Boys & Girls Clubs team up with bank to deliver Blankets of Hope

Boys & Girls Clubs team up with bank to deliver Blankets of Hope

NEWARK, NJ — Columbia Bank Foundation, Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey and Blankets of Hope have joined forces to make a difference in the lives of the homeless in New Jersey, by wrapping the less fortunate in the comfort of warm blankets. Together, the organizations have delivered 1,440 “Blankets of Hope” to community […]

Bank promotes new senior vice president of operations

Bank promotes new senior vice president of operations

FAIR LAWN, NJ — Tom Kemly, president and CEO of Columbia Bank, has announced that Barbara Komor has been promoted to senior vice president of operations. In her new role, Komor will lead the Card Services, Customer Service Call Center, and Loan Servicing departments. Komor will focus on implementing various operations projects for 2021 and […]

Banks promoted at Columbia Bank

Banks promoted at Columbia Bank

FAIR LAWN, NJ — Alycia Banks has been promoted to senior vice president, learning and diversity officer, at Columbia Bank. Banks joined the bank in September 2016 as the training and development officer and has developed and enhanced many of the training programs at the bank, including those promoting diversity and inclusion. Before joining Columbia, […]

Columbia Bank Foundation donates $50,000 to Christian Health Care Center

FAIR LAWN, NJ — The Columbia Bank Foundation recently donated $50,000 to the Christian Health Care Center to address the urgent needs of senior care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will assist with CHCC’s efforts to maintain necessary personal protective equipment, testing kits and cleaning supplies while ensuring appropriate technology for client socialization and […]

Kemly named to NJBiz Power 100 list

Kemly named to NJBiz Power 100 list

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Thomas Kemly, president and CEO of Columbia Bank, has been named to the NJBiz Magazine’s Power 100 list. The NJBiz Power 100 list is compiled by consulting with sources knowledgeable about the state. Kemly was cited for being an active and influential member of the banking industry. With more than 40 […]

Bank donates $30K to Newark Workforce Development Board

Bank donates $30K to Newark Workforce Development Board

NEWARK, NJ — The Newark Workforce Development Board has received a $30,000 grant from the Columbia Bank Foundation to support ongoing efforts to bridge the gap between local businesses and unemployed Newark residents. The organization acts as a liaison with local businesses, while simultaneously preparing members of the community for the workforce. Programs focus on […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]