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Lakeland Bank Announces 2021 Mastercard® Debit Card Sweepstakes Winners

Applying for a Mortgage: A Checklist for First-Time Homebuyers

Buying a home is one of the largest purchases you’ll make and although it’s an exciting part of life, it can definitely be overwhelming.

Lakeland Bank Provides $4,000,000 in Financing to a Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Facility in New York

Lakeland Bank Awards $10,000 Grant to Sussex County Community College

How to Spot a Work-From-Home Job Offer That’s Actually a Scam

With the major shift that our work force has experienced recently, it is very likely that a lot of us now have a hybrid or fully remote, work from home job.

Upcoming Events

Homebuyer Webinar

Join us for an interactive webinar to learn if you're prepared and ready for homeownership, how much you can afford, what to expect when obtaining a mortgage and explore homebuyer programs available to you!

Presented by Robert Donoso, Lakeland Mortgage, NMLS# 704310 & Salih Okdemir, RE/MAX

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates: What Employers Need To Know

Join us to learn about the federal and state vaccination mandates, if an employer can mandate periodic testing, handling the reluctant employee and more. 

Presented by Kathleen M. Connelly, Attorney & Partner, Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C.

Strengths - What Are They Good For?

Remember when you used to be connected to your "why", you enjoyed your work and knew your impact? Join in to learn how to determine your strengths so you can do great work again and reconnect to the work you love!

Presented by Christi Nix Bloomer, Coach, Consultant & Founder of In The Arena Coaching & Consulting.

48th Annual Scholarship Golf Outing

Join us Tuesday, September 28, 2021 for our 48th Annual Scholarship Golf Outing at Crystal Springs Golf Resort to enjoy a day of golf, refreshments, friendly competition & more! In 2020,we raised $165,000 allowing us to award over 100 scholarships to local students.

Supporting our communities has never been more important and the success of our scholarship fund is dependent on your generosity. If you are unable to attend, please consider making a donation or participating in our silent auction to help us reach our goal of raising $175,000 this year.

Do You Know Who Has Your Data?

Do you vet your vendors? Do they respect and protect your data as you would? Do you have a proactive security incident response and recovery plan? Join us to discuss!

Presented by Michelle A. Schaap, Founder of Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC's Privacy & Data Security Group.

This program has been approved for 1.2 general NJ CLE Credits.

Get to the Heart of the Matter

Join us to learn about the power of personal inventory, individual responsibility and a better way to deal with restraints, delays and negative consciousness that seek to alter your approach to success. 

Presented by Tommy Hilcken of Tommy Hilcken Productions.

Questions About Refinancing Your Home Loan - Answered

Interested in refinancing your home? Join us for an interactive webinar to learn if refinancing is right for you, what to expect during the process, when is the right time, what steps are required and more!

Presented by Roberto Donoso, Mortgage Representative (NMLS# 704310)

Present with Power and Grow Your Career

Join us to learn how to speak to persuade and motivate with confidence and authority and how to present properly to connect.

Presented by Jane Paterson, Owner of One Perfect Speech, Public Speaking and Communications Coach.

Stuff the Bus Community Food Drive

Help those in need by donating your non-perishable items now through November 19th at all of our Sussex County branches. Join us and our friends from WSUS and WNNJ Radio Stations on November 19 from 3pm to 6pm at the Sparta Branch for a special event. Read more for event details. 

Public Relations: Earned Media Coverage Translates to Brand Awareness Growth

Join us to discuss the difference between Public Relations and Advertising, how earned media coverage is third-party editorial endorsement for your business, brand, book and service, and the steps you can take to increase awareness using press coverage.

Presented by Andrea Pass, Owner of Andrea Pass Public Relations.

How Positivity Breeds Productivity & Prosperity

Join us to discuss how negativity is anti-productive, how stress causes anxiety and toxicity and positive energy ignites possibilities. 

Presented by Ferlie Almonte, Author, Speaker & Coach. 

Develop Plans for Improved Cash Flow Management

Join us to understand your cash position to determine if you need additional financing, how to renegotiate terms with suppliers, customers, landlords and other major expenses, how to actively collect outstanding receivables and eliminate unnecessary expenses. 

Presented by Andrew Frazier, MBA, CFA, "The Business GROWTH Pro and CFO" of Small Business Like a PRO, LLC.

3 Moves to Get Your Finances on Track in 2022 (Even if You Feel Anxious and Don't Know Where to Start)

Join us to discuss how you can get past the "overwhelm", stay motivated through a process of change and develop habits that build financial wellness and wealth.

Presented by Kelley Holland, Founder of Own Your Destiny®, Financial Empowerment Speaker, Coach and Educator.

Productive Interviewing Techniques

Join us to create a roadmap of the interview process, determine the profile of a successful employee, identify how to best evaluate candidates for specific skill sets and ensure a clear understanding of company culture and expectations.

Presented by Sharon F. Goldstein of SFG Consulting, LLC.

Leadership Under Fire

Join us to discuss dealing with stress, assessing risk, maintaining both perspective and acuity, embracing resilience and more.

Presented by Doug Brown, Chairman & CEO of Paradigm Associates, LLC.

ROAR into the Second Half of Your Life, Before it's too Late

ROAR is an acronym for Reimagine your life (before others do it for you), Own who you are, as well as your health and financial numbers, Act on what's next and Reassess your relationships. Join us to discuss the concept of Life Layering and how you can start now to create the future plans and identities that are important to you moving forward.

Presented by Michael Clinton, Author and Speaker, Special Media Advisor to Hearst Corporation's CEO and Former President and Publishing Director of Hearst Magazines. 

Breaking Fear!

Join us to learn how to relentlessly turn emotions and fear into wealth, power and happiness step-by-step by learning more about tapping into your strengths to create lifelong success. The Power of Breaking Fear is the guide to emotional power, wealth and true happiness.

Presented by Tim S. Marshall, The Nation's #1 Expert on Breaking Fear in Life and Business, Motivational Speaker, Life Coach, Entrepreneur, Best-selling Author and Business Growth Consultant.

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