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January 1, 2014

West Coast Bank is now Columbia Bank

Following an April merger, West Coast Bank is now Columbia Bank. Although the name change occurred back in April, the signage has only recently been changed at the bank’s 3500 Portland Road location. With the merger, Columbia’s assets total more than $7 billion with 145 banking offices in Oregon and Washington.

Outstanding Service Award given

Brooks Bateman, building official in the Newberg Building Department, recently won the December 2013 Outstanding Service Award for excellence in customer service, according to a press release from the city. Bateman will receive a letter of commendation to be held in his personnel file, and $75.

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