New Jersey Bankers Association
May 13, 2015

111th Annual Conference Takes Members to Music City, Nashville, Tennesse

The 111th Annual Confernece is almost HERE!

Just released!  NJBankers has gone APP-CRAZY...please click here for information on how to access our Conference Application.
The Conference APP will give you up-to-date information on programming and scheduling changes, maps to access the hotel, the city, as well as a chance to win some CASH!

IMPORTANT:  TENNIS TOURNAMENT PLAYERS - Reminder that you MUST bring your own racquet.  Racquets at the facility are NOT available.

Conference Information - Information will be emailed to all attendees on Wednesday, May 20th with conference reminders.

Questions regarding the conference can be directed to  This will be the most efficient way to communicate with Conference staff



Industry News

CFPB Advises Lenders to Consider Section 8 Voucher Income
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau yesterday issued a bulletin reminding creditors to include income from Section 8 homeownership vouchers when underwriting mortgage loans, in keeping with the prohibition on discrimination based on income derived from a public assistance program under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and Regulation B.

2015 Trainers Conference
Register today for a program designed exclusively for bank and credit union training professionals. The Bank Trainers Conference will kick-off with a special Pre-Conference Workshop and an evening at the Grand Ole Opry! The conference will include a variety of workshops, networking opportunities and a tradeshow full of training resources. Click here for more information.  

New Jersey Community Bank Announces Management Reorganization
New Jersey Community Bank announced a reorganization of the Bank's management structure. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Bank founder Robert D. O'Donnell is retiring as Chief Executive Officer of the Bank. He will remain as Chairman of the Board and an Executive employee of the Bank. 

The New Jersey Council for Economic Education Announced Their Partnership with the SIFMA Foundation
The New Jersey Council for Economic Education has announced a partnership with the SIFMA Foundation. Together they will operate the "acclaimed" financial education tool, The Stock Market Game™. There are currently 20,000 New Jersey students participating.

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The 27th Annual Annamae Baerenbach Memorial Lending Conference

Your morning will begin with a presentation on “The Need for Strategic Agility” by Nicholas Graham of FrinPro, Inc. Following the presentation will be Edward Butler, Esq., of McCarter & English who will discuss case law affecting the lending industry. Next we will have remarks from Ken Kobylowski, Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance.  After a break with our exhibitors, attendees will be able to choose between our morning Residential breakout session, “Pay NOW or REALLY Pay Later – Quality Assurance, the next step in Mortgage Lending” with Frank Cammarata, of Cammarata Associates or the Commercial breakout session, “Utilizing Interest Rate Derivatives as a Competitive Advantage”, with Jim Beattie and Jason Lange, of Chatham Financial Corp.  After the morning sessions, attendees will enjoy a Networking Reception with Exhibitors followed by our luncheon, where we will have a presentation on the Economic Outlook for 2015 presented by Dr. William C. Dunkelberg, of National Federation of Independent Businesses.

The conference will conclude with two afternoon sessions.  The Residential breakout session on “Upcoming RESPA/TILA Changes”, with Asaad Faquir, RSK Compliance Solutions and the Commercial breakout session on “Loan Participations” with Niluffer DeScherer, Gary Green and Thomas Herten of Archer & Greiner. 

For Sponsorship Information:  Please contact Jenn Zorn, VP/Director of Education and Business Development at or 908-272-8500, ext. 611 or see page 5 & 6 in the registration form.

Click here to see full agenda and sponsorship opportunities!


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

Internet Profiling and Intelligence Gathering
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - This is a must see hands-on one-day interactive training seminar on the use of advanced Internet research and intelligence gathering.

Annual Summer Golf Outing and Networking Reception
Monday, August 10, 2015 - Join us for our 2015 Annual Summer Golf Outing and Networking Reception at the Montclair Golf Club this year!

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Sponsorship opportunities available!




Other Industry Meetings

Endorsed Service Provider News

Deluxe Presents Banishing Boardroom Boredom: Tips for Better Board Packages Webinar
May 19th, 2015, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (Eastern) The buzz about interest rates is sure to be a hot topic at your next board meeting. But you don’t want your board to get stuck on that topic alone. There is a lot of other content to cover, and plenty of key decisions to make. If you’re interested in keeping board members engaged and focused on relevant decision-making, register for this upcoming webinar.

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Mark Your Calendar

Associate Member News

The Kafafian Group, Inc. Announces the Opening of their New Bethlehem Office
The Kafafian Group, Inc. announced the opening of their new Bethlehem office located at 90 Highland Avenue, Suite 201, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18017

New Program Promotes Careers in Financial Services Industry
As the executive director of the Financial Services Talent Network (FSTN) in New Jersey, Charles Wallace is on a mission to promote the concept of financial literacy---a conduit to a career in the financial services industry for both young and seasoned workers across the Garden State.

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Special Olympics New Jersey - Upcoming Opportunities

Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America - May 26 - July 10, 2015
The Flame of Hope will be in NJ on June 4, 2015 on its way to LA for the Special Olympics World Games. 
To register  to run, walk, bicycle or skateboard in one of the segments of the of the NJ leg visit and click “MORE” in the Unified Relay Across America box on the Home page.

Special Olympics World Games - July 25, 2015 - August 2, 2015
TEAM USA is comprised of 482 members to include 14 athletes from SONJ. 
For more information on sponsoring these athletes, visit  


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