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BCG Inc. NEWS: No Rate Adjustment for Delta Premier Program; and Aetna Premium Savings Program Provides Cost Savings

We are pleased to report their will be “NO RATE ADJUSTMENT” for the NJBankers Sponsored Delta Dental Premier program renewal on July 1, 2013 despite the fact that the dental inflation trend factor is presently running at +2.23% annually. Additionally, there will be “NO CHANGE IN BENEFIT LEVELS” for the 2013 plan year.  


The health insurance landscape is constantly changing making it difficult to keep track of all the opportunities available. Aetna has just announced a Premium Savings program that can help provide cost savings during this time of change.   

Read more to learn more about these opportunities.   Read more

Guest Contributor: Amplifying What You Do

Frank Keating, president/CEO of the American Bankers Association, introduces readers to Amplify, a new resource to improve the reputation of the industry. The focus is on the important role bankers and banks play as they invest in the customers, neighborhoods, and businesses they serve.   Read more

Members Encouraged to Participate in NJBankers' 2013 Compensation Surveys

NJBankers has recently e-mailed information to managing officers and human resources directors on its annual compensation surveys.

The first survey is conducted by our survey partner, Crowe Horwath LLP, and provides position descriptions and useful benchmarks of compensation for 192 banking positions. The survey also provides participants a better understanding of the compensation, incentives, benefits and human resource practices of financial institutions. By participating in the survey, members will receive the survey results at a substantial discount. In addition to a report for the state of New Jersey, Crowe Horwath will also have a Comprehensive Report available based on financial institutions in multiple states. Members can participate in and purchase either the Compensation & Benefits Reports or the Salary Survey or both.
In addition to the Crowe Horwath Salary/Benefit Survey, NJBankers is again conducting its annual salary survey, which provides information on the top five salaries for each bank along with directors’ compensation. Results will be provided to all participants at no cost.   
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CFPB Modifies Remittance Rule

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau  (CFPB) is amending Regulation E, which implements the Electronic Fund Transfer Act, and the official interpretation to the regulation. This final rule modifies the final rules issued by the CFPB in February, July, and August 2012 that implement sections of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act for remittance transfers. The rule is effective October 28, 2013.  
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NJBankers Annual Conference Fast Approaching - Register Today!


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

HOTEL ROOMS: Please see our website for current information on booking rooms at The Breakers.

Please read more for information about hotel reservations, air travel, ground transportation,  and other important details about the conference.     Read more

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Agencies Publish Guidance Proposals on Deposit Advance Products in Federal Register

As reported in last week’s Bulletin, the recently-announced proposals from the FDIC and OCC for Guidance on Deposit Advance Products have been published in the Federal Register. The OCC proposal also announces withdrawal of its June 8, 2011, proposal on a related subject.   Read more

Communicating The Message - 2013 Annual Marketing Conference

“Communicating the Message”
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Crowne Plaza Monroe
390 Forsgate Drive, Monroe Township, NJ 08831

The NJBankers PR & Marketing Committee is pleased to present “Communicating the Message.”

Topics will include:

  • Marketing Leadership Does Drive Growth 
  • Search Engine Strategies and Measurement through Google Analytics
  • Being the Media: Using a Content Publishing Strategy to Make Your Bank Visible Online
  • Reputation and Its Impact on the Bottom Line
  • Cut through the Media Clutter: Get your Message on Page 1

We have a great line up of speakers with topics that will impact your bank’s bottom line.   Read more

BCB Bancorp, Inc. Announces Appointment of Thomas Coughlin to President

BCB Bancorp, Inc. Board of Directors announced the appointment of Thomas Coughlin as president of BCB Bancorp, Inc. and BCB Community Bank. Mr. Coughlin will continue to serve as chief operating officer of BCB Bancorp Inc. and BCB Community Bank.  Read more

Terry H. Thompson Elected to ICBA Federal Delegate Board

The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) announced that Terry H. Thompson, president/COO of the $138.7 million-asset New Jersey Community Bank, Freehold, was elected to the ICBA Federal Delegate Board.   Read more

Belmar Elementary Banks on Kearny Federal

The Belmar Branch of Kearny Federal Savings and its division, Central Jersey Bank opened its door to curious students of Belmar Elementary School. Cris Trocchia, Belmar’s assistant Bbranch manager welcomes Belmar Elementary School students.    Read more

Lakeland Bank Employees Support Make-A-Wish Foundation

Lakeland Bank Team Members at the Bloomingdale office recently participated in the Jeans Day Program. More than $2,900 was raised by the Bank’s colleagues for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.    Read more

Millington Savings Bank Bakes Up Sweet Treats to Support the American Cancer Society

To kickoff their annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Watchung Hills, employees of Millington Savings Bank held a bake sale at their headquarters on Friday, April 19. Pictured running the baked goods table are bank employees: (Left to Right) Ryan Dempsey, Sandy Memoli, Douglas Bell, Sakinah Garland, Alyssa Edelmann, Deborah Downes and Saloni Mathur.   Read more

NVE Bank Helps Local Students Learn Financial ABC's

NVE Bank Branch Managers from the bank’s 12 branches located throughout Bergen County recently gave a savings lesson to first, second and third grade students as part of the American Bankers Association Education Foundation’s 17th Annual Teach Children to Save Program. Over 700 students attended classroom sessions conducted by the bank during the month of April. Adults pictured are from left: Nicole Alpern, Smith School Teacher; Susan DeMaria, NVE Bank Closter branch manager, Robert Rey, NVE Bank president & CEO.   Read more

Regal Bank Strikes Up $1,980 for Junior Achievement at Spring Bowl-A-Thon

Regal Bank employees raised $1,980 at the Spring Bowl-A-Thon to benefit Junior Achievement of New Jersey.    Read more

Spencer Savings Bank Hosts Seminar for Local Business Owners

Spencer Savings Bank held a complimentary business seminar, “Protecting your Business in the Electronic Age,” as part of the bank’s continued commitment to its business customers. The business seminar was presented to over 70 local business owners at Galloping Hills Caterers, in Union, N.J., by Anthony M. Rainone, an attorney with the law firm Brach Eichler, LLC, on April 23, 2013.   Read more

Center Bancorp Names New Executive, General Counsel

Union-based Center Bancorp Inc. has announced the appointment of Rona E. Korman as senior vice president and general counsel of the bank. According to an announcement in NJBIZ, Ms. Korman will be responsible for Center’s legal department, and also will join the bank’s senior management committee.   Read more

NJBankers and Allstate New Jersey Continue to "Restore the Shore"

NJBankers and Allstate New Jersey have extended the Jersey Shore Relief - Restore the Shore Promotion exclusively for the member employees of NJBankers and associate members.  One auto quote will generate $30 to the Jersey Shore Relief Fund on the employee's behalf. Every NJBankers member employee or associate member employee who sends in an auto quote will be entered into a grand drawing for three $200 Pre-Paid Gift Cards to be raffled off the end of September 30, 2013. Read more

Using Data to Forecast, Plan, & Manage Your Energy Spending

NJBankers has teamed up with Endorsed Service Provider Constellation to help members use data to forecast, plan and manage their energy spending. We are holding this complimentary webinar to help you understand the NJBankers Energy Program. This webinar will discuss practical strategies for building an energy procurement program that utilizes energy data to mitigate price risk, allow more accurate energy budgeting and forecasting, and provide your business with the flexibility to optimize its enterprise-wide energy spend and energy consumption.   Read more

NJBA Service Corp. Solicits Associate Members Interested in Select Service Provider in "Enterprise Risk Management" Service Category

NJBankers is currently accepting Requests for Proposals (RFPs) from those Associate Member firms dealing with Enterprise Risk Management Services. Those Associate Member firms interested in becoming a Select Service Provider in this category are asked to contact Jenn Zorn at (908) 272-8500 ext. 611 to review the program and membership process no later than May 10, 2013.   Read more

Associate Member PWCampbell Hires Stacey Shaffer as Regional Vice President

Associate member PWCampbell, a Pittsburgh-based retail and design/build firm with more than a century of experience, is adding to its highly experienced Sales and Marketing team with the addition of Stacey M. Shaffer as regional vice president.    Read more

NJ Bank Marketing Association Presents "How to Make Sure Your Marketing Results in Sales"

Thursday, May 2, 2013
8:30a.m. – 11:30a.m.
Holiday Inn (formerly Crowne Plaza)
36 Valley Road, Clark, NJ 07066

Hear from Scott Agnoli, director of marketing, Investors Bank; Susan Mach, partner, Mach Creative Services; and D. Nicholas Miceli, market president, TD Bank, on making sure your marketing results in sales.   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 at 10:00 a.m.

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

Save the Dates - Meetings Not To Miss!

NJBankers invite you to save the dates for this year’s ERM Conference, October 7, 2013; Directors College with FDIC, November 1, 2013; CFO Conference with FMS, November 15, 2013; BankHorizons, November 19-20, 2013; and Economic Leadership Forum, January 10, 2014. Read more


The article about promotions at Bank of America in last week’s Bulletin erroneously referred to Terry Byrne as Mr. Terry Byrne.  Ms. Theresa Byrne’s 25-year career specializes in banking and investments.    Read more

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