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Oklahoma Bankers Association Foundation Collecting Monetary Donations for Tornado Victims

By now you've heard about the devastating tornado that struck Oklahoma on Monday afternoon. The Oklahoma Bankers Association is collecting tax-deductible contributions for the OBA Foundation to help those impacted in the state. They’ll work with the bankers on the ground to make certain that the money gets to the places where it will do the most direct good.    Read more

McClure Sworn in as Chairman of NJBankers

Stewart E. McClure, Jr., president/CEO of Somerset Hills Bank was sworn in as the 2013-2014 chairman of NJBankers board of directors at last week's Annual Conference. In addition, Gerald Reeves, president/CEO, Sturdy Savings Bank, assumed office as First Vice Chairman and Angela Snyder, vice chairman/CEO of Fulton Bank of New Jersey assumed office as Second Vice Chairman of the Association.   Read more

Beatty Honored with Forrey-Gallman Award at Annual Conference

On behalf of the NJBankers board of directors, NJBankers President John E. McWeeney, Jr. presented the 2013 Forrey-Gallman Award to Norman E. Beatty, chairman, president and CEO of First Hope Bank, at last week’s Annual Conference. The award is bestowed upon members that have demonstrated long-term outstanding service to the New Jersey banking industry.   Read more

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Members Recognized for Community Service Activities

Frank Kissel of Peapack-Gladstone Bank; David Hemple of Century Savings Bank; Kevin Cummings of Investors Bank; Claire Giancola of Clifton Savings Bank; Scott Callahan of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.; and William Ledgerwood of Kearny Federal Savings Bank accepted awards on behalf of their banks from NJBankers President, John E. McWeeney, Jr. , acknowledging their outstanding community service during 2012.

Congratulations to the following members who received special recognition in the NJBankers Community Service Award program at the Annual Conference: Freehold Savings Bank; Century Savings Bank; Clifton Savings Bank; Peapack-Gladstone Bank; Kearny Federal Savings Bank; Investors Bank; and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.   Read more

Sponsors and Exhibitors Contribute to Successful Annual Conference

Thanks to our Annual Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors!

NJBankers board of directors, members and staff extends their deep appreciation to the many sponsors and exhibitors for their participation in the 109th Annual Conference. The annual event would not be as successful as it was without their support!   Read more

109th Annual Conference Wrap Up

Thanks to the 534 members, associates and guests that attended the NJBankers’ 109th Annual Conference last week. By all accounts, it was another successful event with an overwhelming attendance and a line-up of dynamic speakers.   Read more

FHLBNY Declares a 4.00% Dividend for the First Quarter of 2013
Al Delli Bovi, President of the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York

Al Delli Bovi, president of the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York, notes that the dividend rate for the first quarter of 2013 is 4.00% (annualized). The dollar amount of the first quarter of 2013 dividend will be approximately $46.3 million. The cash dividend was distributed on May 10, 2013.   Read more

Michael P. Affuso Promoted to EVP

Michael Affuso, NJBankers director of government relations, has been promoted to executive vice president.

Mike provides legal opinions and analysis of proposed and pending legislation that affects the New Jersey banking industry. He also manages relationships with both federal and state legislatures for NJBankers.   Read more

2013 Annual Marketing Conference - Not To Be Missed!

“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

Enhance Your Compliance Knowledge - Compliance Tools Seminar and Compliance University

Compliance Tools
Enhancing Your Compliance Knowledge
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Crowne Plaza Monroe, Monroe Twp., NJ

Back by popular demand is our one-day basic Compliance Tools seminar.

The purpose of this day is to help individuals new to the field and seasoned compliance officers who need a refresher.

2013 Compliance University
June 19 – June 21, 2013
Crowne Plaza Monroe, Monroe Twp., NJ

The 2013 Compliance University is a three-day program covering a wide range of intermediate and advanced compliance issues presented by compliance experts with a broad array of experience and knowledge. Attend and get up-to-date information on regulations, legislation, FEMA/flood, impact of Super Storm Sandy, compliance & risk management, financial crime prevention, HMDA and many more topics.   

Read more for program and registration information.   Read more

NJBankers Hosts 2013 Annual Golf Outing

NJBankers 2013 Annual Golf Outing
Monday, August 12, 2013
Fiddler's Elbow Country Club, Bedminster, NJ

Join NJBankers for a great day of networking and a great day of golf. Two course exclusivity for NJBankers tournament means less play time and more face time on our beautiful new host course, Fiddler's Elbow in Bedminster, NJ!   Read more

Columbia Bank Hosts Business Reception


Nearly 500 local businessmen and women recently attended Columbia Bank's Annual Northern New Jersey Business Reception. Thomas J. Kemly (left) is shown sharing a light moment with keynote speaker, former Baltimore Ravens Coach, Brian Billick,  at the event.   Read more

Leisure Village Seniors Receive a Lecture on Identity Theft Prevention

(Left to Right):  Frank Pietrantonio, Regina Romanish, lucky raffle winners and Linda Smith, AVP/branch manager of the Lakewood and Brick offices of Kearny Federal Savings Bank pose with staff at the bank's Identity Theft Prevention Seminar.
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Kutcher Receives Lawrence Epstein Volunteer of the Year Award

Liberty Bell Bank President & CEO Kevin L. Kutcher recently received The Lawrence D. Epstein Volunteer of the Year Award presented by the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.    Read more

NVE Bank Participates in National Rebuilding Day

NVE Bank participated in National Rebuilding Day as part of April’s National Rebuilding Month by sponsoring a Rebuilding Together project at the Center for Food Action, in Englewood, NJ. The Bank also presented Rebuilding Together Bergen County with a $6,000 donation to assist with their mission of rehabilitating and improving low-income homeowners’ homes at no cost.   Read more

United Way of Central Jersey Honors Provident Bank

Provident Bank was recently recognized by the United Way of Central Jersey at the organization’s annual Appreciation Dinner in Woodbridge for the bank’s ongoing support of United Way programs that help make a difference in people’s lives. During the event, attendees also helped prepare packages for local Carteret elementary school students.

Presenting Provident’s award is Lee Livingston (right), United Way of Central Jersey board member, to Christine Cartwright (left), marketing coordinator at Provident Bank, who accepted on behalf of the bank.  
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Rick Capozzi Joins TD Wealth as Head of National Sales

TD Wealth® has appointed Rick Capozzi as senior vice president and head of national sales. TD Wealth provides clients with customized private banking and wealth management services in partnership with TD Bank. Mr. Capozzi will focus on sales and marketing, business development, and training to lead and deliver a comprehensive wealth offering.   Read more

Community Partners Bancorp Announces Name and Stock Symbol Change

Community Partners Bancorp (Nasdaq: CPBC), (the “Company”), the parent company of Two River Community Bank (“Two River”), reported that the Company’s shareholders overwhelmingly approved the change in the holding company name from Community Partners Bancorp to Two River Bancorp, effective June 28, 2013.
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NJBankers and Allstate New Jersey Extend Date 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

Publicizing Your REO Property- Free Webinars!

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

Associate Member, Ambassador Financial Group, Inc. Appoints Harrison

Associate Member, Ambassador Financial Group, Inc., a FINRA licensed broker-dealer and financial services provider to financial institutions, announced the recent hiring of Mike Harrison as vice president, Fixed Income 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

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