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110th Annual Conference Takes Members to Marco Island, FL

April 30 – May 4, 2014
Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Marco Island, FL

Registration is now open for the NJBankers 110th Annual Conference.  The Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Marco Island, FL, will be the site of this year's annual conference. 

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Highlight the Impact Your Bank Has Made on the Communities You Serve with the NJBankers Community Service Awards

NJBankers wants to give your bank the opportunity to get the recognition it deserves for its community service initiatives.  The Community Service Award program highlights the significant impact New Jersey banks have on their local communities.

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Training Sessions for the Essential Employee Credentialing Program

The Essential Employee Credentialing Program for the Banking and Insurance sector has been established through the NJ Office of Emergency Management in cooperation with the NJ Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness and the NJ Department of Banking and Insurance Sector Working Group.  Under the program, travel ID cards will be issued to registered “essential employees” that will allow them access to roadways so that they can address critical bank business in times of emergencies when complete travel bans or restrictions are in place.

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Stand Out! . . . 2014 Sponsorship, Exhibiting & Advertising Opportunities

NJBankers has developed the Stand Out! . . . 2014 Sponsorship, Exhibiting & Advertising Opportunities  for our Associate Members that offers a summary of promotional opportunities at seminars, conferences, and publications throughout the year.  We encourage you to update your calendars for the upcoming events and encourage your participation where appropriate.

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Upcoming Conferences - Mark Your Calendar
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Get Involved in the NJBankers Internal Audit Committee

The NJBankers Internal Audit Committee keeps the membership informed in all areas of internal auditing, current regulatory trends and best practices. Members of the Committee enjoy timely presentations by industry experts; colleagues who share ideas and audit experiences; and CPE credits are often available. Participation on the Committee benefits you, your bank and especially other Committee members who are eager to interact with colleagues.

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Directors and Managing Officers Conference

Directors and Managing Officers Conference 
Friday, March 14, 2014
Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel, Iselin, NJ

Boardroom intelligence is more important than ever and NJBankers Directors and Managing Officers Conference will help steer your board for the challenges ahead. We have assembled a program of outstanding speakers to help your directors become a strategic asset for your financial institution.

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Advanced IRA Issues Compliance Seminar

Advanced  IRA Issues Compliance Seminar 
Thursday, February 20, 2014
NJBankers Office, Cranford, NJ, 07016
CPE & CLE Credits Apply

Join NJBankers and Pension Management Company for this annual seminar.  Anyone can stand at a lectern and spout rules and regulations.  The challenges are to make sure people understand what the rules mean and how to apply them in everyday situations.  This Advanced IRA Issues Compliance Seminar is an exceptional, hands-on workshop that will provide critical information on IRAs and tax-favored savings plans in terms you can readily understand. 

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Campaign Finance Seminar

Campaign Finance Seminar
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Developing an Ethical and Effective Political Activity
Compliance Program
Crowne Plaza, Monroe Township, NJ
CPE & CLE Credits May Apply

These days, political participation requires vigilance.  All procedures and protocols should be reviewed in advance, and each decision to participate should be evaluated specific to the context in which the request is made – not every circumstance is the same.

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Annual Security Seminar - presented by Profit Protection

Annual Security Seminar
presented by Profit Protection LLC
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Crowne Plaza, Monroe Township, NJ
CPE & CLE Credits May Apply

Topics for this annual Seminar will include:  Protecting Against Workplace Violence and Active Shooters; Proactive Measures to Avoid Confrontation and Stay Safe; A Close Look at Internal Fraud and Embezzlement; Security Diagnostic: An Enterprise-wide Risk Analysis and Assessment; Security Diagnostic: An Enterprise-wide Risk Analysis and Assessment and more.

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NJBankers Capitol Hill Visits - SAVE THE DATE

Once again, NJBankers will be conducting visits to your Congressmen and Senators this Spring.  From March 24th through March 26th, in conjunction with the American Bankers Association's Washington Government Affairs Summit, NJBankers will be coordinating meetings with our Federal representatives. Read more

Get Amplified! Amplify Program Resonates with Consumers

The American Bankers Association’s Amplify program is a new grassroots program, that makes it easy to spread the word about banks and bankers and their vital role in the community. The program is accessible to all bankers, not just ABA members. We want every banker to be able to amplify the important work you do in the communities you serve.

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Century Savings Bank Announces Changes to Management Team

Carol Musso and Sandra Quinn have been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Regional Branch Manager at Century Savings Bank. New hires Christine Otto and Christy Killoran have been appointed to the bank management team.


Left to right: Carol Musso, Sandra Quinn, Christine Otto and Christy Killoran

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First Choice Bank Names Chief Financial Officer

First Choice Bank announced today that Ralph Picarillo will be assuming the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for First Choice Bank. Picarillo is currently Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of First Choice Loan Services, Inc. and will be continuing in that capacity as well. 

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John Klimowich Appointed Executive Vice President/Chief Risk Officer
John Klimowich has been appointed executive vice president/chief risk officer. In this role, Klimowich will manage the bank’s Appraisal, Compliance, Loan Review and Risk Management departments.

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Jerald Murphy Appointed CEO at ACBB-BITS

Jerald Murphy has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of ACBB-BITS, LLC, a subsidiary of Atlantic Community Bankers Bank. Murphy brings over 20 years of experience in the IT industry.

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Lucy Sierra Joins Marinerís Bank as VP/ Small Business Loan Officer and Relationship Manager

Lucy Sierra has been named Vice President/ Small Business Loan Officer and Relationship Manager for Mariner’s Bank.

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Keith Yi Joins TD Bank as Senior Loan Officer in Commercial Lending

Keith Yi has been named vice president, senior loan officer in commercial lending in Mahwah. Yi is responsible for business development and managing existing relationships, providing treasury management services, institutional investments, international trade settlements and commercial lending to business clients throughout Bergen County. Yi has 16 years of experience in banking and lending.

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Colonial American Bank Named SBA Breakthrough Lender of the Year for 2013

Colonial American Bank was named Breakthrough Lender of the Year for 2013 by The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), New Jersey District Office, at the SBA’s Annual Lender Awards Ceremony. The Breakthrough Lender award honors lenders with a greater than 500% increase in the number of closed SBA loans over the prior year.


SBA New Jersey District Director Alfred Titone (second from left), presents the Breakthrough Lender of the Year award to Colonial American Bank’s Andrew Glatz, SVP/SBA lending (left); Anthony Giordano, III, president/CEO and Deby Findley, VP/SBA & commercial loan officer.

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Kearny Federal Hosts Local Food and Coat Drive

The Tory Corner and Pleasantdale branches of Kearny Federal Savings Bank joined together in their annual Coat and Food Drive, which supported  Holy Trinity/West Orange Food Pantry and Thrift Shop, located at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in West Orange. Over the past three months, both branches collected winter clothing and nonperishable food to help local families in need.

Left to right: Antonio Martinez and Joanne Kennedy of Kearny Federal Savings, and Cynthia Cumming, Food Pantry Administrator.

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Montclair State University Students Team Up with Peapack-Gladstone Bank

Through the conception of Douglas Kennedy, president and chief executive officer, and Peapack-Gladstone Bank Trust and Investments, the bank recently formed a mutually beneficial relationship with Montclair State University (MSU) faculty and students.  


Montclair State University students and staff along with the Peapack-Gladstone Bank Trust & Investments support team. 

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Spencer Savings Bank Announces Board of Directors Election Results

Spencer Savings Bank has announced that board members Nicholas Lorusso, Anthony S. Cicatiello and Barry Minkin have accepted re-election to serve on the institution’s board of directors.


Left to Right: Jose Guerrero (Chairman, President and CEO), Barry Minkin, Nicholas Lorusso and Anthony Cicatiello.

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Sun National Bank to Provide Surcharge-Free ATM Access

Sun National Bank will now provide its customers with surcharge-free automated teller machine (ATM) access at more than 800 Rite Aid pharmacies in NJ, PA and Delaware.  More than 100 of the ATMs at select Rite Aid locations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania will display the Sun National Bank brand logo.

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Beacon Trust Launches New Website, LinkedIn Page and Logo

Beacon Trust Company, a subsidiary of The Provident Bank, has announced the launch of its newly-designed website, LinkedIn page and logo to support and promote its brand promise of “Guiding you forward."

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ParenteBeard Team Educates Financial Institutions on New Financial Reporting Framework for Small Businesses

ParenteBeard’s small business team is helping financial institutions learn about the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (AICPA) Financial Reporting Framework for small-and medium-sized entities.

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Seeking Postion

A Financial Manager with a diversified background in mortgage lending, loan servicing operations, staff management, investor loan sales, financial analysis, portfolio management, and customer relationships is seeking a position. 

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