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More Bank Execs Should Be on Twitter
By Thomas X. Geisel, president and CEO, Sun Bancorp/Sun National Bank

Social media is now seen as an essential tool in leadership communications and business knowledge, as vital as more traditional skills and experience. The benefits of social media to an organization also help senior bank executives meet their leadership goals and improve their company overall, particularly in these key areas: transparency, customer service, brand building, and relationships.    Read more

 
FBI Updates Information on DDoS Attacks and Provides List of Indicators Associated with Attacks

The FBI has released updated information concerning recent DDoS attack activity and provided a list of the indicators associated with the attacks that will allow IT personnel to enable network defense activities and reduce the risk of similar attacks in the future.    Read more

 
Annual Golf Outing - HUGE Success!

Bob Twillman, Stifel Nicolaus Weisel; Jim Hughes, Unity Bank; Stew McClure, Lakeland Bank and Ken VanDeventer, McCarter & English LLP spent the day golfing, networking and enjoying the weather at the NJBankers Annual Golf Outing.

The day started with heavy downpours and snarled traffic, but by registration time – nothing but bright sunshine, clear skies and 216 golfers, setting a record high for the Annual Golf Outing!  Congratulations to our 2013 Golf Chairman Stew McClure, Lakeland Bank on hosting an outstanding event this past Monday at Fiddlers’ Elbow Country Club in Bedminster, NJ.  

Congratulations also go out to our winners on both courses, with a special congratulations to Wade Connor from Pentegra Retirement Systems who shot a Hole in One on hole 12 on the River Course! Read more

 
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Senior Management Conference - Sept. 25 - 27

HOTEL ROOMS:  Please note Revel Casino Hotel has informed NJBankers that they are in a sell-out situation during our stay. 

If you already have a room and need to cancel for any reason, please contact Jenn Zorn at 908-272-8500 ext. 611 BEFORE YOU CANCEL WITH THE HOTEL.  

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Don't Miss Your Chance - Advertise at Senior Management Conference!

Don’t miss your chance to advertise in the NJBankers Senior Management Conference Program Guide! The guide reaches decision-makers and C-level officers of the financial institutions that are members.

Specs are: 3” x 7” ad, vertical, B&W only in a .jpg, .pdf, or .eps file. All ads must be submitted by August 19, 2013.

For more information, contact Emily DeMasi at edemasi@njbankers.com or Allison Montellione at amontellione@njbankers.com.    Read more

 
New Leaders In Banking - Nov. 19

New Leaders In Banking
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Resorts Casino Hotel, Atlantic City, NJ

The New Jersey Bankers Association and New Jersey Banker magazine are accepting nominations for the 2013 New Leaders In Banking honors. This program recognizes the upcoming stars of the banking industry.

Please nominate an individual that should be considered for this year's recognition. Self-nominations are also acceptable. Read more

 
BankHorizons Early Registration Rates Expire Next Week!

BankHorizons 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Resorts Casino Hotel, Atlantic City, NJ

The Mid-Atlantic's Largest, Most Exciting, Banking Show Is Back!

The New Jersey Bankers Association and The Warren Group invite you to meet with hundreds of your best New Jersey prospects and clients this fall. On Wednesday, November 20, the region’s largest, most valuable and productive banking conference and trade show: BankHorizons will be held once again.

 

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Japanese Bankers Planning Visit in September

A delegation of bankers would like to visit a community bank in New Jersey to discuss general current conditions and strategies on community banking.  There's still time to host the delegation! Read more

 
The 37th Annual National IRA Compliance Seminar

The 37th Annual National IRA Compliance Seminar
9 Ways the Repeal of DOMA Affects Your Customers and Clients and Opens Potential New Markets
September 23 – 25, 2013
Hyatt Regency Miami, Miami Florida

Up until now same-sex couples haven’t been able to take advantage of rules routinely available to traditional marriage partners. All that has changed. This landmark ruling by the United States Supreme Court completely changes the IRA landscape and paves the way for new business. To help you prepare, the 37th Annual National IRA Compliance Seminar will cover the 9 Ways the Repeal of DOMA Affects Your Customers and Clients and Opens Potential New Markets.

NJBankers members receive an additional 10% off when registering.

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Endorsed Service Provider Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation Offers CRA Credit

Finding qualified CRA credit can be challenging in today’s banking environment; however, there is an innovative solution that takes the guess work out of the equation.  Nationally, banks are meeting their CRA goals and receiving credit through investments, loans and grants to the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation (SHCPF).   Read more

 
Publicizing Your REO Property - Free Webinars in August!

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

 
Christopher Martin Elected to Elon University Board of Trustees

Christopher Martin, chairman, president and CEO of Provident Financial Services Inc. and Provident Bank, has been elected to the Elon University Board of Trustees. Martin is a 1978 alumnus of the University and begins his service this fall.   Read more

 
TD Wealth Names Sherry Varrelman as Regional Wealth Leader for Southern/Central New Jersey, and Pennsylvania

TD Wealth® Private Client Group has named Sherry A. Varrelman as senior vice president and regional wealth leader for the Southern/Central New Jersey and Pennsylvania region. In her role, Varrelman will be responsible for managing and growing TD’s wealth management business in the Southern/Central New Jersey and Pennsylvania markets. She will lead a team of accomplished wealth professionals in bringing a comprehensive offering of private banking, lending, investment and trust solutions to clients in the region.   Read more

 
Amboy Bank Volunteers for "Bankers Build" Initiative

As part of the NJBankers "Bankers Build" Initiative, Amboy Bank employees volunteered their time rebuilding a Manasquan home that was damaged by Hurricane Sandy and is being restored by Coastal Habitat for Humanity. Pictured inside the house, from left to right: Greg Scharpf, Gloria Dumm, Edward Eastman, Eileen Roemer, Despina Small, Stan Koreyva and Tammy Feldman. Amboy employees spent the day at the Manasquan home painting and laying a new floor.    Read more

 
Columbia Bank Foundation Presents Grant to Food Bank of South Jersey

Columbia Bank, through the Columbia Bank Foundation, has presented a $20,000 grant to the Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ).  The grant funded the purchase of a much-needed commercial freezer to increase the food bank’s bulk storage capabilities at their distribution warehouse.

Shown participating in a special presentation are (from left) Joe Njoroge, FBSJ’s COO and CFO; Linda Hackley, Columbia Bank’s Sicklerville branch manager; Valerie Traore, FBSJ’s CEO, and Mark Schott, Columbia Bank’s regional vice president.    Read more

 
Lakeland Bank Awards Scholarships to High School Graduates

Lakeland Bank awarded $106,500 in scholarships to high school graduates dedicated to pursuing a college education at award ceremonies held earlier this year. Lakeland Bank staff presented 59 scholarships to students from Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren counties.   Read more

 
Pascack Community Bank Presents Donation to Boys and Girls Clubs of Lodi / Hackensack

Pascack Community Bank presented a $5,000 donation to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Lodi / Hackensack at their 12th Annual Olympiad Torch Run.

Pictured left to right:  Nancy E. Graves, president & CEO of Pascack Community Bank; Michael Nardino, executive director, Boys & Girls Club of Lodi/Hackensack; and John A. Scerbo, VP, commercial loan officer/relationship manager.   Read more

 
Regal Bank Joins Livingston's National Night Out

Regal Bank served as a sponsor of National Night Out in Livingston, an annual event designed to strengthen neighborhoods through police and community partnerships. Business Development Officer Monte Ehrenkranz and Livingston Branch Manager Susan Specchio welcomed attendees with free promotional giveaways.   Read more

 
Sussex Bank's SB Foundation, Inc. Makes Donation to the United Way of Northern New Jersey

Sussex Bank recently held a golf outing to benefit their SB Foundation, Inc.  Because of everyone's generosity and involvement in the golf outing, the SB Foundation, Inc. was able to more than double what was historically raised for nonprofit organizations and local scholarships.  As such, the Foundation’s Trustees recently donated $7,500 to the United Way of Northern New Jersey.  From left to right: Sarah Roskowsky, vice president & marketing director/public relations, Sussex Bank; Anthony Labozzetta, president & CEO, Sussex Bank; Mary Emilius, chief professional officer, United Way of Northern New Jersey; Steven Fusco, EVP & CFO, Sussex Bank; Linda Kuipers, corporate secretary, Sussex Bank  and Vito Giannola, EVP & chief retail officer, Sussex Bank.   Read more

 
Join in the Fun and Help Local Charities

Community Based Organizations Will Receive 10% of Discounted Ticket Sales to the Penn State vs. Syracuse College Football Game.   Read more

 
Annual Trust Conference Sponsored by Delaware Bankers Association

Annual Trust Conference
Sponsored by Delaware Bankers Association
"The Art of Trusts...Perfected"
October 1-2, 2013
Hotel du Pont, Wilmington, Delaware

NJBankers for the second year is happy to be a Bronze Sponsor of the Delaware Bankers Association’s Annual Trust Conference.

NJBankers members will be able to register for this conference and enjoy the Delaware Bankers Member pricing.

Effective wealth management and estate planning is truly an art. That art has been perfected in the Delaware trust product. Join a distinguished group of skilled trust artisans for the 2013 Delaware Trust Conference. This year's conference will feature a detailed case study format that will weave throughout the sessions presenting participants with a complete picture of the advantages of Delaware trusts.    Read more

 
American Mortgage Conference

American Mortgage Conference
September 9-11, 2013
Marriott Crabtree Valley, Raleigh, NC

Don't miss this important conference focusing on Economic Trends and Rebuilding Housing in America.

Early Bird Registration ends August 19!

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