August 2, 2017: Dust off your golf clubs – come out for a fun day of golf and help our Club kids! Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County is pleased to announce that registration and sponsorship details are available for our 4th Annual Golf Outing, honoring Thomas Couglin, President & CEO of BCB Community Bank. The Golf Outing will be held at Echo Lake Country Club in Westfield, NJ on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017. This year’s tournament will be the best yet, and players can expect a few surprises. Visit www.bgcuc.org to register by clicking Golf Outing on the banner. Register your foursome by Aug. 25 and save $200.

BCB Community Bank is a community partner of Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County and supports our members in many programs. During the 2017-2018 school year, BCB will be facilitating the Financial Literacy programs at our Clubs and will participate in the Youth of the Year  Program, where Club Members are recognized for their successes.

“BCB Community Bank looks forward to a successful relationship with the Boys and Girls Club of Union County,” said Thomas Couglin, President & CEO of BCB Community Bank. “BCB believes in the value of “Paying it Forward”, giving back to the community, and supporting local organizations. Thank you Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County for all you do for our kids, and we are proud to be part of your family.”

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“We are looking forward to a great day, honoring Thomas Coughlin,” said Russell Triolo, Chief Executive Officer.  “BCB Community Bank is one of our community partners; they are committed to enriching the communities they serve.”

Registration, check-in and luncheon begin at 10:30 a.m.; Shotgun start at noon; Cocktail Hour at 5 p.m. followed by Dinner and Awards at 6:00PM. Players may register online at BGCUC.org; click the Golf Outing banner. If you register your foursome BEFORE Aug. 25, you will save $200. Non-Player package is also available. Sponsorships can be found on our website: www.bgcuc.org. They include Luncheon Sponsor ($3,000), Golf Cart Sponsor ($2,500), Beverage Cart Sponsor ($2,000), Prize Sponsor ($1,500) and Grand Prize Raffle Sponsor ($1,000). There will also be Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive opportunities. Anyone interested in sponsorship information or purchasing an ad in the journal, please contact Joe DeMaio at jdemaio@bgcuc.org or 908-687-2697 ex. 115.

Thomas M. Coughlin is the President and Chief Executive Officer of BCB Community Bank and BCB Bancorp, Inc. Mr. Coughlin has been in the banking industry for over 35 years. He formerly served as Vice President of Chatham Savings Bank and before that as Controller and Corporate Secretary of First Savings Bank of New Jersey. Believing that Bayonne was underserved by community banks, along with the support of local investors Bayonne Community Bank, now BCB Community Bank was founded in 2000 and continues to grow steadily throughout New Jersey and New York. Mr. Coughlin serves as a member of the Bayonne Rotary, Gift of Life 7490, International Aid Humanitarian Foundation, Friends of Family Readiness Group, Bayonne Chamber of Commerce and Friends of Special Children; is a former Commissioner of the Bayonne Rent Control Board; is a past-President of the American Heart Association; and has served as Trustee of D.A.R.E. and the Bayonne P.A.L. He earned a bachelor of science degree from Saint Peter’s University, Jersey City and received his CPA designation in 1982.

“It is a privilege to be a part of the 4th Annual Golf Outing, as I have personally seen the amazing influence that Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County has on enriching the lives of young people participating in their programs,” said Michele Spinowitz, Golf Outing Committee Chair.  “The positive impact of the counselors and volunteers is vital in helping to shape the character and leadership of the youth they inspire.”  

Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County offers youth programs in 5 communities in Union County: Plainfield, Elizabeth, Union, Hillside and Roselle.  Summer Fun Club is going on now at our Union, Plainfield and Elizabeth Clubs. Teen leadership programs for ages 14-18 are available in Union, Elizabeth and Plainfield.  Members participate in character-building, leadership, career preparation and community service activities throughout the year.  Aquatics instruction is available at our Union Club.  After School Programs for 2017-2018 will open on Sept. 7. For information on our clubs and programs, please visit our website www.bgcuc.org or contact us 908-687-2697. 

BCB Community Bank

We are a thriving community bank that pride ourselves on hard work, friendly customer service and all the conveniences of local banking. We believe in investing in the communities we serve, helping families buy homes and assisting businesses to grow and succeed. We support community-based causes and local education. We do our best to help make dreams come true.

BCB continues to find ways of improving both our personal banking and business banking services for an enjoyable and hassle-free banking experience. Our branch office representatives welcome those customers who enjoy banking with a friendly face and our drive-thru options are quick and convenient. Our online banking is state-of-the-art and offers both ease and security. A variety of checking, savings and loans products are available for customers with varying needs and preferences. Our business banking products and services help the businesses we serve grow and succeed.

BCB has been servicing large and small accounts for business and personal needs since our inception in November 2000. We were founded by community members to serve the community, its residents and businesses. We are now located in multiple New Jersey communities, including Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth and Union counties in New Jersey and Richmond County, along with Manhattan, in New York. Yet as we grow, we never move away from our mission to be your community bank.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County

Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County seek to inspire and enable young people, who need them most, to realize their full potential and have provided opportunity for youth since 1955. They are part of a national network of some 4,000 neighborhood-based facilities, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, which serves more than 4.6 million young people annually, in all 50 states and on U.S. military bases worldwide. Clubs provide guidance-oriented character development programs on a daily basis for children 6-18 years old, conducted by a full-time professional staff. Key Boys & Girls Club programs emphasize leadership development, education and career exploration, financial literacy, health and life skills, the arts, sports, fitness and recreation, and family outreach.