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    May 16, 2022
  • Getting Cancer Patients Back on the Road To Recovery

    For cancer patients, transportation challenges can create a barrier to receiving the treatment they need. Many people need daily or weekly treatment, often over the course of several months. Family and friends may help, but the truth is, they may not always have the time or resources to provide every ride, which can create a barrier to treatment.

  • May 12, 2022
  • National Volunteer Month: CB Employees Stepping Up and Showing Up

    Just as April showers bring May flowers, so too does the first full month of spring bring additional hope and support to communities and people in need throughout the country. First established in 1974, April is National Volunteer Month, and Columbia Bank has a lot of volunteer efforts to celebrate.

  • Dec 23, 2021
  • A Round of Applause for Freres Lumber: A Great Client and an Even Better Community Advocate

    It’s often said that you’re judged by the company you keep, and we’re honored to keep company with Freres Lumber of Lyons, Oregon, an esteemed client, and the recipient of the 2021 Oregon Bankers Association’s Community Applause Award.

  • Nov 18, 2021
  • More Than 5,700 Families with Children Are Living on the Streets Throughout the Northwest: You Can Help

    Chervonne’s story is similar to the thousands of people throughout the Northwest who face the harsh realities of being unhoused. Desperate to find shelter for herself and her children, she had to navigate a host of increasingly bad options in hopes of finding somewhere safe and warm for her small family.

  • Oct 27, 2021
  • Protect Your Business from Common Social Engineering Tactics

    A new fraud tactic by bad actors can mimic routine communications and guide businesspeople toward decisions that are decidedly not in their best interests and can unfortunately lead to devastating consequences.

  • Sep 01, 2021
  • Becoming Your Own Landlord - Is Now the Right Time to Buy?

    The continuing low interest rate environment, and an economy experiencing a significant rebound, makes this a good time to discuss one of the most important considerations every business owner must make: whether to buy their space, continue to lease, or build their own facility.

  • Jul 14, 2021
  • RANSOMWARE: A global problem, with a local solution

    Ransomware, broadly speaking, is the process of sending encrypted malware to an unsuspecting network in order to lock down or greatly interrupt operations. Once the intrusion is set, the victim is forced to pay a ransom – usually in untraceable cryptocurrency – to unlock the malware.

  • Apr 05, 2021
  • Celebrate Your Community with Volunteerism this April

    April is #NationalVolunteerismMonth and Melanie Dressel Community Commitment Month, Columbia Bank’s month-long celebration of volunteerism and giving back to our community with a variety of volunteer projects throughout the Northwest. In 2017, we memorialized our late CEO with a day of volunteerism in her name, the Melanie Dressel Community Commitment Day.

  • Mar 29, 2021
  • Celebrating Women’s History Month: Influential Women in Banking History

    March is Women’s History Month and to celebrate, we’re taking a look back at a few of the most influential women in the history of banking. From the first women on wall street, to the first team of women bankers, these icons have paved the way for women in finance today. They’ve not only opened up opportunities for equality in banking but have blazed trails for women’s careers in finance. Their legacies have changed the landscape for women in banking and opened doors to equality in the finance space.

  • Mar 17, 2021
  • Recent Fraud Trends: Government Imposter Scams

    Protecting your personal identifying information (PII) from scammers is a vital step in staying safe online and protecting your data and security. In the last few years we’ve seen a significant rise in attempts from fraudsters to obtain PII from people. Whether it be a version of a Business Email Compromise or the recent Covid-19 scams, fraudsters are always looking for a new way to obtain your data. And now, a recent trend known as Government Imposter Scams have become an increasing concern.

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