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Lakeland Bank to Celebrate Grand Opening of State-of-The-Art Sparta Branch on September 29th

Giveaways, Kid Activities and Opportunity to Meet Former NY Yankee Player Graig Nettles
OAK RIDGE, N.J. — August 27, 2012Lakeland Bank announces the opening of a state-of-the-art prototype branch in Sparta. Supporting the personal interaction that is the essence of community banking, the 5,000 square foot facility will feature the latest banking technologies including modern teller pod stations, ATM machines with automated deposit capacity, and up-to-the-minute communications through digital signage.
To commemorate the opening of the newly constructed branch located at 7 Town Center Drive, Lakeland Bank will host a Grand Opening Celebration September 29 from 9:00 am-1:00 pm featuring prizes, family activities and refreshments including bagels, hot dogs, apple cider and donuts.
“We are proud to debut this prototype office that offers a unique, modern banking experience for our customers,” said Thomas Shara, president and CEO of Lakeland Bank. “As a community bank, we put our customers at the heart of everything we do and we are looking forward to celebrating the opening with them.”
Designed to simplify banking, this easily accessible location will provide the products and services to enhance how people want to bank today. The new branch will officially open for business September 15 and the existing Sparta Downtown (Rt. 181) office will close Friday, September 14at 4:00 pm. The Sparta Avenue office will close Friday, September 28 at 4:00 pm.
Through a limited time promotion, customers who open an Elite or Platinum Checking account at the new Sparta office may be eligible to receive a free Kindle Fire. The promotion runs from September 15 to October 29, 2012.
The Grand Opening Celebration is open to the public and will offer area residents a chance to win prizes and participate in entertaining activities. Lakeland Bank will be giving away two iPads through a random drawing, and all attendees can spin a prize wheel for the chance to win numerous prizes. There will also be an autograph and photo opportunity with former NY Yankee third baseman Graig Nettles from 10:00 am-1:00 pm.
WSUS 102.3 FM will broadcast live from the Grand Opening which will also offer kid-friendly activities such as pumpkin decorating, face painting and a magician.
For more information about the new Sparta branch or the Grand Opening celebration, please visit www.lakelandbank.com or call 866-224-1379.
About Lakeland Bank
Lakeland Bancorp, the holding company for Lakeland Bank, has an asset base of approximately $2.9 billion and 47 offices spanning six northern 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 the bank’s full line of products and services, visit their website at lakelandbank.com.
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