In this edition of ‘Voices’, get to know Laurie Slizewski, Eastern Savings Bank’s new Business Banking Manager.
Share a favorite “community” memory.
I’m very fortunate to have such good memories of the Baltimore Colts, Baltimore Orioles and yes even the Baltimore Bullets. Attending games at Memorial Stadium were some of the best times with family and friends from toddler, teenager to adulthood. We love our Ravens, married a Bears fan from Chicago, but we both still give dirty looks when we see a Mayflower Truck go by :-).
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Towson when it was the country (the Beltway wasn’t even completed yet!), and we moved to Bel Air in the early 70’s (also when it was the country).
What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard?
If the luggage doesn’t have your name on it, don’t pick it up.
Are there any nonprofits that you serve or volunteer with?
Over the years, I’ve been involved in a number of nonprofits and business associations. Currently, I’m a Board Member of the Harford County Public Library. Previous Board positions include the Harford County Education Foundation, CASA of Harford County, Exchange Club of Highlandtown, Route 40 Business Association, and the Baltimore County Business Association as well as volunteering for Harford Family House, SARC, ARC, Humane Society, and those in need.
Why are you proud to work at Eastern Savings Bank? What makes it different from other places to work or other financial institutions?
Eastern Savings Bank truly cares about its customers, and there’s extra effort put into caring for them in everything they do. I’ve worked at the large institutions, and all they care about is making the numbers. It’s such a pleasure to be a resource to our customers and be able to do what’s best for them and the bank, a “true” relationship.
What challenges does our community face and what do you think is necessary to tackle these challenges?
Inflation is of concern right now. Gas prices increased twice in Maryland over the last two weeks. Groceries are expensive. Now is the time for many families to look at their budgets and examine income vs. expenses. This savings plan tool can help you maintain your savings goals while dealing with unexpected expenses: easternsavingsbank.com/forms/Savings-Plan-Tool.pdf