Columbia Bank opens Salem Branch

November 18, 2010
Contact: JoAnne Coy
Corporate Communications and Investor Relations


Columbia Bank opens its 84th branch in Salem, OR


Salem, OR – Columbia Bank is excited to announce the opening of its new Salem branch located at 280 Liberty Street SE, Suite 200.  The branch opened its doors on November 15th and will hold an official grand opening event in early 2011.

This will be Tacoma-based Columbia State Bank’s first branch in Marion County, 25th branch in Oregon and 84th banking office.  The branch is a full-service banking center providing access to Personal Banking, Commercial Banking, Treasury Management, Wealth Management, and Private Banking.

Larry Goodreau is a Senior Vice President and Branch Manager and has been a banker in the Salem area for over 26 years.  Also located at the branch are: Senior Vice President and Commercial Banking Team Leader Dan McDowell; Vice President and Commercial Banking Officer Chris Bohl; Branch Officer Christy Peck; Financial Analyst Jesse Borghesi, and Customer Service Representative Cory Hollern.  The branch can be contacted at: (503) 798-9900.


About Columbia

Columbia State Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Columbia Banking System, Inc. is a Washington state-chartered full-service commercial bank headquartered in Tacoma, Washington. Columbia Bank was awarded third place in the large employer category by Seattle Business Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For 2010 and was designated one of Puget Sound Business Journal’s “Washington’s Best Workplaces 2010”.

With the January, 2010 FDIC-assisted acquisitions of Columbia River Bank and American Marine Bank, Columbia State Bank has 84 banking offices, including 59 branches in Washington State and 25 branches in Oregon. Columbia State Bank does business under the Bank of Astoria name at the Bank of Astoria’s former branches located in Astoria, Warrenton, Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita and Tillamook. More information about Columbia can be found on its website at