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ABA Welcomes NJBankers
Today, ABA is welcoming the delegation of bankers from New Jersey to the nation's capital for visits with lawmakers and regulators. ABA's Washington Visit program brings 1,400 bankers to D.C. for advocacy each year. Our delegation will be sharing member experiences and concerns in the meetings. 

Industry News

CFPB Clarifies HMDA Partial Exemptions under S. 2155
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Friday issued an interpretive rule clarifying several changes to Home Mortgage Disclosure Act regulations made under S. 2155, the bipartisan regulatory reform law. The rule is intended to address concerns raised by banks about S. 2155’s partial exemptions for certain financial institutions from reporting an expanded set of HMDA data points.

Fed issues interim final rule regarding a Board's small bank holding company policy statement
The Federal Reserve Board has issued an interim final rule expanding the applicability of the Board's small bank holding company policy statement, as required by the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act of 2018.

Senate Confirms Clarida for Fed Vice Chair
The Senate voted 69-26 to confirm economist and monetary policy specialist Richard Clarida to serve as Federal Reserve Vice Chairman. Clarida is currently a global strategic advisor at Pimco, an American investment firm, and previously served as Assistant Treasury Secretary for economic policy under the George W. Bush administration.

Agencies Extend Comment Period for Proposed Rule Simplifying and Tailoring the "Volcker Rule"
Five federal financial regulatory agencies have extended, until October 17, 2018, the comment period for a proposed rule to simplify and tailor compliance requirements for the "Volcker Rule." The Volcker Rule generally restricts banking entities from engaging in proprietary trading and from owning or controlling hedge funds or private equity funds.

OCC Seeks Comments on Modernizing Community Reinvestment Act Regulations
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has released an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) seeking comment on the best ways to modernize the regulatory framework implementing the Community Reinvestment Act.

OCC Seeks Members for Its Mutual Savings Association Advisory Committee
The OCC is seeking nominations for members of its Mutual Savings Association Advisory Committee (MSAAC). The MSAAC will provide the OCC with advice and recommendations regarding the current and future circumstances and needs of mutual savings associations.

Member News

Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. To Acquire Highlands Bancorp, Inc.
Lakeland Bank and Highlands State Bank announced that the companies have entered into a definitive Agreement and Plan of Merger, pursuant to which Highlands Bancorp will be merged with and into Lakeland Bancorp, with Lakeland Bancorp as the surviving bank holding company, and Highlands State Bank will merge with and into Lakeland Bank, with Lakeland Bank as the surviving bank. 

Peapack-Gladstone Bank Announces Promotions
Peapack-Gladstone Bank announced the promotions of Margaret O. Volk to Senior Vice President, Residential Lending Manager and Kenneth R. Geiger to Senior Vice President, Special Assets at Peapack-Gladstone Bank.

Northfield Bank announces David V. Fasanella to join as EVP and Deputy Chief Lending Officer
Northfield Bank announced that in connection with Northfield’s executive management succession plan, David V. Fasanella has joined the Bank as Deputy Chief Lending Officer.

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Associate Member News

Day Pitney names new head of diversity and inclusion
Day Pitney LLP, a law firm with offices in New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Florida, New York and Washington D.C., announced it has named Tommy M. Shi its new director of diversity and inclusion. 

Riker Danzig Welcomes Associate Kristen Turiano
Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP welcomed Kristen Turiano as an associate, joining the Firm’s Insurance and Reinsurance Group.  Turiano focuses her practice on insurance coverage and defense litigation, particularly with regard to complex tort and general casualty cases.



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 11-12,
October 24-25, 2018
and November 5-6, 2018

How to Market Your Bank in the New Economy
October 30, 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.

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The Emerging Leaders Rising Star Awards recognize young bankers who make a significant impact on your bank and demonstrate leadership and service characteristics to their peers and/or direct reports, customers and communities.

Let us spotlight their success!
Complete a Nomination Form and submit your nomination (s) by Wednesday, September 26, 2018. A panel of independent judges will review all entries and select the winners who will be contacted on October 19th.

Celebrate Celebrate Celebrate!
All Award Winners will be recognized at an Awards Dinner to be held at the Stone House at Stirling Ridge in Warren, NJ on November 29, 2018. 

Click Here for Nomination Form 

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

Monday-Tuesday, September 24-25, 2018
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City
Register Today!!

NJBankers room block at the Borgata Hotel & Casino closed on Friday, August 24, 2018. Reservations are now subject to hotel availability and rates.
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:

Register for the Golf Tournament and play on Ron Jaworski's course Blue Heron Pines Course prior to the start of the Senior Management Conference! Any questions on the new conference format, please contact jfurino@njbankers.com

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How to Market Your Bank in the New Economy

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Kean University – STEM Building, 6th Floor
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Includes breakfast and lunch)

Announcing a renewed and reinvigorated Marketing event with a new format and stunning meeting space with amazing views of the New York City skyline! Renowned marketing strategist Eric Keiles, Founder/Chief Marketing Officer, Square 2 Marketing, will be the sole speaker for the event. Eric has been a pioneer in creating new marketing methodology and helped coin the concept Reality Marketing™ to describe how businesses can utilize cost effective inbound marketing tactics to achieve dramatic revenue growth.

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

NJ Tax Update Webinar
September 13, 2018 - 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
In this highly interactive web seminar hosted by Associate Member Crowe, you will learn about the current and retroactive applicability of these tax law changes, as well as the changes that take effect in 2019.

Unlocking Your Leadership Style with DISC
Thursday, October 4, 2018
NJBankers Office - Cranford
Effective leadership lies in understanding yourself, understanding others, and realizing the impact of your personal behavior on people around you. The DISC Assessment® has unlocked the door to productive communication and relationships for more than 20 million people worldwide. The DISC Model provides nonjudgmental language for exploring behavioral styles. By using the DISC Profile tool, you will be introduced to a framework for understanding the behaviors of others and how to best utilize these differences in the workplace.

Success Through Effective Practices of Supervision (STEPS)
Session 1: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - NJBankers Office, Cranford
Session 2:  Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - NJBankers Office, Cranford
The STEPS two-day certification program will equip both new and experienced Head Tellers/Teller Supervisors and First Line Supervisors with the practical skills necessary to support your bank’s  goals and have immediate impact back on the job!

Enterprise Risk Management Conference
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel - Asbury Park
Managing risk while protecting your bank’s value is more important than ever. The NJBankers Enterprise Risk Management Conference identifies and addresses emerging concerns so ERM professionals can identify and improve capabilities to respond to potential problems. This year’s Conference addresses key risk components that may interfere with your institution’s operations and objectives and offers solutions for creating and renewing your plan of action.

FDIC Directors College
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Pines Manor, Edison, NJ
What do regulators have to say about prudent governance? What about cybersecurity oversight? Community bank directors have been guiding banks for years but there are new issues. FDIC Directors College will examine these and additional topics of importance to bank directors. Learn about BSA/AML expectations, CRA and Fair Lending as well.

Board and Officer Training in conjunction with FinPro

Join these training webinars and have your Board and Officers exposed to valuable learning based on the challenges and opportunities faced by today's institutions.

CRA/Fair Lending
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 11:00 a.m. EDT

Leadership and Culture
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 11:00 a.m. EDT

Know Your Bank's Value
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 11:00 a.m. EDT

PMC's Fall 2018 IRA Workshops

October 11 -12, 2018 - The Fairfield Inn and Suites, Millville
October 24 - 25, 2018 - NJBankers Office, Cranford
November 5 - 6, 2018 - NJBankers Office, Cranford
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 in terms you can readily understand. 

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PMC's 2018 IRA Reference Volumes

No other IRA resources are updated and relied upon as PMC’s 2018 IRA Reference Volumes.  Utilizing PMC’s IRA reference volumes will give you confidence knowing you’re the IRA expert. Check out their three great options, perfect for any individual or team, and know that all current NJBankers members will receive a 10% discount when purchasing the most respected IRA Reference Volumes in America!  Order today: Click here!

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Presents Reinventing Our Communities: Investing in Opportunity

October 1 – 3, 2018
Hilton Baltimore 
How do our local communities and individuals realize the benefits from economic mobility? By putting in place strategies that invest in the opportunities for inclusive economic growth. The 2018 Reinventing Our Communities (ROC) conference will highlight effective models and emerging strategies for investing different forms of capital to enable every individual to contribute to and derive benefit from an expanding economy.

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2018 FinTech Conference
Register for the NJ Tech Council's annual FinTech Conference on September 12th at JPMorgan in Jersey City. This year's event will feature the 'Godfather of Fintech,' Ron Suber and several panels to update you and your colleagues on the latest trends in payments, lending and investing technologies and disruptions.

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"Invest in Tomorrow" - an education benefit webinar for NJBankers Members

New England College of Business offers 100% online, accredited business courses, certificates and degree programs designed specifically for working professionals.  In this complimentary, 30-minute webinar, you'll learn about the valuable education benefits and resources available to NJBankers members and their immediate family including a 25% tuition reduction, Power of One single course opportunities, complimentary on-boarding courses and more. 
September 18, 2018 – 11am to 11:30am
Click to Register:    https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/825476338935684098
September 20, 2018  -- 4pm to 4:30pm
Click to Register:    https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2334546152453600770

For more information, please contact:
Jackie Oblinger, Director, Corporate Partnerships
P:  609.410.6685 *  Jackie.Oblinger@necb.edu

2018 Delaware Trust Conference

October 24th & 25th, 2018
Chase Center on the Riverfront
Wilmington, DE
*PLEASE NOTE: As a courtesy NJBankers Members will receive DE Bankers Member pricing*
The 13th annual edition of this premiere wealth management conference features the tricks you need to treat your clients to all the benefits of Delaware trusts! 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.

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