SOURCE: Columbia Commercial Bancorp

January 16, 2008 20:38 ET

Columbia Community Bank Hires New Vice President & Commercial Loan Officer

HILLSBORO, OR--(Marketwire - January 16, 2008) - Stephen Hammond has been named vice president and commercial loan officer at the Durham office of Columbia Community Bank (OTCBB: CLBC). Hammond joins Columbia Community Bank bringing over 25 years of experience in the banking industry as a commercial relationship manager and loan officer. Through the course of his career, Hammond has been responsible for:

--  management of small business loan teams and sales implementation
--  development of new credit, deposit, and cash management business; and
--  preparation and presentation of comprehensive financial proposals and
    credit recommendations for clients from small to mid-market manufacturing,
    service and real estate/construction sectors.

"We are delighted to welcome Steve to Columbia Community Bank," said Rick A. Roby, President and CEO. "Steve's extensive business lending background will permit him to serve our clients as a trusted business advisor. Columbia Community Bank has enjoyed tremendous growth since opening as a new business bank in 1999 and our success is built on providing value-added service. Steve's knowledge and expertise will support our continued growth as an Oregon-based independent community business bank."

Stephen Hammond serves as a board member of the Oregon Human Development Corporation. He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Oregon, and is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington.

With offices in Hillsboro, Forest Grove, Tanasbourne and Tigard/Durham, Columbia Community Bank is dedicated to providing a superior and personalized business banking experience for its clients in and around Oregon. The bank was named among the "100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon" by Oregon Business Magazine (2007) and has also been named by Portland Business Journal as one of the "Fastest-Growing Private 100 Companies in Oregon" for six years. For more information about Columbia Community Bank, please call (503) 693-7500 or visit

314 E. Main Street
Hillsboro, OR 97123
(503) 693-7500

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