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DMO Conference Addressed Branding, Succession Planning, the NJ Banking Landscape and Presented an Economic Forecast

The Directors and Managing Officers Conference (DMO) held this past Friday enabled attendees to hear from various experts regarding bank branding, succession planning, the NJ banking landscape, an economic forecast and much more.

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Norman Beatty Named Recipient of Forrey - Gallman Award

Norman Beatty, chairman/president and CEO of First Hope Bank has been named the NJBankers Forrey – Gallman recipient. The award will be presented at the NJBankers 109th Annual Conference from May 15 – 19 in Palm Beach, FL.   Read more

 
Agencies Clarify Interagency Q & A for Community Reinvestment

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Federal Reserve (Fed), and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) are proposing to clarify their Interagency Questions and Answers regarding community reinvestment to address several community development issues. Read more

 
Affordable Care Act Employer Mandate

The “Employer Mandate” is the provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) that requires “large” employers to provide health insurance to their full-time employees (those working 30 or more hours per week) or face a penalty. A “large” employer is defined as one that has an average of 50 or more “full time equivalent” employees on business days during the preceding calendar year. To calculate whether your organization is covered by the employer mandate, you must look at the twelve months of the preceding calendar year to determine the average number of full-time equivalents you employed over those months. Part time employees are considered fractions of full time employees for the purpose of the employer mandate calculation. Lastly, seasonal workers are excluded unless they work for the employer for more than 120 days.    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

 
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Professional Development and Exciting Activities

 

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

HOTEL ROOMS: Please note The Breakers has informed NJBankers that they are in a sell-out situation on Saturday night. Currently only Junior Suites are available for this evening. If you have not yet made your reservations we ask you to contact The Breakers first to see if rooms have opened up. Secondly, NJBankers has a small number of rooms on hold, please contact Jenn Zorn at 908-272-8500 ext. 611 if you need to secure a room. Members are encouraged to make their reservations as soon as possible. Hotel reservations must be made on an individual basis directly with The Breakers, online through our website at www.njbankers.com.

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Peapack-Gladstone Bank Announces New Senior Vice Presidents

                    

Peapack-Gladstone Bank announces the appointment of Martin J. Brady to the position of senior vice president managing director multi-family lending. Mr. Brady is now part of the bank’s multi-family lending team serving both the New York City and New Jersey marketplace. Randy Williams, former vice president, commercial lending at Peapack-Gladstone Bank, has been promoted to senior vice president.  Based at the bank’s headquarters in Bedminster, NJ, Mr. Williams is part of an experienced team that provides clients with full banking solutions ranging from commercial lending products to wealth management. Marc Magliaro, former vice president, commercial lending at Peapack-Gladstone Bank, has been promoted to senior vice president.  Based in Morristown, NJ, Mr. Magliaro’s responsibilities include growth of the commercial loan portfolio throughout New Jersey.   Read more

 
Provident Bank Names Romano Senior Vice President, Regional Manager

Maria Romano of Marlboro was recently promoted at Provident Bank to senior vice president and regional manager of 16 branches in Monmouth, Middlesex and Mercer counties. She is responsible for growing branch distribution business and leading branch managers to develop relationships and meet the needs of consumers and businesses in the communities they serve. Read more

 
Magyar Bank Charitable Foundation Grants $1,000 to Jewish Family Service

Magyar Bank Charitable Foundation President, Jay Castillo, and Magyar Bank President & CEO John Fitzgerald present Jewish Family Services with a $1,000 grant in support of their Career Services program which provides individuals with tools needed for gainful employment.    

Pictured (l-r): John Fitzgerald, president and CEO, Magyar Bank, Jerry Starr, executive director of Jewish Family Service of Somerset, Hunterdon & Warren Counties and Jay Castillo, president, MagyarBank Charitable Foundation and senior vice president. 
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Peapack-Gladstone Bank Promotes Youth Literacy

Peapack-Gladstone Bank employees (left to right) Rosanne Schwab, Mary Burke, Tessy Gini, Elizabeth Von der Linde and Kathy De Filippis celebrate Read Across America Day with children at the Learning Gate Child Care Center in Bridgewater.   Read more

 
ABA Insurance Program Distributes $1.1 Million to ABA Member Banks - $59,700 to NJ Banks

American Bankers Mutual Insurance, Ltd. has declared $1,100,000 in distributions this year to be shared by 1,049 banks across the country. Thirty seven New Jersey banks will share over $59,700.   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

 
NJBankers Welcomes New Associate Members

NJBankers would like to welcome our newest Associate Members Bollinger Inc. and IDS Research & Development, Inc. Read more

 
McGladrey Names Howard Shain as Risk Advisory Consultant

McGladrey LLP, the nation’s largest provider of assurance, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, has hired Howard Shain as a director in its New York business consulting services practice. In his role, Shain will assist the firm’s financial services clients in managing operational, financial and technology risk. He joins a robust risk advisory practice offering internal audit transformation, information technology internal audit, security and privacy, Sarbanes Oxley advisory, contract compliance and cost recovery, governance, risk and compliance and ERM, anti-fraud, and industry-driven regulatory compliance.   Read more

 
Get Ready for New Residential Mortgage Regulations

Mortgage Regulations Revolution Seminar
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

Sen. Tester Added to GR Summit Lineup
Senate Banking Committee member Jon Tester (D-Mont.) been added to the lineup of VIP speakers at the ABA Government Relations Summit, April 15-17 in 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

ANNAMAE BAERENBACH MEMORIAL
25th ANNUAL LENDING CONFERENCE
Friday, April 26, 2013
Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel,
515 US Highway 1 S, Iselin, NJ, 08830

This year’s program will have something for all lending professionals as well as your compliance department. Lenders are urged to share this program with their compliance department so that all divisions can be compliant. In today’s lending environment, your bank cannot afford to miss this opportunity to learn new solutions to old problems.   Read more

 
NJBankers and NJ Society of CPAs 6th Annual Golf Outing

NJBANKERS & NJ SOCIETY OF CPAs
PRESENT THE SIXTH 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

NJBankers to host joint CFO, Commercial Lending, and ERM Committee meeting

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

 
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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