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Columbia Bank to Open 50th Branch in NJ

Newark Office Features Full-Service Personal and Business Banking Services

FAIR LAWN, NJ – February 25, 2019 -- Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank, is pleased to announce the grand opening of their 50th full-service branch location in New Jersey, located at 905 Broad Street in Newark.  The new full-service branch is managed by Ivetliz Army.

Official “Grand Opening” festivities will begin at 9:00 am on Monday, March 4, with special promotions, an exclusive free gift given to the first 100 visitors and complimentary promotional items, while supplies last. 

Columbia’s grand opening promotional specials include Free Business Banking and Advantage Plus Checking, each with the potential for $300 account opening bonuses; special high yield Certificates of Deposit (CDs), and a Kid’s Count Savings Account with a matching contribution of up to $100.  As part of Columbia’s community support efforts, for each new account opened and meeting certain deposit requirements through May 6, 2019, Columbia Bank will donate $10 to one of three Newark-based charities or community organizations.  In addition to the donations, the three designated organizations will receive added bonuses of $2,500, $1,000 or $500, depending on the final vote totals.

According to Mr. Kemly, “We look forward to bringing full-service personal and business banking to Newark and its surrounding communities.  Columbia prides itself on offering an impressive selection of convenient, value-added banking services…from traditional consumer passbook, 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.

Conveniently located, Columbia’s Newark 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!”

Serving New Jersey since 1927, Columbia Bank has earned 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.