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The Teaneck Chamber of Commerce (TCC) is a not-for-profit organization lead by business leaders who care about our community. Our members range from mom-and-pop shops and local chambers to leading industry associations and large corporations. The Teaneck Chamber’s mission is multipurpose: to promote business growth in Teaneck, to serve members with personal and professional development opportunities, to affect public policy decisions to the benefit of the Teaneck business community and to actively participate in various community activities for the betterment of quality to life in our township.
Hard work and helping others are in Sidney’s DNA. He just loves people. He got his first job as a bag boy at age 13, as soon as he could have a work permit in Orange Park, FL where he grew up, wanting to infuse happiness in everyone’s lives. Upon receiving his MBA from Stetson University, Sidney settled in Hoboken where he has resided since and went on to serve in various capacities in non-profit organizations including New York Urban League, HelpUsAdopt.org, and Harlem School of the Arts. Currently, he serves as Director of Development at Immigration Equality. The same desire to help his fellow community members has attracted him to real estate where he sees his role as a ‘conduit of dreams.’ He navigates through complex real estate transactions with his remarkable work ethic, sense of humor, and kindness. Sidney is a classically trained singer and a fitness enthusiast who leads spin classes at a local gym, and he enjoys singing and cycling through streets of Bergen County.
We are a community-based, full-service commercial bank that emphasizes the banking needs of small to medium-sized businesses, professional entities, governmental agencies and individuals. We opened in January 2006 under the name Northern State Bank. We offer a broad range of consumer and commercial banking services to our customers. We offer high-quality service by providing more direct, personal attention than we believe is offered by competing financial institutions, most of which are branch offices of banks headquartered outside our primary trade area. We believe that this combination of quick, responsive and personal service, combined with state-of-the-art banking technology, provides our customers with a superior banking experience. We urge potential investors to read our 2015 Annual Report, and subsequent Shareholder Letters, for a review of our operations, by selecting the investor relations tab on this website.
On July 22, 2010, we entered into a Recapitalization Agreement. The Recapitalization was consummated on December 14, 2010, and we raised approximately $18.3 million in additional capital. As part of the Recapitalization, we also relocated our headquarters to 105 River Avenue in Lakewood, while maintaining our original branch in Closter, New Jersey. We now serve Ocean, Monmouth, and Mercer Counties in New Jersey, as well as our original target market of Bergen County, New Jersey. We also restructured our Board of Directors, adding 11 new Board Members, while maintaining four members of the Bank’s original Board.
With the Recapitalization in December 2010, Northern State Bank finished the year 2010 with $77.6 million in total assets and $21.6 million in total capital. Subsequently, the Bank formally changed its name to First Commerce Bank in June, 2011, with additional capital of $7.2 million being raised in January, 2012 and $11.0 million in August, 2013. In the 4th quarter, 2015, there was $2.9 million raised from the exercise of warrants previously granted to the Northern State Bank shareholders as well as the founding directors and founders of First Commerce Bank, in formation. As of June 30, 2016 total assets were $758.4 million and total capital was $63.8 million.
From January 2011, to February 2018, First Commerce Bank expanded its physical presence as follows:
Recently, the Bank has received certain performance recognition in the banking community.
The Bank was the fastest growing bank, headquartered in New Jersey, for 2013, 2014 and 2015 with growth being measured organically and on a relative basis.
Financial Management Consulting Group (FMCG) in 2015 ranked our Bank as number 4 in overall financial performance for banks headquartered in New Jersey.
FMCG ranked our Bank as number 1 in overall financial performance for banks headquartered in New Jersey as of March 31, 2016.
SNL, in Charlottesville, Virginia, ranked First Commerce Bank number 13 in the country in overall financial performance in 2014 for banks in asset size between $500.0 million and $5.0 billion.
SNL, in Charlottesville, Virginia, ranked First Commerce Bank number 27 in the country in overall financial performance in 2015 for banks with less than $1.0 billion in assets.
First Commerce Bank prides itself on being efficient, responsive, and relationship driven. The mission is to build the right family of talented staff members in order to achieve the desired results. First Commerce Bank is not about earnings, which is a short-term objective, as its mission is to build franchise value.
As a Broker-Associate , Steven Finkelstein, have become a "go to" agent & a consistent leader with a reputation for protecting his client's interests. Savvy negotiations & un-compromising integrity are just a few of his strengths. Steven is exceptionally well- respected for his ethical standards, strong work ethic and will do everything in his power to ensure a positive experience for all parties in a transaction: buyers, sellers & cooperating agents.
Steven is a recipient of the NJ Realtors® Circle of Excellence Sales Award 2017-2020, Greater Bergen Association of Realtors® 2018/2019 Rising Star Award & holds a special SRES® designation as a Seniors Real Estate Specialist® & SRS- Seller Representative Specialist. Notary Public NJ
Steven thrives on matching people with the right properties and helping them through the process. Using his extensive knowledge of the marketplace, client's can expect a realistic outlook on what to expect in today's marketplace.
Steven is a member of Greater Bergen Association of Realtors® , New Jersey MLS, Garden State MLS, Teaneck Chamber of Commerce, Teaneck Real Estate Committee & various community/professional & volunteer groups.
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