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and broader communities, as well as those living with HIV. Established in 1978, Whitman-Walker Health has provided culturally competent, quality care for thousands, especially those who face barriers to health care access.…Read More >

May 2, 2014

There When It Counts

EagleBank is proud to share success stories of our customers. Our recently issued Annual Report (click here) highlights three customers and the role EagleBank has played in their progress. Here is the story of M. Luis Construction, a family owned business headquartered in Rockville, MD: Cidalia Luis-Akbar and Natalia Luis had guided M. Luis Construction through the recession. But then the sisters’ troubles began. The Maryland-based road construction company their parents started in 1985 had achieved great success. Looking to build on that success, in late 2010 the sisters invested millions in an asphalt manufacturing plant in Rockville. In February 2011, a fire destroyed the company’s central operations hub, a loss worth several million dollars. Then the rains came. Over…Read More >

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