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 […]
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.
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.
November 23, 2015
Congressional Bank Helps Celebrates Veteran’s Day by Rehabbing the Home of a World War II Veteran.
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.
September 3, 2015
Congressional Bank has been named one of the Best Banks to Work For in 2015.
August 28, 2015
Congressional Bank won the 2015 Workforce Development Company of the Year award from the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
February 25, 2011
The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond announced the formation of a Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council and the appointment of members.
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.