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IRS Memorandum Concludes that Expenses for Maintaining OREO Property are Deductible

The Internal Revenue Service chief counsel has issued a legal memorandum that concludes that certain expenses a bank incurs to maintain a foreclosed property before its disposition are deductible for tax purposes.   Read more

NJBankers President/CEO John E. McWeeney, Jr. appointed to CFT Board of Directors

 The Center for Financial Training (CFT) has appointed John E. McWeeney, Jr., president and CEO of NJBankers, to its board of directors. The CFT board of directors has 18 members comprised of bank CEO’s and State Bank Association president’s from across the U.S.   Read more

FinCEN Publishes Proposal to Update FBAR

FinCEN has published a proposal to update the current Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) to standardize it with other BSA electronically filed reports. The proposal adds the capability for a third party preparer to file the report should the owner of the foreign account wish to employ this new option.    Read more

HUD Launches First Fair Housing App

The new app is designed to help the public and housing industry learn about their housing rights and responsibilities.   Read more

Guide Your Board for The Challenges Ahead

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

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

Professional Development and Exciting Activities


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

The full Conference Agenda is now online. Please log on to our website at the web address above and download/print your copy today!    Read more

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Center Bancorp, Inc. Announces Key Executive Promotions


Center Bancorp, Inc. the parent company of Union Center National Bank announced the promotion of a number of individuals to key positions within the organization. Mark S. Cardone, who held the title of senior vice president, retail banking services, was named first senior vice president; a newly created title at the Bank. Michael J. McGrover, who held the title of senior vice president and senior lender, was promoted to first senior vice president. France Delle Donne, who held the title of vice president, communications and public relations, was named to senior vice president. Joseph D. Gangemi, who held the title of vice president, investor relations, and corporate secretary, was promoted to senior vice president and chief of staff; a newly created position.   Read more

Century Savings Bank Appoints Blakeman and Dondero to Board of Directors


Century Savings Bank announced the appointment of Neil J. Blakeman and Kenneth F. Dondero to the bank’s Board of Directors.   Read more

NVE Bank Loan Officer Recognized as Outstanding New Jersey Mortgage Professional

NVE Bank announced that Assistant Vice President Michelle Heil has been named as a 2013 Five Star Mortgage Professional and will be featured in the March 2013 edition of New Jersey Monthly magazine.    Read more

OceanFirst Financial Hires Former Chief Executive of Patriot National Bancorp, Christopher Maher as President

Christopher Maher will become president and chief operating officer of OceanFirst and its $2.3 billion-asset bank on March 25, the company said. OceanFirst began a regional search to fill the role last August, after Vito Nardelli stepped down.  

Valley National Bank Promotes Marc Piro to First Vice President - Public Relations/Marketing Products Manager

Valley National Bank promoted Marc Piro to first vice president – Public Relations/Marketing Products Manager. Mr. Piro joined Valley in 1999 and brings over 13 years of marketing experience to his position. As Public Relations/Marketing Products Manager, he manages the marketing initiatives for several lines of business including consumer loans and wealth management. Read more

Stay Abreast of Industry Security Standards and Regulations

Annual Security Seminar
presented by Profit Protection LLC
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Crowne Plaza Monroe
390 Forsgate Drive, Monroe Township, 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

Manage Risk When Making Employment Decisions

Employment Law Update Seminar
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

Get Ready for New Residential Mortgage Regulations

Mortgage Regulations Revolution
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

Robbery Prevention and Safeguarding Against Social Engineering Featured at Bank Security Workshop

Bank Security Workshop
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel,
515 US Highway 1 S, 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

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

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

Show Washington that We Are Part of the Solution

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

Don't miss this opportunity to hear from regulators:

Federal Reserve Governor Betsy Duke, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Acting Deputy Director Steven Antonakes and Jennifer Kelly, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s senior deputy comptroller for midsize and community bank supervision, have been added to the lineup of speakers at the ABA Government Relations Summit.

Additional confirmed speakers include Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) and FDIC Chairman Marty Gruenberg.

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

Learn About Today's Residential and Commercial Mortgage Markets

Friday, April 26, 2013
Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel,
515 US Highway 1 S, 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. This year’s program will have something for all lending professionals as well as your compliance department.   Read more

NJBankers and NJ Society of CPAs 6th Annual Golf Outing

To Benefit K-12 Financial Literacy Education
Monday, June 10, 2013
Mercer Oaks Golf Course
725 Village Road West, West Windsor, NJ 08550

The New Jersey Bankers Association and the New Jersey Society of CPAs are again co-hosting this sixth annual golf event to help benefit K-12 financial literacy education. We have an exciting and fun day scheduled with many sponsorship opportunities available!    Read more

Join NJBankers & Allstate New Jersey Help the Jersey Shore

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

ABA Supports Free Webinar Presenting an Innovative CRA Solution Provided Through the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation

The Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation is endorsed by NJBankers

ABA supports the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation in providing you with valuable information for your bank to earn CRA credit by making CRA-qualified community development loans, investments and grants in the Foundation while receiving the opportunity to earn CRA credit with limited to no credit risk or exposure. This program has been reviewed by the federal regulatory agencies and has passed the rigors of multiple regulatory exams.   Read more

Columbia Bank Foundation Grant Supports People to People Foundation of Gloucester County

Columbia Bank, through their Columbia Bank Foundation, has presented a $12,600 grant to the People to People Foundation of Gloucester County, Inc. The community grant was used to underwrite their computer and technology upgrade program. People to People’s mission is to provide financial and advocacy assistance to Gloucester Country residents who have experienced a financial hardship due to loss of employment, sickness, accident, fire or other unforeseen emergency.

Shown at a special check presentation ceremony are (from left) Kimberly Nolan, Columbia Bank’s Deptford branch manager; Bernadette Blackstone, People to People’s Executive Director, and Mark Schott, Columbia Bank’s regional vice president.   Read more

Lakeland Bank Staff Donate to Meals On Wheels

Lakeland Bank staff members who participated in the Company’s monthly “Jeans Day” fundraiser, raised $3,000 in January to support the Meals On Wheels programs in the communities the Bank serves. The donation will be split among Meals on Wheels programs in Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic, Sussex and Warren Counties and used to further their mission to provide nutritious meals and other supportive services to both the homebound and senior nutrition center participants.   Read more

Sussex Bancorp Rang the NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell

Sussex Bancorp, the holding company for SussexBank, visited the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square on February 28th, 2013, to celebrate their 15th year anniversary as a public company with NASDAQ and in honor of the occasion rang the closing bell.   Read more

Wells Fargo Announces 2012 Contributions of Over $5 Million in New Jersey

Wells Fargo & Company announced that its contributions to New Jersey non-profits totaled $5.2 million in 2012. This total includes $2 million in grants from the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation, based in Philadelphia, as well as holiday contributions to New Jersey food banks and homeless shelters. Grants were given to support non-profits involved in such areas as community development, education, health and human services, arts and culture and environmental initiatives.    Read more

Get Our In-Depth Guide to New Jersey Financial Institutions- ORDER 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

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