William C. "Bill" Johnson, III Joins Colonial American Bank's Loan Department
November 7, 2013 – Shrewsbury, NJ – Colonial American Bank is pleased to announce that William C. “Bill” Johnson, III, of Atlantic Highlands, has joined the Bank’s Loan Department.
Johnson, Vice President, Commercial Lending, is responsible for the growth of the commercial loan portfolio of the bank. A veteran banking executive, Johnson has spent 30+ years in the industry helping a diverse group of clients to achieve their financial goals.
"We are pleased to welcome this seasoned professional to the Bank’s lending team,” said Anthony Giordano, III, President and CEO of Colonial American Bank. "Bill joins a highly successful team of experienced, local bankers who understand the business banking needs in Monmouth County and beyond.”
Colonial American Bank Presents iPad Mini to “Guess the Pennies”
October 8, 2013 – Shrewsbury, NJ – Colonial American Bank presented Robert Solomon, Colts Neck, with an iPad Mini for being the winner of the “Guess the Pennies” contest at the new Shrewsbury branch office. Robert’s entry of 8,875 pennies was the closest guess to the actual amount in the jar of 8,897 pennies. The contest ran from May 29 through September 3, whereby members of the community who visited the branch were entitled to one entry per day to win the iPad Mini.
"We would like to thank all of the participants for visiting our new Shrewsbury branch office," said Anthony Giordano, III, President and CEO. “A visit to one of our branch offices will clearly demonstrate that they have been designed with both the community and our valued customers in mind. To that end, we invite you to use one of our leading edge conference rooms, free of charge, for your next business or community meeting.”
For more information, please call 732- 389-9500, visit the Shrewsbury branch at 490-B Shrewsbury Plaza or click here.
Colonial American Bank Opens Shrewsbury Branch Office,
Grand Opening Celebration on June 1
May 29, 2013, Shrewsbury, NJ – Colonial American Bank announced today the opening of a new branch office located in Shrewsbury, New Jersey, at 490B Shrewsbury Plaza. The public is invited to the grand opening celebration on Saturday, June 1, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Leading the Shrewsbury branch office is Sharon Franklin, of West Long Branch, as vice president and branch manager. Franklin, who has over 30 years of banking experience, will facilitate all branch sales, service, business-development strategies and ensuring 100% customer satisfaction by delivering a high level of personalized customer service. She is joined by Karen Willis of Tinton Falls and Adam Pecoraro of East Brunswick, who combined bring 36 years of banking experience. As Assistant Branch Manager, Willis is responsible for customer service, sales and operational performance, training, and community involvement. As Head Teller, Pecoraro will oversee the daily operations of the branch including managing cash flow and office security, customer service interactions, new accounts, and team member training.
“Our continued expansion in Monmouth County demonstrates Colonial American Bank’s commitment to serving our community,” said Anthony Giordano, III, President & CEO. “With customer service oriented branch locations in Middletown and Shrewsbury, we strive to build lifelong banking relationships by helping people and their businesses achieve their financial goals,” said Giordano.
The Shrewsbury branch office has a similar design to the Middletown location with a focus on the customer experience, including; a modern, customer-friendly setting featuring a public WiFi area; cookie and coffee bar; customer friendly banquettes for all service needs; LCD information screens; state of the art coin counter; and state of the art conference room with flat screen TV for presentation needs.
To celebrate its new presence in Shrewsbury, the branch is sponsoring an iPad mini giveaway. Enter to win by visiting the Shrewsbury branch office for a free entry. No purchase is necessary, and only one entry, per day, per bank visit. The drawing will take place at the conclusion of the grand opening celebration on June 1, 2013.
April 10, 2013, Shrewsbury, NJ –– Colonial American Bank (“the Bank”) is pleased to announce that the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance has approved the conversion of the Bank from a Pennsylvania state chartered commercial bank to a New Jersey state chartered commercial bank. The conversion was effective as of the close of business on Thursday, March 28, 2013, and the Bank reopened on March 29, 2013 as a New Jersey state chartered commercial bank. In conjunction with the charter conversion, the Bank closed its Horsham, Pennsylvania branch on March 28, 2013. The Bank’s main office is now located at 1405 Route 35 North, Middletown, NJ 07748.
"We are very pleased and excited to have been approved for the bank charter conversion by the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance,” said Anthony Giordano, III, President & CEO. “We look forward to growing our customer base in New Jersey by providing outstanding loan and deposit products and the highest level of personalized customer service. We would like to thank all of our loyal Horsham, Pennsylvania customers for allowing us to serve them these past seven years,” said Giordano.
April 5, 2013, Shrewsbury, NJ – Colonial American Bank is pleased to announce that Deby Findley has joined its Small Business Administration (SBA) loan department as Vice President, SBA and Commercial Loan Officer. She brings over 30 years of successful SBA lending and banking industry experience to the growing institution.
"We are very excited to have Deby join our outstanding group of commercial and SBA loan officers,” said Anthony Giordano, III, President & CEO. “Deby’s primary lending experience has been focused on assisting small businesses, which are the economic engine of the U.S. economy, grow and expand by providing accessible funding in a prudent manner. At Colonial American Bank, we make all of our lending decisions at the local level, and through professional loan officers such as Deby, have the flexibility to customize loans and provide sound financial solutions for our business customers,” said Giordano.
Jim Brown Joins Colonial American Bank as Senior Vice President for Residential Mortgage
February 26, 2013, Shrewsbury, NJ – Colonial American Bank (“CAB”) is pleased to announce that Jim Brown, of Neptune Township, has joined the Bank as Senior Vice President, Residential Mortgage.
Jim’s responsibilities include overseeing the residential mortgage department and its loan officers as well as expanding the Bank’s visibility and reach in the marketplace. He brings more than 30 years of industry experience in mortgage banking and a wealth of local knowledge of the real estate community. Prior to joining the CAB team, Jim has worked with various financial institutions over the years and has been recognized as a top performer throughout his career.
"We are delighted that Jim has become a part of the Bank’s senior management team and will utilize his expertise in growing our residential mortgage department and product offerings,” said Anthony Giordano, III, President and CEO of Colonial American Bank. "We know the mortgage process can be confusing and frustrating for consumers, and with Jim’s leadership, we strive to simplify the process by providing transparency, flexibility, and the personalized customer service that only a local community bank can offer.”
To learn more about our residential mortgages, please contact Jim Brown at 732-245-5121, email@example.com.
Colonial American Bank Featured in New Jersey Banker Magazine
We are pleased to be featured in the Fall 2012 issue of New Jersey Banker Magazine. Click here to read article.
Colonial American Bank Adds SBA Lending to Service Offerings
September 18, 2012, Shrewsbury, NJ – Colonial American Bank (CAB) announces the addition of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) program to its commercial banking services for small to middle market companies in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Andrew Glatz, Toms River, has joined the management team as Senior Vice President, SBA Lending, bringing over 20 years of SBA lending and banking industry experience to the program. Dave Clerkin, Monroe, joins CAB as SBA Underwriter.
"Small businesses are the engine that drives the U.S. economy. We know that in today’s economic climate, both start-up and existing small businesses need accessible funding to pursue new opportunities for growth," said Anthony Giordano, III, President and CEO. "At Colonial American Bank, we make all of our decisions at the local level and have the flexibility to customize loans and provide sound financial solutions for our business customers.”
For more information about the SBA program, please contact Andrew Glatz at 732-945-4230, firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 6, 2012 – Middletown, NJ – Colonial American Bank presented a Kindle Fire to Joseph and Elaine Neary of North Middletown, winners of the “Count Your Change” promotion at the Middletown branch. Community members were invited to stop by the branch and use the state of the art Change Exchange coin machine to count their loose change. The coin receipts entitled each person to one entry per day to enter to win a Kindle Fire.
"We invite the community to use our coin machine free of charge and visit our customer-centric bank," said Anthony Giordano, III, President and CEO. “The Middletown branch also features a public WiFi area; cookie and coffee bar; customer friendly banquettes for all service needs; LCD information screens; and state of the art conference room with a flat screen TV for presentations.”
For more information, call 732- 275-6900 or visit the Middletown branch at 1405 Route 35 North in the Middletown Plaza.
July 25, 2012, Horsham, PA – Colonial American Bank announces the election of three new members to its Board of Directors; Carmen M. Penta, James G. Aaron and Mark R. Aikins.
"We are pleased to add the skills and talent of three highly seasoned professionals to the Bank’s Board of Directors,” said Anthony Giordano, III, President and CEO of Colonial American Bank. “These three gentlemen bring a wealth of experience in community banking and their expertise will prove invaluable to the Bank as it moves forward in the next phase of its growth.” Read full story here.
Colonial American Bank Presents Donations from Food Drive to Middletown Helps Its Own --Middletown Resident Wins Kindle Fire
July 12, 2012 – Colonial American Bank ended its two-month food drive for Middletown Helps Its Own with a presentation of collected donations to Don Skrivanek, president of Middletown Helps Its Own.
"Colonial American Bank wanted to provide assistance to a local charity in conjunction with the grand opening of our Middletown branch on May 5," said Anthony Giordano, III, President and CEO. "Our bank customers, staff and the community were very generous in donating food to support Middletown Helps Its Own to help local families in need.”
Community members who donated food to the effort received an entry to the drawing for a Kindle Fire. Lisa Borghese, EVP, Chief Lending Officer, drew the winner on June 30, and the bank presented the Kindle Fire to Middletown resident, Anthony Misuielli.
For more information, call 732- 275-6900, visit the Middletown branch at 1405 Route 35 North in the Middletown Plaza.
For more information about Middletown Helps Its Own, visit their website.