Important Messages For Our Customers

COVID-19 Updates

August 17, 2021 –

In accordance with the most recent CDC guidelines, to maximize protection from the current Delta COVID-19 variant, we are recommending all our customers, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated, wear a face mask when entering any of our branches or other office locations.

Until further notice, all of our bank employees will also be wearing face masks. We will have masks and hand sanitizer available for customers and employees. In addition, we are continuing our thorough cleaning regiments, as well as procedures to monitor employees for COVID-19 symptoms.

If you have COVID-19 symptoms, been exposed to someone with COVID-19, or have an underlying condition that puts you at a higher risk of COVID-19, please do not use the branch lobby service, but instead use our drive-thru banking. If your banking need cannot be accommodated at the drive-thru, please call us at 570.784.1660, and we will make alternative arrangements to meet your banking need.

Thank you for your continued cooperation and patience as we work to ensure the safety of our customers and our employees. We will continue to monitor area transmission rates and CDC guidelines and update our safety procedures accordingly.

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Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans

August 26, 2021 Update - 

We would like to update you on the process for obtaining forgiveness on your Paycheck Protection Program loan. A new Small Business Administration (SBA) website has been created to allow you to submit your forgiveness application directly. Borrowers with a loan amount under $150,000 should use this link to the new SBA site: If your loan is more than $150,000, please contact your lender directly.  

Here are a few items to keep in mind as you complete the forgiveness application:

  • If you qualify, based on the form instructions, you should complete the 3508S.
  • Borrowers will be asked to provide the following information:
    - Contact Name
    - Contact Email
    - Loan Amount
    - Amount Spent on Payroll
    - Covered Period Length
  • For the covered period, you can choose 8/24/other. The initial date should already be pre-populated for you.
  • If you are a Schedule F or Schedule C borrower, you should choose at least 10 weeks for the covered period.
  • The contact name/email should be someone authorized to sign on behalf of your business.

Please keep in mind this is an SBA website; therefore, First Columbia Bank is not able to provide technical user support. If you have questions or need assistance, please call the SBA support line directly at 877-552-2692 (Monday-Friday) 8 AM ET to 8 PM EST or reference the SBA resource guide

We understand how incredibly challenging the past 18 months has been for business customers and our entire community. Please know that we will continue to do all we can to support you and help you keep your business going--and growing. Our community-focused bankers and lenders are always just a phone call away and stand ready to assist you.

For further questions and guidance please contact your lender.

Paul Page 570-854-7967 [email protected]
Pam Young 570-394-4129 [email protected]
Taylor Farr 570-854-7011 [email protected]
Jean MacDermott 570-204-1563 [email protected]
Michael Celli 570-336-2076 [email protected]
Melissa Fisher  570-416-5340  [email protected]
Daniel Diehl 570-387-7133 [email protected] 


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