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Increase Your Boardroom Intelligence

Directors and Managing Officers Conference
Friday, March 15, 2013
Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel
515 Route 1 South, Iselin, NJ 08830

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

In Memoriam - Thomas Bentkowski

With sadness, we report the passing of Thomas Bentkowski, 76, on February 8, 2013. Tom was president & CEO of Pulaski Savings Bank, headquartered in Springfield, New Jersey. Family and friends are invited to a visitation on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Higgins and Bonner Echo Lake Funeral Home, 582 Springfield Ave., Westfield, 07090.   Read more

Empowered Women Sharing Success Strategies

Women in Banking Conference
Knowledge, Power, Mentorship
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The Palace at Somerset Park
333 Davidson Avenue, Somerset, NJ 08873

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

Fed Taps Greater Philadelphia Chamber Members to Give Views on the Regional Economy

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Research Department conducted a survey of more than 200 Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce members to get their views and outlook on the local economy. The survey, conducted between November 28 and December 14, 2012, was designed to give a perspective on the region’s economic competitiveness and the issues that will affect the business community in the coming year.   Read more

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.   Read more

The Provident Bank Names Matthew K. Harding to the Boards of Directors

Provident Financial Services, Inc. announced that Matthew K. Harding has been named to the Boards of Directors of the Company and its wholly owned subsidiary, The Provident Bank.   Read more

Valley National Bancorp and Valley National Bank Promote Ira Robbins to Executive Vice President - Treasurer

Valley National Bank has promoted Ira Robbins to executive vice president - treasurer.

Mr. Robbins joined Valley National Bank in 1996 as part of the Bank’s Management Associate Program. He is currently responsible for asset and liability management, debt and capital management, liquidity management, strategic planning, budgeting and derivative management. Mr. Robbins also participates in corporate development initiatives and oversees the management of the Bank’s Payroll Department.   Read more

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Century Savings Bank Names David L. DeBellis Chief Financial Officer and Peter Bertram Senior Vice President


Century Savings Bank announced the appointment of David L. DeBellis as chief financial officer and senior accountant and Peter Bertram as senior vice president. Read more

David Mitchell Joins COCC as Chief Partnership Officer

David Mitchell has been named senior vice president and chief partnership officer at COCC where he is now responsible for the company’s corporate and product marketing strategies, as well as all new business development. Mr. Mitchell is charged with continuing COCC’s remarkable growth by promoting the company’s proven high tech/high touch partnership that has consistently delivered outstanding information technology services to the financial industry.    Read more

Learning, Leadership, and Inspiration 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

Campaign Finance Seminar - Compliance in the Political Process

Campaign Finance Seminar-NEW
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Crowne Plaza Monroe
390 Forsgate Drive, Monroe Township, NJ 08831

Join NJBankers and our Legal Committee as we present our Campaign Finance Seminar geared for bankers and attorneys. The program is essential for those tasked with ensuring the compliance of entities seeking to participate in the political process, who should be aware of the recent case law and many recent changes in regulations. Read more

Employment Law Update- NEW

Employment Law Update Seminar- NEW
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Crowne Plaza Monroe
390 Forsgate Drive, Monroe Township, NJ 08831

The New Jersey Bankers Association is proud to offer the ever-popular Employment Law Update Seminar once again. Join your presenters as they lead the group through various legal risks in making employment decisions and explore the activities employers can take to minimize those risks. Read more

Are You Prepared for the New Residential Mortgage Regulations?

Mortgage Regulations Revolution- NEW
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Crowne Plaza Monroe
390 Forsgate Drive, Monroe Township, NJ 08831

A review of important changes that impact the consumer lending and mortgage lending/servicing functions of our banks will also be discussed.   Read more

Board Reporting, Passwords, and Safeguarding Against Social Engineering at Bank Security Workshop

Bank Security Workshop-NEW
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel,
515 US Highway 1 South, Iselin, NJ, 08830

Attend this event to learn about the latest trends in robbery prevention, review important information about board reporting, and password protection.     Read more

Show Washington that We Are Part of the Solution

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

Get Updates on Today's Residential and Commercial Mortgage Markets

Annamae Baerenbach Memorial
Friday, April 26, 2013
Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel
515 Route 1 South, Iselin, NJ 08830

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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Stay Abreast of Industry Standards and Regulations

Annual Security Seminar Presented with Profit Protection
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Crowne Plaza Monroe
390 Forsgate Drive, Monroe Township, NJ 08831

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

Everything You Need to Know About Advanced IRA Issues Compliance

Advanced IRA Issues Compliance Seminar
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Registration 8:30 a.m. – Program 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
NJBankers Association
411 North Ave East, Cranford, NJ 07016

This Advanced IRA Issues Compliance Seminar is an exceptional, hands-on workshop that will provide critical information on IRAs and tax-favored savings


NEW- Learn about the Rules for Qualified Charitable Contributions, enacted by the American Taxpayers Relief Act of 2012!   Read more

The Ins and Outs of New Foreclosure Procedures

Foreclosure Seminar
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Crowne Plaza Monroe
390 Forsgate Drive, Monroe Township, NJ 08831

This seminar is intended to guide institutions in following new procedures regarding foreclosures 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
390 Forsgate Drive, Monroe Township, NJ 08831

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

Publicizing Your REO Property- FREE Webinar

NJBankers is proud to announce its newest service for our members. REOdeedwagon.com allows banks to showcase their real estate for sale in front of an audience of potential buyers that extends well beyond local markets. Created by bankers for bankers and their clients, REOdeedwagon.com provides buyers and sellers a simple, easy-to-use resource for identifying, acquiring or disposing of Real Estate Owned (REO) properties. These properties are in possession of the banks as a result of foreclosure or forfeiture. 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

Order Your 2013 New Jersey Financial Institutions Directory TODAY!

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

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

Junior Achievement Improves Financial Literacy through New Mobile Learning Center and Spring Bowl-A-Thon

Taking a look at the features JA Finance Park offers students to help them learn money management are: Douglas Schoenberger, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility and Public Policy, Verizon; Catherine Milone, President, Junior Achievement of New Jersey; Ed Montesdeoca, Senior Vice President, Region Executive, Capital One Bank; The Honorable Newark Mayor Cory Booker and John E. McWeeney, Jr., president and CEO, New Jersey Bankers Association. Fulfill your CRA by supporting JANJ. Contact Dawn at Dschwartz@ja.org.   Read more

Kearny Federal Savings Branch Managers Recognized for Excellence in Promoting Financial Literacy

Nancy Malinconico, Vice President/Retail Banking South, Caroline Glynn, AVP/Branch Manager of the Ocean Grove Office, Maria Coppinger-Peters, First Vice President/Chief Compliance & CRA Officer and April Huchko, AVP/Branch Manager of the Allenhurst Office, all of Kearny Federal Savings Bank get together to promote financial literacy and educate senior citizens on protecting themselves from fraud.  
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Millington Savings Bank Promotes Good Savings Behavior To Local Community Youth

Pictured above making deposits into their piggy banks at Millington Savings Bank headquarters are (l to r) Kaitlyn Linton, Taylor Memoli and Jianna Ferrara, all from Warren, NJ.  
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Franklin Township Welcomes Unity Bank at Ribbon Cutting for New Branch

Franklin Township Mayor Brian D. Levine and the Franklin Township Chamber of Commerce joined Unity Bank for a ribbon cutting ceremony welcoming the bank’s new full-service branch at 120 Cedar Grove Lane in the Somerset section of the township, its second Somerset County branch and 15th overall.    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

Support Your Troops- Military Partners Program

The Lakewood BlueClaws have a brand new Military Based Program for their new We Salute You Wednesdays to honor local military. The new Military Partners Program gives you the ability to donate tickets directly to the Joint Base and veterans in your community.    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

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