If this page doesn't display properly in your email, click here. August 21, 2019
New Jersey Bankers Association
Industry News

ABA Seeks Stories of Banks Supporting Local Communities
The American Bankers Association is currently seeking stories and videos to feature on the America’s Banks website- aba.com/AmericasBanks—highlighting how banks are working to support military personnel and their families, incorporate new technologies, create jobs and give back to their community through volunteer activities. Members are encouraged to submit their stories so that they can be shared widely on the site. For more information or to submit content, contact ABA’s Amy Wertlieb.

Member News

Bank of America Private Bank adds 3 to NJ team
Bank of America Private Bank is expanding its presence in the Garden State with a trio of new hires to the team serving the area.

OceanFirst Financial Corp. Acquires Two Banks
OceanFirst Financial Corp. has completed two separate merger agreements to acquire Two River Bancorp and, separately, Country Bank Holding Company, Inc.

ConnectOne to Acquire Bancorp of New Jersey, Inc.
Englewood Cliffs-based ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc., parent company of ConnectOne Bank, and Fort Lee-based Bancorp of New Jersey, Inc., parent company of Bank of New Jersey, jointly announced a definitive agreement under which ConnectOne will acquire Bancorp of New Jersey.

Investors Bank, NY Giants introduce Big Blue Checking Crew
Investors Bank and the New York Giants, who embarked on a 10-year partnership in 2018, are celebrating their second year as a team with the introduction of Big Blue-branded debit cards and checking accounts.

Sturdy Savings adds banking vet in business development role
Sturdy Savings Bank expanded its team with the addition of a new business development officer.

Provident Bank Foundation awards $100K grant to St. Peter’s U. incubator
The Provident Bank Foundation has awarded a $100,000 Signature Grant for 2019 to a Saint Peter’s University program.

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.

Learn Bond Basics with your Peers at The Bond Academy Presented by ICBA Securities
October 21-22, 2019
Embassy Suites, Memphis, TN

The Bond Academy is designed to provide community bankers with the basic knowledge needed to help plan and create effective investment portfolios.his all new curriculum has been specifically designed to equip a new portfolio manager with basic portfolio management issues. Specifically, fundamentals of bond pricing, valuation, and selection will be covered extensively.  You’ll learn the basics of the bank portfolio investment process.

Associate Member News

Two brothers recognized at separate NJ firms as NJBIZ Icons
Larry and Mike Horn grew up in Nutley, raised by retailer parents running the family liquor store. Rather than enter the family business, both became lawyers; and both are being recognized at NJBIZ’s 2019 Icon Honors Awards event as leaders over 60.

Sills Cummis & Gross welcomes Prol as new member
Newark-based law firm Sills Cummis & Gross announced Thursday it has a new member: Thomas H. Prol. Prol will concentrate his practice in environment, land use and related ligation and administrative law matters.

Mazars announces leadership changes in NJ
Accounting, tax and consulting firm Mazars USA LLP this week announced leadership changes at its New Jersey Office. Effective Sept. 1, Partner Paula Ferreira will succeed Michael Coletti as New Jersey office managing partner, while Coletti will take over for Kathryn Byrne as the firm’s practice leader for Manufacturing & Distribution.

The Bonadio Group Named a Top 100 Accounting Firm
The Bonadio Group has been designated a 2019 Top 100 Public Accounting Firm by the publishers of INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA), the award-winning newsletter for the public accounting profession. The New York-based CPA firm ranks 46th nationally among its peers.

Tetherview Presents Cybersecurity Summit
September 19, 2019
Location: Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.,
85 Broad St, 22nd Fl, New York, NY
TetherView is pleased to announce the Second Annual Cybersecurity Summit in the heart of New York, co-hosted with Oppenheimer & Co, TetherView and Columbia University. Attendance is restricted to invitation only.
Password to register: Summit19

Verasoni Worldwide to Host Art Exhibit Featuring Prominent Artists From War-Torn Syria
“Emerging Art From War-Torn Syria: War & Hope” an art exhibit showcasing exceptional work by prominent contemporary Syrian artists will be showing at Verasoni Worldwide’s office in Fairfield, NJ, from October 4 to October 6, 2019. Opening night of the art exhibition will be held on Friday, October 4, 2019 by VIP invitation only and will start at 6:00 PM complete with a reception featuring Aleppo born artist Tony Khawam of Khawam Gallery in Boca Raton, Florida. Refreshments and light fare will be served. The exhibition will open to the general public Saturday, October 5, and Sunday and Sunday, October 6.



2019 Compliance University
September 11-12, 2019

Annual Senior Management Conference 
September 22-24, 2019

Cybersecurity Incident Response Planning Seminar 
October 3, 2019

Regulatory Visit to Washington, DC
October 3, 2019

Enterprise Risk Management Conference
October 15, 2019

EFLG Volunteer Day 2019
October 17, 2019

See njbankers.com for details.

Other Industry Meetings
View Other Meetings
Mark Your Calendar
View Upcoming Events
Register Today! Rider University to Host Career Fairs

Members welcome to attend to showcase their bank
September 26 and October 1

NJBankers is engaged in an initiative to establish relationships with New Jersey universities and colleges to support member efforts to recruit and retain highly motivated talent.  The goal is to show the upcoming generation in the workforce that careers in banking are fulfilling and diverse. Bankers can explain that the industry holds positions that support the frontline and include careers in IT, HR, marketing and so many more. 

Register Today for the Fall Accounting & Finance Career Fair on September 26th and the General Career Fair on October 1st. 

Click here for details

It's time to nominate your bank's up-and-coming leaders for an NJBankers Rising Star Award!


Last year's recipients included: (Front Row L – R) Drew Bergstresser, Peapack-Gladstone Bank; Earl Jornadal, Kearny Bank; Erin Suckiel, NJBankers; Chris Rozewski, Peapack-Gladstone Bank; Kristen Patterson, ConnectOne Bank; Sheryl Shara, Investors Bank; Frank Lankey, Magyar Bank; Patrick Rienzo, ConnectOne Bank.

Back Row L – R: Delphine Marini, Unity Bank; Rob Surovich, Lakeland Bank; Kimberly Doll, Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Max Custer, Lakeland Bank; Katie Meyers, Manasquan Bank; Colin Bliss, Valley; Anthony Niciejewski, Spencer Savings Bank. Not pictured: Mayra Rinaldi, Columbia Bank.

NJBankers Rising Star Awards recognize the up and coming, energetic new leaders of the banking industry. You know who they are at your bank so nominate your rising stars for an award! Let us spotlight their success!

Take advantage of this opportunity to show them that you applaud their achievements, value and service to your bank, the banking industry and the communities they serve with this prestigious award.

It’s simple! Just tell us why you feel your Rising Star deserves an award. Complete a Nomination Form and submit your nomination(s) by Friday, September 6, 2019. A panel of independent judges will review all entries and select the winners who will be notified on Thursday, September 19, 2019 along with the nominator.

All winners will be recognized at the Awards Dinner to be held at the Stone House at Stirling Ridge in Warren, NJ on November 7, 2019.



NJBankers Senior Management Conference

Sunday, September 22, 2019 – Tuesday, September 24, 2019

**Early Bird Discount Deadline approaching:  August 23rd**

**Hotel Reservations must be received by August 26, 2019**

NJBankers has arranged for a golf tournament on
Monday, September 23 with a 12:00 p.m. start at the Atlantic City Country Club, Northfield, NJ.
BBQ lunch to be served beginning at 11:00 a.m.
Note: The golf tournament is available to conference registrants only and is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Dress Code: The dress code is collared shirts, Bermuda shorts, slacks and soft spikes.

NJBankers has arranged for an afternoon of fishing on the bay on Monday, September 23 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Box lunches and beverages will be available on the boat at 11:30 a.m.
Note: Minimum guarantee must be met; limited seating availability. Guests will be seated on a first-paid basis.
**Hotel Reservations must be received by August 26, 2019**

Any requests for rooms after that date will be handled on a space-available basis only.

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: GBNJA19 or online at: https://book.passkey.com/event/49676682/owner/9863/home

Register Today! 



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

2019 Compliance Conference
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - Thursday, September 12, 2019
The Sheraton Edison Raritan Center

Compliance managers must first identify the most significant compliance risks and then propose and maintain controls to mitigate those risks. Questions continue to emerge and Compliance University presents timely topics to ensure that you have the tools for a successful compliance program.

Cybersecurity Incident Response Planning Seminar
Thursday, October 3, 2019 
NJBankers Office, Cranford

In this highly interactive workshop, attendees will learn how to build and implement an incident response program. Participants will be taken through the six phases of the framework: Preparation, Identification, Containment, Eradication, Recovery and Lessons learned, to understand the practical application of each element.
Attendees will partake in real world scenario testing and work in teams to develop appropriate responses to attacks.

Regulatory Visit to Washington D.C.
Thursday-Friday, October 3-4, 2019
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. The Regulatory Visit to Washington connects NJBankers members with the FDIC, OCC, Federal Reserve, CFPB, FHFA and Treasury for two days in the nation’s capital. Your participation is vital so regulators understand the concerns of the banking industry and incorporate them into their guidance. Join us!



Click here to Register! 

FMS NY/NJ Chapter announces East Coast Regional Conference

September 8 - 10, 2019
Long Branch, NJ

The Financial Managers Society New York/New Jersey Chapter invites you to attend the FMS East Coast Regional Conference designed to explore trending topics that can provide attendees with a competitive edge.

Read More 

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.

Read More 



 Connections Tools
Search Back Issues
Forward this Issue
Print-Friendly Version
New Jersey Bankers
411 North Avenue East
Cranford, NJ 07016
Phone: (908) 272-8500
Fax: (908) 272-6626
To ensure delivery of the New Jersey Bankers Connections, please add "info@njbankers.com" to your email address book or Safe Sender List. If you are still having problems receiving our communications, see our white-listing page for more details: http://www.commpartners.com/website/white-listing.htm

To safely unsubscribe from this group, click here.
Visit NJBankers.com Applications Bulletin Regulatory Bulletin Advertising Sponsorships