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New Jersey Bankers Association
2018 Warren Hill Award Winners Announced

The Warren Hill Award was established in 1998 in honor of Warren Hill, the New Jersey League’s president from 1966 through 1975. The Award is presented to a current or former committee member who has demonstrated an overall commitment to meeting the mission of the committee, including providing assistance to NJBankers legislative and regulatory efforts and in developing educational content for NJBankers members. Other criteria considered are the member's effectiveness in recruiting new members to the committee and his/her role in assisting staff in new member or associate member recruitment efforts.  


This year, there are two recipients of the Award.

Tracey Echavarria is a Vice President at Northfield Bank responsible for Home Equity and Residential Lending. Tammara Feldman is the Loan Servicing Manager at Amboy Bank. Tracey and Tammara are Co-Chairmen of the Residential Lending/Loan Servicing Committee. 

The award will be presented to Tracey and Tammara at the NJBankers Senior Management Conference which will be held at the Borgata Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City September 24-25, 2018.

Congratulations from all of us at NJBankers, Tracey and Tammara!

Congratulations to our Annual Conference Evaluation Winners!

The NJBankers Annual Conference on Marco Island was an outright success according to the evaluations gathered from the event. Attendees were encouraged to submit their evaluations because comments help NJBankers plan conferences that are relevant and timely. The evaluations also help drive future conference locations. The Association wants to know if guests were comfortable and the facility accommodating.

To drive completion of evaluations, NJBankers offered a prize of a free registration for an attendee and spouse to the next Annual Conference which will be at the BroAdmoor in Colorado.

Congratulations to Jim Doyle, a Director of Oritani Bank. He and his spouse Joan are the winners of the free registration valued at $1,700! See you next year Jim and Joan!

Exhibitors who also helped us plan for the future by completing an evaluation were Gen Caruso of Travelers and Rich Marquez of FIS who each won $100. Congratulations and thanks for your support!

Thank you for your support!

As NJBankers closes our fiscal year, we wish to thank all our members, endorsed, select and associate members for your support during the year. You help us bring the latest in industry information and trends to our members through sponsorships. Your participation and engagement is appreciated and vital and as we move forward into our next fiscal year, we hope we can count on you to help make NJBankers a premier association representing the NJ banking industry. 

At this time of year, we wish to acknowledge our top sponsors. Thank you all for your continued support!

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In Memoriam

We are saddened to report the passing of Steven Pfeffer, former Founder and Director of Harmony Bank from 2008 until the sale of the bank to Lakeland Bank on July 1, 2016. 
Steve passed away on June 13, 2018 at the age of 72 after suffering from an illness over the past two years.  Steve was a Partner in the Law Firm of Levin, Shea & Pfeffer, P.A., a Jackson law firm.  He graduated from Rutgers University and obtained his law degree from University of Maryland Law School. 
Steve was a past Director of First Washington State Bank in Windsor, NJ from 1987 until its sale to Fulton Financial Corp in 2004.
He resided in Lakewood, NJ with his wife Jessica and was an upstanding member of the Orthodox Jewish Community in Lakewood.  He is also survived by three sons, Philip Pfeffer of London, England, Adam Pfeffer of Asbury Park, NJ, and Harrison Pfeffer of Lakewood, NJ and 9 grandchildren.  

NJBankers in the News

ROI-NJ publishes NJBankers names officers, directors for 2018-19
The New Jersey Bankers Association has named its officers and board members for the 2018-19 fiscal year.

New Jersey Bankers Association New Officers announced in CIANJ article
The New Jersey Bankers Association has named its officers and board members for the 2018-19 fiscal year.

Bankers giving back
The New Jersey Bankers Association announced at its recent Women in Banking Conference that it will contribute up to $30,000 to Eva’s Village, a nonprofit in Paterson whose mission is to provide care and support for people who are struggling with poverty, hunger, homelessness and addiction.

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Annual Summer Golf Outing and Networking Reception
August 14, 2018

Regulatory Visit to Washington, DC
September 5-6, 2018

Senior Management Conference
September 24-25, 2018

Enterprise Risk Management Conference
October 17, 2018

FDIC Directors College
October 18, 2018

2018 Advanced IRA with PMC
October 24-25, 2018
and November 5-6, 2018

CFT-Commercial Lending School
November 2, 2018

CFO Conference W/FMS, NY/NJ
November 27, 2018

Economic Leadership Forum
January 18, 2019

115th Annual Conference
 May 1-5, 2019

See njbankers.com for details.

Other Industry Meetings
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Industry News

Agencies Grant S. 2155 Stress Testing Exemption to All Institutions Under $100B
Under S. 2155, the Federal Reserve, FDIC and OCC have ended the Dodd-Frank Act-mandated company-run stress tests for banks, as well as bank holding companies, with less than $100 billion in assets.

The Federal Reserve has announced that primarily smaller, less complex banking organizations, per EGRRCPA,  will no longer be subject to certain Board regulations
Consistent with the recently enacted Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (EGRRCPA), the Federal Reserve Board has issued a statement describing how the Board will no longer subject primarily smaller, less complex banking organizations to certain Board regulations, including those relating to stress testing and liquidity.

OCC Hosts Mutual Savings Association Advisory Committee Meeting
July 24, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. EDT
OCC Office - 400 7th Street, SW, Washington, D.C. 20219
The purpose of the MSAAC meeting is to advise the OCC on regulatory changes or other steps the OCC may be able to take to ensure the continued health and viability of mutual savings associations and other issues of concern to mutual savings associations.

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Member News

Jennie Piperi of Metuchen Savings Bank Graduates ABA Stonier Graduate School
Metuchen Savings Bank announced that Senior Vice President Jennie Piperi graduated from the American Bankers Association (ABA) Stonier Graduate School of Banking and received both a Stonier Diploma and a Wharton leadership certificate.

Lakeland Bank Announces Buyers Advantage Subsidy Program
Lakeland Bank announced the implementation of its Buyers Advantage Subsidy program in connection with American Housing Month. The purpose of the program is to provide eligible participants with up to $5,000 for assistance with the down payment and closing costs associated with the purchase or refinance of a home.

Lakeland Bank adds James Hanson to board
James E. Hanson II, CEO and president of the Hampshire Cos. real estate firm, has been named to the boards of directors of Lakeland Bancorp Inc. and its subsidiary, Lakeland Bank.

Provident Foundation announces $50K Signature Grants
The Provident Bank Foundation is offering nonprofit organizations a pair of $50,000 Signature Grants in its health, youth and families focus area.

ConnectOne adopts technology for off-site loan applications
ConnectOne Bank is implementing a cloud-based platform to streamline retail and commercial loan interactions in a single bank operating system.

How Bank of America is phasing more fintech and AI into its branches
There are three ways that Robert H. Doherty, Bank of America’s New Jersey market president, gauges the size of his institution in the Garden State.

City National Bank Supports NJBankers 2018 Philanthropic Mission
On July 2nd, City National Bank's executive team answered the call and a team of seven represented City National Bank as they participated in yesterday’s lunch service for Eva’s Community Kitchen. City National teamed up with NJBankers 2018 Philanthropic Mission to support Eva's Village which helps feed poor and homeless individuals within the greater Paterson area.

If you have not done so already, please support our efforts! Contact Erin Suckiel at esuckiel@njbankers.com or at (908) 272-8500 x629 to get involved and secure your date as soon as possible.

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Endorsed Service Provider News

Vining Sparks' 2018 Economic Outlook Webinar Series - 3rd Quarter
Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. - Central Daylight Time
After the 2Q data have shown a resurgent consumer and an ever-tightening labor market, the potential for above-3% growth in the near-term appears increasingly likely.  Despite this, wage growth continues to remain sluggish although there has been modest improvement in the first half of the year.  With this as the backdrop, the Fed has hiked its target rate range again and raised its forward hike projections causing the yield curve to flatten even further.  In our 3Q Economic Outlook, we will look briefly at the economic developments and the Fed’s monetary policy response, and dig more deeply into the implications of a flattening yield curve.

Associate Member News

Join Baker Tilly for their CECL implementation: Loan segmentation Webinar
July 19, 2018  - 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET
As regulators pressure banks to provide implementation plans for FASB’s current expected credit loss (CECL) standard, many institutions are struggling to determine their strategy. Join Baker Tilly’s depository and lending industry specialists in part one of our three part series for a discussion about key steps in implementing the new credit loss standard and options for completing your implementation.

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Regulatory Visit to D.C.
Registration Open to NJBankers Member Banks Only

Wednesday - Thursday, September 5-6, 2018
Washington, DC

There’s empathy and movement in Washington regarding the regulatory burden on banks and the ability to address the needs of consumers and businesses in the communities they serve. Success on the regulatory front depends on action and NJBankers is providing the opportunity to be heard.  Your participation is vital so join us and connect with regulators.

Register here 

Annual Summer Golf Outing and Networking Reception

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Fiddler's Elbow Country Club
811 Rattlesnake Bridge Road, Bedminster

The NJBankers Annual Golf Outing will be here before you know it so it’s time to register for a day at a beautiful course, great networking, food and fun. The course architects are renowned and have fused unique features of the local landscape with challenging holes. But there’s more to the Outing than just golf! We know how important it is to network so we’ve designed a day that even if you’re not a golfer, you’ll still want to join us. There’s a great reception (did we say hot hors d'oeuvres and a raw bar to long for?) and a scrumptious buffet dinner where we give out prizes, prizes, prizes! No ties, no heels – just a day of casual gear and casual conversations. Register today and get ready to play!

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The NJBankers Senior Management Conference has a whole new look and feel!

Monday-Tuesday, September 24-25, 2018
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City
SAVE THE DATE - Room Block Open!

Instead of a 3-day program, we’ve reduced the number of days and increased the number of sessions sure to be interesting, educational and timely. We start the Conference on a Monday with break-the-ice activities so you can meet and greet colleagues, service providers and friends. Go fishing on our charter or play golf at the famed Blue Heron Course and then enjoy an evening of feasting and fun.

On Tuesday, we have invited the best and brightest speakers that are sure to provide tools so you can return to your bank the next day armed with practical and useful information.

Draft Schedule
Sunday – NJBankers has a room block for guests wanting to network and host private dinners on Sunday night.

Monday, September 24, 2018

12:00 p.m.                               GOLF TOURNAMENT - Team Shambles (requires advance registration)    
                                                Lunch starting at 11:00 a.m. 
                                                (Shotgun at 12:00 pm.)   
                                                Blue Heron Pines Golf Club, Egg Harbor City
12:00 p.m.        (4:30)              CHARTER FISHING TRIP  Location TBD

5:00 p.m.  –   8:00 p.m.           CONFERENCE EGISTRATION   at the BORGATA          

6:00 p.m.  –   8:00 p.m.           NETWORKING RECEPTION

8:00 p.m.  –  10:00 p.m.          MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL HOSPITALITY ROOM                   
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

  7:30 a.m. –  4:00 p.m.          REGISTRATION DESK HOURS                                                    

 8:30 a.m. -   9:30 a.m.           BREAKFAST BUFFET

8:00 a.m.  –   9:30 a.m.          NJBankers BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

9:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.             GENERAL SESSION            - TOPICS TO BE ANNOUNCED

                                               2018 Warren Hill Award Presentation                    
                                               John E. McWeeney, Jr., President and CEO
                                               New Jersey Bankers Association

                                                Tracey Echavarria, Vice President, Northfield Bank  And
                                                Tammara Feldman, Loan Servicing Manager, Amboy Bank 

11:50 a.m. –  12:35 p.m.        Luncheon                                                         

12:35 p.m. –  1:35 p.m.          BREAKOUT SESSIONS
1:45 p.m. –  2:45 p.m.            BREAKOUT SESSIONS
2:55 p.m. –  3:55 p.m.            General Session Continues

4:00 p.m.                                              ADJOURNMENT 


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: GBBAN18
Book online: https://book.passkey.com/event/49669051/owner/9863/home

Reservations must be received by August 24, 2018.  Any requests for rooms after that date will be handled on a space-available basis only.

Any questions on the new conference format, please direct them to jzorn@njbankers.com

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