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New Jersey Bankers Association
Lipkin Named NJBankers Recommended Candidate for FHLB-NY Board

At its meeting of May 17, 2017, the NJBankers Board of Directors named incumbent Gerald L. Lipkin, chairman & CEO, Valley National Bank, as the NJBankers’ recommended candidate for reelection to the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York’s Board of Directors. Mr. Lipkin will be completing his first term on the Board on December 31, 2017 and is eligible for reelection to another four-year term. He is currently serving on the Board’s Risk, Strategic Planning and Compensation Committees. Mr. Lipkin's background includes having served as a bank regulator (OCC) for 13 years, 5 of which were in senior administrator positions, along with 42 years of commercial banking experience. He is also a former chairman of the New Jersey Bankers Association. The NJBankers Board of Directors urges members that are also members of the FHLB-NY to support Mr. Lipkin’s candidacy when voting takes place this month.

NJBankers Welcomes New Member of Board of Directors

NJBankers is pleased to announce that Greg White, Wells Fargo’s Northern New Jersey Community Banking Region Bank President, has joined the NJBankers Board of Directors. He replaces Fred Bertoldo who now services the New York market for the Bank. White is a 21 year industry veteran with extensive banking experience across multiple complex and diverse geographies. He previously served as Wells Fargo’s regional president responsible for retail banking in Greater Pennsylvania. All of us at NJBankers welcome his expertise on our Board.

In the Wake of the Las Vegas Musical Festival Shooting BCG. Inc. Shares Cigna's Employee Assistance Disaster Response Resources

We extend our condolences to the victims and their families that were affected by the gun shooting at a Las Vegas music festival this past weekend. Cigna EAP offers helpful ideas on self-care and ways to support others, as well as important links to community and government resources.

Online disaster response resources
A complete listing of disaster assistance resources
Cigna’s Disaster Resource Center is located on the cignabehavioral.com home page; no log in is necessary. Materials are available in English and Spanish, along with links to State-by-State resources.

Economic Outlook
By Alan S. Blinder, Vice Chairman/Co-Founder, Promontory Interfinancial Network, Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University

Dr. Blinder shares his insights regarding the recent FOMC meeting. Read More

NJBankers Welcomes New Associate Members

NJBankers is pleased to announce that the following firms have joined the Association.  These institutions recognize the value of membership in NJBankers and we applaud their support of the New Jersey banking industry.

Strategy Corps
USDA Rural Development



Ops & Tech Roundtable

December 7, 2017

Board & Management Summit
March 9, 2018

Womens Leadership Bootcamp
April 9, 2018

114th Annual Conference
May 16, 2018

Women in Banking Conference
June 13, 2018

See njbankers.com for details.

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Industry Benchmarks and Insights for Compensation, Benefits, and Incentives

We are pleased to offer the results of our NJBankers and Crowe Horwath 2017 Bank Compensation and Benefits Survey. This survey represents our commitment to providing you with information to help you gain a competitive advantage within your banking segment. 

Get the latest benchmarks for salary and bonuses for 263 job positions and also useful information on:
> Projections for salary raises
> Benefit programs
> Incentive programs
> Directors’ compensation
> Employee turnover
> Training programs
> Top human resource concerns
> Other human resource practices
The reports have breakdowns by asset range and are available for certain regions and states.

Purchase Survey Report

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Industry News

FDIC Issues Latest Summary of Deposits
The FDIC released the results of its annual survey of branch office deposits for all FDIC-insured institutions. The FDIC’s Summary of Deposits provides deposit totals for each of the more than 89,000 domestic offices operated by more than 5,700 FDIC-insured institutions. The latest data are as of June 30, 2017.

Fed Survey: Americans’ Financial Well-Being Improved from Mid-2010s
Families’ financial conditions generally improved, and at a faster rate than in previous years, from 2013 to 2016, according to the recently released Federal Reserve’s triennial Survey of Consumer Finances. Unlike the previous three-year survey period from 2010 to 2013, when incomes fell in all brackets except the highest-earning 10 percent, incomes for 2013 to 2016 rose in all brackets.

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Member News

Atlantic Stewardship Bank Earns Coveted 5-Star Rating
Atlantic Stewardship Bank, Midland Park, New Jersey has earned a coveted 5-Star rating from BauerFinancial, the Nation’s Premier Bank Rating Firm. A five-star rating indicates the bank excels in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality, and much more. Atlantic Stewardship Bank has earned and maintained this top 5-Star rating for 12 consecutive quarters.

Capital Bank Announces $2 Million Stock Repurchase Program
Capital Bank of New Jersey has announced today a stock repurchase offer for up to 3.9% of its outstanding shares. In a mailing sent to its stockholders, Capital Bank has offered to purchase up to 100,000 shares of its own stock, at a purchase price of $20.00 per share, totaling up to $2 million. The $20.00 per share price is double the $10.00 price the bank’s original stockholders paid in 2007. The offer is set to expire no later than February 28, 2018, but shares tendered will be purchased on a “first come, first served” basis.

Columbia Bank Announces The Appointment Of Tony Rose To 1st Senior Vice President, Marketing Director
Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank, announced that Tony Rose has been appointed 1st Senior Vice President, Marketing Director.  In his new position, he continues to manage the bank’s Marketing Department including all branding and advertising solutions, research, public relations, special events and digital/social media.  He also oversees the bank’s Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Department.

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Helping Victims of Hurricane Irma

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, the Florida Bankers Association recently released tips on how community bankers can contribute to relief efforts. FBA President and CEO Alex Sanchez wrote that financial donations can be directed to the state’s Florida Disaster Fund as well as the American Red Cross. He also encouraged those who wish to volunteer to participate via Volunteer Florida or the American Red Cross.

How to help Hurricane Harvey Victims

We've had a number of inquiries about the horrible events in Texas as a result of Hurricane Harvey. We join with our friends and colleagues at the Texas Bankers Association, the Independent Bankers Association of Texas, the ICBA and the ABA in encouraging bankers who want to help to make a donation to the relief fund at www.texasbankers.com/harvey to donate by credit card or check. TBA is absorbing all costs so 100% of proceeds will go to relief efforts.

SBA Seeks Temporary Loan Processors for Harvey Relief

The SBA is in need of loan specialists and damage verifiers and is asking banks to consider lending staff to help meet the extraordinary demand. It is anticipated that personnel would go to specific SBA Centers however, if necessary, on a case by case basis, the SBA could work with entities that are interested in hosting personnel on site at their own locations to remotely support the effort. Click here for position descriptions. 

How to Help Hurricane Maria Victims

With Puerto Rico facing a daunting recovery from the massive destruction of Hurricane Maria, NJBankers and ABA are sharing resources to support Puerto Rico’s recovery. ABA consulted with the Puerto Rico Bankers Association and donations can be sent to United for Puerto Rico, a fund established by Puerto Rican First Lady Beatriz Rossello in collaboration with the private sector to provide post-hurricane relief. More information is available at http://unidosporpuertorico.com/en/


BSA / AML Compliance Management
Thursday, October 26, 2017
APA Hotel Woodbridge, Iselin, NJ
The seminar incorporates recent changes and reviews major proposed changes in addition to presenting an overview of BSA/AML compliance issues. It reviews the required elements of an AML program from CIP to enhanced due diligence. Our well-known instructor, Ken Golliher, will cover Beneficial Ownership; CTR reporting and recent changes; information sharing; SARs, and other topics important for BSA/AML compliance.

Hot Topics in BSA / AML Compliance
Friday, October 27, 2017
APA Hotel Woodbridge, Iselin, NJ
As an experienced BSA/AML officer, you know that keeping up with existing and new regulations is a never ending process because BSA compliance is so critical that it is classified as a “safety and soundness” issue. What may have been true last year may just be inadequate this year!

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

Annual Human Resources Conference
Thursday, Friday, October 12-13, 2017 
Caesar’s Resort & Spa, Atlantic City, NJ
What is it that separates great Human Resources professionals from the rest? Effective approaches to challenging and everyday situations are more necessary than ever before.  The NJBankers two-day Human Resources Conference provides a comprehensive look at Human Resources and its impact for the successful operation of the bank.

Enterprise Risk Management Conference
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel, Asbury Park, NJ
Enterprise Risk Management continues to evolve as new challenges develop from legislative, regulatory, technological, criminal and business pressures affecting the way your organization operates. The speed with which these challenges develop makes the need to be informed and nimble more important than ever. 

CFO Conference with FMS
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
APA Hotel Woodbridge, Iselin, NJ 
What long term structural changes and technological disruptions are redefining the state’s economy? What is the new economic geography? What demographic forces will shape the future of your business? Importantly, what is the future of commercial real estate markets? As CFO, you need to know!

Directors College with FDIC
Friday, December 1, 2017
Pines Manor, Edison, NJ
A bank’s board of directors serves a critical role in the successful, healthy operation of the bank. The Directors Certification Training Program validates that board members for financial institutions located in New Jersey are well trained for understanding the issues that mitigate risk in order to lead their bank with prudent corporate governance practices.

Thursday-Friday, December 7-8, 2017

Ocean Place Hotel, Long Branch, NJ 
BankHorizons is right around the corner. Attendees will once again have the opportunity to network with peers, discover one-of-a-kind solutions from leaders in the banking community, and learn about the latest products and services revolutionizing the industry! This year Holly Hoffman, the last woman standing on Survivor: Nicaragua, will join us and sign her book, You Winner Within.

2017 Delaware Trust Conference Offers Discount
Tuesday & Wednesday October 24-25, 2017
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.

New Leaders In Banking - Nominate Today! Last Call!

Thursday, December 7, 2017
Ocean Place Hotel, Long Branch

Nomination Deadline October 6th!

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 2017
 * Be an outstanding employee, manager, or business leader
 * Regularly make a noticeable impact on both their bank and community Read More

Registering for an NJBankers Seminar Has Never Been Easier!
Registering for an NJBankers seminar or conference has never been easier! At checkout, registrants can now pay by credit card or even select a “pay later” feature! Credit card checkout is easy and we safeguard your information. Pay later allows for payment under separate cover or we can send an invoice.
Just two more ways to ensure that your professional development needs are met. Take a look at the many seminars and conferences available to you by visiting www.NJBankers.com.
NJBankers Leadership Academy

FinPro's Annual Conference
Fiddler's Elbow Country Club

Thursday, November 2, 2017
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.

Unlocking Your Leadership Style with DISC
November 16, 2017
NJBankers Office
Cranford, NJ
The foundation of effective leadership lies in understanding self, understanding others and realizing the impact of personal behavior on the people around you. The DISC Assessment® has unlocked the door to productive communication and relationships for over 20 million people, worldwide.

Advanced Leadership:  Leading Your Managers
December 5, 2017
NJBankers Office
Cranford, NJ
Leading your managers who have direct reports requires a very different skill set than managing a team of individual contributors. To be effective in that role, leaders need to move beyond making sure that work expectations are met and focus more heavily on coaching their managers to support and develop their teams.

Directors Training Web Seminars
The Webinar Package offers all of your directors and staff approximately 25 one-hour web-seminars (a year) that can be viewed live or at any subsequent time on an unlimited basis.  

Associate Member News

Baker Tilly Presents "Decreasing Risk Across the Four-legged Stool: People, Process, Technology and Insurance" Webinar
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017
Noon – 1 p.m. CT / 1 – 2 p.m. ET
Banking organizations face risk across their company with their people, processes, technology and insurance. People risk can encompass fraud, but also includes issues such as talent retention, acquisition and succession planning. Process risks are huge for banks with regulatory compliance a driving factor in all the banks operations. Technology risks are increasing daily with larger and more impactful cybersecurity breaches happening constantly.

CFT Presents 2017 Fall Commercial Lending School

The Commercial Lending School curriculum is used by banking schools across the United States.  It delivers in-depth training in all facets of commercial lending, with an emphasis on financial analysis, cash flow versus profit, and loan structure. 

Domain Computer Services Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Associate Member Domain Computer Services celebrated their 20th Anniversary with a fun evening that included grease trucks, games like cornhole, prizes, camaraderie and more! NJBankers joined in the fun to wish Rashaad and Michele Bajwa the best on Domain’s anniversary, their wedding anniversary and the long standing partnership with NJBankers.

Domain Computer Services Shares Technology: 1997 VS 2017
Technology has completely transformed our personal lives and our businesses. The internet has connected the world in a way hardly conceivable 20 years ago. Domain Computer Services gives us a look at significant changes from 1997 to 2017 in their blog titled The Evolution of Technology During the Life of Domain. Check it out!

Federal Home Loan Bank of New York Makes $1 Billion in Disaster Relief Funding Available
In response to the severe and extensive damage caused by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York has made $1 billion in disaster relief funding available to its members to help rebuild communities in FEMA-designated disaster areas in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Florida, Texas and the Southeast. The funds are being made available by the FHLBNY through its Community Lending Programs to be used as both immediate gap financing and longer-term funding to restore homes and businesses. The FHLBNY also donated an additional $500,000 to hurricane relief efforts.

In case you missed it: Invictus has changed!
Invictus has a new logo, a new website, and a new name (The Invictus Group®). They have also branded their database and cutting-edge analytical systems BankGenome™). The Invictus Group® is no longer just a consulting company. They are not only about stress testing and M&A advisory services. At their core, they are a data and analytics company on the path to artificial intelligence. Invictus prides themselves on being cutting-edge without straying from the pure fundamentals of banking.

Matrix Analytics Corporation Selected a Top Player from the Sector
To help CIOs and CFOs find the right banking analytics solution provider, a distinguished panel comprised of CEOs, CFOs, VCs, analysts, and the Banking CIO Outlook editorial board has selected top players from the sector. Associate Member Matrix Analytics Corporation was noted on the list for demonstrating an ability to develop innovative technologies and methodologies along the banking value chain, while providing outstanding customer service.

Village Bank Takes Customer Experience to New Heights with COCC Partnership
The Village Bank in Massachusetts, has selected COCC as its new partner for core processing services.

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Help Your Community "Get Smart" on October 19th

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.

Join us for the next Get Smart About Credit Day on Oct 19, 2017.

More information and educational materials to help with these efforts are on the ABA website. There are also recordings of previous webinars that explore getting a program going in your bank. For more information, click here

Center for Financial Training and Total Training Solutions Presents Bank Trainers Conference

June 26-28, 2018
ChampionsGate – Orlando, Florida

Just Announced: Honey Shelton will be conducting a full day Train the Trainer Boot Camp as a Pre-Conference Workshop in 2018.  Arrive in Orlando a day early and experience one of the great speakers at the Bank Trainers Conference. Read More

Montclair University Celebrates Women Entrepreneurship Week by offering Free Timely Conferences

In four years, Women Entrepreneurship has grown from a brainstorming session in a Montclair State cubicle into an international celebration. All of these efforts are a way to shine a light on the importance of women entrepreneurs, while also inspiring and motivating female founders. You can learn more at: WomenEntrepreneurshipWeek.com.

Oct. 18, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
"Women Entrepreneurship Week Conference"
University Hall Conference Center, Montclair State
From Evelyn McGee Colbert talking about the creation of the Montclair Film Festival to Sally Glick discussing how to build a brand, this conference will provide inspiration and motivation to women wherever they are on the spectrum of being/becoming an entrepreneur. The conference also features panels on how entrepreneurs started their companies, and C-suite execs sharing how to be entrepreneurial within large organizations. Other speakers include Judy Spires, Michellene Davis, Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin, Linda Bowden and Mimi Feliciano. See the full list of speakers and agenda, and to register for this free event: http://bit.ly/Oct18WEW

Oct. 19, 6-8:30 p.m.
"WEW - Social Entrepreneurs Changing the World"
University Hall Conference Center, Montclair State
This Women Entrepreneurship Week event will feature a keynote address by Alfa Demmellash, who grew up in Ethiopia, immigrated to the U.S., graduated from Harvard and started a nonprofit to empower under-served urban entrepreneurs to start businesses. The event also features a panel of social entrepreneurs. Event is free and open to the public. More info and to register: http://bit.ly/Oct19WEW



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