Week of Sept. 17

In This Issue…

2018 OBA Washington Visit app available for download
Save the dates for upcoming major OBA events!
OBA education corner …

2018 OBA Washington Visit app available for download

The iPhone app for the 2018 OBA Washington Visit is now available for download.

You can download the OBA app, which provides location and times and other information for the event, by clicking here (for iTunes) or here (for Google Play).

If you have any questions, please contact Jeremy Cowen at the OBA.

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Save the dates for upcoming major OBA events!

The dates are set for the 2019 OBA Senior Management Conference as well as the 2019 OBA Convention. Put these dates and locations on your calendar for early planning!

  • 2019 OBA Senior Management Conference, Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, Phoenix, Arizona, April 7-9.
  • 2019 OBA Convention, Edmond Convention Center and Hilton Garden Inn, Edmond, May 20-22.

Also, the dates for the OBA Bankers’ Night Out programs have been finalized and begin this week! Mark your calendar for the date of the program that’s in your area of the state and plan to attend. Bring your coworkers with you so that everyone can be up to speed on the most recent developments affecting their job.

As in the past, the schedule for each of these meetings is: 5:30 p.m. – drinks; 6:15 p.m. – program; 7 p.m. – dinner.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. The cost is $40 per person. Click here for registration information.

Locations and dates for this year’s events are:

  • Woodward, Sept. 20.
  • Lawton, Sept. 25.
  • Oklahoma City, Sept. 26.
  • Krebs, Oct. 9.
  • Tulsa, Oct. 16.
  • Stillwater, Oct. 18.

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OBA education corner …

Schools have started and so has football, so it feels summer is nearing an end, even if the weather outside doesn’t necessarily agree. One thing that is ending, though, is the usual summer respite from live seminars and events from the OBA’s education department. Many things are on the horizon! Take note of the following:

  • These People Drive Me Crazy, Sept. 26, webinar — Some days it just does not pay to get out of bed! Ever said that? Most of us that supervise others find there are just some people that can drive us crazy! This program will provide you with excellent coaching tactics on dealing with the challenging people issues that frequent the workplace.
  • FFIEC CAT vs. InTREx, Sept. 28, webinar — These two programs have two different objectives, InTREx is used to conduct an examination against the institution where the FFIEC Cybersecurity Assessment Tool (CAT) can be both an examination tool and a self-assessment tool. Both provide extreme value to an institution when used properly. In this presentation, we will review both processes; best practices using each, comparison of their differences and how to leverage them together.
  • The UCC for Lenders, Oct. 3, webinar — Gain a thorough understanding of UCC secured lending transactions and how they work. This webinar provides a comprehensive overview, including perfecting security interests, documentation, filing, analysis of lien positions, common mistakes and more.
  • Legal Liabilities When Check Fraud Occurs, Oct. 9, webinar — If you’re confused about what your financial institution’s legal responsibility might be in various check fraud situations, this seminar is for you.
  • Telephone Consumer Protection Act Compliance, Oct. 9, webinar — For the last several years Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) complaints have been one of the most filed types of lawsuits across the country.
  • Marketing & Advertising Compliance, Oct. 10, webinar — As the compliance environment becomes more complex, your marketing department must stay on top of all the rules and regulations. This session can help.
  • Identifying & Documenting CRA, Oct. 10, webinar — Every bank (small, intermediate small or large) needs to identify and document its community development (CD) activities in order to achieve the best possible CRA rating.
  • 2018 HR Fall Seminar, Oct. 16, Oklahoma City — This seminar will give you updates to federal and state law and what is brewing in the future. We will have some group discussions and questions about best practices in HR.

Also, bankers are encouraged to attend a speech from OU Regent Frank Keating, former governor of Oklahoma and former CEO of the American Bankers Association, titled “How Bankers Can Help the Politicians.” The speech will take place on Sept. 27 at the Gene Rainbolt Graduate School of Business in Oklahoma City. There is no registration fee to attend, but seating is limited. For more information and to register, please visit price.ou.edu/obacfs by Sept. 20.

Finally, take note of the 7th Annual Strategic Opportunities and M&A Conference for community bank leaders taking place on Nov. 4-6 in New Orleans. Co-sponsored by the OBA, with an emphasis on free-wheeling, peer-to-peer sharing of ideas and resources, the conference aims for compact, relevant programming specifically designed for strategic decision-makers — senior executives and directors who are shaping the community banking markets of tomorrow by finding ways to succeed today. Click here for more information!

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