14th Annual Client Crab Feast
More than 160 clients were hosted by Eglseder Wealth Management Group during their 14th annual Crab Feast held on Saturday, September 23 at Eglseder Wealth’s offices on Commerce Drive in Easton. While clients met and mingled, more than 20 bushels of Miles River #1 steamed blue crabs and more than 200 oysters on the half-shell were served by Cole’s Seafood House and Deli of Easton, Maryland.
In keeping with tradition, guests enjoyed fresh, hand-crafted burgers from Frase’s Meat Shop in Preston, Nathan’s hot dogs, salads and fruit by the local Acme market, and beer from Easton Liquors. Fisher’s Pastries at the local Amish Market provided fresh pie, served a la mode with ice cream from The Scottish Highland Creamery.
Eglseder Wealth Management Group hosts this client appreciation event each fall to celebrate and thank their clients and guests. Client giveaways included a pair of 2023 Waterfowl Festival tickets, a gift certificate to local restaurant Legal Assets, a set of beautiful Carvel Hall crab knives, and a lovely wine and cheese basket from Town & Country Wine, Liquor, Etc.
3rd Annual Veteran's BBQ Wednesday, June 14, 2023
Local U.S. Armed Services veterans were honored by Eglseder Wealth Management Group during our 3rd annual Veterans BBQ held this past Flag Day at EWMG offices in Easton. EWMG hosts this client event every June to celebrate and honor veterans and their families. Represented at the event included veterans from the U.S. Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, National Guard, and Navy. “This old-fashioned BBQ is one of our favorite events to host each year,” said our President Scott Eglseder. “We are very happy to show, even in this small way, how much we value and appreciate those amongst us who have sacrificed for our country.” While veterans met and mingled, our staff helped to serve up handmade burgers from Frase’s Meat Shop in Preston, salads and fruits provided by the local Acme market, beer and wine from Town and Country Liquors, and fresh, homemade brownies from Rusticana Pizza. “We are committed to supporting local businesses and organizations in everything we do,” says Scott, who is also a Talbot County native. “So involving local vendors for our events is as important to us as is the fundraising we do for local charities, including our current push raising funds for Operation Christmas Spirit.”
Scott says his late brother, Kurt, was an inspiration for hosting this annual event. Kurt was a staple in Easton before his passing in 2016. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and completed his Navy career as an officer aboard two ballistic missile submarines, the USS Henry L. Stimson and the USS Mariano G. Vallejo. “Kurt was a big part of our lives and that of the Easton community,” says Eglseder. “Our hearts are in this event as we include and honor him and other veterans that are no longer with us as well.”
Oysters Planted on Tred Avon River Sanctuary Friday, June 2, 2023
Volunteers for the Chesapeake Bay Oyster Reef Recovery Initiative gathered at the offices of founding sponsor Eglseder Wealth Management Group, Inc. on June 2 to pick up oyster spat-on-shell from their 300-plus growers. After coffee and doughnuts, 80 community volunteers collected more than 750 cages of oysters from the growers and delivered them to the Easton Point Marina. Captain Robert Crow and his first mate, Mark Massey, were at the dock waiting to load the oysters onto their boat and plant the 217,280 spat-on-shell in a protected oyster sanctuary on the Tred Avon River. The Chesapeake Bay Oyster Reef Recovery Initiative was founded in 2011 by EWMG and, as measured by the number of growers in any group, has grown to be the largest group of oyster growers (for restoration purposes) in the State of Maryland.
Oysters help filter the Chesapeake Bay’s waters by removing excess nitrogen and incorporating it into their shells and tissue as they grow. Oysters also consume pollutants, rendering them harmless. Born in Easton in 1960 and raised on Spencer’s Creek near St. Michaels, President of EWMG Scott Eglseder vividly remembers the abundance of life the Chesapeake Bay offered during his youth. He says since then he has witnessed the decline of that abundance—and the way of life associated with it—to a mere fraction of what it used to be. “Now, I want my eight grandchildren to enjoy the incredible abundance the Bay has to offer through my support of this initiative, which is made possible through our grower and volunteer support,” says Scott. “My company is deeply committed to helping to make the abundance of my youth, once again, a reality for all to enjoy, and that includes more protected oysters growing on the Tred Avon River.”
The project is part of the state’s Marylanders Grow Oysters program to encourage people to become involved in Maryland’s oyster restoration efforts and clean-up of the Chesapeake Bay.
To learn how to become an oyster grower, please visit www.oystersforthebay.com or contact Suzanne Anderson, Program Manager, at 410-822-9143.
12th Annual Shred Fest Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Eglseder Wealth Management Group, Inc. hosted its 12th Annual Shredding event on Wednesday, May 10th. A record-breaking 9,135 lbs. of paper was shredded for attendees, keeping private information out of the hands of potential identity thieves. More than 150 participants watched as their documents were shredded by All-Shred shredding service. Easton’s very own “crossing guard,” Charles “Nut” Jenkins, was there to direct traffic as EWMG’s staff helped unload documents from vehicles and handed out free gift bags to each group of participants.
Shred Fest guests enjoyed complimentary doughnuts, muffins, yogurt, fruit, and coffee while they perused 19 interesting and informative vendor booths. Vendors included Avery Hall Insurance Group, BSC Group, Cardinal Construction LLC, Caronna Estate Sales, Full Circle Travel, Home Instead, Junior Achievement, Maryland Health Connections, The Chesapeake Bay Oyster Reef Recovery Initiative, Partners in Care, Private Sitters Caring Caregivers, The Small Agency, Talbot County Department of Emergency Services, Talbot County Health Department, Talbot Humane Society, Talbot Mentors, Talbot Senior Center, and Wye Oak Mobile Repair.
Grills on Wheels, owned and operated by Mr. Butch Frase, was on hand providing pit beef, turkey, chips, and soft drinks for sale. As a result, more than $550 in proceeds from the BBQ sale were donated to Operation Christmas Spirit, which is a project of the Easton Rotary Youth and Community Fund for the Sheldon Scott initiative. The Rotary Club is currently chaired by Lonnie Green. This amount was added to Eglseder Wealth Management Group’s fundraising efforts from last November, which helped raise nearly $20,000 for Operation Christmas Spirit. The 12th Annual Shredding Event included free antique appraisals by Charlene Upham Antiques and appraisals of jewelry, art, and decorative items. Some attendees brought family heirlooms, and rather than seeking monetary value, they were able to establish the date of origin and/or country of origin of the object in question, which helped attendees determine who in their family lineage may have acquired the object. Gary Gerhardt, owner of Yard Works Plus, LLC, donated one of his dumpsters for the day to dispose of cardboard boxes that could not be shredded.
EWMG hosts this free, community-wide event every May to offer people a chance to shred and safely dispose of unwanted documents, receive free appraisals for antiques and other items, and learn more about available, retiree-focused services in the area.
13th Annual Client Crab Feast Saturday, October 8, 2022
Our 13th Annual Client Appreciation Crab Feast was held on Saturday, October 8, 2022. This year, post-COVID, we went back to our traditional one seating. This gave us the opportunity to host our clients longer, as well as the opportunity for them to mingle and chat with friends.
The weather was bright and sunny with a little Autumn crisp. The added sides to the tent and wonderful heaters kept things warm and cozy underneath. Our 176 clients and their guests feasted on over 20 bushels of amazing Miles River #1 steamed Blue Crabs, which were provided by Cole’s Seafood and Deli here in Easton, MD. They also enjoyed oysters on the half shell, shucked by none other than Bruce Cole himself! And of course, his team kept the crabs and oysters flowing.
We also had our traditional favorite foods, such as Frase’s hand crafted hamburgers and Nathan’s hot dogs, as well as Acme Amish potato salad, Mr. Ron’s Cole Slaw, cheese, Claussen pickles and pies from Fisher’s Pastries at the local Amish Market. We enjoyed an extra special treat this year from The Scottish Highland Creamery Ice Cream with six flavors to choose from.
EWMG had several lovely door prizes to give away for the crowd’s enjoyment. We had a wine and cheese basket from Town & Country Liquors, a pair of tickets to the annual Waterfowl Festival, a set of four Carval Hall crab knives, and a gift card to a local restaurant, Legal Assets.
We had an opportunity to introduce our newest team members, Cindy Wagner, Client Services, and Suzanne Anderson, Event Coordinator and Program Director for our community outreach program, Oysters for the Bay.
We were once again touched by the response we received from our clients for our U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Collection. The large box was filled with many thoughtful gifts, stuffed animals and books.
It is often discussed amongst our team that we honestly feel we have the very best clients around! Thank you for your continued business and trust in us.
Oyster Social 2022
2022 Oyster Social Recap We held our 11th annual Oyster Social on Thursday, June 16, 2022. Every year we hold a cookout for our growers and volunteers to thank them for their time and hard work to help keep the oyster program thriving. Storms came through town in the late morning but cleared out by early afternoon. Luckily the temperatures held nice and cool with a lovely breeze throughout the evening, making for a very pleasant evening to be outside under the tent. Seventy-six of our growers and volunteers came to join us for local Frase’s Meat Shop hamburgers, Nathan’s hot dogs, baked beans and a variety of other sides from our local Acme Market. Beer and wine from two local businesses Harrison’s and Town and Country Liquors. Cole’s Seafood supplied us with oysters on the half shell, as well as Alan from the shop to expertly shuck the oysters. They were delicious and gone entirely too soon! We’ll have to order more for next year’s event. As always, Smith Island cakes were the dessert offered and we had a few flavor varieties to choose from. Classic, Lemon and Coconut this year. Without our growers and volunteers, we would not be able to do what we do to help the oyster population, and as a result, help to clean the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. They do all of the hard work for our program, from delivering the spat on shell to the care of the cages where the spat have a safe environment to mature in, to the picking up and planting of the oysters in the State Sanctuary provided for us by the DNR. They give their time and energy selflessly and we appreciate it!
2022 Veterans Cookout
This year we held our 2nd Annual Veterans cookout on Flag Day, Tuesday, June 14, 2022. As always, we want to honor our clients who are veterans for their service to the United States. As a special treat Scott invited musical performer and two-time Washington Area Music Award winner, Karen Jonas, to entertain.
She and her partner, Tim Bray, provided everyone with what they refer to as Americana music. A mix of classic rock and folk music with a country vibe. Everything from Willie Nelson to Bob Dylan were on the playlist, along with original songs Karen and Tim had written.
While the weather was warm, there was a nice breeze, and large fan, to keep air moving and our guests comfortable. Everyone seemed to enjoy the local made burgers from Frase’s Meat Shop in Preston, Nathan’s hot dogs and sides from our local Acme market while having the opportunity to talk about their time in service to our country. We finished the meal with fresh homemade brownies supplied by Rusticana Pizza Dover Street here in Easton.
Our own Kim White has twin boys who are both Marines. Her son, Corporal Alexander “Alex” White was in attendance, he had just returned two days before from serving in Okinawa, Japan the last three years. We are honored to be able to show, even in this small way, how much we value and honor those among us who have sacrificed for our country.
11th Annual ShredFest 2022
2022 Shred Fest Recap We had our 11th annual Shred Fest on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. Weather-wise, we could not have asked for a nicer day. Temperatures were in the low 70’s with a mix of sun and clouds and a breeze to keep everyone comfortable. We had over 135 cars come through shredding over 8000 pounds of sensitive documents. This helps prevent identity theft and fraud with the huge added benefit of “Peace of mind” to the people who came by. As usual we had a number of local businesses join us as vendors under the tent behind the Eglseder Wealth Management Group, Inc. main office. Joining us was Charlene Upham of Upham Antiques giving free antique appraisals, as she has done many times in the past, much to our delight. She is incredibly knowledgeable and very welcoming. We also were joined by The Talbot Humane Society, The Senior Center, Avery Hall insurance, BSC Group and Junior Achievement. Joining us for the first time were Full Circle Travel and Eat Sprout, who brought some of their delicious, healthy foods. As an added bonus this year, we had Jamie Petrids of Jamie’s Pit Beef here selling his delicious pit beef and smoked turkey sandwiches. Proceeds of those sales went to another vendor of ours, Partners in Care. As always, we here at Eglseder Wealth Management Group, Inc. are proud to be able to provide this service to the community at large and hope that those in the community are able to connect with local businesses, hopefully finding the resources they need.
10th Annual Client Appreciation Crab Feast
The best crabs we've ever seen, handcrafted ice cream from Scottish Highland Creamery, beautiful fall weather, Fisherman's Daughter oysters on the half-shell all contributed to our 10th Annual Client Appreciation Crab Feast being the best yet. And of course the guests were the icing on the cake! Read More...
On Wednesday, May 15, papers piled high once again for the 8thAnnual Shred Fest “Trash & Treasures” event held at the offices of Eglseder Wealth Management Group, Inc. (EWMG) on Commerce Drive in Easton. The spring weather was delightful and community members brought in a record-breaking 8,850 lbs of paper, keeping private information out of the hands of potential identity thieves. Read More...
The sky was slightly overcast but, thankfully, there was no rain, as we had postponed the event due to the threat of Hurricane Florence in September. In fact, by mid afternoon we had some sun and our 144 guests comfortably enjoyed the day. Scott provided his usual "taxi" service in a 6 passenger golf cart to help escort our guests to and from their vehicles. Chesapeake Seafood Caterers provided...Read more
Even with the weather being cloudy and rainy, more than 100 guests attended the Eglseder Wealth Management Group, Inc. 7thAnnual Shred Fest “Trash & Treasures” event on Wednesday, May 16th. A new event record for was set, with 7,695 pounds of paper shredded, keeping financial and personal information out of the hands of potential identity thieves. Read more
October 24, 2016
Published in the Star Democrat By JOSH BOLLINGER [email protected] Jul 17, 2016 EASTON — Two Talbot County residents have been appointed to head the Maryland Oyster Advisory Commission. Oysters for the Bay founder Scott Eglseder and Phillips Wharf Environmental Center founder Kelley Cox were named co-chairmen of the 23-member commission, which is charged with providing […] Read more
October 14, 2013
This years Crab Feast was another one to remember. The guests overflowed out of the big top tent, the crabs prepared by Chesapeake Bay Seafood Caterers were delicious and plentiful, libations quenched the thirst, and clients demolished 36 pies in record time. Read more