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Highlands State Bank is a small, community-oriented bank dedicated to providing personalized service and competitive rates. Since we are part of the neighborhood, we have first-hand knowledge of the needs of local businesses and the people who live and work here. We use our knowledge to deliver quality banking to our customers through checking and savings accounts, mortgages, and consumer and business loans.

We’re known for our ability to make quick decisions and for our commitment to business success. Our representatives are equipped to interview customers and creatively solve problems to meet needs promptly. In everything, we strive to deliver the kind of attention and convenience our customers expect. We even have late hours throughout the workweek and hours on Saturday, so you can stop by more often.

Highlands Highlight

Highlands State Bank is pleased to announce that Kathryn Rosa has recently joined the Bank as Senior Vice President, Compliance & BSA Officer.

Kathryn is responsible for ensuring the bank is adhering to applicable regulatory compliance banking laws, including the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA). Kathryn will be working in the main office located in Vernon, NJ. Read More

Highlands State Bank is pleased to announce that James Donado has recently joined the Bank as Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer.

Mr. Donado brings 25 years of experience in banking with emphasis in commercial real estate financing and business lending. Read More

Community News


Sparta Patriot Award Given to Recognize Miss Sparta Pageant Organizer


Sparta Township Councilman Gil Gibbs made the annual presentation of Patriot Awards to Laura Elnasser at the June 14 township council meeting. Elnasser was nominated by Vicki Foley for the work she did to restart the Miss Sparta pageant…

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Zoo Specialist Visits Vernon For Unique Presentation


As her Space Farms shirt reads, Lori Space Day is the official "Zoo Momma." Her title at the family run zoo is Animal Pediatric Specialist to animal babies that require human intervention…

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Fundraisers Will Help Spread Cheer To Hospitalized Kids


The Sunshine Collection will be sponsoring several "Dine and Shop 4 Sunshine" fundraisers, where local restaurants and stores will be partnering in support to help the children of the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Department at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Paterson…

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Pup Outfoxes Golfer on 8th hole, Steals His Ball


A playful fox pup decided to join in on a round of golf Monday at a local golf course…

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Glen Rock Pops Go Patriotic on July 3rd


Keeping up the tradition, the Glen Rock Pops will open the Independence Day celebration on Sunday July 3rd with a free concert on the lawn of Borough Hall at 7:30pm…

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