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Federal Reserve Bank of New York Business Leaders Survey
Activity in the region’s service sector showed little change, according to firms responding to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s July 2017 Business Leaders Survey. The survey’s headline business activity index edged down four points to -0.7. The business climate index remained negative at -13.2, signaling that respondents continued to view the business climate as worse than normal. The employment index climbed seven points to 9.6, pointing to an increase in employment levels, and the wages index rose five points to 32.4, suggesting that wages rose at a faster pace than last month.

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Boiling Springs Savings Bank Announces Retirement of President and CEO, Robert E. Stillwell
At the 2017 Annual Meeting of Boiling Springs Savings Bank, Robert E. Stillwell, President and CEO, informed the staff that he will retire effective at the end of the first quarter of 2018. Stillwell will remain a member of the Board of Directors.

Capital Bank Announces Special Dividend; Reports Record Mid-Year Income
Capital Bank of New Jersey, the South Jersey community bank owned by hundreds of local stockholders, has declared a special cash dividend to its stockholders. On August 31, 2017, a dividend of 17.5 cents per share will be paid to stockholders of record on August 21.

First Choice Loan Services and Berkshire Bank Home Lending Join Forces
First Choice Loan Services Inc., a Berkshire Bank Company, and Boston-based Berkshire Bank Home Lending announced that they will merge their mortgage lending platforms together.

Peapack-Gladstone Bank Announces Appointment of Robert P. Konopka, Jr., Senior Managing Director, Private Banker at Peapack-Gladstone Bank
Peapack-Gladstone Bank announced the appointment of Robert P. Konopka, Jr., Senior Managing Director, Private Banker at Peapack-Gladstone Bank.  Konopka is now a part of the Private Banking team focusing on the development and growth of the New York City market while providing the Bank’s exclusive one-touch private banking experience.

Valley National Bancorp Announces Expansion of Florida Presence; Entry into Alabama
In a merger of two banks with a similar focus on personal service and community involvement, Valley National Bancorp (“Valley”) (NYSE:VLY) announced that it is expanding its Florida presence and moving into Alabama by acquiring USAmeriBancorp, Inc. (“USAB”) (OTC Pink: USAB).

Valley National Bancorp Second Quarter Earnings
Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY), the holding company for Valley National Bank, reported net income for the second quarter of 2017 of $50.1 million, or $0.18 per diluted common share, as compared to the second quarter of 2016 earnings of $39.0 million, or $0.15 per diluted common share, and net income of $46.1 million, or $0.17 per diluted common share, for the first quarter of 2017.

Wells Fargo Names New Community Bank Presidents for New Jersey
Wells Fargo & Co. has named four region bank presidents for New Jersey, reflecting a recent reorganization of the financial firm’s community banking structure.

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FinPro's Annual Conference
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Fiddlers Elbow Country Club, Bedminster, NJ

This conference qualifies for credits towards the Directors Certification Training Certificate. The conference will focus on current and upcoming issues and opportunities for community banks providing advice and solutions geared towards enhancing value for all attendees. As the information provided during this conference will give attendees an edge in 2017, the materials and content from this conference will only be available to attendees.

For registration or questions contact:
Email finpro@finpro.us
Phone: 908-234-9398

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Associate Member News

The OFAC Sanctions List Survey Results are in
Recently, AML-ology, a division of ARC Risk and Compliance, conducted a survey on the use of OFAC sanctions lists. To quote the official treasury page: “The SDN list is frequently updated. There is no predetermined timetable, but rather names are added or removed as necessary and appropriate.” With that in mind, they sought to find out how the industry manages their process, and share those results with their readers.

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Annual Senior Management Conference

Annual Senior Management Conference
Wednesday – Friday September 13-15, 2017
Borgata Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, NJ

Don’t forget to book your hotel room! Rooms are going fast!

Reservations must be received by August 18, 2017.  Any requests for rooms after that date will be handled on a space-available basis only.

Room Rates:       
King Bed Room:  $149.00/per night
State, City & Occupancy Tax:  14%
Resort Fee:  $5.00 per room/per day

Room reservations may be made by calling Borgata Hotel & Casino at: 609-317-1000 and identifying yourself as an attendee of NJBankers Senior Management Conference  Group Code: GBBJA17 or  Click here to book your room.

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Annual Summer Golf Outing and Networking Reception

Monday, August 14, 2017
Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club, Bedminster, NJ
Don't miss out on a great day of networking and a great day of golf!  Two course exclusivity for NJBankers tournament means less play time and more face time on our host course, Fiddler's Elbow in Bedminster, NJ!  Thanks to Unity Bank for being our course host and our event sponsor Wolf & Company, P.C.

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The Delaware Bankers Association and the Delaware Financial Education Alliance Present the 12th Annual Delaware Trust Conference

October 24th & 25th
Chase Center on the Riverfront
815 Justison Street, Wilmington DE 19801
The Delaware Trust Conference is an ideal opportunity tailored to the needs of: Trust Professionals, Portfolio Managers, Financial Advisors, Attorneys, CPAs, CTFAs, Wealth & Asset Management Services Executives, Executive Trust Officers, Investment Officers, Investment Managers, and Trust Department Managers. *PLEASE NOTE: As a courtesy NJBankers Members will receive DE Bankers Member pricing* 

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Get Smart About Credit Webinar

Get Smart About Credit Webinar
August 10, 2:00 pm ET

The Get Smart About Credit program, sponsored by the ABA Community Engagement Foundation, is a national campaign of volunteer bankers who work with young people to raise awareness about the importance of using credit wisely. ABA is hosting a webinar to describe the program and best practices.  Registration is required.  2017 presentation and communication materials will be made available to bankers upon registration. Read More

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Professional individual responsible distributing money, customer service, monitoring customers financial well being, and selling products and services. Skills and abilities include: Excellent communication skills with clients/customers and their concerns/questions, Team leadership, Public Speaking, Proficient in Microsoft Office, Quickbooks, Quick to learn and able to adapt to any environment and performing exceptionally under pressure.

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



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