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Columbia Bank’s Thirty-Fifth Annual Golf Classic Provides $100,000 of Support to Economic Development Nonprofit Invest Newark

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Columbia Bank Golf Classic Check Presentation to Invest Newark. Image Courtesy of Columbia Bank. Left to Right: Justin Jennings – EVP, Operations Officer Columbia Bank Sandra Brown-Evering – Commercial Loan Regional Mgr Columbia Bank Thomas J. Kemly – President & CEO Columbia Bank,  Marcus Randolph – President & CEO Invest Newark  Gregory Good – Chief Real Estate Officer Invest Newark Councilman Michael Silva, East Ward, Newark, NJ

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Fair Lawn NJ, Columbia Bank is proud to announce that its 35th Annual Golf Classic has  raised $100,000 to benefit a Newark economic developmental agency, Invest Newark. Invest Newark’s mission is to  propel the city’s strong economy, build diverse communities, and create opportunities for Newarkers, focusing on  advancing economic prosperity for all.  

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Columbia Bank’s Minoska Mateo Named to Prestigious Independent Banker’s 40 Under 40: Emerging Community Bank Leaders List

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Minoska Mateo, Recipient of 2023 Independent Community  Bankers of America 40 Under 40: Emerging Community Bank  Leader Award. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Columbia Bank.

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Fair Lawn NJ, Columbia Bank is proud to announce Minoska Mateo, Vice President Community  Development Officer of Columbia Bank, has been selected as a recipient of the coveted 40 Under 40: Emerging  Community Bank Leader Award, from the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA). The esteemed distinction  recognizes the nation’s most promising young community banking professionals, who, based on character, leadership,  community involvement, and innovation, represent the future of the industry.

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Columbia Bank is Awarded an International “Great Place to Work” Certificate Recognizing Excellence in Workplace Culture

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Fair Lawn NJ, Columbia Bank is proud to announce it has been awarded a “Great Place to Work”  certificate, a global benchmark for identifying and awarding an outstanding employee experience. Distinguished  businesses are companies which outperformed the competition with unique and special benefits, robust training  opportunities for professional development, and commitment to employee appreciation. 

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Wyckoff’s Dennis Gibney of Columbia Bank Recognized as 2023 NJBIZ Leader in Finance Awards Honoree

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Wyckoff NJ,  Columbia Bank is proud to announce, Dennis Gibney, Executive Vice President  and Chief Financial Officer, has been selected as a “2023 NJBIZ Leaders in Finance Awards” honoree. Gibney was cited  for his extensive experience in strategic planning, financial institution valuations and mergers and acquisitions. The  distinguished accolade celebrates New Jersey’s top financial executives who contribute to the success of their companies  and communities. A ceremony recognizing the awardees, will take place on April 25, 2023, from 8:00-10:00 AM, at the  Doubletree by Hilton Somerset Hotel and Conference Center, located at 200 Atrium Drive, Somerset, New Jersey.  

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Columbia Bank Opens its Newest Branch in Teaneck

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New Jersey Local Nonprofits to Receive Financial Support Through Opening Promotions

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Fair Lawn NJ, Columbia Bank is pleased to announce its expansion into eastern Bergen County,  by opening its newest branch at 560 Cedar Lane in Teaneck, New Jersey. Teaneck Mayor James Dunleavy, Mayor  Deputy Elie Y. Katz, town Council members, Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank, bank executives,  nonprofit representatives and others, will gather at the site on December 9, 2022 to celebrate the occasion. 

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Columbia Bank Hosts Annual Week of Giving to Assist New Jersey Communities in Need Team Columbia Volunteers Unite to Spread Holiday Cheer

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Fair Lawn NJ,  Columbia Bank is pleased to announce its continued support of  New Jersey communities in need, by hosting its annual Week of Giving. During the week of November 14th,  2022, nearly 100% of “Team Columbia” employees donated their time to volunteer and make a meaningful  impact at local organizations throughout the state. Additionally, over 150 turkeys were donated to those in  need. 

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Columbia Bank’s Marissa Spinuzzi Named “Rising Star” by New Jersey Bankers Association

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Columbia Bank’s Marissa Spinuzzi, Receives a  2022 NJBankers “Rising Star” Award. Photo  Courtesy of Columbia Bank.

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Fair Lawn NJ, Columbia Bank is proud to announce that Marissa Spinuzzi, Fraud  Officer, is the recipient of a 2022 NJBankers “Rising Star” Award. The award recognizes emerging  professionals who have the potential to become the future leaders of the New Jersey banking business. 

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Columbia Bank Receives Corporate Board Diversity Award from African American Chamber of New Jersey and New Jersey Chamber of Commerce

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Columbia Bank Team at Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Trailblazer Awards Reception. (Left to Right) Carmine Meluccio, Business Development Officer ,Sandra Brown-Evering, Senior Commercial Account Executive ,Alycia Banks, Senior Vice President, Learning & Diversity Officer ,Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank ,Justin Jennings, Executive Vice President and Operations Officer ,Thomas Allen, Jr. Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer ,Noel R. Holland Chairman of The Board ,Richard Abbate, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development Manager ,Lucy Sorrentini, Chief Executive Officer of Impact Consulting LLC, Board of Directors ,Image Courtesy of Columbia Bank.

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Fair Lawn NJ, Columbia Bank is proud to announce it has won a Corporate Board Diversity  Award from the African American Chamber of New Jersey and New Jersey Chamber of Commerce. The prestigious  accolade which was received on November 3, 2022 in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, at the first Diversity, Equity and  Inclusion (DE&I) Trailblazer Awards reception, honors companies that demonstrate tangible and measurable progress in  critical areas of diversity, equity and inclusion. 

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Christian Health Honors Columbia Bank and Columbia Bank Foundation with Prestigious David F. Bolger Award for Service and Leadership

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Guests at Christian Health’s “Celebration of Excellence” Gala (Left to Right) Douglas A. Struyk, President and CEO of Christian Health ,Minoska Mateo, Vice President, Community Development Officer Columbia Bank, Mayra Rinaldi, Senior Vice President, Corporate Governance Columbia Bank ,Julie Holland, Executive Director of the Columbia Bank Foundation ,Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank and President of the Columbia  ,Bank Foundation. Photo Courtesy of Columbia Bank.

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Fair Lawn NJ, Columbia Bank and the Columbia Bank Foundation are pleased to announce  they were recently honored by Christian Health for outstanding contributions to the New Jersey community. On October  26, 2022, the coveted David F. Bolger Award for Service and Leadership was presented to Thomas J. Kemly, President  and CEO of Columbia Bank and President of the Columbia Bank Foundation on behalf of the organizations. 

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Columbia Bank’s Thirty-Fourth Annual Golf Classic Provides $100,000 of Support to St. Joseph Social Service Center

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Columbia Bank Golf Classic Check Presentation to St. Joseph Social Service Center (L to R): Thomas J. Kemly – President and CEO, Columbia Bank ,Bernadette Murphy – Executive Director, St. Joseph Social Service Center ,Karen Maher – Board President, St. Joseph Social Service Center ,Minoska Mateo – Vice President, Community Development Manager, Columbia Bank ,Image Courtesy of Columbia Bank

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Fair Lawn NJ, Columbia Bank is proud to announce its ongoing support of St.  Joseph Social Service Center (“St. Joseph’s”), by raising $100,000 at its 34th Annual Golf Classic to benefit  the nonprofit. Every year, the organization serves over 2,500 children and adults in need, including those who  may be homeless, throughout Elizabeth, New Jersey and surrounding communities.

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Columbia Bank Announces Hiring of Joseph LaPella, Chief Executive Officer of RSI Insurance Agency

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Joseph LaPella, President and CEO of RSI  Insurance Agency. Photo Courtesy of  Columbia Bank

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Fair Lawn NJ, Columbia Bank is pleased to welcome Joseph LaPella as Chief  Executive Officer of RSI Insurance Agency, a subsidiary of the Bank, effective immediately. In his role, Mr.  LaPella is responsible for managing the oversight of the newly acquired agency.

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Columbia Bank Appoints Manesh Prabhu as Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer

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Manesh Prabhu, Executive Vice President,  Chief Information Officer of Columbia Bank.  Photo Courtesy of Columbia Bank.

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Fair Lawn NJ,  Columbia Bank is pleased to welcome Manesh Prabhu as Executive  Vice President, Chief Information Officer, effective immediately. In his role, Mr. Prabhu is responsible for  Information Systems and Digital Banking.

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Columbia Bank Receives 2022 Bank Customer Experience Award

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Fair Lawn NJ, Columbia Bank is pleased to announce it has been selected as a recipient of a  national Bank Customer Experience Award (“BCX Award”) for “Best Branch Experience.” The BCX Awards honor the  most unique, innovative and pioneering financial institutions and technology providers whose branches and technologies  have the most impact on consumers. The award was presented to Columbia Bank on August 31, 2022 at a special  ceremony held at the Bank Customer Experience Summit in Chicago, Illinois. 

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Matthew Rickert of Ridgewood Joins Columbia Bank

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Fair Lawn NJ, Columbia Bank is pleased to welcome Matthew Rickert as  Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer, effective immediately. In his role, Mr. Rickert is responsible for  the Bank’s credit policies including all aspects of Commercial Credit and Special Assets. 

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