Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank, is pleased to announce the grand opening of their newest full-service branch location in New Jersey, located at 401 Valley Brook Avenue in Lyndhurst.
Mayor Robert Giangeruso (center shown holding scissors) and Thomas J. Kemly, Columbia Bank’s President and CEO (to right of the Mayor), presided over the special ribbon cutting event. Shown taking part were (from left) Matthew Crocco, 1st Senior Vice President, Head of Retail Banking; Daniel White, Regional Market Manager; Allyson Schlesinger, Executive Vice President, Head of Consumer Banking; Anttwine Foster, Branch Manager; and Noel Holland, Chairman of the Board. Also shown (to the right of Mr. Kemly) are E. Thomas Allen, Jr., Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer; Henry Kuiken and Paul Van Ostenbridge, members of Columbia Board of Directors.
Columbia’s grand opening specials include promotional Certificates of Deposit (CDs), high yield Checking Accounts, and a Home Equity Line of Credit designed for debt consolidation or getting started with your “dream project.”
As part of Columbia’s community support efforts, for each new account opened meeting certain deposit requirements during the grand opening period, the bank will donate $10 to one of three Lyndhurst-based charities or community organizations – the Lyndhurst Fire Department, the Lyndhurst Police Emergency Squad and the Women’s Club of Lyndhurst to benefit the Lyndhurst Food Pantry. In addition to the donations, the designated organizations will receive an added bonus of $2,500, $1,000 or $500, depending on their final vote totals.
According to Mr. Kemly, “We look forward to bringing full-service community banking to Lyndhurst and its surrounding communities. Columbia prides itself on offering an impressive selection of convenient, value-added banking services…from checking and savings accounts…to loans and residential mortgages…to online and mobile banking with free applications that turn your mobile device into your personal 24/7 banker…to commercial and SBA loans, lines of credit and business banking services designed to help any business grow.” The bank also offers retirement, health savings, wealth management and title services.
Columbia’s new Lyndhurst office has been designed around an enhanced customer experience featuring the latest in banking technology, including a video message screen, digital rate display and an “Intelligent ATM,” plus a modern interior design, low profile service units, private conference areas, and a coin counter. Mr. Kemly also noted that “visitors to our new branch will always receive quality services, second to none...Better Community Banking Starts Here!”
Serving New Jersey since 1927, Columbia Bank holds a 5-Star (“Superior”) Rating from Bauer Financial, Inc., their highest performance ranking, indicating that the bank is both financially sound and has the resources to deal with a variety of economic conditions.