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111th Annual Conference Success

Thanks to the 500 members, associates and guests that attended the NJBankers’ 111th Annual Conference last week. By all accounts, it was another successful event with an overwhelming attendance and a line-up of dynamic speakers

Gerald L. Reeves, NJBankers Chairman and president/CEO, Sturdy Savings Bank emcees the program. Read More



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O'Shea Honored with Forrey-Gallman Award at Annual Conference

On behalf of the NJBankers Board of Directors and membership, President John E. McWeeney, Jr. presented the 2015 Forrey-Gallman Award to Mortimer O'Shea, director of Haven Savings Bank, at the Second General Session. Mort had previously served on the New Jersey Bankers Associations Board of Directors. The award is bestowed upon members that have demonstrated long-term outstanding service to the New Jersey banking industry. Read More

Appointments to the Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Charitable Foundation

Jerry Reeves congratulates the newly elected Board Members (Pictured L to R) Peter Michelotti, Community Bank of Bergen County; Anthony Labozzetta, Sussex Bank; David Hemple, Century Savings Bank; and Kathleen Stone, Susquehanna Bank.

The following members have been appointed to continue the Associations successes. 

Newly and Reelected Board Members: Chairman Gerald Reeves congratulated those recently elected and reelected to the Board of Directors: Anthony Labozzetta, Sussex Bank; Peter Michelotti, Community Bank of Bergen County; Edward Dietzler, Bank of Princeton; Peter Schoberl, Community First Bank; and Kathleen Stone, Susquehanna Bank.

Board Appointments: The Board appointed two members to the Board of Directors to serve a two-year term; David Hemple, president & CEO, Century Savings Bank, to fill a Class B vacancy; and Louis Anthony (Tony) Constantino, Jr., Managing Director, Industry Manager, J.P. Morgan, to fill an at-large position. 

Executive Committee Appointments: Additionally, the Board appointed the following Board members, who along with the officers to serve on the Executive Committee for the upcoming fiscal year: Craig Montanaro, Kearny FSB; John Fitzgerald, Magyar Bank; and Tony Constantino, Jr., J.P. Morgan Chase, N.A..

New Jersey Charitable Foundation Appointments: The Board also appointed members of the Executive Committee to serve as trustees of the New Jersey Bankers Charitable Foundation along with Chairman Robert Stillwell, Boiling Springs Savings Bank, Sam Damiano, Haven Savings Bank, Jim Silkensen, Somerset Savings Bank and John McWeeney, Jr. and James Meredith, NJBankers.

Members Recognized for Community Service Activities

Congratulations to the following members who received special recognition in the NJBankers Community Service Award program at the Annual Conference: (Pictured L to R) Nick Miceli, TD Bank; Fay Hamid, Garden State Community Bank; Craig Montanaro, Kearny Bank; Kevin Lynch, Oritani Bank; Bill Moss, Two River Community Bank; and James Fisher, Sturdy Savings Bank. Not pictured: Millington Savings Bank. Read More

New at NJBankers

NJBankers is pleased to announce that the following firms have joined the Association. These firms recognize the value of membership in NJBankers and we applaud their support of the New Jersey banking industry.

Industry News

Federal Home Loan Bank of New York Declares a 4.10% Dividend for the First Quarter of 2015
José R. González, president and CEO of The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York was pleased to announce that, on May 21, 2015, your Board of Directors approved a dividend for the first quarter of 2015 of 4.10% (annualized). The dollar amount of the dividend will be approximately $56.0 million. The cash dividend will be distributed on May 22, 2015.

Annual Summer Golf Outing and Networking Reception

Monday, August 10, 2015
Montclair Golf Club, West Orange, NJ

Join us for our 2015 Annual Summer Golf Outing and Networking Reception being held at the Montclair Golf Club!

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Upcoming NJBankers Conferences - Don't Miss Out on Opportunities for Professional Development!

Internet Profiling and Intelligence Gathering
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
This is a must see hands-on one-day interactive training seminar on the use of advanced internet research and intelligence gathering.

The 27th Annual Annamae Baerenbach Memorial Lending Conference
Thursday, June 11, 2015
NJBankers has designed a conference that is timely, informative and intended to keep you up-to-date on the latest developments in today's residential and commercial mortgage markets. 

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Endorsed Service Provider News

NJBankers Support an Easy Way to Earn CRA Credit While Preventing Elder Abuse
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - WEBINAR
The nationally-acclaimed Senior Crimestoppers program is the only initiative, public or private, having a measurable impact on crime and abuse in America’s low and moderate income nursing homes and Veterans homes. Get more information by joining Senior Crimestoppers for this webinar.

Associate Member News

The OTC Markets Group Have a Repository of Seminars on Demand That Membership Can Access
Trading 101 – with D.A. Davidson
Learn about the ins and outs of trading in community bank stocks. Gain insight on the daily interactions between investors and traders, the roles of different market participants, and the technology behind the scene. The webinar will address how bid and ask prices are determined, the impact of different order types, and what banks can do to provide better information to the market.

Earnings Day Best Practices – with SNL Financial
Learn about best practices for communicating with shareholders and maximizing engagement around quarterly earnings releases. The webinar will discuss how community banks can leverage their communications strategy to add value for their investors. Topics covered include preparing for an earnings day conference call, building effective IR websites, and using social media as part of the bank’s communications strategy.

Join Us For New Jersey Bankers Association - e2Value Demo (Register Now!)
Join us for a webinar on June 26, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. - Overview and Demo of e2Value's Pronto Valuation Tool - After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

New Community Outreach Tool Created to Protect the Elderly From Financial Exploitation
A recent study published by MetLife Mature Market Institute 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 and bankers are often relied upon as the front line of defense in the protection of bank customers, and as a provider of prevention education and information for their elderly customers and their adult children. This report is available to members.

Junior Achievement of New Jersey: Call to Action For Volunteers

Join Junior Achievement for training about money management.
Monday June 8th from 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM includes light breakfast, lunch and working in pairs in a prearranged Asbury Park elementary school classroom, teaching and leading hands-on curriculum and activities around money management, doing business, how an economy works, and so much more.  A 30-minute training can take place in person or by phone pre event. Contact Alicia at afusco@ja-nj.org.

Individuals Seek Employment

Branch Manager - seeking to obtain a challenging, diversified position, utilizing experience in customer service, business communication and etiquette while offering an opportunity for continued professional growth and advancement.

Senior Financial Analyst - led transition of reporting packages to Center of Excellence; essential in building streamlined quarterly reporting package for ADP Employment Services; and experience working with employees and team members from diverse backgrounds, including extensive time communicating with team members from around the globe.

Please contact Erin Suckiel (908.272.8500, ext. 629; esuckiel@njbankers.com) for a copy of the resume.

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