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Keith A. Buscio

Director of Public Relations

January 19, 2023

Provident Welcomes Scott Hurlbert as Digital Channels Director

Provident Bank, a leading New Jersey-based financial institution is pleased to announce that Scott Hurlbert has joined the bank as Senior Vice President, Digital Channels Director with the Information Technology team. Mr. Hurlbert will be based in the bank’s Iselin, N.J. administrative headquarters. Read More

January 03, 2023

National Survey Finds 67% of Small-to-Medium-Sized Business Owners and Executives Believe a Recession is Likely in 2023

Provident Bank, a leading New Jersey-based financial institution, has released the results of its 2023 Economic Outlook Survey. The survey polled 1,000 small- to-medium-sized business owners and executives and explores predictions for 2023’s economic outlook in addition to measuring respondents' thoughts on the likelihood of a looming recession and the effects inflation and rising interest rates have had on their organizations in 2022. Read More

November 16, 2022

Provident Receives DEI Trailblazer Award from African American Chamber of Commerce and New Jersey Chamber of Commerce

Provident Bank , a leading New Jersey-based financial institution, is proud to announce it recently received a DEI Trailblazer Award in the category of Emerging DEI Influencer from The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey and The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce. The award was presented to the Bank at the first Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) Trailblazer Awards reception co-hosted by the two business organizations. The reception was held to honor and recognize companies that are “Walking the Walk – and demonstrating progress in critical areas of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.” Read More

November 14, 2022

Provident Bank Launches Employee Resource Group for Veterans

Provident Bank, a leading new jersey-based financial institution, held a celebration at their administrative headquarters to announce the launch of its newest employee resource group (ERG), Provident Salutes. Read More

November 01, 2022

Provident Protection Plus Nationally Recognized as Top Insurance Agency by the Big “I” and Reagan Consulting in 2022 Best Practices Study

Provident Protection Plus has been recognized as an elite independent insurance agency by the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) “Best Practices” Study Group. Read More

October 31, 2022

Turkey Drive sponsored by Provident Bank to be held at Coca-Cola Park

Provident Bank, New Bethany Ministries, and the Lehigh Valley IronPigs are partnering for the third straight year to hold a frozen turkey drive on Friday, November 18 from 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, PA. Residents who visit the ballpark will be able to donate a frozen turkey (10-12 lb. preferred). The frozen turkeys will be collected in a refrigerated truck and stored until distribution later that afternoon. Read More

October 20, 2022

National Survey Finds Nearly 75% of U.S. Businesses Have Been Affected by the Labor Shortage

Provident Bank, a leading New Jersey-based financial institution, has released the results of its 2022 National Labor/Staffing Shortage Survey. The survey includes insights from 1,000 hiring managers and department heads, small business owners, recruitment and talent acquisition specialists, and compensation and/or business managers, and explores how businesses are dealing with the effects of the labor shortage. Read More

September 27, 2022

Provident Financial Services, Inc. and Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. to Combine to Create New Jersey’s Premier Super-Community Banking Franchise

Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE: PFS) (“Provident”), the parent company of Provident Bank, and Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: LBAI) (“Lakeland”), the parent company of Lakeland Bank, today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which the companies will combine in an all-stock merger, valued at approximately $1.3 billion. The merger combines two complementary banking platforms to create New Jersey’s preeminent super-community bank. The combined company will have more than $25 billion in assets and $20 billion in total deposits. Read More

September 22, 2022

Damiano Tulipani Joins Provident Bank

Provident Bank, a leading New Jersey-based financial institution, is pleased to announce that Damiano Tulipani has joined the organization as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer. Read More

September 08, 2022

McAuliffe Joins Provident Bank to Boost CRE Lending in Long Island and Westchester County Markets

Provident Bank, a leading New Jersey-based financial institution, announced that Ryan McAuliffe recently joined the company as Vice President, Commercial Real Estate Relationship Manager to support the Bank’s expansion efforts in the Long Island and Westchester County markets. Read More