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NJBankers Connects

They always say time changes things; but you actually have to change them yourself. During NJBankers management strategy discussions, NJBankers began looking at how we serve our members and the New Jersey banking industry. A common theme emerged. The Association is all about “making connections”.

From connecting members through networking to one another and solution providers; to connecting members with professional development opportunities to connecting to lawmakers and regulators in Trenton, Washington, towns and municipalities; to connecting to the media and to healthcare benefits, it was clear that “making connections” is what the association is all about. We decided to visualize our connections and from the model came a “brand” that shows that NJBankers is a representative, resource and champion connecting our members to opportunities today… and for tomorrow… so their banks can prosper and thrive!

We felt it was a good time to refresh our logo and rename the bimonthly “Bulletin” to reflect our purpose and because so much is going on at the Association that is fresh and new. Read the entire article to view the new logo and rationale.

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Dianne M. Grenz Appointed to NJBankers Board of Directors

Dianne M. Grenz, Executive Vice President/Director of Sales, Marketing & Advertising, Valley National Bank, has been appointed to a two year term to serve as a member of the NJBankers Board of Directors. Grenz has been with the bank for over 20 years serving in shareholder relations, marketing and sales positions.   NJBankers President & CEO John E. McWeeney, Jr. welcomed her appointment to the board noting that her background will bring  additional expertise in the areas of branding and public relations to the association.

NJBankers Welcomes New Member
NJBankers is pleased to announce that the following Bank has joined the Association.  We applaud their support of the New Jersey banking industry.

Royal Bank America
Contact: F. Kevin Tylus, President and CEO

Royal Bank was founded in 1963 as the Bank of King of Prussia, with a goal to serve the local community which at the time was a predominantly farming and residential community considerably less populated than today. Local residents grew fond of the personal service of our bank, referred their friends, and over time the bank grew and expanded. Royal Bank brand encompasses thirteen full-service branch offices throughout southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey offering a wide variety of products and services for consumers and businesses alike.


Economic Leadership Forum
Friday, January 20, 2017

ABA Government Relations Summit
Monday-Wednesday, March 20-22, 2017

7th Annual Women in Banking Conference
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

NJBankers Leadership Academy
See njbankers.com for details.

Other Industry Meetings
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NJBankers Welcomes New Associate Members

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.


Member News

CSBK Launches .BANK Domain to Enhance Customer Security
CSBK, the banking subsidiary of Clifton Bancorp Inc. (Nasdaq:CSBK), which operates banking centers throughout Northern New Jersey, has announced the official change of its domain name to csbk.bank. 

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Industry News

FDIC Releases Affordable Housing Guide for Single-Family Lenders
The FDIC has released a new guide to affordable single-family home loan programs, which collects information about programs to expand access to affordable mortgage credit, including programs targeted in rural and low- and moderate-income communities and to Native Americans and veterans. The guide is designed to help bankers compare different programs and their Community Reinvestment Act implications and to identify practical steps to participate.


How Proactive Outreach Helps Banks Engage with Activist Shareholders
In a new ABA Banking Journal article, accomplished financial journalist Debra Cope outlines several strategies for proactively and productively engaging in investor relations -- so as not to be caught off guard when an activist shareholder takes a position in a bank. Cope explores what makes community banks vulnerable to activists and offers practical steps bank management can take when they encounter an activist investor.

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Endorsed Service Provider News

Advanced IRA w/PMC – Register Today - Wednesday & Thursday, October 19 – 20, 2016
Anyone can stand at a lectern and spout rules and regulations.  The challenge is to make sure people understand what the rules mean and how to apply them in everyday situations.  These workshops are an exceptional, hands-on opportunity that will provide critical information on IRAs and tax-favored savings plans in terms you can readily understand.  What's more, you'll be encouraged to ask questions, share ideas, and work together with your peers throughout the state to solve real-life IRA problems -- all in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. 

Endorsed Service Provider CRA Partners Presents 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.

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NJBankers and FinPro Launch the Directors Certification Program


NJBankers is committed to contributing to the professional development and continuing education needs of New Jersey bankers and directors. The NJBankers Leadership Academy is a comprehensive program which provides the tools for all levels of bankers and directors to succeed in their careers, support their financial institution, and advocate for the banking industry.

NJBankers recognizes the importance of providing broad exposure to the challenges and opportunities faced by today’s bank directors and has partnered with FinPro, Inc.,  a leading strategic consulting and capital markets firm, to develop a multi-faceted educational program, the Directors Certification Program. The Program provides an annual certification designation to those directors that meet participation criteria. The Program is an extension of FinPro’s Leadership and Education division.

The Directors Certification Program includes web-based training, in-person conferences, new board member training and customized full board training.

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New Leaders In Banking - Nominate Today!

Thursday, December 1, 2016
Ocean Place Hotel, Long Branch

The New Jersey Bankers Association and New Jersey Banker magazine are now accepting nominations for the New Leaders in Banking awards - sponsored by Wolf & Company. This is your chance to nominate a colleague who will be honored at a special awards dinner the night before the Bank Horizons event.

To be eligible, all nominees must meet the following requirements:
 * Work in a bank in New Jersey
 * Be 40 years old or younger at any point in 2016
 * Be an outstanding employee, manager, or business leader
 * Regularly make a noticeable impact on both their bank and community

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Annual Senior Management Conference

Tuesday – Thursday November 1-3, 2016
Borgata Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, NJ

The room block will close next week! Make your reservations by next Wednesday as rooms will not be guaranteed after. Read More

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

Bank Secrecy Act Seminar 101 – Thursday, October 13, 2016
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. 

Bank Secrecy Act Seminar Advanced – Friday, October 14, 2016
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 the BSA/AML compliance steamroller.  The seminar focuses on only a few issues. 

Advanced IRA w/PMC – Wednesday & Thursday, October 19 – 20, 2016
These workshops are an exceptional, hands-on opportunity that will provide critical information on IRAs and tax-favored savings plans in terms attendees can readily understand.  What's more, participants will be encouraged to ask questions, share ideas, and work together with peers throughout the state to solve real-life IRA problems -- all in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere.   

Annual Human Resources Conference – Thursday & Friday, October 20 – 21, 2016
The NJBankers Human Resource Conference provides the tools, resources, innovations and solutions you need for successful HR practices that will ensure your department and bank will thrive. Polish your skills with practical takeaways that you need to achieve your goals – from talent management to recruitment efforts to succession planning and retirement considerations to federal compliance.   

2016 Delaware Trust Conference – Tuesday & Wednesday, October 25-26, 2016
Delaware Bankers Association and the Delaware Financial Education Alliance Present the 11th Annual Delaware Trust Conference. NJBankers is once again proud to promote and support the Delaware Bankers Trust Conference.  NJBankers members will be granted the Delaware Bankers membership pricing as a courtesy.

Operations & Technology Seminar – Tuesday, November 8, 2016
The 12th in a series of interactive roundtable programs designed for operations and technology personnel.  Topics covered will be: Key Technology Metrics for Your Board; Ransomware Cyber Attacks; The Most Expensive Vendor Management Mistakes and 7 Ways to Help Improve Your Bank’s Profitability; What you need to know about Due Diligence and Contract Negotiations Related to Cloud Based Service Providers.

Beyond the Numbers - CFO CONFERENCE w/ FMS, NY/NJ Chapter – Tuesday, November 15, 2016
The role of the CFO has changed in recent years becoming much more complex with inherently demanding expectations for the CFO to play a central role in bank leadership. The state of the economy, increased regulatory scrutiny, changes in accounting standards and even talent planning have all affected the way the CFO impacts a financial institution.


CFT 2016 Commercial Lending School

October 23-28, 2016
Crowne Plaza Monroe, Monroe Township, NJ

The Commercial Lending School delivers in-depth training in all facets of commercial credit, with an emphasis on financial analysis, cash flow versus profit, and loan structure. Cases emphasizing small and medium-sized companies are featured. Case studies are used extensively, and active participation by the students is essential. The work will require study, documentation, analysis and decision making, often in small teams that will interact intensively with the instructors, both during the day and in the evening.

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Register Today! New Jersey Bank Marketing Association Presents 'How to Become a Marketing Pro in One Morning'

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Holiday Inn Express, Clark, NJ
This meeting will cover everything you need to know about media, great and creative copy, and targeting the right clients and prospects all in one morning. The panel of experts, representing various areas of marketing, will cover the “how to’s” of their specific marketing discipline. Don’t miss this one, register today!

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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




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