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Federal Reserve Bank of New York Releases Business Leaders Survey
Activity in the region’s service sector continued to grow modestly, according to firms responding to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s April 2019 Business Leaders Survey. The survey’s headline business activity index was little changed at 10.9. The business climate index hovered around zero again this month, edging up three points to 1.8, indicating that firms generally regarded the business climate as close to normal.

Survey: Small Business Financing Demand Picks Up; Success Rates Hold Steady
Small businesses’ profitability and their success applying for financing held steady from 2017 to 2018, according to the latest Small Business Credit Survey—a joint effort by the 12 regional Federal Reserve Banks.

Agencies Invite Comment on Modifications to Resolution Plan Requirements
The Federal Reserve and the FDIC have invited public comment on a proposal modifying their resolution plan requirements for large banking firms. The proposal would keep existing resolution plan expectations in place for the largest firms, while reducing requirements for smaller firms that pose less risk.

FDIC Seeks Comment on New Approaches to Insured Depository Institution Resolution Planning
The Board of Directors of the FDIC has approved an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) seeking comment on ways to tailor and improve the agency's rule requiring certain insured depository institutions (IDIs) to submit resolution plans (the "IDI Rule").
OCC Issues Revised Interagency Examination Procedures
The examination procedures were developed by members of FFIEC and reflect recent amendments to the HMDA rule (Regulation C) as well as the Interpretive and Procedural Rule (2018 rule) to implement and clarify requirements of section 104(a) of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, which added partial exemptions from HMDA for certain covered institutions.

According to Wells Fargo/Gallup Survey Investors Say they Still feel the Influence of the 2008–09 Great Recession
Fewer than half of investors say they are “more confident” about their ability to save for retirement than they were 10 years ago.  

Bank Accounts and the Power of Attorney Designation
Michael P. Affuso, EVP/Director of Government Relations, NJBankers

A power of attorney is a useful document for people to appoint someone to handle their financial affairs if, for some reason, they cannot do so themselves.  It is one of the three important documents prepared by attorneys for their estate planning clients.  This document allows the “agent” or “attorney-in-fact” identified in the document, to sign checks, open and close accounts, sell real estate, sign tax returns and other financial acts, on behalf of the “principal”, the person signing the document.

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Member News

Provident names BSA/AML compliance director
Provident Bank, an Iselin-based financial institution, announced that it has named Sheila Leary its new senior vice president, Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering compliance director.
ConnectOne to acquire BoeFly, an online lending platform
Englwood Cliffs-based ConnectOne Bancorp Inc., the parent company of ConnectOne Bank, announced it has agreed to acquire BoeFly Inc., a New York City-based online business lending marketplace and suite of technology products.
Bankers Observe Teach Children to Save Day Today
More than 9,800 bankers hosted financial education events across the country this week in celebration of Teach Children to Save Day today. Bankers will teach students the fundamentals of financial literacy, including the basics of saving, how to create a budget and how to distinguish needs from wants.
Spencer Savings Bank donates $30K to those affected by Marcal plant fire

Spencer Savings Bank announced that it has made a $30,000 donation to help those who have been affected by the Marcal plant fire.
TD Bank takes home top 2018 NJ SBA lending honors
During the U.S. Small Business Administration New Jersey district office’s 2018 fiscal year, TD Bank, a Cherry Hill-based lender, approved 851 loans for $90 million to small businesses in New Jersey, making it – for the fifth consecutive year – the office’s top lender.

Lakeland Bank Colleague Joins South Street Youth Center Foundation Board of Trustees

Lakeland Bank announced that Alethea Batts, Senior Vice President, Learning and Development was recently appointed to the board of trustees for the Second Street Youth Center (SSYC) Foundation, Inc. in Plainfield, N.J.

Magyar Bank Announces New Hire
Magyar Bank announced that Dan Badea, of Freehold, joined the Bank as Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer. Badea will be based in the Bank’s Headquarters building in New Brunswick and has over 30 years of banking experience. 

Timothy C. Harrison Named Chairman of the Northfield Bank Foundation
The Northfield Bank Foundation announced that Timothy C. Harrison has been named as Chairman of its board, succeeding Susan Lamberti who will remain on the board of directors.



115th Annual Conference
 May 1-5, 2019 

Bank Trainers Conference & Expo
May 7, 2019

Annual Human Resources Conference
May 14, 2019

Commercial Real Estate Conference
May 30, 2019

Women in Banking Conference
June 12, 2019

See njbankers.com for details.

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NJBIZ Best Women in Business List features Members

NJBIZ, a statewide business publication, has released its 2019 Best Women in Business winners. All of us at NJBankers congratulate Members who won this honor.  Kudos!

Colleen Foy, M&T Bank
Rebecca Moll Freed, Esq., Genova Burns
Lisa Gorab, Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer
Melissa Hartzell, Investors Bank
Christine Kachinsky-Bye, KPMG
Kate Lalmykov, Greenberg Traurig
Ellen Lalwani, Lakeland Bank
Zsia Rosmarin, WithumSmith+Brown
Kristin Sostowski, Gibbons P.C.
Amrit Walia, Wells Fargo Private Bank  

Endorsed Service Provider News

Community Banking Matters
ICBA Securities Corporation has partnered with Vining Sparks as an exclusively endorsed broker. Save the dates for their webinar series, Community Banking Matters. Take a look at the 2019 webinar dates and topics including:

  • Municipal Market Update: Investment Strategies and Credit
  • Balance Sheet Strategies for 2019
  • Balance Sheet Management for 2019
  • Mortgage Market Update and Opportunities and so many other topics to make your bank successful.

    Please see the article that follows for an upcoming Seminar. 

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. 

Associate Member News

Robert Urban promoted to office managing partner, New York metro region for The Bonadio Group
The Bonadio Group, one of New York State’s largest independent providers of accounting, tax and consulting services, has promoted Robert (Bob) Urban to office managing partner, New York metro region. Urban, who joined The Bonadio Group in 2012, previously served as a partner in the firm’s healthcare/tax exempt division. He is relocating from Albany to the firm’s New York City office.

DCSC, Inc. and Mindcore, Inc. announce integration partnership utilizing supply chain solutions on a hosting platform
Associate Member Mindcore is pleased to announce our direct partnership with DCSC, Inc. Our partnership will offer existing and future customers the capability to utilize DCSC supply chain solutions on Mindcore’s hosting platform. 



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 Dress Codes & Altitude Tips!

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

Human Resources Conference
May 14, 2019
The Heldrich Hotel, New Brunswick
In less than two years, sweeping laws have changed the employment landscape. Get up to speed with these new labor laws to ensure compliance, and have policies in place to defend claims by employees. Get tips for combatting leave of absence abuse, work at home issues, and managing technology in the workplace.

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.

Whether a seasoned director or new to the responsibility, directors 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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NJCC Recruiting volunteers for the Jobs for New Jersey Graduates (JNJG) Career Development Conference
This annual event brings together over 150 JNJG students from Vineland, Camden, New Brunswick, Newark and Carteret to engage in friendly competitions that showcase the skills they have developed in 11 categories.  The day starts at 8:45 am for our business volunteers who will receive training on the competitive events and rubric prior to the arrival of the students at 9:30.  Judging begins at 10:00 and concludes at 1:00.  The awards ceremony runs from 1:00 to 2:00 and then the students are dismissed.  Breakfast and lunch are provided.

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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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