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NJBankers Survey Covered by Asbury Park Press
Balance sheets have improved and customers are applying for more loans, but New Jersey bankers say the state's economy is only lukewarm.

NJBankers - Seven tips to prevent tax ID fraud

A press release was sent out to NJ media and has thus far been picked up in both the Press of Atlantic City, Courier News and Home News Tribune.

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John E. McWeeney, Jr. and James Meredith joined John Wells, President and CEO of ABA Insurance Services as he presented patronage dividend checks to Gregory Matuson, Executive Vice President and CFO of Sturdy Savings Bank and Kenneth Totten, President and CEO of United Roosevelt Savings Bank at the recent ABA National Community Bankers Conference. ABA Insurance Services is an endorsed service provider of NJBankers.

Industry News

FDIC-Insured Institutions Earn $43.7 Billion in Fourth Quarter 2016 Community Bank Net Income Rises to $5.3 Billion
Commercial banks and savings institutions insured by the FDIC reported aggregate net income of $43.7 billion in the fourth quarter of 2016, up $3.1 billion (7.7 percent) from a year earlier.

Federal Home Loan Bank of New York Fourth Quarter Dividend Declaration
The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York announced that, on February 16, 2017, their Board of Directors approved a dividend for the fourth quarter of 2016 of 5.65% (annualized). The dollar amount of the dividend will be approximately $87.6 million. The cash dividend was distributed on February 17, 2017.

OCC Updates Comptroller’s Licensing Manual

The OCC has updated the “Changes in Directors and Senior Executive Officers” booklet of its Comptroller’s Licensing Manual. The revised booklet reflects changes made since the Office of Thrift Supervision merged into the OCC, and incorporates revised regulatory requirements for changes in directors or senior executive officers, distinguishing between requirements for national banks and federal savings associations.

Trump Orders Regulatory Reform Efforts at Agencies
President Trump on Friday issued an executive order as part of his administration’s efforts to reduce regulatory burdens.

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Member News

James A. McKiernan Promoted to First Vice President at Boiling Springs Savings Bank
Boiling Springs Savings Bank announced the promotion of James A McKiernan to First Vice President.

Capital Bank Reports Record Earnings and Growth; Declares Increase to Cash Dividend
Capital Bank of New Jersey has announced its 2016 earnings. The bank reported a net income of $4,173,000 for the year ended December 31, 2016, a 7.5% increase over its 2015 income of $3,880,000. Earnings per share increased to $1.70 from $1.56 during the same time period.

Koenigsberg Receives Hero Award From Charity
New Jersey-based residential mortgage lender First Choice Loan Services Inc., a Berkshire Bank Company, announced Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Norman T. Koenigsberg received The Ryan’s Hero Award from Ryan’s Quest, a charity established to increase awareness of and find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

NVE Bank Appoints John Spencer to First Senior Vice President, Retail Banking
Robert Rey, President and Chief Executive Officer of NVE Bank, has announced the appointment of John Spencer to First Senior Vice President, Retail Banking.

Peapack-Gladstone Bank Announces Promotions
Peapack-Gladstone Bank announced the promotion of John Kowal to Senior Vice President, Senior Technology Officer, Information Technology and Carolyn Larke to Senior Managing Director, Senior Trust Officer, Private Wealth Management. 

Regal Bank agrees to Buy Franklin Township, New Jersey Branch of New Millennium Bank 
Regal Bank announced it had reached agreement with New Millennium Bank to purchase its Franklin Township, New Jersey branch office located at 464B Elizabeth Avenue, Somerset, New Jersey. It is expected that Regal Bank will assume approximately $32 million in deposits from New Millennium Bank.

Valley National Bank Promotes James M. Trouwborst

Valley National Bank announced the promotion of James M. Trouwborst to Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending Division Head. Trouwborst is responsible for managing the Wayne, New Jersey Commercial Lending Division and the New Jersey Healthcare Lending teams. He will coordinate and direct the business development initiatives for lenders in both groups while maintaining the credit quality of the portfolio.

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

Decedents' Accounts and
Unclaimed Property Seminar

Thursday, March 30, 2017

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

Bankers State Leadership Day in Trenton
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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

ICBA Washington Policy Summit
Sunday-Wednesday, April 30-May 3, 2017

Annual Marketing Conference
Thursday, June 8, 2017

Compliance University
Wednesday-Friday, June 14-16, 2017

Operations & Technology Seminar
Tuesday, June 20, 2017


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 April 20, May 25, June 22

April 25

NJBankers Leadership Academy
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Complimentary Webinar- Cybersecurity Threats and Tips for 2017 Presented by Banker's Toolbox
Thursday, March 9th, 1:00-2:00 PM CST
Ed Mattison, former senior cybersecurity advisor to the Secretary of the Army, will cover the latest threats to target the U.S. and the financial industry, and discuss how to apply DoD-level cybersecurity to the private sector, from personal lessons learned from 25 years in the Army and the Pentagon.

COCC Named a Best Place to Work in Connecticut Five Years Running

For the fifth year in a row, COCC has been named to the Hartford Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in Connecticut. In an awards ceremony, COCC was listed as one of forty companies throughout Connecticut with the highest employee satisfaction.

Fiserv Named Among FORTUNE Magazine World's Most Admired Companies for Fourth Consecutive Year
This marks the fourth consecutive year Fiserv has been awarded this recognition and fifth time in the last six years. This year, Fiserv ranked at the top of its category for innovation.

Pentegra Increases its Sales Force with Two New Regional Directors
Pentegra Retirement Services announced that John Low and Joe Reese have joined the organization as Regional Directors for qualified retirement plan sales. Low will spearhead the company’s business development efforts throughout Michigan, Missouri and Southern Illinois while Reese will lead efforts in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Washington, DC.

Riker Danzig Welcomes New Associate
Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP welcomed Christen L. Rafuse, who has joined the firm’s Insurance Litigation Group.  Rafuse received a J.D. degree from Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson School of Law.

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Board & Management Summit
f/k/a Directors & Managing Officers Conference, but better!

March 10, 2017
Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel, Iselin
Qualifies for 4 credits toward certification*

Last chance to register!
Engage your board members now so they can fulfill their duties in a prudent manner!
• Critical Things Successful Directors & Officers Need to Know
• Legal Update for Community Banks
• FinTech, Technology and Strategic Risk Panel
• Post Trump Update on Regulations

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7th Annual Women in Banking Conference

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset, NJ
The 7th annual Women in Banking Conference is your opportunity to unlock your potential, build confidence and help you chart a course so you can own your future! This conference, where women take the lead, encourages professional development and leadership in your bank while also promoting the importance of fostering relationships and inspiring women to reach their career goals and aspirations. Our powerhouse speakers will help you advance your decision making and negotiating processes and teach you how to deliver and apply these insights to benefit your future and your financial institution’s future. Breakout sessions finalized…..Now you can pick your session!

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Break out your flip flops - May 17 - 21, 2017 - for NJBankers Annual Conference
Don't miss your chance to hear from our Conference Keynotes! Check out the finalized Program!


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

Security Seminar, Friday, March 31, 2017
Crown Plaza Monroe, Monroe Township, NJ

Barry Thompson and Randall Phillips of Thompson Consulting Group will guide you during this seminar to help you attain your annual security training goals. Your day will include the following topics:  National Security Update; Incentives Gone Wrong; ATM Skimming: Staying One Step Ahead; Zero to 200 in 60 Seconds:  Preparing for Critical Situations; The 15 Worst Security Mistakes.  

The 29th Annual Annamae Baerenbach Memorial Lending Conference
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel, Iselin, NJ
Guide and move your bank forward in the ever-changing lending environment by attending this Conference. What’s the economic outlook for 2017? How might this affect your lending programs?  Can you possibly get enough information on TRID? What about new regulations? Or how do you generate new business in a rising rate environment? Find out!

Bankers State Leadership Day in Trenton, Tuesday April 18, 2017
Masonic Temple, Trenton, NJ
This day in our State’s capital is critical for CEOs; C-level and Senior Managers; and Bank Directors to understand the political environment in New Jersey and how it can impact your bank and the industry in the Garden State. Join NJBankers and legislative leaders for an update on banking issues. And… ready or not, it’s coming! The Gubernatorial race is on. NJBankers has invited candidates to share their platform and present information important to the banking industry.

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.

FDIC Insurance Coverage - Free Webinar

March 21, 2017, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

Now is a great time for bankers to refresh their knowledge on FDIC insurance regulations because the FDIC continues to examine bankers’ understanding of deposit insurance rules that apply to third-party agency accounts. FDIC insurance eligibility is a key benefit banks provide to depositors. It can be an important selling point in maintaining key customer relationships and obtaining bank funding. This 45-minute educational webinar is designed for all levels of bank employees and executives and will include a Q&A segment to address your specific concerns. The webinar will be presented by Joe DiNuzzo, a former attorney with the FDIC and an expert in FDIC insurance regulations. A certificate of completion will be available for all attendees. 
*For additional information, please email contactus@promnetwork.com. Click Here to Register

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Monmouth and Middlesex Counties 'Bowl for Kids' Sake'

Friday, March 24, 6-8 p.m.
Brunswick Zone, Hazlet
Register Today for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Monmouth and Middlesex Counties 'Bowl for Kid's Sake' This event will focus on bringing together banking professionals while raising needed funds for the BBBS 1:1 Mentoring Programs. Read More



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