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In Memoriam - Bob Monteith's Father, Robert Monteith, Sr.
We are sad to report the passing of Bob Monteith’s father, Robert Monteith, Sr., at the age of 89.  Robert Monteith, Sr. was also a banker serving as president of Ridgewood Savings & Loan Association.

Services are planned for Friday, September 6 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Van Emburgh-Sneider-Pernice Funeral Home, 109 Darlington Avenue, in Ramsey, N.J. (http://www.vanemburghsneider.com/)  

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BCG INC. NEWS - Notice of Coverage Reminder

October 1st is the deadline for Employers to send Notice of Coverage

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires employers across all segments to provide their employees with a written notice of the existence of public health insurance exchanges and eligibility for premium tax credits or cost sharing (if applicable for employer's plan), regardless of whether the exchange is operated by the state or the federal government.    Read more

Alert from ABA Insurance Services and the American Bankers Association

Criminal hackers associated with OpUSA created new Pastebin posts identifying mostly U.S. government agencies and financial institutions as their targets of a set of attacks, which began September 1st, to culminate with a more widespread attack on September 11, 2013. Please follow the tips inside to help protect your financial institution's web site and online systems against cyber attacks.    Read more

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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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, 2013, 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

Operations & Technology Roundtable - NEW

Operations & Technology Roundtable
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Crowne Plaza Monroe, Monroe Township, NJ

The New Jersey Bankers Association’s Operations & Technology Committee is pleased to announce the latest in a series of interactive roundtable programs designed for those with operations, technology and compliance responsibilities.    Read more

Enterprise Risk Management Conference- NEW

Enterprise Risk Management Conference
Monday, October 7, 2013
Crowne Plaza Monroe, Monroe Township, NJ 08831

Join NJBankers for our 2nd Annual Enterprise Risk Management Conference. This program is designed for CEOs, CFOs, Compliance Officers, Risk Managers and other senior bank managers.  

We have a dynamic group of risk management experts as speakers that include: John McIssac, Managing Director of GRC Solutions, Rick Wilson, Senior Examiner with the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Kamal Mustafa, Chairman and Founder of Invictus Consulting Group and Howard Rosen, Senior Director of ERM at Standard & Poors.   Read more

Regulatory Visit to DC - NEW

Regulatory Visit to DC
Wednesday-Thursday, October 9-10, 2013
Washington, DC

Join NJBankers as we kick-off our annual regulatory visit to our nations’ capital.  The trip is designed for all levels of bankers, from the most seasoned to your "up and comers" in order to introduce them to the serious issues affecting our financial institutions now!   Read more

Annual Human Resource Conference-NEW

Annual Human Resource Conference
″Human Resources in the Bank″
Thursday - Friday, October 17 - 18, 2013
Caesars Resort & Spa, Atlantic City, NJ

Join your colleagues and peers for two days of educational sessions and networking as the New Jersey Bankers Association once again presents the Annual Human Resources Conference.

Your program will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday morning and includes a full day program including lunch and such topics as: Employment Law/Case Study, Employee Wellness, Workplace Violence and much more! The day will adjourn at 4:30 p.m. followed by a networking reception and dinner with conference attendees.   Read more

NJBankers & NJ Society of CPAs Sixth Annual Golf Outing - NEW DATE

NJBankers & NJ Society of CPAs
present the Sixth Annual Golf Outing
to Benefit K-12 Financial Literacy Education
Mercer Oaks Golf Course
725 Village Road West, West Windsor, NJ 08550
Monday, October 28, 2013 –NEW DATE**

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

Directors College - NEW

Directors College
Friday, November 8, 2013
Crowne Plaza Monroe, Monroe Township, NJ

The Directors College is an interactive, one-day seminar that provides ongoing education to bank directors on current topics and various elements of bank supervision.

The New Jersey Bankers Association, in partnership with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, is pleased to present a Directors College training program for the directors of financial institutions located in New Jersey.  Read more

2013 BSA / Anti-Money Laundering Seminar-NEW

2013 BSA / Anti-Money Laundering Seminar
A One-Day Bank Secrecy Act Continuing Education Program
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Crown Plaza Edison, Edison, NJ (New Location)

Today’s bank regulatory environment has never been more challenging. This includes the biggest overhaul of BSA reporting and enforcement in the 43 years of the Bank Secrecy Act. From BSA reporting to pending standards in customer due diligence to enhanced exam expectations, the constancy of change continues to reinforce the need for continuing BSA/AML education.   Read more

Economic Leadership Forum 2014 - Save the Date!

Economic Leadership Forum
Friday, January 10, 2014
The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset NJ


Keynote Speaker For Economic Leadership Forum
Friday, January 10, 2014

Political pollster Frank Luntz, once dubbed "The Nostradamus of Pollsters," pioneered the "Instant Response" focus group technique. A well versed commentator and lecturer, the keynote by Luntz at this year's Economic Leadership Forum is not to be missed!

An Economic View for 2014 will feature Ethan Harris, co‐head of Global Economics Research for Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research, who is responsible for the U.S. growth, inflation and monetary policy call. As a coordinator of a global economics forecast, he will be an invaluable addition to the Forum. Don't miss Harris, and the other speakers listed inside the article!   Read more

Constellation Offers FREE Webinar on Energy Efficiency

Optimizing Energy Strategies with Energy Efficiency
Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST

Your energy efficiency upgrades don’t have to wait. Implement them now, pay no upfront costs, and start saving money. Learn wow to build efficiency measures into your electricity contract at no upfront cost; put efficiency upgrade savings back into your business; and get electricity and energy efficiency from one source.   Read more

Carfora Promoted to Senior Executive Vice President

Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation announced the promotion of Jeffrey J. Carfora to the position of senior executive vice president of the Company and of Peapack-Gladstone Bank, the holding company’s wholly owned bank. Carfora remains as chief financial officer of both the Company and the Bank.   Read more

Grazioso Joins Provident Bank as VP, Retail Banking

Pat Grazioso has been named business development officer of the North Central region at Provident Bank.  Grazioso is based in the bank’s North Edison branch and will be responsible for the acquisition of new commercial, industrial, professional and retail service relationships in Middlesex, Essex, and Passaic counties.    Read more

Sun National Bank Names Riaz Chief Credit Officer

Sun National Bank has named Imran Riaz chief credit officer and senior vice president.  Riaz will lead Sun’s credit team and oversee the asset quality of the company’s loan portfolio, which includes underwriting, credit, special assets, loan administration and loan policies.   Read more

TD Bank Appoints Egan to Federal Sales Officer

TD Bank has named Toni Egan as vice president, federal sales officer in the Specialty Government Finance Group at TD Equipment Finance, Inc. in Cherry Hill. She is responsible for business development and the origination of federal government lease/finance transactions nationwide.    Read more

BFS Announces Daniel Barbaree as President and David Payne as Chief Operations Officer


Endorsed Service Provider Bank Financial Services Group (BFS) announced the appointment of Daniel Barbaree as president and the addition of David Payne as chief operations officer and of BFS.   Read more

Team Columbia Helps out "Little Sisters"

This volunteer crew of Columbia Bank employees recently provided a fresh coat of paint to several rooms at the St. Joseph’s Home for the Elderly in Totowa, a nursing care and residential home operated by the Little Sisters of the Poor.  All labor and materials were donated by Columbia Bank.   Read more

Millington Savings Bank Provides Financing for State-of-the-Art Walgreens in Stirling

Millington Savings Bank announced that it has provided the financing for a new state-of-the-art Walgreens Pharmacy, currently under construction at the intersection of Plainfield Road and Valley Road in Stirling.  The store will feature attractive architecture that is complementary to the community, safe and convenient parking and sidewalks, attractive landscaping and easy access from both roads.  An extensive new system of traffic lights, funded by the developer, will be installed at this location, which will make the traffic flow safer and more efficient.

Pictured above at the new Walgreens construction site in Stirling are (l-r), Michael Shriner, president/CEO of Millington Savings Bank (MSB);  W. Scott Gallaway, MSB chairman of the board; Spiro Koutsogiannis, principal, Parthenon Realty; and Nancy Schmitz, MSB VP/corporate secretary and chief lending officer.  An architect’s rendering of the future Walgreens facility is also pictured.   Read more

Sussex Bank's SB Foundation, Inc. Makes Donation to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice

Sussex Bank recently held a golf outing to benefit their SB Foundation, Inc.  With the funds raised, the Foundation’s Trustees donated $5,000 to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice.  Seen in the photo (from left to right): Linda Kuipers, corporate secretary at Sussex Bank; Tony Torre, vice president & business development officer at Sussex Bank; Vito Giannola, executive vice president & chief retail officer at Sussex Bank;  Glenn R. Lewis, director of development at Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice; Julia Quinlan, chairman of Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation (front); Jennifer Smith, special events manager at Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice and Cecelia Clayton, executive director at Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice.   Read more

Associate Member COCC and SilverCloud to Raise the Bar on Self-Service Banking Support

Associate Member COCC has partnered with SilverCloud Incorporated to help financial institutions across the Northeastern U.S. deliver consistent, in-depth customer support across a growing number of self-service channels. Today's partnership combines SilverCloud's advanced self-service solutions with COCC's equally superior core technology to help bank customers and credit union members find answers to their questions instantly; increasing satisfaction and reducing the demand for call center support across every channel at a financial institution.    Read more

Associate Member The Jordan Real Estate Group Walks to Support the Alzheimer's Association

Since 2001, The Jordan Real Estate Group, a NJBankers Associate Member,  has been a participant in the Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk, a fundraiser that takes place in Point Pleasant. They hope to raise money and awareness for the Alzheimer's Association. Members are encouraged to spread the word and join them with friends, family, and co-workers to support  those living with Alzheimer's disease and their loved ones.    Read more

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