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4th Annual Women in Banking Conference Draws 437 Participants

The NJBankers Women in Banking Conference drew 437 bankers for a day of Knowledge, Leadership and Mentorship. The Conference has been presented for four years with attendance increasing each year from 215 at the inaugural event.

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NJBankers Charity Golf Event Raises $10,000 for Special Olympics New Jersey

Together the NJ Society of CPAs, NJBankers and members donated $10,000 to Special Olympics New Jersey at the NJBankers 7th Annual Charity Golf Event to benefit Special Olympics New Jersey. 

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2014 Annual Marketing Conference

2014 Annual Marketing Conference
Crowne Plaza Monroe, Monroe Township, NJ
Thursday, June 12, 2014
There's still time to register!

The Public Relations and Marketing Committee of the New Jersey Bankers Association is pleased to present the annual Marketing Conference.  This year’s conference will provide insights that improve ROI; Guerrilla Marketing Techniques; Managing the Message and Community Marketing  - Leveraging your Bank's Community involvement. A Conference not to be missed!

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Fed Beige Book - Economic Activity Expands; Pace of Growth Continues to be Moderate

All 12 Federal Reserve Districts report that economic activity expanded during the current reporting period. The pace of growth was characterized as moderate in the New York District and modest in the remaining regions.

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OCC Announces Executive Changes

Comptroller of the Currency Thomas J. Curry announced Jennifer Kelly will succeed John Lyons as the agency’s senior deputy comptroller for Bank Supervision Policy and chief national examiner when Lyons retires August 1.

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2014 Compliance University - Approved for Accreditation

2014 Compliance University
Crowne Plaza Monroe, Monroe Township, NJ
Wednesday, June 18 – Friday, June 20, 2014
Just approved for 19 CPE; 19 CLE & 21.5 CRCM Credits
Please note: Credits given based on sessions attended and will vary for each individual

The 2014 Compliance University is a three-day program covering a wide range of intermediate and advanced compliance issues presented by compliance experts with a broad array of experience and knowledge. Attend and get up-to-date information on regulations, legislation, vendor management, cyber security, high risk banking, financial crime prevention, UDAAP and many more topics.

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Regulatory Visit to D.C.

Regulatory Visit to D.C. 
Mayflower Renaissance, Washington, D.C.
Monday – Wednesday, June 23 – 25, 2014 

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, to introduce them to the important regulatory issues affecting our financial institutions now!

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Japanese Bankers Planning Visit in July

Fifteen bankers from Japan are coming to the New York area and are looking to meet with banks in New Jersey in order to compare the Japanese business model to the model used by banks in the U.S. Several members have hosted the bankers finding it rewarding and a good public relations opportunity. It is also a great opportunity for team building. The visits take about one hour and provide good will among bankers who learn about each other’s similarities and differences.

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E-Advertising with NJBankers Makes $en$e

The NJBankers Bulletin reaches over 3,500 subscribers in each weekly issue. E-Advertising with NJBankers makes sense.  Dollar$ and $en$e!  Your firm can benefit from cost-effective advertising that targets the New Jersey banking industry. At this time, your company can purchase any four issues for only $600.

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ABA Accepting Applications for Community Commitment Awards

The American Bankers Association (ABA) is now accepting applications for the 2014  ABA Community Commitment Awards.  The association is inviting NJBankers membership to submit an application for the awards. Entries must be submitted by July 1, 2014.

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Eighth Annual Mid-Atlantic Anti-Money Laundering (MAAML) Conference

The Eighth Annual Mid-Atlantic Anti-Money Laundering (MAAML) Conference will take place at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, Washington, DC 20023, from August 11 through August 14, 2014.

This conference will focus on current money laundering trends, successful investigations as well as lessons learned. The conference will additionally serve as an opportunity for law enforcement and industry partners to network and establish working relationships that will help secure our country and shutdown vulnerabilities within the financial and economic sectors.

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Endorsed Service Provider Senior Housing Crime Prevention Elder Financial Abuse Video Toolkit

A recent study estimates that the financial loss by victims of elder financial crimes and exploitation is more than $2.9 billion a year with approximately 2 million seniors being exploited. Awareness of elder financial abuse is growing rapidly and bankers are often relied upon as the front line of defense in the protection of their customers, and as a provider of prevention education and information for elderly customers and their adult children.

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Joseph Javitz Joins BCB Community Bank as Senior Vice President and Chief Lending Officer

Joseph Javitz has recently joined BCB Community Bank as SVP, chief lending officer. Javitz has over 31 years in the banking industry working with a variety of metropolitan and regional institutional lending companies. His most recent assignment before joining BCB Community Bank was as the SVP, CLO of Abacus Federal Savings Bank. Javitz has also worked with Federal Savings Bank, Roosevelt Savings Bank and AIG Federal Savings.

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Charles A. Musilli Appointed to the Boards of Sussex Bancorp & Sussex Bank

Sussex Bancorp, the holding company for Sussex Bank announced that Charles A. Musilli, senior vice president and chief field operations officer of Selective Insurance Company of America, has been appointed to the boards of directors of the Company and the Bank. His term will begin on July 23, 2014. 

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Karen A. Rockoff is Promoted to Executive Vice President at Peapack-Gladstone Bank

Peapack-Gladstone Bank announced the promotion of Karen A. Rockoff to the position of executive vice president, chief risk officer, head of Bank Enterprise Risk Management.  Joining the Bank in April 2013 as senior vice president, Rockoff has played an integral role in building out compliance and risk management as part of the Bank’s overall strategic plan.

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Columbia Bank Hosts Business Reception

Nearly 450 local businessmen and women recently attended Columbia Bank‘s Annual Northern New Jersey Business Reception, held at Macaluso’s Restaurant.  The keynote speaker for the annual event was 1980 Olympic Team Goalie Jim Craig, who shared his unique perspective on hockey, winning and team motivation. 

Thomas Kemly, president & CEO, Columbia Bank (left) is shown sharing a light moment with Craig. 

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Sweepstakes Winner at Kearny Federal's Ocean Grove Office

Kearny Federal Savings and its Central Jersey Bank Division recently held a bankwide Customer Appreciation Week celebration focused on a baseball/all-star theme. Offices across the entire retail branch network were decorated accordingly, offering refreshments and small giveaways to thank customers for their loyalty and business.

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NVE Bank Receives New Jersey Bankers 2013 Community Service Award

NVE Bank was recently honored for outstanding community service at the New Jersey Bankers Association’s 110th Annual Conference in Marco Island, Florida.   The Englewood-based community mutual bank was awarded the 2013 Community Service Award in recognition of their dedication and participation in service initiatives that help the Bergen County communities they serve thrive and prosper. Other recipients included Columbia Bank, Peapack-Gladstone Bank, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Roselle Savings Bank and Valley National Bank.

The Provident Bank Donates Tablecloths to the Monmouth County SPCA

As part of its ongoing “Commitment to Giving” initiative, The Provident’s Bank recently donated tablecloths to the Monmouth County SPCA to keep the shelter animals comfortable and warm. The Provident Bank plans to work closely with the local SPCA to host adoption days to help provide a home for pets in shelters.

Valley National Bank Announces Winners of the 2014 Samuel F. Riskin Memorial Award

Valley National Bank announced the five winners of the 2014 Samuel F. Riskin Memorial Award. This year’s winners will receive a $3,500 scholarship award to be used at the higher education institution of their choice.

(Left to right) Courtney Crann, Zachary Michaels, Valley Chairman, President  & CEO Gerald H. Lipkin, Sylvia Riskin, Kristen Holmes, Soumya Sudhakar and Alyssa Mancini. 

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Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Announces New Director of Research

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia has promoted Michael Dotsey to senior vice president and director of research, reporting directly to Charles Plosser, president and CEO. He replaces Loretta Mester, who recently became president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Dotsey will lead the Economic Research Department and oversee the Payment Cards Center and Financial Statistics Department. Previously, he was a vice president and senior economic policy advisor at the Bank.

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Endorsed Service Provider Allstate Offers Second Quarter 2014 Promotion

NJBankers is pleased to offer to our entire membership, the following Second Quarter 2014 Spring into Summer Promotion from our Endorsed Service Provider Allstate New Jersey Insurance Co. As a member benefit to your employees, Allstate will provide a free $20 Pre-paid Gas Card when you get an auto quote from Allstate. Receive an additional $10 pre-paid Gas Card when you refer someone to Allstate. Please click here to download the flyer and a quote* sheet.  If your bank/company would like hard copies, please contact Neil Greco directly at 973-364-8040 or njgreco@allstate.com.

*Please note quotes apply to NJ residents only.

The Magical Power of Storytelling - Getting Thousands of People Around the Campfire of Your Blog
John Siracusa, President & CEO, mOsa eBank Marketing Services

In our current times, we tend to over-complicate or over-measure our content marketing process, hardly leaving any room for creativity, and pay little attention to how to create great content in the first place. In many cases, we try to keyword jam a lot of information in one post because it may increase our search engine results. Sometimes, we tend to focus solely on our own brand and products in our writings, which then leaves our audience with no incentive to engage with us or even continue reading.

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Endorsed Service Provider PMC presents National IRA Compliance Seminar

See IRAs in a whole new light.  Over two dozen intensive hands-on workshops led by PMC, America’s foremost IRA experts.  As an endorsed vendor of NJBA, PMC is offering a 10% registration discount to all NJBankers members.

Click here to register and for more information

Riker Danzig Attorney Elected to Family Law Executive Committee

Riker Danzig associate Cassie Ansello has been selected to serve on the Family Law Executive Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association for the 2014-2015 year.  In this capacity, she will assist on the Legal Malpractice sub-committee.

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