Amy has worked in the financial industry for almost 10 years. In that time she’s held many roles, including working as a teller, Implementation Specialist for Merchant Services, Market Research Analyst and her current role as Communication Specialist. Amy enjoys the fast pace and diversity of her role. Outside of work, Amy wishes life would slow down a little. She is a busy wife and mother to two young toddlers. In her downtime she enjoys relaxing in complete silence (which almost never happens!), shopping, riding motorcycle with her husband and creating her newest baked-good creation – don’t worry Susquehanna – it’s just a hobby!

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Check out these 8 tips for eating healthy on a budget

Mother and daughter in produce sectionThe fact is heart disease is the #1 killer of Americans and more than 1 in 3 Americans suffer from heart disease, so we can all probably say we know someone affected by heart disease in some way. With February being National Heart Month, it’s a great time to reinforce the importance of a heart healthy lifestyle to reduce those staggering statistics. Eating healthy, when combined with daily exercise, reducing stress and not using tobacco, can go a long way in reducing the odds of suffering from heart disease. To be honest, I used to feel that eating healthy was out of my budget! Lean meats, fruits, vegetables and nuts can get expensive! But I’ve found ways to eat healthy and still go easy on my wallet. Continue Reading »

Family-friendly, non-frightening fall fun? We've got you covered

family fall funDuring the month of October, the last place you’ll find me is at a haunted house, creepy penitentiary, or on a ghost tour. I’m going to blame it on my kids; I don’t want to go to those places because I don’t want to scare them! (wink, wink). But honestly, the thought of eerie places actually gives me anxiety! I am not a fan of being scared, frightened, freaked out or left shaking with fear! So, if you’re like me and looking for some fun, family-friendly things to do this month, I have a few ideas that your kids will like and just maybe you will too!  Continue Reading »

Strikeouts for Stellar Education hits home run for local charities

[caption id="attachment_3673" align="alignright" width="300"]CAPPA, Community Alliance for Progressive Positive Action. A volunteer works with two students at a CAPPA after-school program.[/caption] At Susquehanna I help manage the Strikeouts for Stellar Education program! I may not be the most avid baseball fan, but there is one thing this season I am totally thrilled about: helping kids in our communities through Strikeouts! So far this season, we’ve contributed more than $10,000 to educational programs across our footprint! How does Strikeouts work? For every strikeout thrown by a player with one of our minor league partner teams at a home game, Susquehanna will make a $10 donation to a local charity committed to education, for a total of up to $5,000 per team! While we often highlight the teams, I’d like to take the opportunity to tell you about the organizations and some of the individuals who benefit from Strikeouts! Continue Reading »

Snow day -- now what? Here are 10 fun ways to beat the snow-day boredom

snowdayblogWhen I was in school, I remember the excitement of waking up to a snowy morning, sitting impatiently in front of the TV, waiting for our school to appear on the closing list and then rejoicing when we finally saw it! Times have changed. Now, you wake up to a snowy morning, check the local news station’s website from your phone, see school is closed and go back to bed.  Many schools even send emails or text messages letting parents know of delays or closings. Continue Reading »

When is the best time of year to buy furniture, sneakers, dishware and other items? Check out this list.

shoppingDid you know April is one of the best times of the year buy sneakers?  And May is the best time to buy a refrigerator or a mattress? Maybe you knew that, but I had no clue! I consider myself a pretty savvy shopper when it comes to buying clothes on clearance but certainly not when it comes to the best time of the year to buy tools, carpet, or office furniture, according to this list from While researching the best time of the year to buy furniture, I was able to pick up some more helpful tips from LifeHacker as to when to buy certain household items: Continue Reading »

Gifts for your children's teachers? It doesn't have to break the bank.

Kids making christmas decorations and postcardsEach year, I struggle with the thought of Christmas gifts for my children’s teachers.  Do I get gifts for them or not – that is the question? I haven’t always given gifts to them, but, but last year I had the realization that these teachers are not only there to care for and teach our children, but also to protect them while they are in the center’s care. They do a fantastic job and deserve a gift of appreciation from us especially during the holidays. Plus, I don’t like being outdone by all the super-crafty moms! In typical Amy fashion, it’s two weeks into December and now is when I convince myself I should do teacher gifts again this year. My kids are in daycare and preschool so they interact with a lot of people throughout the day which always makes me struggle with the question of whom to get gifts for: Do I buy for just their primary teachers – one in the morning and another in the afternoon – or do I also get gifts for the assistants? What about the school receptionist?  I love everyone there so it makes it kind of difficult to decide. Continue Reading »

You may be ready for winter, but what about your yard and garden?

Winter garden blogI’m an avid gardener and love to have a beautiful yard, flower beds and flower pots.  I love trying new plants and color variations and my Pinterest boards are exploding with ideas to try. But I will admit that most of my flower creations seem to look nicer in my head or online than they do in real life. Hey, I’m still learning! I have even tried my hand at planting a garden and know now that seven tomato plants is entirely too many to maintain – at least for me! I’ve had enough tomatoes in the last few months to last me years – I don’t want to look at another tomato for a long, long time! Continue Reading »

Who says romance is dead? It’s National Resurrect Romance Week!

Aug. 12 Blog photoValentine’s Day was almost six months ago – the chocolates have been eaten, the flowers are long gone, the busyness of summer has set in, and you can’t even remember when you had a night out. Maybe it was Valentine’s Day, who knows? Don’t get too discouraged. It is National Resurrect Romance Week, after all! Why not spark up that romance once again and show your little sweetie that Valentine’s Day doesn’t just happen in February. It can happen in the middle of August, too! Continue Reading »

Banking through the decades: Tips for your 20s, 30s and beyond

Piggy Bank with savings adviceMy parents opened a savings account for me shortly after I was born to deposit any money I received from birthdays to babysitting jobs.  I opened my first checking account after I started my first 'real' job at 16. After applying for my first credit card (with a $300 credit line) when I entered college, I recall being scared to death because I had heard so much about how easy it is to rack up credit-card debt. Continue Reading »

Banking When and Where I Want To Do It? YES, please!

MobileDeposit_KeyVisualLucky for me, I work for a bank and can conveniently walk across the street from my office building to do my banking.  I also live less than 2 miles away from the Susquehanna Bank branch in my town and there are Susquehanna branches everywhere that I do my local errands.  But sometimes I’m too busy at work to walk across the street to do my banking and it never fails, I usually forget the check that I need to deposit while I’m out running my errands! Continue Reading »

Tweet2Feed 2012: The Results Are In…

Did we make our goal of donating 300,000 meals through our Tweet2Feed campaign during last year’s holiday season?  Oh, yes we did!  We blew our goal out of the water by donating 341,780 meals to food banks in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and West Virginia!!  That’s incredible!  A HUGE thank you to customers who opened new checking accounts and added services to their new or existing checking accounts.  Also, thanks to our Facebook and Twitter followers for re-tweeting Twitter messages, “Liking” our Facebook posts and for sharing Tweet2Feed posts on your own Facebook pages to spread the word!  Without your help, we would not have reached our goal!    Continue Reading »

Give a BIG Cheer, #Tweet2Feed Is Back Again This Year!!

Usually our mindset during the next few months is all about family get-togethers, holiday shopping, yummy festive foods and how we’re going to lose those unwanted “holiday” pounds.  While most of us would be overjoyed with a less stuffed belly, what if our bellies were left grumbling this holiday season?   Not so fun.  With today’s economic challenges, more and more families are celebrating their holidays with less each year.  According to Feeding America, in the communities our bank serves, there are more than 4 million people who don’t have sufficient, reliable sources of food.   To help combat those stats, Susquehanna will launch its third annual #Tweet2Feed campaign on Thursday, Nov. 1!   Continue Reading »

What Do Credit and Halloween Have in Common?

The month of October is about more than just Halloween – there is another topic that can make you shriek and send chills down your spine just thinking about it – your credit!  To ease your fears, the American Bankers Association created Get Smart About Credit to   Continue Reading »

Let the Good Times (Rock &) Roll!

Susquehanna Bank is rolling into summer – rock n’ rolling that is!  Susquehanna is a proud sponsor of many summer concert series in communities throughout our region!  Join us for a few of these exciting events this summer! Long’s Park Summer Concert SeriesSunday evenings, June 3   Continue Reading »

A Mother’s Day Boost for the Economy?

My mom is amazing, caring, honest, patient, and beautiful – I could go on and on.  She was my first best friend and I have always been by her side – you can ask her – I had a constant grip on her pant leg at all times when I was little!  I still talk to her almost daily.  I don’t think I could ever show her just how much I love and appreciate her.  With Mother’s Day quickly approaching on May 13th, it’s a very special time to show your mom or any woman in your life just how much you appreciate them! Even with the slow economy, people still want to splurge and pamper their moms.  It seems that Mother’s Day may be recession-proof!  A 2011 survey from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and BIGresearch estimates that $16.3 billion was spent on Mother’s Day – beating out Valentine’s Day ($15.7 billion) and Easter spending ($14.6 billion).  This was the highest rate of spending for Mother’s Day since 2008. The NRF estimates that Mother’s Day is the third largest spending holiday, behind Christmas and back-to-school. Continue Reading »

Teaming Up with Minor League Baseball to Support Education!

During the 2012 baseball season, Susquehanna is launching its sixth annual Strikeouts for Straight A’s educational initiative! Nine minor league baseball teams from across the region have partnered with us to promote the importance of good study habits in making a grand slam in students’ grades. Since the program’s inception, Susquehanna has raised more than $250,000 for educational programs throughout Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Continue Reading »

But Mommy, I WANT it!

As I’m standing in the middle of the toy store listening to my 3-year-old son cry because we won’t buy him the giant truck that he wants, I realize this might be a good time to start teaching him about saving money, and ‘needs’ versus ‘wants.’ But is he too young to start teaching him about money? No way! It’s important to teach children to save at a young age, to lay the groundwork for habits that will help them for the rest of their lives. Continue Reading »

America Saves Week: Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically.

Did you know there is an entire week devoted to teaching Americans to save each year? There is! This year America Saves Week is February 19 through the 26th. America Saves was created by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council in 2007 to encourage people to improve their finances. This year’s objective: Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically. Obviously everyone’s goals will be different depending on your stage of life; some are just looking to stay afloat while others may have more specific goals like saving for a car, college, or retirement. Any amount of saving will help in the long run, right? Continue Reading »