The year was 1868. A group of local
business and townspeople, not 25 miles from the nation's capital,
was reeling from the deeply troubled economic conditions of the
post Civil War era. An unprecedented number of new federal taxes
had eroded the little savings they could manage.
Recovering from a long and costly
war, the large banks in Washington and Baltimore seemed too cold,
distant, and beholden to the federal government to bring a measure
of financial security to their families. Something had to be
The answer would come from within
the community and through the formation of a new bank; a bank that
would serve the interests of all people in their community, staffed
and managed by those who lived and worked in their community. It
would be prudently operated safe and strong. It would serve the
individual needs of each customer, one at a time, and through the
dedicated efforts of its employees, make the community a better
place to live. Nearly 150 years later, Sandy Spring Bank has not
only survived but has thrived by living by those same
Though our assets have grown to
nearly $4.0 billion over the years, with 49 branches serving
Maryland and Northern Virginia, our associates still take pride in
serving each and every customer with consistently remarkable
service, delivered with integrity. In fact, we were recognized by
Forbes Magazine as one of the top 100 "Most Trustworthy"
corporations in America for our integrity in financial reporting.
The Society of Human Resources has named us one of the top 50
places to work in the United States. We continue to be at the
forefront of technology in banking and provide state of the art
money management and online banking services that rival those
provided by the largest of banks.
Our commitment to making our
community a better place to live, work, raise a family and run a
business has never wavered. Through the shared effort of our 700
employees, we give back to our community all year long. While we
devote significant resources each year in support of the Crohn's
and Colitis Foundation, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Rebuilding
Together and other great charities, our employees are encouraged to
volunteer individually for their favorite cause. In fact, last year
alone we volunteered more than 30,000 service hours.
Today, nearly a century and a half
since we first opened our doors, we proudly serve as one of the
oldest and largest independent financial institutions in the area.
Yet we are still the alternative to the large, out of town banks,
having never wavered from the guiding principles of our roots.
We are Sandy Spring Bank and we
would love the opportunity to serve your needs and, most
importantly, earn your trust.