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Government Relations Summit
April 15-17, 2013
Renaissance Washington, 999 Ninth Street NW, Washington, DC

The Summit is a wonderful opportunity to hear industry leaders speak on timely, important issues and to network with your peers. We hope to have a good turnout of New Jersey bankers, particularly for our important Hill visits to the New Jersey Congressional delegation. Our Hill visits will be followed by a special dinner for the NJBankers group at the Capitol Hill Club.   Read more

Process Underway for NJBankers Board of Directors Elections

Nominating ballots were mailed Friday, February 1, 2013 for members in District 1 (Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex and Warren Counties); District 2 (Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Somerset and Union); District 3 (Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem Counties); and in Class B (2nd largest asset size group of members, excluding large national banks). There are no expiring terms, thus no elections, for members in asset classes A, C, D or E.   Read more

Senior Loan Officer Survey on Bank Lending Practices Indicates Demand for Loans Has Strengthened

In the January survey, modest fractions of domestic banks reported having eased their standards across major loan categories over the past three months. Respondents indicated that demand for business loans, residential mortgages and auto loans had strengthened while demand for other types of loans was nearly unchanged.    Read more

HUD and FHFA Extend Foreclosure Relief for Victims of Superstorm Sandy

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Federal Housing Finance Agency have announced that the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac will extend protections against foreclosure actions against homeowners whose properties were damaged or destroyed due to Superstorm Sandy.   Read more

Directors and Managing Officers Conference

Friday, March 15, 2013
Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel, Iselin, NJ  

Boardroom intelligence is more important than ever and NJBankers Directors and Managing Officers Conference will help guide your board for the challenges ahead. We have assembled a program of outstanding speakers to give your directors a deeper understanding of the strategic role they play for the financial institution.  

Registration now open.    Read more

Women in Banking Conference

Knowledge, Power, Mentorship
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The Palace at Somerset Park

Successful women managers and leaders from New Jersey financial institutions and affiliated professional groups share their experience and knowledge with future leaders.    Read more

Join Us at the 109th NJBankers Annual Conference


109th Annual Conference
“The Future of Community Banking”
May 15 – 19, 2013

We are pleased to announce that registration materials have been sent out to the membership and that all are available for download on our website, by following the link provided below for the NJBankers 109th Annual Conference. The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida, will be the site of this year’s annual conference.   Read more

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Northfield Bancorp, Inc. Announces Appointment of Steven M. Klein to President

Northfield Bancorp, Inc. and its subsidiary, Northfield Bank, announced the promotion of Steven M. Klein to President. In this new role, Mr. Klein will have overall responsibility for planning, organizing, and controlling the day-to-day activities of the Company and the Bank.   Read more

Robert A. Vandenbergh Appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of Lakeland Bank

Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: LBAI) announced that the Board of Directors of Lakeland Bank has appointed Robert A. Vandenbergh to the position of president and chief operating officer of Lakeland Bank.    Read more

Northern New Jersey Community Bankers Installs Fitzgerald, Rey and Taylor as its 2013 Officers


At its January 31, 2013 meeting, the Northern New Jersey Community Bankers installed its 2013 officers: President: Paul Fitzgerald, president & CEO, First Bank; First Vice President: Robert Rey, president & CEO, NVE Bank; and Second Vice President: William Taylor, president & CEO, Somerset Savings Bank.    Read more

Ted Bessler Joins HVC Bank as Loan Officer

Ted Bessler brings 50 years of banking experience in the Shore area to his new position as senior vice president and commercial loan officer in the Hopewell Valley Community Bank's (HVCBank) Toms River loan office.   Read more

Valley National Bank Promotes Richard Conte to First Senior Vice President - Northern Division Manager of Retail Banking

Valley National Bank announced the promotion of Richard Conte to first senior vice president – Northern Division Manager of Retail Banking. He is also responsible for strengthening relationships with current customers, and exploring new business opportunities in his market area as well.   Read more

Kurek Named Executive Director of Provident Bank Foundation

Jane A. Kurek has been named executive director of The Provident Bank Foundation. In this role, Ms. Kurek will manage the Foundation’s giving program, which supports and serves communities within Provident Bank’s 11 county footprint.    Read more

Annamae Baerenbach Memorial- NEW

Friday, April 26, 2013
Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel

NJBankers has designed a conference that is timely, informative and intended to keep you up-to-date on the latest developments in today's residential and commercial mortgage markets.
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Annual Security Seminar Presented with Profit Protection-NEW

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Crowne Plaza Monroe
390 Forsgate Drive, Monroe Township, Monroe, NJ

Don't miss this one-day continuing education security seminar for anyone with responsibilities in bank security, risk management, bank operations or administration, legal counsel and fraud prevention.   Read more

Advanced IRA Issues Compliance Seminar

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Registration 8:30 a.m. – Program 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Crowne Plaza Monroe, Monroe Township, NJ  

This Advanced IRA Issues Compliance Seminar is an exceptional, hands-on workshop that will provide critical information on IRAs and tax-favored savings plans in terms you can readily understand.      Read more

Foreclosure Seminar

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Crowne Plaza Monroe, Monroe Township, NJ

This seminar is intended to guide institutions in following new procedures regarding forclosures in New Jersey. It will review the law changes over the past five years concerning foreclosure and help institutions to navigate the pitfalls of the process while demonstrating the usefulness of the new law.    Read more

1st Annual Bank G.R.O.W.T.H. Executive Conference in Conjunction with mOSa eBank Marketing Services

Friday, April 12, 2013
Crowne Plaza Monroe, Monroe Township, NJ

This new conference is designed to help banks adapt and obtain a G.R.O.W.T.H. mindset, to Gain Revenues by Organizational Wins Through High Level Leadership, regardless of the environment surrounding the banking industry today.    Read more

Launch Event for New Northern NJ ACAMS Chapter

Hyatt Morristown at Headquarters Plaza
3 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960
February 20, 2013
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Registration
Opening remarks by John Byrne, EVP, ACAMS
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Northern New Jersey ACAMS Chapter was formed to provide the anti-money laundering/anti-terrorism financing (collectively AML) community in the northern New Jersey area with a resource that provides support, guidance, training, and peer interaction for industry professionals. Read more

NJBankers & Allstate New Jersey Announces Jersey Shore Relief Promotion

NJBankers and Allstate New Jersey announce Jersey Shore Relief - Restore the Shore Promotion exclusively for the member employees of NJBankers Association and Associate Members.  One auto quote will generate $30 to the Jersey Shore Relief Fund on the employees behalf.    Read more

Michael Palmiere Joins Pentegra Retirement Services as Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer

Michael Palmiere has joined Pentegra Retirement Services as senior vice president and COO. Mr. Palmiere will oversee Pentegra’s Actuarial Services, Defined Contribution Services, Information Technology, Trust Services, and TPA Operations areas.   Read more

Haven Savings Bank Donates $250,000 to Rebuild Hoboken Relief Fund for Superstorm Sandy

Haven Savings Bank, an independent community bank celebrating its 75th year serving Hoboken, donated $250,000 to the Rebuild Hoboken Relief Fund (RHRF), a non-profit organization formed to help the city recover from the devastating damage caused by Superstorm Sandy. The sum represented more than one-third of the total funds collected thus far by the seven-week-old charitable organization.    Read more

SussexBank's Vernon Branch Hosts Students from Fields of Green Montessori School

Debra Smorto (center) from Fields of Green Montessori School pictured with her students from grades 1st through 3rd and SussexBank’s Branch Manager Tracy Santangelo.   Read more

Pascack Community Bank Opens New Branch in Lodi

Pascack Community Bank has opened its 8th branch in Lodi in the heart of the retail area. After a soft opening late November 2012, the bank is officially open and has plans to host a public Grand Opening event in April 2013.   Read more

NJBankers Service Awards Recognize Milestone Anniversaries


NJBankers recognizes individuals celebrating milestone anniversaries through the NJBankers Service Award program. Employees and directors of member institutions celebrating their 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, and 50th years of service to the banking industry will be recognized during the upcoming NJBankers Annual Conference. Those being recognized will be included in the Service Awards booklet which will be distributed at the Conference and hand delivered or mailed with a certificate following the Conference; outside directors certificates will be presented at the Directors & Managing Officers Conference on March 15, 2013.  

Deadline is Friday, February 8, 2013.  Please submit your entries to  Lauren Barraza at lbarraza@njbankers.com or via fax to 908-272-6626.    Read more

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

DEADLINE EXTENDED- There's Still Time!

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 deadline has been extended, if you are planning to submit. Please submit your entries as soon as possible or contact Emily DeMasi at edemasi@njbankers.com.    Read more

NJBankers Thanks Advertisers for Support of Annual Directory

NJBankers would like to thank the following Associate Members who supported the Annual Directory by placing an ad. We appreciate your support!  Read more

Stand Out! . . . 2013 Sponsorship, Exhibiting & Advertising Opportunities

NJBankers has developed the Stand Out! . . . 2013 Sponsorship, Exhibiting & Advertising Opportunities for our Associate Members that offers a summary of promotional opportunities at seminars, conferences, and publications throughout the year.    Read more

SAVE THE DATE - Meetings Not to Miss in 2013

NJBankers is hosting plenty of timely events all year long.  Mark your calendar now to make sure you don’t miss out.    Read more

2013 New Jersey Financial Institutions Directory Has Arrived!

This in-depth guide to the New Jersey banking industry is the place to get information about and contact information for banks and the companies who support them with products and services. Read more

Be a Star! Send your Press Releases to NJBankers

How does your bank or firm get your press releases in our weekly Bulletin or our quarterly magazine New Jersey Banker?

It’s easy! Just place us on your media list so NJBankers can receive your press releases.   Read more

Bulletin Readers predicted Ravens Super Bowl Win

Bulletin readers were asked who they thought would win Super Bowl XLVII this past Sunday.  Read more

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