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Nov 20, 2017, 10:00 ET Columbia Bank Launches Third Annual Warm Hearts Winter Drive

Columbia Bank is launching its third annual Warm Hearts Winter Drive to benefit families and individuals struggling with homelessness in the...


Sep 27, 2017, 16:07 ET Columbia Financial, Inc., Holding Company For Columbia Bank, Announces Proposed Public Stock Offering

Columbia Financial, Inc. ("Columbia Financial"), the holding company for Columbia Bank (the "Bank"), announced today that Columbia Financial has...


Jan 09, 2017, 12:23 ET Columbia Bank And The Washington Growers League Awarded $500,000 Grant For Seasonal Farmworker Housing In Washington

Columbia Bank and the Washington Growers League (WGL) announced today their proposal for seasonal farmworker housing has been awarded a $500,000...


Jan 06, 2017, 13:16 ET Columbia Bank Raises Over $200,000 To Benefit Homeless Shelters Across The Northwest

Columbia Bank announced today that $209,335.96 and 8,140 items were raised for 54 local homeless shelters across the Northwest during the second...


Nov 21, 2016, 09:00 ET Columbia Bank Launches The 2016 Warm Hearts Winter Drive

Today Columbia Bank launches the annual Warm Hearts Winter Drive to benefit homeless shelters in communities across the Northwest. Now through...


Jan 13, 2016, 13:14 ET Columbia Bank Raises More Than $130,000 In Response To Urgent Need Of Local Homeless Shelters

 Local homeless shelters and relief organizations will be receiving generous donations from Columbia Bank branches this winter season due to a...


Nov 21, 2013, 19:11 ET Columbia Bank Commemorates 20th Anniversary And Legacy Of Community Support With $20,000 For Pacific Northwest Non-Profit Groups

Columbia Bank announced today the launch of its 20-year anniversary campaign to commemorate its two decades of history and legacy of community...


Dec 19, 2012, 18:43 ET Forbes Ranks Columbia Bank Among Best In Nation

Columbia Bank has been recognized as the best bank headquartered in Washington state on Forbes' list of America's Best and Worst Banks 2012....


Feb 03, 2012, 09:00 ET Columbia Bank Announces the Appointment of Alex Grinewicz to Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

 Thomas Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank, is pleased to announce that Alex Grinewicz has been appointed Senior Executive Vice...


Dec 22, 2011, 16:17 ET Forbes Ranks Columbia Bank as Best in Washington State

 Columbia Bank has been ranked as the best bank headquartered in Washington state by the Forbes list of America's Best and Worst Banks....


Sep 14, 2011, 12:07 ET Raymond G. Hallock President and Chief Executive Officer of Columbia Bank Announces Retirement

After a 33-year banking career, Raymond G. Hallock has announced his retirement as President and CEO of Columbia Bank.  Mr. Hallock will...


Sep 14, 2011, 12:05 ET Thomas Kemly, Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of Columbia Bank Named Successor to Raymond Hallock, President & CEO

Columbia Bank is pleased to announce that Thomas J. Kemly has been named successor to Raymond G. Hallock, President & CEO, who officially...


Aug 30, 2011, 16:50 ET Columbia Bank Announces the Appointment of Tony Rose to Senior Vice President/Marketing Director

Columbia Bank is pleased to announce that Tony Rose has joined the company as Senior Vice President/Marketing Director. In his new role, Mr....


Mar 03, 2011, 17:37 ET Columbia Bank Announces Three New Additions to its Yakima, WA Commercial Lending Team

Columbia Bank announces three new members of its commercial banking team in Yakima, Washington. The new Yakima team members include: - Matt...


Feb 04, 2011, 20:21 ET Columbia Bank Opens New Branch in Everett, Washington

Columbia Bank announces the opening of its 85th retail branch, which opened January 31, 2011, in Everett, Wash. The new branch, located at 11102...


Jul 26, 2010, 20:46 ET Columbia Bank Announces New Commercial Banking Teams in Everett and Bellingham, Wash.

Columbia Bank announces two new commercial banking teams with three executives in Everett, Wash. and  four in Bellingham, Wash.. Spearheaded...


Feb 10, 2009, 14:53 ET Columbia Bank Celebrates Black History Month With Diana Ross Book Donation

For the eighth straight year, Columbia Bank has donated books to fifty selected New Jersey school and public libraries in celebration of Black...


Nov 21, 2008, 14:39 ET Columbia Bank is an Approved FHA Mortgage Lender

Columbia Bank today announced that it has begun accepting applications for Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Residential Mortgage Loans within...


Feb 29, 2008, 00:00 ET Columbia Bank Names Mark W. Nelson Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

TACOMA, Wash., Feb. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Columbia Bank, the principal operating subsidiary of Columbia Banking System, Inc. (Nasdaq:...


Oct 23, 2007, 01:00 ET Columbia Bank Welcomes Barbara Cooch, Senior Vice President and Private Banking Manager

TACOMA, Wash., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Columbia Bank announced that Barbara Cooch has joined the Columbia Private Banking Team in...


Oct 23, 2007, 01:00 ET Columbia Bank Welcomes Jerri Pavitt, Senior Vice President and Private Banking Officer

TACOMA, Wash., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Columbia Bank announced that Jerri Pavitt has joined the Columbia Private Banking Team in...


Oct 05, 2007, 01:00 ET Columbia Bank Announces Promotion of Kevin Meabon to Vice President

TACOMA, Wash., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Columbia Bank recently announced the promotion of Commercial Banking Officer, Kevin Meabon of...


Oct 05, 2007, 01:00 ET Columbia Bank Announces Promotion of Michelle Hill to Assistant Vice President

TACOMA, Wash., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbia Bank recently announced the promotion of Bank Security Manager, Michelle Hill to Assistant Vice...


Oct 05, 2007, 01:00 ET Columbia Bank Announces Promotion of Kit Gerwels to Vice President

TACOMA, Wash., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Columbia Bank recently announced the promotion of Commercial Banking Officer Kit Gerwels to Vice...


Jul 10, 2007, 01:00 ET Columbia Bank Announces Promotions of Susan Larson and Donna Sayre of Columbia Private Banking Tacoma

TACOMA, Wash., July 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Columbia Bank announced the promotion of Susan Larson to Vice President and Donna Sayre to...