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Fed Beige Book: Economic Activity Continued to Expand at a Modest to Moderate Pace in June and Early July

Overall, loan demand grew modestly in most Districts.  The New York District indicated no change though commercial and industrial lending decreased somewhat.  Most Districts reported an increase in mortgage lending and refinancings of mortgage loans was steady or increasing in New York but the Philadelphia District noted a recent slowdown. Read more

FDIC and SBA Launch Money Smart for Small Business Training

Money Smart for Small Business is a new instructor-led training curriculum developed jointly by FDIC and SBA. The 10 modules in this curriculum provide introductory training for new and aspiring entrepreneurs on the basics to organizing and managing a business. In addition to grounding participants in the basics, the curriculum serves as a foundation for more advanced training and technical assistance. Read more

Khanh Vuong Named First Vice President/Chief Risk Officer at Kearny Federal Savings Bank

Kearny Federal Savings Bank announced that Khanh Vuong has recently been named First Vice President/ Chief Risk Officer of the Bank.  Prior to that, he served as Vice President/Enterprise Risk Manager of Kearny Federal. Read more

MVC Asks Members to Complete Survey on Implementation of Electronic Lien and Titling Program

The survey asks for feedback from financial institutions on key elements for the implementation of the program such as members’ current status using the electronic lien and titling program, software provider, features that your institution would find valuable, common problems and other process questions. Read more

Join NJBankers for BankHorizons 2012

BankHorizons 2012
8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Friday, November 2, 2012
Tropicana Casino & Resort, Atlantic City, NJ
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Nominations Are Now Open for New Leaders in Banking Honors

The New Jersey Bankers Association and New Jersey Banker magazine are accepting nominations for our New Leaders in Banking honors. This program recognizes the upcoming stars of the banking industry.

Please nominate an individual that should be considered for this year's recognition. Self-nominations are acceptable.  Nominations will close on September 7, 2012.  Winners will be chosen by an independent committee and will be notified by early October.  Awards will be distributed at a dinner event on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at the Tropicana Resort in Atlantic City. Read more

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NJBankers 2012 Annual Golf Outing
Monday, August 13, 2012
Fiddler's Elbow Country Club, Bedminster, NJ
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In Memoriam- William P. Taylor, Jr.
William P. Taylor, Jr. was the father of William (Bill) Taylor, president, COO and CFO of Somerset Savings Bank, SLA Read more
Direct Support for Those Affected by the Colorado Shootings

If you have been wondering how you may help the victims of the tragic events on July 20th in Colorado, our colleagues at the Colorado Bankers Association have shared information on organizations who are offering direct support to those affected.  Read more

NJBankers Announces Availability of Education Award for Member Institution Employees

The New Jersey Bankers Association is once again pleased to announce the availability of a Savings Bond award through its Education Award Program.  The program was established in 1998 to encourage the further education of employees of NJBankers member institutions in financial institution management; to promote the industry’s interests; and to provide career opportunities and support for employees of NJBankers members.

Eligibility requirements and application materials were mailed out to managing officers and Human Resources managers.  Employees interested in this program should apply by August 15, 2012.
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SHCPF Offers Members Vehicle to Meet CRA Loan and Investment Tests

NJBankers Endorsed Provider Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation (SHCPF) recently reported that New Jersey banks have loaned or invested over $11.6 million to help provide safe, crime-free living environments to over 1,180 New Jersey seniors that reside in nursing homes, HUD senior housing communities and veterans' homes.  Eight NJBankers members are participating in this program that provides them a vehicle to meet both CRA loan and investment test requirements. 

The correct phone number to reach Sue Shaffer, vice president, is 901-529-4787 or you can email her at  sue.shaffer@shcpfoundation.org.  Visit www.shcpfoundation.org to learn more about the program and the foundation. Read more

NJBankers Annual Senior Management Conference

Registration is now open for NJBankers annual Senior Management Conference.  This year's conference will be held from Wednesday to Friday, September 12–14, 2012 at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, NJ.

An informative program is being planned with the theme "Progress in New Jersey."   Click here for registration information. Read more

July 27 is Deadline for 2013 NJBankers' New Jersey Financial Institutions Directory Information Gathering

During June, Accuity, the publisher of the Directory, sent a Request for Information to member banks to begin the updating process for the 2013 edition.  To ensure updated information is provided in the new directory, members should return the completed RFI to Accuity no later than July 27, 2012.   If your institution has not received a request from Accuity, please contact Emily DeMasi at 908-272-8500, ext. 610 or email  edemasi@njbankers.com. Read more

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