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New Jersey Bankers Association
Warren Hill Award Presented to Echavarria and Feldman

The New Jersey League established the Warren Hill Award to honor Warren Hill, the New Jersey League's president from 1966 through 1975.  The award is bestowed upon a current or former NJBankers' committee member who has demonstrated an overall commitment to meeting the mission of the committee.

This year, there were two recipients of the award - Tracey Echavarria, VP, Residential Lending, Northfield Bank and Tammara Feldman, Loan Servicing Manager, Amboy Bank.

Congratulations to Tracey and Tammara for being recognized for all their contributions to the Residential Lending Loan Servicing Committee.

Pictured are Tracey Echavarria (R )  and Tammara Feldman (L ) receiving their awards from NJBankers President/CEO John E. McWeeney, Jr. 

Photos:  Don Christensen, Oxford Communications 

New and Improved! Why did you miss it? Senior Management Conference Wows Attendees

The NJBankers Senior Management Conference was refreshed this year with a whole new look and feel. The Conference was held over two days rather than three this year. Held at the Borgata Hotel & Casino, the Conference began with networking opportunities at the NJBankers golf tournament and ended with a lively reception. Unfortunately, the fishing excursion was canceled due to the weather but that did not dampen spirits.
The next day, for the singing of the National Anthem, attendees were treated to a rendition by Loriann Mancuso, Regional Business Relationship Manager for Associate Member COCC. What a voice! Listen here!

Attendees then enjoyed a morning of presentations at the General Session and then an afternoon of Concurrent Sessions. After break-out sessions, attendees returned to the General Session for the remainder of the program. 

Completion of evaluations is extremely important to NJBankers for planning Conferences that are on topic and meaningful for members. We especially appreciated the evaluations that were completed for this Conference because the format and content was refreshed. We ran a contest to encourage the submission of evaluations. The prize was a free registration for the member and a spouse to attend our Annual Conference which will be held at the BroAdmoor in Colorado Springs next year. This is a $1,500 value! From all the evaluations that we received, we are delighted to announce that Geri Kelly, Executive Vice President and Human Resources Officer of Columbia Bank, is our winner. We look forward to seeing you in Colorado, Geri! Congratulations!

Just take a look at some highlights and see what you missed if you didn’t attend this conference!  

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NJBankers in the News

Michael Affuso Quoted in NJ Spotlight Article
NJBankers EVP/Director of Government Relations Mike Affuso was quoted in a recent article in Spotlight NJ titled “Foreclosures way down in NJ, new proposals for ways to ease process further”.

NJBankers Proudly Contributes to Hurricane Relief Efforts

In the wake of hurricanes that have devastated communities in North Carolina, South Carolina and Puerto Rico, the NJBankers Board of Directors has whole-heartedly approved contributions to organizations that have been created to support relief efforts. Since NJBankers is committed to helping those affected by both Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Maria, a contribution of $10,000 will be made to support relief efforts in the Carolinas and another $10,000 to continue relief efforts in Puerto Rico through the NJBankers Charitable Foundation.



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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Industry News

Proposed Revisions to the Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income and Other Regulatory Reports
The FDIC, the Federal Reserve, and the OCC, under the auspices of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), have proposed several changes to the Call Report. The changes reflect the coming implementation of the Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) accounting framework, as well as changes to the treatment of high-volatility commercial real estate and reciprocal deposits that were included in the S. 2155 regulatory reform law. Comments on the proposed changes are due by Nov. 27.

FDIC Study Indicates that Banks’ Lending to Small Businesses is Significantly Underestimated
Banks lend significantly more to small businesses than is captured by commonly used proxies, according to a major FDIC study. In 2015, the agency found, small business commercial and industrial lending by banks was understated by 12 percent, or $37 billion -- while small business C&I loans by small banks (which it defined as banks with less than $10 billion in assets) were understated by 29 percent. Community banks were especially important in small business lending, holding 42 percent of small business loans but just 13 percent of all industry assets. 

Member News

Nancy E. Graves, President & Chief Executive Officer, Bank of New Jersey Appointed to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has announced the appointment of Nancy E. Graves, President & Chief Executive Officer, Bank of New Jersey as a new member to the Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council (CDIAC), effective immediately.

Investors Bank Named “Official Consumer and Business Bank of the NY Giants”
The New York Giants and Short Hills-based Investors Bank have formed an alliance, the team announced. Beginning in the National Football League’s 2018 season, Investors will be named the “Official Consumer and Business Bank of the New York Giants.”

St. Benedict’s Prep Adds Two New Members to its Board Of Trustees
St. Benedict’s Headmaster Fr. Edwin Leahy and Board Chairman William H. Connolly Jr. recently welcomed two new members to St. Benedict's Board of Trustees – Kevin Cummings, president and CEO, Investors Bank and Eduardo Lara, Director, Marketing Strategy, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ.

SB One Bank Offers Positive Pay to Help Business Customers Protect Against Check Fraud
SB One Bank, a full-service, commercial bank that operates regionally with 14 branch locations in New Jersey and New York, announced that it is now offering its business customers Positive Pay which is an automated check fraud detection service.

Unity Bank Selected for the Sandler O'Neill SM-All Stars Class of 2018
Unity Bank has been named to the Sandler O'Neill SM-All Stars Class of 2018. Unity was one of only 30 publicly traded banks and thrifts – and one of only two banks headquartered in New Jersey – to be recognized.

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Endorsed Service Provider News

Vining Sparks and ICBA Securities Present 2018 Bond Academy
October 22-23, 2018
Embassy Suites
1022 S. Shady Grove Road
Memphis, TN  38120
The Bond Academy is designed to provide community bankers with the basic knowledge needed to help plan and create effective investment portfolios. A high performance investment portfolio can provide a noticeable increase to your bank’s bottom line. The learning objectives of Bond Academy Level I are aimed at providing you with the tools to understand how debt instruments work and their overall role in complementing the entire balance sheet.

Associate Member News

COCC Named Among Top Workplaces in Connecticut for Eighth Consecutive Year
For the eighth year in a row, COCC has been listed among the Top Workplaces in Connecticut in the medium-sized company division by the Hartford Courant. 

SSB Community Bank Selects COCC for New Core Partnership
SSB Community Bank, based in Strasburg, OH, has selected a new partnership with COCC for core banking services.

NJBankers Welcomes New Associate Members

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

• Ambassador Financial Group
• Bandura Systems
• Banker’s Toolbox
• CertiPay America, LLC
• DataMotion, Inc.
• Holland & Knight
• MTS Software Solutions
• OutSolve, LLC
• Oxford Communications
• Philadelphia Sign
• Ramirez & Co.
• Sandelands Eyet LLP

Emerging Leaders Rising Star Awards Dinner

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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!

Enterprise Risk Management Conference
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Program: 8:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
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
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Program: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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.

CFO Conference w/FMS, NY/NJ
November 27, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
2 CPE Credits will apply
The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel
Asbury Park, NJ
Today’s CFO is responsible for much more than analyzing the company's financial strengths, weaknesses and driving cost efficiencies. CFOs are being asked to have a deeper understanding of strategy and identify growth opportunities. Unlike national conferences, the NJBankers CFO Conference delivers the latest information to bank CFOs in the Garden State.Don’t miss the panel of community bank peers discussing topics you need to know. Join in the discussion.

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.

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

ABA Seeks Stories of Banks Supporting Veterans

ABA’s America’s Banks website demonstrates the positive effect banks across the country have on individuals and communities -- including military service members and their families. ABA is currently seeking stories about veterans, reservists and military spouses currently working in the banking industry, as well as bank-led programs, partnerships and events that directly benefit military service members and veterans in local communities. Submit your stories so that they can be shared widely on the America’s Banks website. Learn how to submit a story. For more information, contact ABA's Amy Wertlieb.

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!

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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Executive Seeks Position

Seasoned Senior Vice President with several years experience in the Commercial Banking Industry. Areas of specialty include, but are not limited to: Change Management, Communication, Performance Management, Recruitment and Retention Strategies, Planning, Budget and Time Management.  For a copy of the resume, please contact Emily DeMasi, edemasi@njbankers.com.



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