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In Memoriam - Domenick Cama's Father

With sadness, we report the passing of the father of Domenick Cama (Senior EVP, COO Investors Bank), Domenick R. Cama, 84, of Brick, N.J. on August 26, 2013. Visitation hours are Wednesday, August 28th and Thursday, August 29th from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at O’Brien Funeral Home 505 Burnt Tavern Road, Brick, N.J. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 30th at St. Dominic R.C. Church, Brick. Entombment will follow at Holmdel Cemetery, Holmdel.   Read more

 
FinCEN 2012 SAR Data Reveals Drop in Suspected Mortgage Fraud

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) released an analysis of Mortgage Fraud SAR Filings in Calendar Year 2012. FinCEN’s data on suspected mortgage fraud shows that reports declined 25 percent in 2012 (from 92,561 to 69,277) as compared to the previous year.    Read more

 
OCC Revises CRE Lending Booklet

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has issued a revised version of the commercial real estate lending booklet that is part of the Comptroller’s Handbook. The booklet replaces a previous edition -- covering CRE and construction lending -- last issued in 1995, as well as related sections of the former Office of Thrift Supervision's exam handbook.   Read more

 
NJBankers Associate Member Orientation and "2nd Annual Asphalt in August" Picnic a Success!

   

 

On August 23rd, NJBankers hosted two Associate Member Welcome Orientations for new associate members who joined the association from March 2013 to present.  In addition to the day’s core meetings, all associate members were invited to join association staff for the second Annual NJBankers "Asphalt in August" picnic at our Cranford office.  It turned out to be a great day to welcome and meet with associate members who represented 19 firms.   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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New Leaders In Banking - Nomination Deadline is Aug. 30th - Get your Nominations in Today!

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 Registration Open for Exhibitors and Sponsors

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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NJBankers Announces 1st Committee Appreciation Day in Conjunction with BankHorizons 2013

Announcing NJBankers 1st Committee Appreciation Day in Conjunction with BankHorizons 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Resorts Casino Hotel, Atlantic City, NJ

In conjunction with NJBankers Annual Trade Show and New Leaders Awards Gala, we are pleased to announce our first Committee Appreciation Day!  NJBankers welcomes committee members to attend this day on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  All Committee members are invited to attend our complimentary Networking Reception featuring hors d'oeuvre and cocktails as you mix with our New Leaders Award winners, their families as well as our BankHorizons exhibitors.  After the reception, you may enjoy dinner on your own or, for an additional fee, attend the New Leaders Awards Gala Dinner.    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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Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation's 10th Annual Doing Well by Doing Good Bankers Conference

Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation’s
10th Annual Doing Well by Doing Good Bankers Conference
The Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans, LA
October 10-11, 2013

Don't miss this year’s conference combining representatives from our current participating banks with prospective bankers who want to learn more about earning CRA credit while protecting the lives of nursing home residents, HUD community residents and elderly Veterans across the country.   Read more

 
TD Bank Promotes Hellen to Senior Vice President

TD Bank has promoted Amy L. Hellen to senior vice president, compliance administrative officer in Cherry Hill. She is responsible for the overall management of the bank’s Compliance Department administration, focused on building, organizing and supporting strategic development of the compliance function.   Read more

 
Valley National Bank Appoints Vitale to First Vice President

Steven B. Vitale has been appointed first vice president/team leader of Livingston Commercial Loans.

Vitale previously served as a regional manager for a prominent financial institution prior to joining Valley and brings over 22 years of banking experience to his position.  Read more

 
Columbia Bank "Teams Up" With Eva's Village Hot Meal Program

This volunteer crew of Columbia Bank employees recently teamed up with Eva’s Village in Paterson to help feed poor and homeless individuals within the greater Paterson area.  Throughout their lunchtime shift, the Columbia volunteers served over 400 hot meals.   Read more

 
Magyar Bank Holds Food Drive for MCFOODS

Magyar Bank recently completed a food drive for MCFOODS, the Middlesex County organization that supplies food products to food banks and soup kitchens in the area.  While the need is always high year-round, summer is particularly challenging for food banks.  Children who would regularly receive breakfast and lunch at school are home during the summer months, resulting in an increase in demand for area food banks.   Magyar customers and employees donated non-perishable items at each of Magyar’s Middlesex County locations.

Pictured in photo (From left to right):  Standing next to some of the items that were collected during Magyar Bank’s Food Drive for MCFOODS are John S. Fitzgerald, president and CEO, Magyar Bank; Thomas Ellison, MCFOODS, and Kenneth Bland, community relations specialist, Magyar Bank.   Read more

 
The Provident Bank Makes Donation to Seton Hall University Jr. MBA Program

Seton Hall University’s Jr. MBA program received a $6,000 grant from The Provident Bank Foundation. The grant enabled nine underprivileged high school students to participate in the program, receive college credit and be mentored by Seton Hall University business leadership students.   Read more

 
Unity Bancorp Rings The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell, Marking 15 Years on the Stock Exchange

Unity Bancorp rang The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell in Times Square on Thursday, August 22. Pictured (from left) are David Dallas, chairman; Rosemary Fellner, vice president/marketing director; Peter E. Maricondo, director; Donald E. Souders, director; Mary E. Gross, director; Allen Tucker, vice chairman; Janice Bolomey, senior vice president/director of sales; Alan Bedner, executive vice president/chief financial officer; James A. Hughes, president & CEO; Mark S. Brody, director; David Wicks, vice president of NASDAQ OMX; Raj Patel, director; Laurie Cook, senior vice president/controller; Robert H. Dallas, II, director; Linda McDermott, corporate secretary; Kevin O’Neill of NASDAQ OMX; and Wayne Courtright, director.   Read more

 
Associate Member Windstream Opens New Office in Paramus

To support an increasing number of customers in Northern New Jersey, Associate Member Windstream, a leading provider of advanced network communications and data solutions, announced today the opening of a new sales office in Paramus.   Read more

 
NJ Bank Marketing Association Seminar

Are you quantifying the impact and success of your marketing efforts? Are you correctly measuring the ROI of your communications, your product offerings, or your customer experiences? The distinguished panel of experts will share best practices and add a bit of science to the art of marketing. The October 3rd meeting will cover many relevant topics, such as brand identity, advertising recall, customer perception, market area potential, product offerings and loyalty/advocacy measurement. With a morning full of “take-away” ideas and metrics, you will be sure to look at your marketing activities with a new lens – one that will provide you ways to maximize results with a minimal budget.    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

 
New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Hosts Second Signature Event of the Year - Forum 2013

On October 23rd, the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce will host its second signature event of the year - Forum 2013 at the Pines Manor in Edison.   The featured speaker will be Joe Scarborough, the host of MSNBC’s critically acclaimed and highly rated political talk show “Morning Joe.”   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.

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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

 
Branch Location in Westfield, NJ Available

A bank location in Westfield, NJ is available for sale. 440 North Avenue East, located near the commercial area, offers on-site parking and a drive-thru option. It is one lot away from the Union County Municipal Complex and across the street from Congressman Leonard Lance’s Union County office.   Read more

 
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