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    May 18, 2018
  • Growing Like No Other Place

    The Ballard Alliance was formed to help guide the growth of this one-of-a-kind neighborhood. The goal of the Alliance is to represent a strong leadership voice for Ballard and provide programs and services critical to ensuring that Ballard remains a vibrant place to live, shop, work, eat and play.

  • May 18, 2018
  • Because Every Child Needs Books to Read

    The goal of Page Ahead Literacy is to close the literacy achievement gap experienced by at-risk children in Washington State. They help children realize their potential by providing them with the inspiration to read.

  • May 08, 2018
  • Celebrating a Legacy of Community Commitment

    During the week of April 23, our entire Columbia Bank team set out to engage with our communities through volunteerism as part of Melanie Dressel Community Commitment Week. As many of you know, we memorialized our late CEO last year with a day of volunteerism in her name.

  • May 02, 2018
  • Guarding Yourself from Social Engineering

    Cyber attackers today have learned that every network from the Pentagon with billion-dollar security measures to a small one-person business with store-bought anti-virus software all share the exact same vulnerability: employees.

  • Apr 19, 2018
  • The Best Places to Volunteer in Oregon

    Oregon is ranked as the sixth highest state in the US for the average amount of volunteer hours served per resident each year. According to a recent study, Oregonians average 50.3 hours of volunteer service per person, and that is a tremendous amount of support.

  • Apr 18, 2018
  • The Best Places to Volunteer in Idaho

    Did you know that according to a recent study, the average Idahoan volunteers around 57.4 hours per year? This dedication to giving back positions Idaho in the top three states for hours of volunteerism served per person. Here at Columbia Bank, supporting our surrounding communities is at the forefront of all we do.

  • Apr 16, 2018
  • The Best Places to Volunteer in Washington

    Way to go Washington! A recent study shows you rank number three in the United States for volunteer hours worked per state per resident per year with an astounding average of 54.5 hours worked per person.

  • Apr 04, 2018
  • 6 Ways to Celebrate National Walking Day

    Every year on the first Wednesday in April, the American Heart Association celebrates National Walking Day to encourage Americans to engage in a physical activity on a regular basis. Walking is promoted because it’s a simple activity that can provide a big boost in heart health.

  • Mar 22, 2018
  • Password Security: Your Information’s First Line of Defense

    This blog is part of a series where we share insider expertise about keeping your information safe. Follow along as our information security experts share tips on protecting your identity and your data both online and off.

  • Mar 20, 2018
  • Protecting Your Payments Data – Before it’s too Late

    Take a guess at how many small businesses in the United States have been victims of a data breach—4 million…8 million…12 million? Would you believe it if the number is even higher? According to the 2016 State of SMB Cybersecurity Report, 14 million U.S. small businesses have been breached.


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