This past Thursday, ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc. had the honor of ringing the NASDAQ closing bell to celebrate our IPO. This was a memorable milestone for us here at CNOB and for the entire financial industry. ConnectOne was the first successful bank IPO in the country since 2011 and the first in NJ since 2003.
ConnectOne began as North Jersey Community Bank in 2005 with the mission to redefine traditional banking. We strive to provide top-notch personalized service with the products and technologies normally found at larger institutions. As a result, we experienced unprecedented growth over the past 8 years leading us to successfully complete our IPO on February 12, 2013.
This accomplishment is a true testament to the hard work of our dedicated employees, the support of our shareholders & clients, and the commitment of our board of directors.
I am proud of what we have accomplished here at ConnectOne Bank and look forward to what our next chapter holds…