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Bank of Astoria is now Columbia Bank. The Bank of Astoria was chartered to provide financial services to Clatsop County residents in 1967. A group of local businessmen agreed that Clatsop County needed a community bank that understood the financial needs of the local people. They were tired of trying to do business with large regional banks and their local branches. Loan decisions were made out of town and were often slow in their decision making process. Bank personnel were often transferred just when they were beginning to understand the community.
These men agreed: “Astoria wanted its own bank, a bank where decisions were made locally. Their vision of a “COMMUNITY” bank was on target. Today, the directors of the Bank of Astoria oversee a bank with five branches serving thousands of families and businesses throughout Clatsop and Tillamook counties. Bank of Astoria is a prospering, stable institution geared to meeting the needs of the community. Since opening the first branch in Astoria on December 23, 1968, the Bank has opened additional branches in Warrenton, Seaside, Cannon Beach and most recently Manzanita. The Manzanita branch opened in June, 2001 and was the proud recipient of the prestigious Architecture + Energy award for “building excellence in sustainable design” presented by the American Institute of Architects. The new branch has received tremendous community support. On October 1, 2004, Bank of Astoria was acquired by Columbia Banking Systems, Inc. of Tacoma, Washington.
The bank has specialized in providing financial services to small businesses and the families and individuals that have made those businesses successful. Bank of Astoria offers a full range of commercial and consumer products including lines of credit, commercial and personal real estate loans, construction loans, equipment and inventory financing, and home equity lines of credit. Bank of Astoria’s Mortgage Department has competitive programs to finance new purchases or to refinance existing homes. To make your personal banking even more convenient, the Bank’s network of ATM’s is located in Astoria, Warrenton, Seaside, Cannon Beach and Manzanita.