Lakeland Bank is proud to announce that it has received special recognition from the New Jersey Bankers Association for the Bank’s community service initiatives in 2017.
“Lakeland Bank has been serving the neighborhoods of northern New Jersey for nearly 50 years both as a trusted financial service provider and a strongly committed corporate citizen,” said Thomas Shara, president and chief executive officer. “To be recognized among our industry peers for the Bank’s community initiatives is truly an honor.”
Each year, NJBankers sponsors a Community Service Award Program to celebrate the community work of its members and shares those efforts with representatives of New Jersey’s governing bodies. Member banks submit entries of their community service activities from the prior year, which are compiled and presented to members of the New Jersey congressional delegation and the New Jersey legislature to demonstrate the active role the banking industry plays through civic and charitable activities for the betterment of communities throughout the state.
Several members of the New Jersey Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America review all entries and select those they deem worthy of special recognition. Lakeland Bank was the recipient of the 2017 Community Service Silver Award for its efforts and initiatives which improve the lives of citizens and the communities that are served in New Jersey.