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Merchants Bank of Commerce
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Community Involvement

Merchants Bank of Commerce has a long history of investing in the communities where our customers and employees live and work. Taking action to improve the well-being of others is a community responsibility and commitment we have upheld since our inception. We recognize that our continued success is contingent upon the health and vitality of our local communities. For the most recent Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) information or to request CRA filings, Click Here
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Our Community Commitment

Merchants Bank of Commerce people are the center of our community engagement programs. Our people understand the needs of their communities and are passionate about improving them. By supporting their efforts, we amplify what they can accomplish on their own and extend our impact exponentially. We draw attention to the issues that matter to our people and act as an accelerant for the positive change they wish to create.


We demonstrate this commitment through our comprehensive approach to community engagement, empowering employees to address the unique needs of their communities through four distinct pillars: fundraising, employee giving, volunteerism and company giving. Providing support through these employee-driven pillars allows us to have the greatest impact in the communities we serve. Because of these efforts, we are deeply woven into the fabric of our communities.


This grassroots approach allows us to focus on what makes each community unique and offer support in the manner that makes the biggest difference. Employees are empowered and encouraged to use their 40 hours of paid volunteer time each year to actively engage with the nonprofits they care about most. Our people collaborate to support both bank-wide fundraising campaigns and local campaigns championed by their peers and customers. Employees vote with their dollars on what they care about through their charitable donations, and we match those gifts up to $100 per employee annually, doubling their impact. Most company giving dollars are dedicated to the local nonprofits where our employees are directly engaged to further support what matters most to them. Our people are at the core of our community engagement programs, and this creates powerful action toward improving and enhancing the places where they live and work.                                                            

 

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Donations & Sponsorships
We value the opportunity to work with you to align our resources with your organizational needs. To learn more about our donations and sponsorships, please click here.

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Employee Volunteer Activities
We take pride in having our employees, management, and directors actively involved in all the communities that we serve. We have provided countless volunteer hours serving on boards, teaching financial education classes, participating in fundraising events and awareness activities, and supporting numerous local causes.
 
We believe our commitment to the community is a commitment to our customers. Email community@columbiabank.com to inquire about how we may partner. 
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Financial Tools & Resources
At Merchants Bank of Commerce, being your bank is a lot more than a place to keep your money. It’s helping you be smarter about your finances. Below are resources we have hand-picked that will help you better manage and understand your finances.
  • FDIC – The Learning Bank - The FDIC’s webpage for Students, Teachers and Parents.
  • MyMoney.gov - The official federal government site for financial literacy and education.
  • MyBOC - For people 14-23 – or anyone wanting a solid foundation to their financial life - MyBOC is a program dedicated to providing a smarter start to banking.
  • The Centsables - When it comes to teaching kids about money, you can trust The Centsables to lead the way.
  • Jump$tart's Reality Check - This tool will show you an estimated income you will need in order to live the lifestyle you want.