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New Jersey Bankers Association
NJBankers Anniversary - Do you Recognize Any Names?

As NJBankers celebrates our 115th Anniversary, we must acknowledge our Chairmen and Chairwomen through the years for keeping us relevant, vibrant and responsive. The Association is able to advocate for the banking industry in New Jersey and Washington thanks to this strong leadership. We are also able to offer professional development opportunities and employee health & welfare insurance benefits through our licensed insurance brokerage facility, currently named Bankers Cooperative Group.
So it’s only appropriate that we list these champions of the banking industry in New Jersey. Though some are retired or deceased, their contributions need to be acknowledged. Do you recognize any of these names?

Check out the list of Chairman and Chairwomen here! 

Industry News

Federal Reserve Bank of New York Business Leaders Survey
Activity in the region’s service sector grew at a fairly solid clip, according to firms responding to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s February 2019 Business Leaders Survey. The survey’s headline business activity index climbed fourteen points to 13.7. The business climate index edged up three points to 3.2, indicating that on balance, firms regarded the business climate as better than normal.

FDIC Issues Annual Report

The FDIC on Friday issued its annual report for 2018. The document provides an overview of key FDIC initiatives, performance results and financial information on the Deposit Insurance Fund and other aspects of FDIC operations, among other topics.

Federal Reserve Board extends comment period for proposed role that would modify company-run stress testing requirements to conform with the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act until March 21
The Federal Reserve Board on Friday extended until March 21 the comment period for its proposed rule that would modify company-run stress testing requirements to conform with the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act. 

NJBIZ names 2019 Best 50 Women in Business Awards winners

Congratulations to our members who have been named to the NJBIZ Best 50 Women in Business Award List. This award recognizes leading women shaping their organizations, industries and the economic landscape of the Garden State.

Colleen Foy; vice president, Commercial Real Estate; M&T Bank

Rebecca Moll Freed, partner, Genova Burns LLC

Lisa Gorab; shareholder, Public Finance group Chair, assistant managing director; Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer PA

Melissa Hartzell; vice president, senior credit officer and head of residential, consumer and small business credit risk management; Investors Bank

Christine Kachinsky-Bye, New Jersey tax partner in charge, KPMG LLP

Ellen Lalwani; executive vice president, chief retail officer; Lakeland Bank

Zsia Rosmarin, partner, WithumSmith+Brown

Kristin Sostowski; director, Employment & Labor Law Department and team leader, Higher Education Practice; Gibbons PC

Amrit Walia, senior vice president, Wells Fargo Private Bank

Member News
Investors Bank Appoints Christopher Warren SVP and Team Leader for Business Lending in Burlington and Camden County Markets
Investors Bank has appointed Christopher Warren to the position of Senior Vice President and Team Leader for the commercial banking team in the Burlington and Camden County markets.

Columbia Bank Announces The Appointment of Matthew Clements As Senior Vice President, Head of Retail Sales and Product
Columbia Bank announced that Matthew Clements has been appointed Senior Vice President, Head of Retail Sales and Product. In his new role, Clements will be responsible for developing sales practices for the bank’s retail branch network, designing programs to increase productivity, and facilitating new product development.
Endorsed Service Provider News

Register Now for Vining Sparks' and ICBA Securities' Balance Sheet Academy
Learn Portfolio and Balance Sheet Management with Your Peers
April 29-30, 2019
Embassy Suites, Memphis, TN

The Balance Sheet Academy advanced seminar is designed to expose seasoned community bank portfolio and balance sheet managers to advanced products and concepts.  The objective of this seminar is to enable the attendees to consistently outperform their peers.

Join Vining Sparks and ICBA Securities and learn how the changing economic data impacts market interest rates.

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Associate Member News

Genova Burns LLC Celebrates its 30th year with unique "Pre" Pre-Law Program for Newark High School Seniors
Law Firm Also Counts Down the 30 Most Consequential Legal Developments in New Jersey
As part of its 30th anniversary celebration, Genova Burns LLC is offering a unique “pre” pre-law glimpse at the industry for 30 Newark-based high school seniors considering a career in law. In addition, the Firm is counting down the 30 most consequential legal developments in New Jersey history, with a different one published each week online as part of the debut of its new website.  

Rizco Surfs the Possibilities with Living Coral
Pantone recently announced its 2019 Pantone Color of the year – Living Coral.  Rizco Creative Director Keith Rizzi notes that “when it comes to selecting Living Coral for your brand this year, it will automatically convey a warm, uplifting and comfort-giving point of view”.



DISC & Advanced Leadership

February 28, 2019 - March 1, 2019

Board & Management Summit
March 8, 2019

IRA Training with PMC
February 27 & 28, 2019
March 20 & 21, 2019

CRA and Fair Lending Conference
March 27, 2019

115th Annual Conference
 May 1-5, 2019

Women in Banking Conference
June 12, 2019

See njbankers.com for details.

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115th Annual Conference

The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, CO
May 1-5, 2019

NJBankers is heading to Colorado Springs

Feel like you're on top of the world and experience the NJBankers Annual Conference at the acclaimed Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, a resort that captures the spirit of the west. After being inspired by our renowned speakers, there are endless opportunities to explore this iconic resort, the awe-inspiring Rocky Mountains, golfing at the foothills of Cheyenne Mountain, fly fishing in a cool mountain stream, and so many more adventures! 

Check out this years Keynote Speakers!

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

LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP - DISC & Advanced Leadership
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - Friday, March 1, 2019
NJBankers Office
Effective leadership lies in understanding yourself, understanding others, and realizing the impact of your personal behavior on people around you.  This two day intensive leadership workshop will provide attendees with new tools and techniques to become more effective leaders.

Board & Management Summit
Friday, March 8, 2019
The Hilton Short Hills, Short Hills NJ
The issues facing financial institutions today has been a growing source of concern in boardrooms throughout the country.  As the banking industry continues to innovate and evolve, it is important to understand the necessary tools to provide informed guidance to bank leadership and Directors.

CRA and Fair Lending Conference
March 27, 2019 - Kean University, STEM Building
CPE/CLE credits may apply
Join industry regulators and the nation’s leading CRA expert, Kenneth Thomas, and learn what your bank can expect with the current reform of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) and related Fair Lending laws.  Changes have been proposed in the CRA rating mechanism, the delineation of the appropriate “Assessment Area” in a digital environment, the definition of community development activities, and many other important areas that will likely impact your bank as it prepares for its next CRA exam.

STOC Conference

April 10, 2019
The Sheraton Edison Raritan Center
The world of Security, Technology, Operations and Cybersecurity advances quickly. How do you position yourself as the expert that can help bankers through it all? You become a sponsor of the inaugural NJBankers STOC Conference! This Conference is for bankers who keep their banks, staff and customers safe and informed. Reach bankers who keep their products & services functioning with a seamless execution in the back office. If you offer products & services for a STOC banker, build awareness of your company’s solutions with a sponsorship!

Women’s Leadership in the 21st Century: A Communication Boot Camp
Monday, March 25th
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
NJBankers Office
This intensive, practical, highly interactive boot camp will focus candidly and analytically on the communication challenges facing women in banking today. This full-day program is designed for women wishing to develop the ultimate career advantage: being a stronger communicator at work. Open to all levels of banking.

2019 Director Webinar Package

Bank boards are under regulatory, economic and competitive pressures especially as the banking industry continues to innovate and evolve.  

The 2019 Director Webinar Series, a partnership between NJBankers and FinPro, is a year-long series of educational opportunities designed to address prudent governance, mitigate risk, and develop effective supervision skills.

The Director Webinar Series helps your board easily earn credits to show regulators that directors are active, informed, prudent and provide independent guidance to executive leadership. In today's world, directors must demonstrate that they have the skills to oversee the bank effectively.

The Director Webinar Series provides broad exposure to the challenges and opportunities faced by all banks. With the Director Webinar Series, directors will demonstrate that they are keeping abreast of industry developments and trends all while participating in a flexible learning platform that fits their lifestyle.

Whether a seasoned director or new to the responsibility, director’s will emerge with a focused understanding and tools for providing prudent governance and independent guidance to bank leadership. Take advantage of this program and demonstrate that the Board is active and the bank compliant.

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Show your Community Impact!
Act Now!
The Community Service Award program highlights the significant impact NJ banks have on their local communities.  Members are encouraged to submit information and photographs on initiatives that show how their financial institution makes New Jersey’s communities’ better places to live, work and play.

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NJBankers 2019 Service Award Program

Not to be confused with the NJBankers Community Service Awards noted above, NJBankers recognizes employees and directors of member institutions who are celebrating their 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, and 50th years of service to the banking industry in 2019.  Those being recognized will be included in the SERVICE AWARDS booklet which will be distributed at the 115th Annual Conference and hand delivered or mailed with a certificate following the Conference.

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Morris Habitat's Leadership Council is pleased to announce the 14th Annual Hearts and Hammers Gala
Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 6 – 11 p.m.
Meadow Wood Manor, Randolph, NJ
This year’s theme is 121 Main Street, 12 homes for 12 families, their largest project to date!  They invite you to Applaud this year's honorees, enjoy an elegant evening of dinner, dancing and more!

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FMS NY/NJ Chapter Releases Professional Development Opportunities for 2019

The Financial Managers Society NY/NJ Chapter is dedicated to enhance the professional development of financial personnel within financial institutions. The Chapter has released the 2019 schedule of seminars and events. The schedule can be found here.

Bank Trainers 2019 Conference and Expo

May 7-9, 2019
Grand Hyatt Buckhead - Atlanta, Georgia

The Bank Trainers Conference and Expo is an annual educational event that brings together hundreds of training professionals, representing financial institutions from across the country and beyond. A wide-variety of workshops cover everything from eLearning and Gamification to Presentation Skills and Managing Change. Un-Paralleled Networking Opportunities with the greatest minds in Learning and Development await you at every turn.

Click here for more information! 

PMC's 2019 IRA Reference Volumes & Upcoming Winter/Spring 2019 IRA Seminar Tour

No other IRA resources are updated and relied upon as PMC’s 2019 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!

Also the PMC's 2019 IRA & HSA Customer Brochures have been updated to reflect retirement plan and HSA limits (with applicable cost-of-living adjustments) for 2019. Click here for more information.

**Click here to check out PMC's upcoming Winter/Spring 2019 IRA seminar tour**



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