Please join us at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday May 23, 2019 for a dinner reception to celebrate  Claudine Baptiste and BCB Bank  as they are presented with the Distinguished Service Award for their support of and commitment to the Maplewood community.


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Claudine Baptiste is a Branch Manager and Business Development Officer at BCB Community Bank and is responsible for two Branch locations located in South Orange and Maplewood. Earlier in her banking career, Claudine was the Assistant Vice President/Assistant BSA Officer for Allegiance Community Bank, before BCB and Allegiance merged in 2012. Claudine was named the Branch Manager/Business Development Officer shortly after the merger and began working directly with the community that she has come to know so well. Claudine has been a resident of Maplewood for over 24 years. She graduated from Montclair State University in Upper Montclair, NJ with a B.S Degree in Business Administration, and a concentration in Business Management and International Studies. When Claudine isn’t diligently working in her office, she is out in the Community directly involved with a variety of local non-profit organizations and groups; these include both the South Orange and Maplewood Chambers of Commerce where she serves on the Board of Directors. Claudine also serves on the Senior Advisory Committee for Maplewood Township, The Maplewood Rotary Club as their President-Elect, and the South Orange Lions Club as their Treasurer. Claudine is an active member of the West Orange and North Essex Chambers of Commerce and is a former member of the Millburn/Short Hills Chamber of Commerce. Claudine and BCB have participated in and sponsored a number of  events in town including HOLA Fest, Maplewood Chili Cook-off, SOMA Film Festival, Affair of the Heart, Cougar Booster Golf Outing, MayFest, SOMA book Festival,  XRootsFest, Play Day, South Orange Invitational, SOPAC Annual Gala, KinderSmile,  Pretty in Pastel, Under Cover Music Festival, Lunar Festival, Columbia High School Scholarship, First Night and others. Her many volunteer activities over the years include support of the YMCA, The Elks Club, various Maplewood event committees and more. Claudine enjoys working at BCB Community Bank and takes great pride in serving her customers. In her spare time, Claudine enjoys reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with family. BCB is truly a Community Bank which has cemented its place in the Maplewood community by helping businesses grow, helping people achieve their dreams of homeownership and financial security and by consistently and generously supporting local causes and organizations vital to the growth, character, and development of Maplewood.


The Distinguished Service Award has been presented to leaders in our business and civic community for over 60 years; the Maplewood Chamber of Commerce is proud to add Claudine Baptiste and BCB Community Bank to its list of recipients.


Enjoy cocktails, dinner, and music at the elegant Maplewood Country Club


Please join us at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2019, for a dinner reception as Claudine Baptiste and BCB Community Bank are presented with the Distinguished Service Award


Throughout the years, Claudine Baptiste and BCB Community Bank have supported local causes, events and organizations that have been vital to the growth, character and development of Maplewood. The business community and residents alike have greatly benefitted from their generous contribution of time and resources.


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Join us in congratulating Claudine and BCB and celebrate with us on May 23rd.

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors








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