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September 15, 2011
The Columbia Bank announced the hiring of Michael J. Nieberding as vice president of commercial banking. In his new position, Nieberding, of Ellicott City, will be responsible for business development in the Howard County market. A graduate of Loyola University Maryland with a master's degree in business administration, Nieberding is a member of The Walters Art Museum, Maryland/Israel Development Center, Loyola College Alumni Association, Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, BRAC Business Initiatives and Howard County Tech Council.
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By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2014
The Columbia Bank will close five of its branches in April, citing changing customer habits. John A. Scaldara Jr., chairman and CEO of the The Columbia Bank, said the company also was looking to make its branch network more efficient. For example, one closing branch in Lutherville is less than two miles away from another Columbia Bank location. Scaldara said most of the employees of closed branches will be moved to other locations. He anticipated less than five jobs would be lost.
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October 27, 2011
The Maryland Bankers Association announced its 2011 Financial Education Award winners and, for the first time, The Columbia Bank placed in all three categories. The bank won first place in the Adults and Seniors category, and second place in both the Young Adults and School-Age Children categories. This past year marked the eighth year where members of the Maryland Bankers Association could showcase their banks' efforts by participating in Maryland Bankers Association's Financial Education Awards Program.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | January 11, 2014
Anne Arundel County Police are seeking the public's help in finding a man who robbed a Columbia Bank in Gambrills just before noon on Saturday. The suspect showed a note demanding money to an employee of the bank, which is in the 2300 block of Brandermill Blvd., then fled the scene in a minivan heading south on Route 3 toward Prince George's County, police said. Police did not disclose how much money was taken. Police described the suspect as a man of average build, around 5 feet 10 inches tall with blue eyes and a reddish-brown goatee.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | January 11, 2014
Anne Arundel County Police are seeking the public's help in finding a man who robbed a Columbia Bank in Gambrills just before noon on Saturday. The suspect showed a note demanding money to an employee of the bank, which is in the 2300 block of Brandermill Blvd., then fled the scene in a minivan heading south on Route 3 toward Prince George's County, police said. Police did not disclose how much money was taken. Police described the suspect as a man of average build, around 5 feet 10 inches tall with blue eyes and a reddish-brown goatee.
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By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | December 6, 2010
It wasn't your traditional bank heist, but thieves recently got away with more than $90,000 from Columbia Bank by using a scheme called "skimming. " The thieves implanted a device in October on an ATM at the bank's Long Gate Parkway branch in Ellicott City, collecting account information each time a customer used the machine over two weekends, officials say. Armed with this information, they were able to withdraw money from customers' accounts —...
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April 8, 2003
Howard County police are still searching for a man who robbed a Columbia bank Friday morning, a department spokeswoman said yesterday. The man entered Farmers & Mechanics Bank in Hickory Ridge Village Center about 10:15 a.m. and handed a teller a note demanding money, said Officer Denise Walk, a police spokeswoman. The man, described as black and in his late 20s to early 30s with a mustache, fled after receiving an undisclosed amount of cash. No weapon was displayed and no one was injured.
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By Shanon D. Murray and Shanon D. Murray,SUN STAFF | July 14, 1998
Fueled by a rise in noninterest income and deposits, Columbia Bancorp, parent company of Columbia Bank, reported yesterday net income of $1.176 million for the quarter that ended June 30, a 17.7 percent increase over the $999,165 reported for the corresponding period last year.Net income in the quarter was 25 cents per diluted share, up from 22 cents in the year-earlier period."The 10th anniversary of the company was in May, and we thought it was appropriate we had a record quarter," said John M. Bond Jr., president and chief executive of Columbia Bancorp, which is based in Columbia.
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By Amanda J. Crawford and Amanda J. Crawford,SUN STAFF | January 22, 2000
Columbia Bancorp, the parent company of Columbia Bank, said yesterday that its net income rose 11.9 percent to $1.35 million in the fourth quarter of 1999. The Columbia-based banking company's net income for the three months ending Dec. 31, which translates to 30 cents per diluted share, was up from net income of $1.2 million, or 26 cents per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 1998. Adam C. Barkstrom, an equity analyst with Legg Mason Wood Walker Inc., said the company beat his projection of earnings per share by 1 cent for the quarter and the year.
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By Bill Atkinson and Bill Atkinson,SUN STAFF | October 6, 1996
In the button-down world of banking, Columbia Bank has an attitude.Outside its offices in Ellicott City on U.S. 40, where streams of cars race by at blazing speeds, it recently slung a green and white plastic sign between the light poles blaring: "Ready to switch. Welcome."The bank hardly needs such advertising. In just eight years since it opened its doors, Columbia Bank has brought in 25,000 customers and captured 12 percent of Howard County's estimated $1.4 billion deposit market -- ranking third behind NationsBank and First National Bank of Maryland.
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | January 6, 2014
Two brothers accused of making off with $3,000 from a Columbia bank Saturday were apprehended shortly after the alleged robbery after a foot chase through neighborhoods in East Columbia, Howard County police said Monday. Calvin Abney, 23, of Jaris Avenue in Oxen Hill, and Richard Abney, 28, of Billings Place in Capitol Heights, both face armed robbery, robbery, multiple counts of assault, theft, reckless endangerment, auto theft and a handgun violation, police said. The two are brothers, according to the State's Attorney's office spokesman.
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By Arthur Hirsch and The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2013
Near the cornfields on Old Frederick and Sand Hill roads in Marriottsville stands a slice of suburbia, and there's often trouble brewing. Some drunk might be getting out of hand at The Greene Turtle. An armed robber could be holding up the Columbia Bank, or a couple's argument boiling over in a townhouse. Always plenty of police around to handle it, though, even if some of them still have on their training wheels. They're learning or refreshing their skills, and doing it in settings dressed up to simulate the world outside the James N. Robey Public Safety Training Center in Howard County.
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March 26, 2013
Yesterday, I received a letter from the Columbia Bank announcing that the branch in the Wilde Lake Village Center is closing. I have banked at Columbia Bank for many years ever since it opened its branch in my local village center. So, now, we residents of Wilde Lake have no grocery and no bank in our village center. In short, we do not enjoy the amenities that were envisioned for all residents of Columbia. I might as well be living in some other town, given the need to drive to everything I use on a daily basis.
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October 27, 2011
The Maryland Bankers Association announced its 2011 Financial Education Award winners and, for the first time, The Columbia Bank placed in all three categories. The bank won first place in the Adults and Seniors category, and second place in both the Young Adults and School-Age Children categories. This past year marked the eighth year where members of the Maryland Bankers Association could showcase their banks' efforts by participating in Maryland Bankers Association's Financial Education Awards Program.
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September 15, 2011
The Columbia Bank announced the hiring of Michael J. Nieberding as vice president of commercial banking. In his new position, Nieberding, of Ellicott City, will be responsible for business development in the Howard County market. A graduate of Loyola University Maryland with a master's degree in business administration, Nieberding is a member of The Walters Art Museum, Maryland/Israel Development Center, Loyola College Alumni Association, Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, BRAC Business Initiatives and Howard County Tech Council.
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July 22, 2011
Lauren Groft , of Ellicott City, is a recipient of the Fulton Financial Coporation 2011 Scholarship Award. She will attend theUniversity of Maryland. The following individuals have been named by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as the 1st Annual Howard County's Finest 39 Under 39, presented by Mercedes-Benz of Baltimore. They will be given the opportunity to display their community involvement and highlight their achievements in the business world, while raising funds for CF research.
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By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,Staff writer | March 25, 1992
Columbia Bancorp. and Fairview Federal Savings & Loan Association plan to merge, an agreement that would make The Columbia Bank the thirdlargest commercial bank in Howard County.Columbia Bancorp is theparent company of The Columbia Bank. Fairview Federal Savings & Loanis based in Ellicott City.Federal regulators must still approve the plan. A decision is expected before summer.In November, the financial institutions announced Columbia Bank's intention to acquire Fairview Federal, a federalthrift established in 1916, with assets of about $108 million.
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March 17, 2003
Israel promoted to executive VP by Columbia Bank Brian K. Israel has been promoted to executive vice president of commercial lending by Columbia Bank, a full-service commercial bank with headquarters in Howard County. The Ellicott City resident will oversee business development activities for small- to medium-sized businesses in Howard, Anne Arundel and Carroll counties. A former senior vice president of commercial banking, Israel has been with Columbia Bank since 1997. Johnson joins PCA Group as a staff accountant Sharon Kathryn Johnson has joined the PCA Group as a staff accountant in the accounting and auditing division.
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July 22, 2011
The following individuals have been named by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as the first Howard County's Finest 39 Under 39, presented by Mercedes-Benz of Baltimore: Joe Alcodray , Mercedes-Benz of Baltimore; Catherine Bedolla , Berkshire Associates; Kelly Bruns , JHU/APL; Laura Clark , Kenneth Clark Company; Tom Coale , Goodell, DeVries, Leech & Dann, LLP; Thomas Cornellier , TSI Exterior Wall Systems; Candace Dodson-Reed...
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July 8, 2011
National Night Out The Wilde Lake Community Association, Howard County Police, Columbia Bank, Pizza Boli's and Family Services, co-sponsor a family pizza party for Wilde Lake residents from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 2 on the Village Green — rain or shine. The event will feature free pizza, drinks, ice cream, prizes, entertainment and more. Children younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Information: 410-730-3987. Concert A jazz concert featuring Sounds Good will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place.
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