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Friday, January 11, 2013
The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset, NJ

Join the New Jersey Bankers Association and the state’s most important business leaders as we lay out and discuss the vital issues affecting the Garden State.  An impressive and dynamic group of speakers will gather once again to give a benchmark for New Jersey’s economic outlook in 2013.  Presenters will touch on New Jersey’s most important business sectors at this year’s New Jersey Economic Leadership Forum – the most far-reaching conference on the issues that shape our state.  Kick off the New Year with economic insiders who will give insight to the region’s financial future.   Read more

Banks Can Donate to Sandy Hook School Support Fund

The United Way of Western Connecticut, in partnership with Newtown Savings Bank, Newtown, CT, has created the Sandy Hook School Support Fund that will provide important support services to the families and community that were so greatly affected by Friday’s tragedy.   Read more

Allison Montellione joins NJBankers

We are pleased to announce that Allison Montellione has joined NJBankers as the assistant to Vice President and Director of Communications Emily DeMasi.   Read more

New Jersey Chamber of Commerce - Walk to Washington

January 31 – February 1, 2013
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC

The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce’s 76th annual Walk to Washington and Congressional dinner is fast approaching and this year, in addition to the usual activities associated with this event, the Chamber plans to honor those who are leading the way in the effort to recover, rebuild and ReNEW JERSEY.   

For more information, and to register for the Walk, please contact Lauren Barraza at lbarraza@njbankers.com. Through a partnership with the Chamber, NJBankers will benefit from sales when registrations are made through our association for purchase of combination tickets.    Read more

CFPB Report Details How Largest Credit Bureaus Manage Consumer Data

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has released a report on the consumer experience with the three largest nationwide credit reporting companies which include Equifax Information Services, Experian Information Solutions and TransUnion. The report indicated that overall, credit card history dominates the information in consumer reports and that debt collection items generate the highest rate of disputes.  Read more

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OCC Renews Mutual Savings Associations Advisory Committee

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has renewed the charter for the Mutual Savings Associations Advisory Committee (MSAAC) and will host the first meeting on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, in Washington, DC.   Read more

FEMA Releases Advisory Base Flood Elevation and Flood Zone Maps

On December 15th, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released new Advisory Base Flood Elevation (ABFE) and Flood Zone information for the following New Jersey counties: Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Union. This information is available to the public at www.region2coastal.com.   Read more

FDIC Releases Study of Community Banking

As a result of its year-long Community Banking Initiative (CBI), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has released the results of a study of community banking in the U.S. as well as a series of supervisory and rulemaking measures relating to community banks.    Read more

Cucinotta Joins Liberty Bell Bank

Liberty Bell Bank announced that Carmen Cucinotta has joined the bank as vice president, commercial loan officer.   

Mr. Cucinotta is active with a number of community groups.   Read more

NJBankers Expresses its Appreciation to Our Sponsors

Our thanks go out to all our sponsors for calendar year 2012.   Read more

Bank of America Student Leaders Program Accepting Applications

The Bank of America Student Leaders Program has recognized more than 1,800 high school juniors and seniors who have a passion for improving their communities. The program helps students gain a greater understanding of how nonprofits create impact in the community and helps develop them as the next generation of community leaders through two components. Applications are due by January 25, 2013.   Read more

New Leaders in Banking Honored at BankHorizons

The 2012 New Leaders in Banking were honored at a gala the evening before BankHorizons. Don't miss the feature about the award recipients in the next issue of New Jersey Banker magazine!   Read more

BankHorizons Held on December 13th

An action-packed day complete with educational sessions, interactive panels, leading-edge exhibits, networking, and attendee raffle prizes was enjoyed by members, associate members and exhibitors. Attendees learned about emerging opportunities and innovative solutions for the banking industry.   Read more

Tell Your Bank's Story Through the 2012 Community Service Award Program

NJBankers wants to give your bank the opportunity to get the recognition it deserves for its community service initiatives.  The Community Service Award program highlights the significant impact New Jersey banks have on their local communities.  Without your help, we cannot tell our story.

We know that you are a vital part of the communities you serve.  We get your press releases and see your community initiatives in the media all the time.  But your participation in this program solidifies all you do in the communities you serve by highlighting your activities and giving you the opportunity to show it off. 

The January 18th deadline is approaching. Please submit your entries as soon as possible.      Read more



Happy Holidays from the Staff of: New Jersey Bankers Association, TICIC, Inc. and Banker’s Cooperative Group, Inc.
Back Row (L to R):  Lauren Barazza, Claire Anello, Trisha Chapman, Terry Jolley, Denise Robinson, Cindy Zaccaro; Erin Suckiel; and Mary Pat Boutmy
Middle Row (L to R):  Emily DeMasi, Janice Besso-Tamecki, Wendy Mandelbaum, Paula Cassidy, Candy Johnson, Cris Goncalves, Allison Montellione and Jenn Zorn
Front Row (L to R):  Gordon Ur, John McWeeney, Jr., Rich Siderko, Jim Meredith, Lou Bringuier; and Mike Affuso

 Please Note:  This is the final issue of the Bulletin for 2012.  The next issue will be published on Wednesday, January 9, 2013.  We hope to see you at the Economic Leadership Forum on January 11th.    Read more

SAVE THE DATE - Meetings Not to Miss in 2013

NJBankers is beginning the New Year with plenty of timely events. Mark your calendar now to make sure you won’t miss out.    Read more

Allstate New Jersey Holding Fourth Quarter 2012 Promotion

This is the last week to participate in the Allstate NJ's 4th quarter promotion providing NJBankers members and associate members a unique value proposition.  For each quote for auto insurance received between October 15 and December 28, 2012, Endorsed Service Provider Allstate NJ will reward the member employee with a $20 gas card.  For each referral, receive a $10 gas card.  In addition, if you are an existing Allstate Auto Customer, you are now eligible for a $75 credit toward your next renewal.  The promotion runs from October 15 to December 28, 2012 with Grand Prizes of a Kindle Fire or $200 Gift Card.     Read more

Results of Poll Question on Fiscal Cliff

Responses to the survey question in the December 12 issue of the Bulletin:

What is the likelyhood of the U.S. going over the 'fiscal cliff?'

40% of responders said "Not Likely"

35% of responders indicated "Likely"

25% responded "50/50"

Please note, this is not a scientific poll.   Read more

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The NJBankers Bulletin reaches over 5,000 subscribers in each weekly issue.   Read more

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