Congressional Bank Presents Selections from the Freedom Place Collection; An Artistic Collaboration with Illustrious Artists

February 4, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 25, 2018 CONGRESSIONAL BANK PRESENTS SELECTIONS FROM THE FREEDOM PLACE COLLECTION; AN ARTISTIC COLLABORATION WITH ILLUSTRIOUS ARTISTS “An artist must be free to choose what he does, certainly, but he must also never be afraid to do what he might choose.” Langston Hughes Congressional Bank is featuring the inspirational works of […]

Congressional Bank and Alliance Partners, Manager of BancAlliance, Announce Completed Merger

February 1, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: ANNE BALCER (240) 380-1215 WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressional Bank. (“Congressional”) President and Chief Executive Officer, Jeffrey A. Lipson, and Brian Graham, Chief Executive Officer of Alliance Partners, the manager of BancAlliance announced today that Congressional has acquired the operating businesses and a substantial portion of the assets of Alliance Partners. Alliance […]

Congressional Bank's Co-Founder John Lane Announces New Role

August 24, 2017

Contact: James Robertson 240-380-1241 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Congressional Bank's Co-Founder John Lane Announces New Role Bethesda, Maryland, August 24, 2017 - Earlier today, Congressional Bank Co-Founder, John Lane, announced that he is stepping back from day to day operations of the Bank but will remain available to engage in specific projects as needed to continue […]

Congressional Bank: Mark Wendel Hired as Chief Financial Officer; Anne Balcer Chosen as Representative to Maryland Financial Consumer Protection Commission

June 30, 2017

Bethesda, Maryland, June 30, 2017 – Congressional Bank is pleased to announce the hiring of Mark Wendel as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer. Mark had been the Chief Financial Officer of Cardinal Bank since 2006. Congressional Bank is also pleased to acknowledge Anne Balcer, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, has been appointed […]

Congressional Bank’s Lights, Camera, Save! Local Winner

January 31, 2017

Cast your vote for ‘Savers’ Choice’ social media contest by Feb. 8 Bethesda, Maryland, January 31, 2017 —Lights, Camera, Save! local winner, Matthew Post of Olney, Maryland, as selected by Congressional Bank has been named a national finalist by the American Bankers Association Foundation. 

Congressional Bancshares Completes its Merger with American Bank Holdings, Inc.

January 6, 2016

Congressional Bancshares, Inc. (“Congressional”) announced today that the merger with American Bank Holdings, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, American Bank, with and into Congressional and Congressional Bank was completed on January 1, 2016.

Congressional Bank Helps Celebrates Veteran’s Day

November 23, 2015

Congressional Bank Helps Celebrates Veteran’s Day by Rehabbing the Home of a World War II Veteran.

Congressional Bancshares and American Bank Holdings, Inc. Announce Shareholder Approval of Merger

October 6, 2015

Congressional Bancshares, Inc. and American Bank Holdings, Inc. jointly announced that their respective shareholders have approved the Agreement and Plan of Merger between Congressional and American pursuant to which American and its wholly-owned subsidiary, American Bank, will merge with and into Congressional.

Named One of the Best Banks to Work For in 2015

September 3, 2015

Congressional Bank has been named one of the Best Banks to Work For in 2015.

Workforce Development Company of the Year

August 28, 2015

Congressional Bank won the 2015 Workforce Development Company of the Year award from the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development.

Congressional Bancshares to Merge with American Bank Holdings, Inc.

September 3, 2014

Congressional Bancshares, Inc. announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement with American Bank Holdings, Inc. which provides for the merger of American Bank with and into Congressional Bank.

HHC Funding & Congressional Bank Close $16.5MM in Financing

August 12, 2014

Housing & Healthcare Finance announced its affiliate company, HHC Funding, and Congressional Bank, recently closed and funded four loans to six healthcare facilities located in Florida, Maryland, Oklahoma and Texas.

Kenny Elias, SVP & Chief Lending Officer of Corporate Lending

July 17, 2014

This month, IBISWorld caught up with Kenny Elias, SVP and Chief Lending Officer of Corporate Lending, at Congressional Bank to hear what’s going on in the banking world.

Congressional Bank Names Jeffrey A. Lipson CEO

August 12, 2013

Congressional Bank announced today that bank President Jeffrey A. Lipson has now also been named Chief Executive Officer.

Congressional Bank Makes Strategic New Hire and Enters Into Joint-Marketing Agreement with Housing & Healthcare Finance, LLC

July 10, 2013

Congressional Bank recently announced that Amy Heller has joined the Bank to lead its newly established healthcare lending business. Amy will be working alongside Housing & Healthcare Finance, LLC, a financial services company based in Chevy Chase, MD.

Congressional Bank Announces Key New Hires

April 8, 2013

Congressional Bank has announced two key additions to its executive team - Samuel J. Crow as Chief Credit Officer, and Anne Balcer as General Counsel and Internal Auditor.

Networking tip: Host a weekly lunch for clients and contacts

December 18, 2012

Bankers aren't usually known as networking gurus, but Bethesda-based Congressional Bank CEO John Lane may be onto something with his weekly client lunch strategy.

Congressional Bank Names Jeffrey A. Lipson President and Chief Operating Officer

May 23, 2012

Congressional Bank continues to grow its senior management team with announcement today that Jeffrey A. Lipson has been named President and Chief Operating Officer reporting to CEO John Lane.

Congressional Bank Receives Bethesda Magazine Green Award

October 6, 2011

Congressional Bank was honored at the Bethesda Magazine Green Awards Gala on October 5, 2011 as the recipient of the Category 3 Award for the business that most "significantly incorporated green practices into their culture and operations."

Congressional Bank Named Title Sponsor of Bethesda's Turkey Chase

October 3, 2011

Congressional Bank has been named the title sponsor of the 29th running of the Turkey Chase Race, to be held Thanksgiving morning, November 24, 2011. Thousands of runners will gather in Bethesda to participate in three events: a USATF-certified 10K race, a 2 mile fun run/walk and a 50m Tot-Trot.

Congressional Bank Receives Green Business Certification

June 24, 2011

Congressional Bank was notified they had become the first area bank to receive Green Business Certification by Montgomery County. Earning Green Business Certification honors Congressional Bank as part of an innovative leadership movement to "green" business operations and help transition to a sustainable future.

John Lane Appointed to the Advisory Council to the Richmond Federal Reserve

February 25, 2011

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond announced the formation of a Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council and the appointment of members.

Congressional Bank President John Lane Commended for Service to Montgomery County

August 1, 2007

John R. Lane, president of Congressional Bank, was awarded a certificate of recognition and appreciation from the Montgomery County Executive, Isiah "Ike" Leggett. Specifically, County Executive Leggett expressed his gratitude for Lane's "outstanding leadership and superb judgment" as a Revenue Authority Board Memeber from July 2003 through June 2007.

The Gazette of Politics and Business "Give Where You Lead" - Making the Connection Between Leadership and Philanthropy

June 1, 2007

The Montgomery County Community Foundation is proud to be partners with Congressional Bank and Leadership Montgomery to sponsor "Give Where You Lead," an annual charitable giving opportunity for the Leadership Montgomery community that inspires all of us to consider philanthropy to be an integral part of our personal and professional lives.

Washington Business Journal Feature "Take It To The Bank: Maryland Start-up Congressional Bank Charges Out of the Gate with $10 million"

August 15, 2003

The well-connected backers of what is expected to be Montgomery County's newest bank have raised $10 million in 38 days, setting a virtually unprecedented fund-raising pace.