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SPJ Living – Sawyer Smith Residential Brokerage
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Sidney Jackson
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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,, 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.

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Yassine Elkaryani
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Handan Koch
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First Commerce Bank
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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.

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1008 Teaneck Rd, Teaneck, NJ 07666
Russo Real Estate
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Steven L Finkelstein, Broker-Associate.
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Russo Real Estate
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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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873 Teaneck Road,,Teaneck,New Jersey,07666
May 10 2022

3-Minute Networking May 2022

08:00 - 10:00

Get out of your home or office and see people IN REAL LIFE at our…

Nov 04 2021

20th Annual Community Awards Dinner

18:30 - 20:30

You are cordially invited to attend our 20th Annual Community Awards Dinner where we are…

Aug 03 2021

National Night Out

17:00 - 21:00

Stop by, join the fun with your neighbors in our annual National Night Out community…

Jun 21 2021

Business After Hours Networking (In-Person!)

18:00 - 20:00

Please join us for an IN-PERSON networking event with the Multi-Chamber Alliance chambers sponsored by…

Mar 10 2021

Walk the Talk

19:30 - 21:00


Nov 30 2020

Lunch & Learn – How to Get Your Message Heard

12:00 - 13:00

You bring your lunch to your desk and we bring the learn to your desk. …

Nov 07 2020

20th Annual Outreach Auction

18:30 - 22:00

Central Unitarian Church, 156 Forest Ave., Paramus, NJ 07652 This is a perfect opportunity for…

Nov 12 2020

15th Annual Teaneck International Film Festival

00:00 - 23:59

As this is quite extensive an event, best to check the website for all…

Oct 15 2020

19th Annual Teaneck Chamber of Commerce Community Awards Dinner

00:00 - 23:59


Sep 25 2020

Bergen LEADS Friday Forum

11:30 - 14:00

Stony Hill Inn, 231 Polifly Rd., Hackensack, NJ 07601 The Friday Forum is a powerful…

Aug 04 2020

National Night Out (First Tues of Aug)

17:00 - 21:00

Teaneck’s National Night Out is hosted by the Teaneck Police Department at Votee Park. National…

May 04 2020

Annual 4th of July Parade.

00:00 - 23:59

Parade begins at 9:30am Dozens of local organizations participate in this annual Teaneck event. The…

May 31 2020

3rd Annual 5K Run/Walk/Roll/Color – TOPS Run for Education.

00:00 - 23:59

The Teaneck 5K Run/Walk/Roll in Teaneck, NJ is a USATF Sanctioned timed event, along the…

May 25 2020

Annual Cedar Lane Memorial Day Family Festival

11:00 - 18:00

Local merchants and outside vendors will line both sides of Cedar Lane, offering great shopping…

Apr 21 2020

Bergen Business Expo 2020

12:00 - 20:00

The Bergen Business Expo is the region’s premier platform for developing business opportunities and brings…

Nov 19 2019

Getting Found in Today’s Marketplace

08:30 - 17:00

In today’s crazy world, we need to be seen and found by our prospects if…

Sep 25 2019

Mega Networking September 25

18:00 - 20:00

Meet individuals from Bergen Biz, Englewood, Englewood Cliffs, Cliffside Park, Gold Coast, Teaneck, Edgewater, Fairview…

Feb 19 2020

February Mega Networking

18:00 - 20:00

Join us for an After-Hours networking event – create long-lasting business relationships & friendships! Free…

Dec 04 2019

Ugly Sweater Mega Networking Event

18:00 - 20:00

Come celebrate the holidays with our annual “Ugly Sweater” Mega Networking event with the Multi-Chamber…

Jul 17 2019

Multi-Chamber Alliance July 2019 Event

18:00 - 21:00

Come and meet other fellow business owners and create long-lasting relationships with members of the…

Sep 05 2019

18th Annual Community Awards Dinner

18:00 - 21:00

Come celebrate with us as we mark our 18th year honoring Teaneck’s best

May 05 2019

Quickly Grow Your LEADS & REVENUES the EASY Way

08:30 - 10:30

Are you having a hard time generating enough leads and revenue for your business? More…

Jan 01 2020


06:00 - 19:30

Please join us as we vote for this year’s Chamber of Commerce board of directors…

Mar 29 2020


05:00 - 18:00

Come meet FDU’s Men’s Basketball Coach Greg Herenda and Broadway’s Jeffrey Keller at this year’s…

Mar 20 2020

After-Hour Networking Event – MegaNet 2019

05:30 - 19:00

After-Hour Networking Event – MegaNet 2019 Date/Time Date(s) – Wed, Nov 13, 2019 5:30 pm…

Mar 18 2020


18:00 - 20:00

Join our Multi-Chamber event: after-hours’ Networking mixer Please join the Teaneck Chamber, Gold Coast Regional Chamber of…