Bank grants nearly $600,000 to local nonprofits, hospitals

FAIR LAWN, NJ — The Columbia Bank Foundation recently announced a special program to support nonprofit organizations affected by COVID-19. With an original pledge of $300,000, the foundation nearly doubled its support to $600,000 due to the overwhelming need. A special carve out of $200,000 was designated to local hospitals in order to support the […]

Bloomfield restaurant provides free Easter meals

Bloomfield restaurant provides free Easter meals

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — This past Easter was a difficult one for many celebrants, as they could not observe the holiday with their usual company and customs. For some, the holiday was even more difficult, as they worried about where their Easter meal would come from. But Bloomfield businessman Salvatore Siconolfi, who owns Bella Napoli restaurant, […]

Annual contest announces area’s ‘favorite businesses’

Annual contest announces area’s ‘favorite businesses’

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Fourteen local businesses have been chosen by customers as their “2020 Favorite Businesses,” according to an annual contest conducted by two local business organizations in East Orange and Orange. The Business and Professional Association of the Oranges and the Orange Chamber of Commerce distributed ballots to customers during January and February […]

Area bank launches support efforts and loan assistance

FAIR LAWN, NJ — Columbia Bank has recently announced special efforts to assist customers and nonprofit organizations affected by coronavirus. The announcement is part of a comprehensive program to help ensure the health of bank employees, customers and communities served. “Columbia Bank is closely monitoring the progress of the virus and is making every effort […]

Nutley business moves to Bloomfield location after fire

Nutley business moves to Bloomfield location after fire

NUTLEY, NJ — Saul’s Upholstery Shop, longtime Nutley business, has been forced to move locations due to fire, but is still open and doing business at its new address, 44 West Passaic Ave. in Bloomfield. On Feb. 15, there was a fire at Saul’s Upholstery’s previous location, 307 Franklin Ave., a mixed-use building owned by […]

Bank volunteers complete Phoenix Center project

Bank volunteers complete Phoenix Center project

NUTLEY, NJ — A volunteer crew of Columbia Bank employees recently painted hallways at the Phoenix Center, a Nutley-based school that provides educational and therapeutic services to children with disabilities from eight New Jersey counties. All labor and materials were donated by Columbia Bank. “Team Columbia is extremely pleased to assist the Phoenix Center with […]

Caldwell University forms educational partnership with area bank

Caldwell University forms educational partnership with area bank

CALDWELL, NJ — It’s the classic win-win arrangement: an educational partnership featuring a local university providing discounted tuitions to employees of an area corporation. Caldwell-based Caldwell University is collaborating with Fairfield-based Kearny Bank on a multifaceted program. Specifically, Kearny Bank employees and family members will receive a 25-percent discount when taking Caldwell University classes. The […]

Bank’s sponsorship to support SOPAC programming for next 3 years

Bank’s sponsorship to support SOPAC programming for next 3 years

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange Performing Arts Center, now celebrating its 14th season, recently announced a sponsorship from BCB Bank to support SOPAC programming for the current season and the following two seasons. BCB Bank has branch offices in South Orange and Maplewood — SOPAC’s home communities. “BCB Bank has supported the South Orange-Maplewood […]

Area bank supports Main Street Counseling

Area bank supports Main Street Counseling

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Columbia Bank Foundation awarded Main Street Counseling a $7,000 grant this January. This award will allow Main Street Counseling to make some building repairs and expand mental health services even further at its Marcella Avenue location. Pictured, from left, at a check presentation are Main Street Counseling Vice President John […]

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