MAYWOOD, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Community Bank of Bergen County, NJ (OTCPink: CMTB) reopened its Maywood branch today after being closed for the past three months for renovations. The updated branch features a more spacious, modern layout and offers enhanced services to meet the needs of today’s banking customer who is looking for a traditional branch with the added convenience of digital and mobile banking capabilities.
“The bank branch is where people come to conduct major transactions and seek financial advice, it was important that our renovated branch offer a more intimate experience for these types of interactions. At the same time, our customers want the convenience of online and mobile banking, so we incorporated these features into the new space,” said Peter A. Michelotti, President and CEO of Community Bank of Bergen County, NJ (CBBC).
The updated Maywood branch includes:
- Two full service ATMs - one in the lobby and one outside of the Bank;
- A tech bar with an iPad and a desktop for online banking;
- Sleek teller pods that create a more intimate banking experience;
- Glass enclosed officer stations, for increased privacy;
- A conference room accessible to bank customers;
- A spacious customer lounge;
- Complimentary coffee.
The branch continues to provide a walk-up window in the lobby as well as drive thru banking.
“The new Maywood branch truly offers our customers the best of both worlds – a traditional bank branch with the modern amenities our customers have come to expect,” said Michelotti. “The Maywood branch will serve as the model for all branches of the soon-to-be merged bank.”
The Maywood branch renovation comes on the heels of the anticipated merger between Community Bank of Bergen County, NJ and Sussex Bank, which was announced on April 11, 2017. The merger, which is expected to close during the fourth quarter of this year, will create expanded market opportunities with 14 branches in Sussex and Bergen counties and Astoria, New York, and the potential for further growth in the metropolitan area.
There will be a Maywood branch ribbon cutting ceremony on September 8, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. Assemblyman Tim Eustace and a Maywood Borough official will be in attendance in addition to the senior management of CBBC and Sussex Bank. CBBC customers and local business owners are encouraged to attend.
About Community Bank of Bergen County
Established in 1928, Community Bank of Bergen County, NJ (CBBC) serves the northern New Jersey community with three locations in Rochelle Park, Maywood and Fair Lawn. Dedicated to superior service, the bank offers a range of customized personal and business banking products and the convenience of 24-hour ATMs and online banking. With lending decisions made locally, and a responsive management team, Community Bank of Bergen County is committed to providing an exceptional banking experience. On April 11, 2017, the Bank entered into a definitive agreement with Sussex Bancorp and Sussex Bank pursuant to which Sussex Bancorp will acquire the Bank in an all-stock transaction. The transaction is expected to be completed during the third quarter of 2017, subject to approval by each company's shareholders, as well as regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.
CBBC is a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and an Equal Housing Lender. CBBC makes loans without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, handicap, or familial status.
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