Lakeland Bank Opens New Office in West Caldwell

Oak Ridge, NJ - October 5, 2009 – “Community banking has arrived in West Caldwell seven days a week,” declared Thomas J. Shara, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lakeland Bank. “Lakeland Bank’s West Caldwell office, located at 995 Bloomfield Avenue is designed specifically to meet the needs of this community. The new office will be a “state-of-the-art” facility, with extended hours, drive-up banking and ATM services. This office will provide a professional, convenient and welcoming environment for West Caldwell residents to do their banking and wealth management planning,” he noted.

“We are also pleased to announce that Susan Scimone-Bellini will be the Office Manager. We look forward to meeting everyone at our Gala Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, October 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Watch your mail and local newspapers for more details about this celebration,” stated Mr. Shara. The West Caldwell Office’s Gala Grand Opening Celebration will include an appearance and autograph session with former professional baseball pitcher, Tommy John, customer account specials, free gifts, music provided by a DJ, free food and drinks, and a clown to entertain kids of all ages with balloon animals and face painting.

For more information about the office or its Grand Opening Celebration, contact Susan Scimone-Bellini at (973) 575-7373. The West Caldwell office’s lobby hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Drive-up hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; and Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lakeland Bancorp, the holding company for Lakeland Bank, has an asset base of approximately $2.7 billion and forty-eight (48) offices spanning six northwestern New Jersey counties: Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic, Sussex and Warren. Lakeland Bank offers an extensive array of consumer and commercial products and services, including online banking, localized commercial lending teams and 24-hour or less turnaround time on consumer loan applications. For more information about their full line of products and services, visit their website at

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