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John McWeeney Participates in New Jersey Business Magazine's 2017 Economic Forecast
NJBankers President/CEO John E. McWeeney, Jr. presented his forecast for the Banking Industry in the New Jersey Business magazine 2017 Forecast issue. He joins other leaders from various industry sectors including energy; accounting and finance; healthcare and more.

NJ Bankers' New Leaders in Banking Among Biz Awards Bestowed Upon Local Individuals
The New Leaders in Banking award recipients were noted in mycentraljersey.com and the Courier News.

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NJBankers Welcome New 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.

    Industry News

    Agencies Extend Comment Period for Rulemaking on Enhanced Cyber Risk Management Standards
    Federal Reserve Board, the OCC and the FDIC have extended, until February 17, 2017, the comment period for the advance notice of proposed rulemaking on enhanced cyber risk management standards for large and interconnected entities under their supervision and those entities' service providers.

    DOL Publishes Second Round of Fiduciary Rule FAQs
    The Labor Department has released a second set of frequently asked questions on its final rule redefining who counts as a fiduciary under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and Internal Revenue Code.

    Federal Reserve Bank of New York Business Leaders Survey
    Activity in the region’s service sector grew for the first time in several months, according to firms responding to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s January 2017 Business Leaders Survey. The survey’s headline business activity index climbed eight points to 7.4. The business climate index held steady at -3.0, signaling that respondents generally continued to view the business climate as somewhat worse than normal.

    FinCEN Announces Notice and Request for BSA Advisory Group  Nominations
    FinCEN is inviting nominations for membership on the Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Group. New members will be selected for three-year membership terms.

    Hensarling Announces House Subcommittee Chairmen
    House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) has  announced subcommittee chairmen for the 115th Congress.

    OCC Revises Handbook on Changes of Corporate Title and Address
    The OCC has issued a revised version of the Comptroller’s Licensing Manual handbook on changes of corporate title and address.

    OCC’s New System for Licensing and Public Welfare Investment Filings
    As of January 17, 2017, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) rolled out the new web-based Central Application Tracking System (CATS). CATS enables authorized national banks, federal savings associations (FSA) and federal branches and agencies (collectively, banks) to draft, submit, and track their licensing and public welfare investment applications and notices.

    CFPB Releases Debt Collection Survey
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has released a report on consumer experiences with debt collection, relying upon surveys of consumers regarding their experiences with both first-party and third-party debt collectors.

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

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

    Accounting Seminar with FMS-NY/NJ
    Friday, April 21, 2017

    Annual Marketing Conference
    Thursday, June 8, 2017

    Operations & Technology Seminar
    Tuesday, June 20, 2017


    April 19, May 23, June 21

     April 20, May 25, June 22

    April 25

    NJBankers Leadership Academy
    See njbankers.com for details.

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    CBA Welcomes New Officers
    The Community Bankers Association of New Jersey is an organization comprised of New Jersey Bank presidents and CEOs that meets monthly to discuss pertinent issues in the banking industry. The meetings are generally set up as a roundtable discussion and guest speakers are invited to some meetings to address the group.
    The CBA Officers are:
    Peter A. Michelotti, Community Bank of Bergen Co., President
    John S. Fitzgerald, Magyar Bank, Vice President
    Thomas Lupo, Regal Bank, Treasurer
    Detlef “D” Felschow, Roselle Savings Bank, Secretary

    Lakeland Bancorp in Oak Ridge, N.J., has Named a new Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer as two other Executives Plan to Retire.
    The $5 billion-asset Lakeland will promote Thomas Splaine, chief accounting officer, to CFO after it files its annual report in March, according to an article in American Banker. Splaine will succeed Joseph Hurley, who plans to retire in July. Hurley has been CFO since 1999. Lakeland has also promoted Ronald Schwarz, chief revenue officer, to the chief operating officer position. Schwarz succeeded Robert Vandenbergh, who will remain senior executive vice president and regional president of Lakeland Bank. Additionally, Stewart McClure retired on Dec. 31 as senior executive vice president and regional president. McClure joined Lakeland in 2013 when the company acquired Somerset Hills Bancorp, where McClure was CEO.

    Valley National Bank Announces Executive Promotions
    Valley National Bank announced the promotions of Ira Robbins to President of Valley National Bank; Rudy Schupp as President of Valley National Bancorp and Chief Banking Officer of Valley National Bank and Dianne M. Grenz to Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Consumer Banking Officer. Grenz has also joined NJBankers Board of Directors.

    Federal Reserve Appoints First Bank CEO To Exclusive Advisory Committee
    First Bank announced the appointment of Patrick L. Ryan, president and CEO, to the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council (CDIAC). The 12-member CDIAC comprises representatives from commercial banks, thrift institutions and credit unions. The council convenes twice a year with officials from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia to share insights about economic and business trends facing community depository institutions in their local markets.

    Lakeland Bancorp Chairman Mary Ann Deacon Named to NACD Directorship 100
    Mary Ann Deacon, Chairman of Lakeland Bancorp was named to the 2016 National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Directorship 100—a list of the most influential leaders in boardrooms and in corporate governance. The NACD Directorship 100 is an annual list comprised of the leading corporate directors, corporate-governance experts, policymakers, and influencers who significantly impact boardroom practices and performance.

    NVE Bank Earns 5-Star Rating
    BauerFinancial Inc., the nation’s largest bank rating firm, has announced that NVE Bank has earned its coveted 5-Star Superior rating for the 15th consecutive quarter.

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    Show Off Your Stuff!
    Get the Recognition you deserve

    The Community Service Award program highlights the significant impact NJ banks have on their local communities.  Members are encouraged to submit information and photographs on initiatives that show how their financial institution makes New Jersey’s communities’ better places to live, work and play. We compile a book that includes the submissions and then distribute it to Legislators and Regulators. This book is shared with media outlets to prompt interest in your bank’s programs and reinforce the impact the banking industry makes on the communities that members serve. Join us in this initiative and benefit from the exposure! Please pass this information to the appropriate individual at your institution. Read More

    CRA Conference

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017
    Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel, Iselin
    Industry regulators and the nation’s leading CRA expert and author, Kenneth Thomas, Ph.D. will present the dynamics that are driving changes to CRA and Fair Lending regulations, regulator expectations and best practices, particularly under the New Administration. Read More

    NJBankers Leadership Academy Presents First Three Modules for 2017

    The NJBankers Leadership Academy is a comprehensive program that provides the tools for all levels of bankers to succeed in their careers, support their financial institution, and advocate for the banking industry. The STEPS, STEM and Women’s Leadership in the 21st Century Communications Boot Camp are now open for registration.  The NJBankers Leadership Academy provides skills that are crucial whether a seasoned banker or one who has just joined the bank’s team and the banking industry. For more information about the modules, click here.

    Success Through Effective Practices of Supervision (STEPS):  April 19, May 23, June 21
    NJBankers Office, Cranford, NJ
    The STEPS Curriculum will cover topics including
    Session 1: Critical Skills for Supervisors; Characteristics and behaviors of effective supervisors
    Session 2:  Coaching for High Performance; Identifying coaching opportunities
    Session 3:  Time Management & Delegation; Understanding your time management style

    Success Through Effective Management (STEM):  April 20, May 25, June 22
    NJBankers Office, Cranford, NJ
    The STEM Curriculum will cover topics including
    Session 1:  Management Fundamentals; Understanding and Maximizing Your Management Style via DISC Assessment.
    Session 2:  Coaching for Success; Using Effective Feedback to Address Performance Problems
    Session 3: Planning & Conducting Effective Performance Evaluations; Understand the Components of Performance Management and the Manager’s Role in the Process

    Women’s Leadership in the 21st Century: A Communication Boot Camp: April 25, 2017
    NJBankers Office, Cranford, NJ
    This intensive, practical, highly interactive boot camp will focus candidly and analytically on the communication challenges facing women in banking today.  This is a full-day program for women wishing to develop the ultimate career advantage, being a stronger communicator at work. Read More

    Board & Management Leadership Summit

    March 10, 2017
    Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel, Iselin
    Qualifies for 5 credits toward certification*

    The new Board & Management Leadership Summit will focus on the current and upcoming issues and opportunities for the healthy operation and direction of a bank.  Attendance at the Summit validates that bank senior management, C-level leaders and members of the Board of Directors understand the issues that mitigate risk for prudent corporate practices. Though the Summit is just one of the modules of The Directors Certification Program, enrollment in the Program is not necessary to attend the Summit. Attendance is, however, one of the opportunities leading to Certification. The Program was created with FinPro, Inc., a full service management consulting firm specializing in providing advisory services to the financial institutions industry. Read More

    There's still time to Register for the Economic Leadership Forum

    The Economic Leadership Forum is an opportunity to hear from key thinkers on the issues that shape our great Garden State and the Nation. Experience a line-up of today’s thought leaders including Keynote Speaker, General Michael Hayden, retired four-star general who served as director of the CIA and NSA when the course of world events was changing at a rapid rate; Patrick Harker, president/CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia who participates on the FOMC which formulates the nation's monetary policy; Dr. James Hughes, Distinguished Professor, Dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy at Rutgers, a nationally-recognized expert on demographics, housing, and regional economics; and many more experts and sessions, all while you network with New Jersey’s influential business leaders. Don’t miss out! This sell-out event attracts more than 500 attendees. Confirmed! The fourth breakout session at the Economic Forum will feature Chester Mosteller, founder & president, Mosteller & Associates and Nicholas DeMedio, senior associate, Mosteller & Associates addressing Leveraging Human Capital in a Changing Workforce. Read More

    Break out your flip flops - May 17 - 21, 2017 - for NJBankers Annual Conference
    NJBankers is back at The Breakers in Palm Beach, FL for our Annual Conference & Market Showplace.  


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    NJBankers is pleased to announce our partnership with Total Training Solutions (TTS). Participants will still have access to live web seminars, on demand web seminars plus have the enhanced option to package multiple web seminars.  For the new service you will need to create new credentials for log in.  Any questions on the new provider please contact Cris Goncalves at 908-272-8500 Ext. 630, CGoncalves@njbankers.com, or Diane Starr at 908-272-8500 Ext. 600, DStarr@njbankers.com

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    Upcoming NJBankers Conferences - Don't Miss Out on Opportunities for Professional Development!
    Economic Leadership Forum
    Friday, January 20, 2017
    Last chance to register.  Don’t miss out on the great line up! See you on Friday.

    GUDPA Rules Seminar
    Thursday February 2, 2017
    Crowne Plaza Monroe, Monroe Township, NJ
    Don’t miss this half-day seminar presented by the NJ Department of Banking & Insurance on the law and corresponding regulations for GUDPA. You’ll get information on the exam process and tips from DOBI examiners directly. From calculating participation numbers to determining and depositing the proper collateral to reporting data correctly, attendees will also enjoy a Q&A opportunity with the examiners and Director of the Division of Banking Patrick Mullen.

    Beneficial Ownership Web Seminar
    Tuesday, February 7, 2017
    New Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) regulations took effect in July 2016 and compliance is mandatory on the applicability date of May 11, 2018. When opening new accounts, the regs require a bank to identify the beneficial owners of its legal entity customers and perform CIP on each of those individuals. This seminar is unique because its focus is specifically for NJ and it is designed for both senior new accounts and BSA personnel enabling them to begin this process with the same foundation of information.

    Advanced IRA
    Monday-Tuesday, March 27-28, 2017
    NJBankers Office, Cranford, NJ
    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 workshop that will provide critical information on IRAs and tax-favored savings plans in terms you can readily understand.

    Associate Member CSI Presents Live Complimentary Quarterly Compliance Update: February 2017 Webinar

    Join CSI for a live webinar on Wednesday, Feb. 1. They will give you a breakdown of the recent 98-page update to the FFIEC’s Information Security Booklet. You’ll learn the key points from the Information Security Booklet’s revisions, so your financial institution is prepared to meet new expectations for your cyber security framework, information security program and more. Speakers include: Keith Monson, CSI’s chief risk officer, will share and break down the latest regulatory updates from this quarter to help your financial institution stay on top of compliance trends and Steve Sanders, CSI’s vice president of internal audit, will provide an executive summary of the FFIEC’s revisions to the Information Security Booklet and discuss additional items your financial institution can be doing to strengthen its defenses. Read More

    Check out the NEW - Navigating Sponsorship, Exhibiting & Advertising Opportunities 2017 Publication

    Help the NJBIA Recognize the Projects that are Transforming your Neighborhood!

    The 57th Annual New Good Neighbor Awards competition is a celebration of economic development by the New Jersey Business & Industry Association and its flagship publication, New Jersey Business magazine. Winners will be notified in March by email and will be featured in the July 2017 issue of New Jersey Business. The awards will be presented at a July 2017 luncheon. Read More

    Individual Seeks Employment

    Background encompasses over 20 years of experience in Residential and Consumer Lending. Knowledge of FHLMC, FNMA, FHA and VA Guidelines and automated loan processing systems.

    Please contact Erin Suckiel (908-272-8500, ext. 629; esuckiel@njbankers.com) for a copy of the resume.



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