First United opens new community office

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A depiction of the new offices for First United Bank and Trust in Inwood, W.Va.

INWOOD, W.Va. — First United Bank & Trust has opened its new South Berkeley Community Office in Inwood, W.Va.

“We know that people are tech-savvy and want the convenience of mobile and internet banking. But we also realize that we still have many customers who want to see and talk to their bankers,” Carissa L. Rodeheaver, CEO, chairman of the board and president of First United Bank & Trust, said in a news release. “This is an exciting time, and the Berkeley County area is the perfect location for our new approach to the banking experience. We remain true to our traditional banking values while providing customers with the newest technologies and modern conveniences that we have to offer.”

The newly built office will include a focus on the local community and efficient, faster transactions to serve consumer and business customers.

The new technology available to customers will include an advanced ATM with envelope-free deposits, a Discovery Center and beverage bar.

The Discovery Centers will allow customers to experience new touchscreens and tablet technologies for themselves or have a banking specialist guide them through any of the new digital tools.

Customers will also be able to enjoy a cool drink or a cup of coffee from the beverage bar while they meet with a highly-trained associate.

“We are so excited to bring this new approach to banking and will continue our commitment to the Berkeley County area,” Denise D. Phelps, market area president for Berkeley County, said in the news release. “This newly built office will offer self-service options, as well as personal one-on-one banking options and we provide this while adding and offering new, easy and convenient technology to our community.  The beautiful design also incorporates many comfortable, modern elements for our customers and associates to enjoy.”

First United Corporation operates one full-service commercial bank, First United Bank & Trust. The Bank has a network of community offices in Garrett, Allegany, Washington and Frederick counties in Maryland, as well as Monongalia, Harrison, Mineral, and Berkeley counties in West Virginia.

As of June 30, the corporation posted assets of $1.3 billion.