February 13, 2013
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NJBankers Field 112 Media Calls in 2012

True to our mission statement, NJBankers provides our members with services and support in public and media relations. In 2012, NJBankers fielded 112 media calls and the top issues were foreclosures; the availability of credit; credit unions and their tax advantage; attempts to increase the credit union business lending cap; municipal deposits; Bank Transfer Day; HARP; TARP and other timely issues. The association also provided input for several economic/financial forecasts.

NJBankers’ positions on these and other financial issues have been picked up statewide. Association President/CEO John E. McWeeney, Jr., and Senior Vice President/Director of Government Relations Michael Affuso were quoted in articles published by The Star Ledger and nj.com; The Record; the Courier News and Home News; the Asbury Park Press, the Burlington County Times; Courier Post; Daily Journal (Vineland); News of Cumberland County; Gloucester County Times; Trenton Times; Philadelphia Business Journal; Commerce; New Jersey Business; NJBIZ; Mercer Business; New Jersey Lawyer; Law 360; NJ Economic Development Guide; SNL Financial; State Street Wire; Inside Business; Business Edge and The NJ Journal of Banking.

John McWeeney appeared on several television/cable programs, including “One on One with Steve Adubato,” “NJ Today” and “Capitol Report” on NJTV. He was also interviewed by WOR radio on several occasions. NJBankers events and comments were also heard on 101.5 FM.

This past year, NJBankers developed and distributed an op-ed on credit unions and their tax advantage over banks that was picked up in much of the press. In opinion pieces, both The Record and mycentraljersey.com editors agreed with NJBankers positions in their editorials on HARP; the state of lending; foreclosures and affordable housing. Another op-ed was developed with NJBankers Chairman Kevin Cummings on the current status of TARP and addressed misconceptions about the program.

NJBankers also meets with the Editorial Boards of major media in NJ as well as media in PA that cover NJ. Meeting with Editorial Boards enables the Association to present updates on the banking industry in NJ. We are joined by members located in the media’s market area and in this way, editors hear directly from bankers on how current events shape their financial institutions as well as general industry issues. NJBankers and members have met with the Editorial Boards of The Star Ledger, The Record, the Asbury Park Press, Atlantic City Press, Courier News, Home News, Courier Post, Trenton Times, NJBIZ , Easton Express, Philadelphia Business Journal  and the Associated Press.

 

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