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Business of the Year Awards

Columbia Bank Finalist  //  Business of the Year  //  Corporate Citizen of the Year

Thomas Kemly
#01 Ian Marlow, Fitech Consultants, Managing Partner #02 Andrew Scott, AFScott, LLC, President and CEO #03 Zohar Shinar, Altus, PCB, President #04 Jeffrey Barnhart, Creative Marketing Alliance, President and CEO #05 Daryl H. Bryant, Hudson Horizons, Inc., President and CEO #06 Caryn Kopp, Kopp Consulting, LLC, Chief Door Opener #07 Jaime Raskulinecz, Next Generation Trust Services, CEO #08 Sam Thevanayagam, Parts Life, Inc., President and CEO #09 Thomas Sykes, SOSH Architects, Partner #10 Susan Marie Molosh, Compensation Solutions, President #11 Ashok Krish, Kaizen Technologies Inc., President #12 Joseph Parisi Jr., Otterstedt Insurance Agency, Chairman and CEO #13 Bob White, TYRX Inc., President and CEO #14 Kevin Bush, Source4Teachers, President #15 Dr. Marc Grodman, BioReference Laboratories Inc., Chairman, President and CEO #16 Dennis Doll, Middlesex Water Company, President and CEO #16 Janet Burpee, Burpee Materials Technology LLC, CEO #17 Michael Kempner, MWW, Founder, President and CEO #17 David Gockel, Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, President and CEO #18 Frank Papa, Newark Recycled Paperboard Solutions, President and CEO #18 Edward Deutsch, McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP, Managing Partner #20 Phillip Cooper, Cooper Pest Solutions, CEO #21 Dr. Robert Glassberg, Atlantic Medical Imaging, President and CEO #22 Thomas Kemly, Columbia Bank, President and CEP #23 Michael Kelly, McCarter & English, Chairman #24 Chris Miles, Miles Technologies, CEO #25 Anthony Sartor, Paulus, Sokolowski & Sartor, Chairman and CEO #26 Liz Miller, Summit Place Financial Advisors, LLC, President #28 Anthony Slimowicz, Warren Professional Services LLC, CEO #29 Larry Bailin, Single Throw Internet Marketing, Founder and CEO #30 Jay Gould, American Standard Brands, President and CEO #31 Luke Iorio, Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching, President and CEO #32 Jeffrey Smith, Evonik Industries, Vice President and General Manager, Americas #33 Frank Sorrentino III, ConnectOne Bank, Chairman and CEO #34 Poyee Tai, Tronex International Inc., Executive Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer


Description: Founded in 1927, Columbia Bank provides a range of financial services, including loans, investments and cash management. The bank has assets of $4.3 billion and operates 44 branches throughout New Jersey.

Philanthropic Focus: Over the last year, Columbia Bank has focused much of its time and energy toward helping people rebuild from the devastation of Superstorm Sandy. In one case, the bank donated $15,000 to help fix up the home of a single mother with a handicapped child.

Allocating Charitable Assets: The bank regularly supports local endeavors in four basic categories: affordable housing, community investment, financial education, and health and human services.

Encouraging Philanthropy in the Workplace: Columbia maintains a corporate environment that encourages employees to give something back to the communities in which they live and work. For instance, the bank has established an internal recognition program that offers employees a monetary reward for outstanding community support efforts.

Columbia Bank

Thomas Kemly
President and CEP
Fair Lawn, Bergen County

Business of the Year, Corporate Citizen of the Year

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