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Federal Home Loan Bank of New York Announces Results of 2013 Board of Directors Elections

      

The election took place on November 4, 2013. Michael Horn, partner, McCarter & English, LLP was re-elected to serve as an independent director. Gerald Lipkin, chairman, president and CEO, Valley National Bank was elected by the FHLBNY’s New Jersey members to serve for four years.   Read more

 
Social Media General Session Added To BankHorizons Agenda

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

 

         

Speakers John Siracusa, Rashaad Bajwa, and Mike Branton.

General Session: Making a Measurable Difference in Your Social Media with Great Content
Some of the best brands in the world build their social media strategies around 2 simple points. Great content and great distribution of that content. In this session you will learn what it means to create and distribute great content that will get your social pages buzzing. This session is targeted towards all departments of a bank, not just marketing.

Presented by: John Siracusa, president & CEO, mOSa eBank Marketing Services          

Plus, the agenda has 8 more educational sessions where you’ll hear from experts who have a pulse on technology and trends in the financial services field.

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Securing Bank Smartphones, Tablets and Laptops
Mobile devices doesn’t just mean Blackberries anymore. From iPhones to Androids, to tablets, laptops and more – employees are accessing email from more devices than ever. Sounds innocent enough, however the reality is where there is email there is confidential bank information. Gone are the days where email is just on the office PC…an average user now accesses email from 3+ devices and the regulators want to know you have a way to manage them. Learn about how to manage ALL your mobile endpoints – not just smartphones and tablets, but laptops and remote PCs as well. Learn pros, cons and costs of different technologies to secure your environment.

Presented by: Rashaad Bajwa, CISSP, president/CEO, Domain Computer Services, Inc.  

Making Mobile Banking Even Better!
Your customers love mobile banking. They’re adopting it at record rates. But it’s the same as your competition. And customers don’t love it enough to gladly pay for it. So this makes it repeat the history of other “revolutionary” banking products – it’s good if it’s free, try to charge a fee for it and… not so much. So how do you make your mobile banking presence better to differentiate from competitors? Join us for our presentation, and we’ll share how.

Presented by: Mike Branton, managing partner, StrategyCorps          

There's so much more to learn at BankHorizons! To see the full agenda of all seven concurrent seminars, click here.   Read more

 
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CFO Conference - LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER!

CFO Conference                                                                                                                    
Friday, November 15, 2013
Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel, Iselin, NJ
                                                                             

Join NJBankers and FMS for our half-day CFO Conference. This program is designed for CEOs, CFOs and other c-level and senior bank managers.

The conference kicks off with an Economic Update presentation by Dr. James W. Hughes Dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy of Rutgers University, followed by Barry M. Pelagatti, of BDO USA LLP, who will provide an Accounting/Tax Update. Attendees will also hear from  a Regulatory Panel, which will include Rich Poliner of New Jersey Department of Banking & Insurance, Melissa Scofield of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and Gregory P. Wyka of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation on hot topics affecting our industry.  Read more

 
2013 BSA/Anti-Money Laundering Seminar

2013 BSA/Anti-Money Laundering Seminar
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ  (NEW LOCATION)

Who Should Attend?  This seminar is appropriate for anyone who is responsible for your bank’s BSA/AML program, especially those designated BSA officers and staff, risk managers, compliance/operations/administration, legal counsel, trainers and auditors. Special focus is given to the second person with BSA responsibilities in your bank.  Read more

 
Economic Leadership Forum 2014

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

                       

With a dynamic and impressive roster of presenters touching on New Jersey’s most important business sectors, the Economic Leadership Forum is the most far-reaching conference on the issues that shape our state.

The Economic Leadership Forum is proud to welcome the following speakers pictured above: Robert Barchi, president, Rutgers University; Marc Edenzon, president & CEO, Special Olympics New Jersey; Ethan Harris, co-head of Global Research, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research; and Wayne Hasenbalg, president & CEO, New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority.

In addition to the speakers above, you'll also have the chance to hear from a healthcare panel of distinguished speakers, including Ken Kobylowski, Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Banking & Insurance; John Lawrence, president, Aetna New Jersey; and Eleanor Thompson, special counsel, McCarter & English presented by Aetna New Jersey.

The agenda also features a Financial Services Industry Outlook Session Moderated by Wendy L. Cama, engagement executive, Crowe Horwath LLP with panelists Kevin Cummings, president & CEO, Investors Bank; Robert Doherty, New Jersey state president, Bank of America; and James S. Vaccaro, president & CEO, Manasquan Savings Bank presented by Crowe Horwath LLP.

Our third Concurrent Session will be a Real Estate Panel moderated by Ryan Nee, regional manager, Marcus & Millichap with panelists Jonathan Schultz, co-founder/managing principal, Onyx Equities; Eric Witmondt, CEO, Woodmont Properties; and Michael Allen Seeve, president, Mountain Development Corp.; and John Wilcox, vice president of East Coast Capital Markets, Marcus & Millichap presented by Marcus & Millichap.

Plus, you'll have the chance to hear from keynote speaker Frank Luntz.

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!  Read more

 
PMC Provides Updated Brochures

Put your best face forward with simply the best IRA and HSA customer brochures in the industry from NJBankers Endorsed Service Provider PMC.  PMC’s new for 2014 customer brochures are completely redesigned inside and out to provide your customers and prospects with clear and concise overviews on how Traditional IRAs, Roth IRAs and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) work – guaranteed!   Read more

 
Publicizing Your REO Property - Free Webinar!

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

 
Atlantic Stewardship Bank's Steiginga Recognized by YWCA of Bergen County

Atlantic Stewardship Bank recently announced that Mary Beth Steiginga, vice president & accounting manager was recognized by the YWCA Bergen County.  Steiginga was among 17 women honored for their outstanding performance and remarkable achievements in the 2013 Tribute to Women & Industry (TWIN) Awards Dinner.   Read more

 
Johnson Joins Colonial American Bank

William C. “Bill” Johnson, III has joined the Colonial American Bank Loan Department.  Johnson, vice president, commercial lending, is responsible for the growth of the commercial loan portfolio of the bank.  A veteran banking executive, Johnson has spent 30+ years in the industry helping a diverse group of clients to achieve their financial goals.   Read more

 
Highlands State Bank Appoints Poolas

Highlands State Bank has announced the appointment of Edward G. Poolas to senior vice president and commercial loan officer of their branch in Vernon.    Read more

 
Lakeland Bank Protects Veterans with Crime Prevention Program in Veterans' Homes

Lakeland Bank has joined with NJBankers Endorsed Service Provider Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation (SHCPF), the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and the American Bankers Association (ABA) to ensure that 40,000 Veterans living in 160 state Veteran nursing homes in the U.S. are able to live in a safe and secure environment free from the daily fear of crime, abuse, neglect, and hostility as provided through the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation’s Senior Crimestoppers program.   Read more

 
Manasquan Savings Bank Partners with Associate Member SDBIC to Offer Insured Safe Deposit Boxes

Manasquan Savings Bank and NJBankers Associate Member Safe Deposit Box Insurance Corp. (SDBIC) have partnered to provide the bank’s customers with safe deposit box insurance. This convenient product insures all property stored within a safe deposit box, for the coverage amounts selected by the customer, without disclosure of the contents or need for an expensive appraisal, preserving the box holder’s confidentiality and privacy. The coverage also includes $3,000 of benefits for the replacement of important documents, such as: deeds, titles, wills, or to restore damaged photos.   Read more

 
NVE Bank Raises Over $5,000 for Englewood Hospital's Fight Against Breast Cancer

 

NVE Bank successfully raised over $5,000 to assist Englewood Hospital and Medical Center’s fight against breast cancer.  The Englewood based community mutual bank served as a sponsor for the hospital’s 15th Annual “Walk for Awareness."

NVE organized a team of over 50 employees, friends and family to walk the 5-K route and raised funds through team sponsorships, pink ribbon sales at its branches and an employee “Jeans Day” initiative.   NVE also sponsored two water stations for the walkers, handing out water and granola bars to participants.    Read more

 
The Provident Bank Foundation Supports 2014 Special Olympics USA Games

2014 Special Olympics USA Games will be held in New Jersey, June 14-21, 2014, and Special Olympics New Jersey (SONJ) has been awarded the largest delegation to the Games, to include 350 members, including athletes, coaches, trainers, etc.   SONJ assumes all expenses to outfit, train, and transport every athlete so they can participate totally free of charge.  The Provident Bank, in association with NJBankers, has pledged $10,000 to help provide SONJ athletes with the most extraordinary and dignified experience of their lifetime.  For more information, visit teamnj.sonj.org.   Read more

 
J.D. Power Ranks TD Bank Highest in Small Business Customer Satisfaction in the Northeast

TD Bank is the Northeast’s highest ranked bank in small business customer satisfaction according to the 2013 J.D. Power Small Business Banking Satisfaction StudySM. TD Bank received a Small Business Banking Customer Satisfaction Index Ranking of 786, based on a 1,000-point scale, in the Northeast. Read more

 
Associate Member Boenning & Scattergood, Inc. Welcomes Long to Investment Banking Team

Associate Member Boenning & Scattergood, Inc. announced that it has added Brian Long to their investment banking team. Long will be working in the Conshohocken Office.    Read more

 
Associate Member PWCampbell Enhances Logo, Tag Line and Creates a Corporate Icon

Associate Member PWCampbell has revealed an enhanced logo, tagline and the creation of a corporate icon. PWCampbell will utilize the rest of 2013 and the first quarter of 2014 to roll out the new logo on all marketing and communication pieces... internally and externally.  The new logo is just one way that PWCampbell is using its rich history to create a bright, successful future for the company.   Read more

 
Register to Win Vendor Management Software from Associate Member Supernal Software, LLC

Increased Vendor Management requirements have driven more than 100 financial institutions to subscribe to Associate Member Supernal Software’s Vendor Manager module.

To celebrate, Supernal is giving away a free subscription to Vendor Manager. Click  here to register for a chance to win.    Read more

 
Associate Member Riker Danzig Hosts Women's Leadership Event

Associate Member Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti hosted a “Women in Leadership” reception at the Westin Governor Morris in Morristown, featuring Goldman Sachs Partner and Global Head of Brand Marketing and Digital Strategy Lisa Shalett (center front) speaking on “Perspectives on Leadership: Lessons Learned Along the Way.”  Pictured with Shalett are Riker Danzig partners, from left, front row:  Sandra Sherman, Marilynn Greenberg, Mary Kay Roberts and Kelly Crawford; second row: William Connolly, Joseph Schwartz, Cathleen Giuliana, Jennifer Lazor and Scott Ohnegian.    Read more

 
FMS NY/NJ 22nd Annual Christmas Party & Toys - 4 - Tots Contribution

FMS NY/NJ 22nd Annual Christmas Party & Toys – 4 – Tots Contribution
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Fiesta, Route 17 South in Wood Ridge, NJ
Cocktail Hour:  5:30pm           
Dinner:  7:30pm
Cost:  $100
 

Help FMS celebrate this special event by making this our largest attendance ever! Continued participation makes it possible for FMS to bring a little Christmas to many deserving children. Spread the holiday spirit and bring someone from your office who's never been before; they’ll have a wonderful time.   Read more

 
New Jersey Bank Marketing Association Presents New Jersey Bank Marketing Conference

 

New Jersey Bank Marketing Conference
Forecast 2014
Thursday, December 5, 2013
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Holiday Inn, Clark, NJ

Traditionally, our Forecast Meeting draws the largest audience and this one will be no exception with three outstanding financial professionals presenting their outlooks for banking and finance in 2014. Each has been recognized by his peers for leadership and outstanding achievement in strategic planning, marketing and reporting. Don’t miss this one, register today!    Read more

 
Don't Miss Your Chance to Advertise in the 2014 NJ Financial Institutions Directory!

NJBankers produces its annual New Jersey Financial Institutions Directory, which includes information on banks in NJ (along with contacts), info on associate members, endorsed service providers, our officers, board, upcoming events, bank holidays and more. The Directory is widely used by members, associates, endorsed providers, non-members and legislative bodies (including DOBI.) The directory offers great exposure for promoting your company to our members. Read more

 
E-Advertising with NJBankers Makes $en$e

The NJBankers Bulletin reaches over 5,000 subscribers in each weekly issue.    Read more

 
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Please note that due to BankHorizons, next week's Bulletin will be distributed on Friday, November 22, 2013.  

 
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