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NJBankers Team Participates in the 2016 Bankers Build

The New Jersey Bankers Association joined association members in the 2016 Bankers Build with Coastal Habitat for Humanity. The NJBankers team traded in their suits for the day to assist in the rebuilding of a Neptune home through Habitat’s Aging in Place Program for low income seniors in need of home repairs.

NJBankers team takes a break from building. Pictured ( l to r) Michael Affuso, Diane Starr, Erin Suckiel, Richard Siderko, Claire Anello, Lauren Barraza, Jim Meredith and John McWeeney. 

2016 Asphalt in August

NJBankers new members, Dan Bagata and Matthew Cullen of Cullen Dykman, enjoying some Kona Ice during the Associate Member Asphalt in August picnic held on August 10 at the NJBankers office in Cranford.  Thirty associates attended for an introduction to the staff, some great networking and lots of food!

Annual Golf and Networking Outing

Once again, members and associate members enjoyed a day of golf and networking at a fun-filled outing. Jim Hughes, President & CEO, Unity Bank kicked off the evening celebration at Fiddlers Elbow by greeting all attendees. Several prizes were awarded to attendees during the fun-filled night! Photo courtesy of Donald Christensen of Christensen Tamburri Communications

NJBankers in the News

NJBankers OpEd Published by Media Outlets
NJBankers President/CEO John E. McWeeney, Jr. co-authored an OpEd regarding Interchange Fees that has been published in media outlets including the Courier/Home News/mycentraljersey.com and NJBIZ. The letter discusses the impact of the Durbin Amendment, which created a windfall for big box retailers from lower interchange fees, but provided no benefit to consumers.  Several other media outlets have the letter and we anticipate further publication.

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In Memoriam - Mark A. Wolters

With sadness, we report the passing of Mark A. Wolters, President and CEO of Grand Bank N.A., on Monday August 8, 2016. His passing was sudden and unexpected. Mark’s wife, Charmaine Wolters, is truly appreciative and grateful for the outpouring of support that has been given to her and her family.

Member News

Lakeland Bancorp Named to Forbes “Amercia’s 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies”
Thomas J. Shara, president and CEO of Lakeland Bancorp, announced that Lakeland Bancorp has been recognized by Forbes as one of “America’s 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies” in the ‘Small Cap’ category ($250 million to $1 billion).

Landis Sewerage Authority and Capital Bank Close $25 Million Bond Issue
The Landis Sewerage Authority (LSA) and Capital Bank of New Jersey (Capital Bank) jointly announced that last week they closed on a new $25 million bond issue. 

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Enterprise Risk Management Conference
September 27, 2016

Bank Secrecy Act Seminar 101
October 13, 2016

Bank Secrecy Act Seminar Advanced
October 14, 2016

Advanced IRA w/PMC
October 19-20, 2016

Annual Human Resources Conference
October 20-21, 2016

Annual Senior Management Conference
November 1-3, 2016

NJBankers Leadership Academy
See njbankers.com for details.

Directors College with FDIC
September 15, 2016

Emerging Leaders Curriculum

Classes Begin Sept. 28, 2016

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CRA Partners Present 2016 CRA Compliance Conference
Don't miss this year's Doing Well By Doing Good CRA Compliance Bankers Conference being held on October 6-7, 2016 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN., presented by CRA Partners, powered by the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation. Current bank partners network with prospective partners to discuss strategies for earning guaranteed CRA credit while transforming and protecting the lives of nursing home residents through the Senior Crimestoppers program. Gain insights on updated requirements and learn best practices for your next CRA exam and learn how to leverage your sponsorship of a residential facility into positive public relations. This complimentary conference provides up to $200 in travel reimbursements, a complimentary hotel room (including tax) for the night of October 6th, and complimentary meals during the entire conference.

Economic Outlook by Alan Blinder
When the Federal Open Market Committee met, it was not looking to make headlines. That was easy, given the hoopla surrounding the Democratic National Convention and the steady stream of tweets from Donald Trump. But it did want to send a message to the markets. That message, however, lasted just two days.

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Directors College with FDIC

Directors College with FDIC
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Hotel Woodbridge at Metropark, Iselin, NJ
A bank’s board of directors serves a critical role in the successful, healthy operation of the bank. A board’s responsibility includes staying abreast of any bank issues, regulatory requirements and establishing a corporate culture that prevents the circumvention of safe and sound policies and procedures. An engaged, attentive board must adopt effective corporate governance practices. The NJBankers Leadership Academy is designed to provide key insights on corporate governance and shape sound strategic decision.

Engage your board members now so they can fulfill their duties in a prudent manner!   Read More

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

Enterprise Risk Management Conference
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Hotel Woodbridge at Metropark, Iselin

A successful ERM process can help an organization meet many challenges by providing a framework for managers to explicitly consider how risk exposures are changing, determine the amount of risk they are willing to accept, and ensure they have the appropriate risk mitigants and controls in place to limit risk to targeted levels.
BSA 101: BSA / AML Compliance Management
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Hotel Woodbridge at Metropark, Iselin, NJ

This program presented by Ken Golliher of Pegasus Educational Services, LLC incorporates a review of all of your institution's BSA’s technical compliance responsibilities; it is the annual review everyone needs to remember their critical duties.  It also reviews the required elements of your AML program from CIP to enhanced due diligence. Program content incorporates recent changes and reviews major proposed changes.

Advanced BSA: BSA/AML “Hot Topics” Seminar 
Friday, October 14, 2016
Hotel Woodbridge at Metropark, Iselin, NJ

BSA/AML compliance is a self-perpetuating enterprise.  The list of responsibilities never gets shorter or easier to understand. This program is designed to assist experienced personnel in staying ahead of BSA/AML compliance steamroller.  It focuses on only a few issues.


Help Support the Adler Aphasia Center Gala

The Adler Aphasia Center is a vital resource for people with Aphasia, their loved ones, healthcare professionals, researchers, and community partners and donors. Their success is due to the commitment of their supporters. On October 6, 2016, they will hold their annual gala, Strengthening Voices for Aphasia. This year, they will honor Investors Bank, among other honorees, for their avid support. Please consider attending and supporting their mission. Read More

Philadelphia Fed Presents Reinventing Our Communities: Transforming Our Economies - Register Today!

Reinventing Our Communities is a national biennial conference series hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and cosponsors. Register today for the seventh conference is this series, Reinventing Our Communities: Transforming Our Economies, to be held September 21-23, 2016 at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing. The 2016 conference will highlight strategies to create places of opportunity, develop the local workforce for a global marketplace, and provide wealth and opportunity inclusively to all segments of the population.

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2016 Delaware Trust Conference - Register Today!

October 25th & 26th
Chase Center on the Riverfront
815 Justison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

The Delaware Bankers Association and the Delaware Financial Education Alliance present the 11th Annual Delaware Trust Conference. NJBankers is once again proud to support the Delaware Bankers Trust Conference.  NJBankers members will be granted the Delaware Bankers membership pricing as a courtesy. Register Today!



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