Discover the special activities and events sponsored by Atlantic Stewardship Bank. We have created this page to show the Banks support of our customers and the communities we serve.
Atlantic Stewardship Bank Volunteers at "NJ Bankers Build" Coastal Habitat for Humanity
On Wednesday, October 2, 2013, a group of seven volunteers from Atlantic Stewardship Bank joined the New Jersey Bankers Association "Bankers Build" initiative to help restore the New Jersey shore. The bankers worked in partnership with Coastal Habitat for Humanity to repair homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy last October. The Bankers Build initiative provided manpower and financial resources throughout the summer, with teams of Bankers volunteering two days each week to work on the project. In addition to the valuable time that was donated to the project, each participating bank pledged $100 to Coastal Habitat for each banker working on each day. In total, bankers worked for 25 days providing nearly 2,000 volunteer hours and thousands of dollars in donations. For more information about the Coastal Habitat for Humanity please visit http://coastalhabitat.org/
Japanese Banking Delegation Visits Atlantic Stewardship Bank’s Wyckoff Branch
On Tuesday, September 17, 2013 a twenty member Japanese community banking delegation visited the Bank’s Wyckoff branch. The purpose of the visit was to learn about best practices and trends in community banking. Topics of discussion included strategies/policies to integrate and connect with the local community, methods to successfully compete against and differentiate from national bank competitors in the region, Atlantic Stewardship Bank’s unique tithing program, innovative and unique products and services offered and employee training and retention programs.
The delegation was comprised of representatives from JA Bank Aichi Shinren. In addition to Atlantic Stewardship Bank, the delegation was scheduled to visit two community banks in California (Summit Bank in Oakland and Bank of Agriculture and Commerce in Stockton) as well as Citibank in New York.
ASB President & CEO, Paul Van Ostenbridge; Vice President & Regional Manager, Raymond Santhouse; Assistant Vice President & Wyckoff Branch Manager, Karen Mullane; and Vice President & Business Development Officer, Rich Powers were available to answer the delegation’s questions regarding issues and topics relevant to community banking in both the U.S. and Japan. "We are honored to have the Japanese community banking delegation visit Atlantic Stewardship Bank", said Paul Van Ostenbridge, President and CEO, “It is a privilege to be selected as one of the banks that the delegation wanted to include in their study of community banking best practices and trends.”
Robert Albertson Principal and Chief Strategist of Sandler O’Neill & Partners Speaks at ASB Meeting
On September 24, 2013, Robert Albertson, Principal and Chief Strategist of Sandler O’Neill & Partners, L.P. gave a presentation to the Atlantic Stewardship Bank Business Development Boards, Board of Directors, Bank Officers and invited guests. The presentation discussed the current economy and projections for future changes. After his presentation, Albertson answered questions from the audience.
Mr. Albertson heads Sandler O’Neill’s Investment Strategy Group, which guides the firm’s outlook on the financial services sector. He provides investment strategy for institutional investors, consults with Sandler O’Neill clients, and works closely with the firm’s Executive Committee. He is also involved in the firm's activities in Emerging Markets, particularly Brazil and China.
Mr. Albertson has been a frequent commentator on CNN, CNBC, Fox Business and Nightly Business Report and his comments have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Economist and American Banker and other business news media. Mr. Albertson holds a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science from Carnegie-Mellon University.
ASB Makes Donation to Wyckoff Volunteer Ambulance Corps
Atlantic Stewardship Bank’s Wyckoff Branch Coffee Bar Benefits the Community
Something wonderful is brewing at the Atlantic Stewardship Bank’s Wyckoff branch, located at 378 Franklin Avenue, and the main ingredient is kindness. At the ASBean Counter coffee bar, located in the lobby, customers can help themselves to complimentary coffee. But there is also a donation box with a very special purpose – the bank contributes all the coffee bar donations to local charities and non-profit organizations. The Bank recently donated $380 to the Wyckoff Volunteer Ambulance Corps
Pictured from left to right: Wyckoff Volunteer Ambulance Corps Member, Ryan Noon; Lieutenant, Craig Simko; Captain, Charlie Bellucci; Treasurer, Brian Cole; ASB Branch Manager, Karen Mullane; ASB Associates, Franscesca Avella and Margaret Jane Mugisch.