In This Issue…
Oklahoma Economist publication: Positive outlook for state in 2019
The Oklahoma City Branch of the Federal Reserve of Kansas City has released its latest issue of the quarterly publication the Oklahoma Economist.
Oklahoma’s economy continued to expand in 2018 with employment increasing solidly and the unemployment rate below the national average with wages rising, according to Chad Wilkerson, branch executive, vice president and economist at the Oklahoma City Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.
Wilkerson said the outlook for key goods-producing sectors is encouraging heading into 2019 despite tariffs and lower oil prices.
Click here to read the latest issue of Oklahoma Economist.
Registration open for 2019 OBA Senior Management Conference
The Oklahoma Bankers Association 2019 Community Bankers Leadership & Senior Management Conference is scheduled for April 7-9 at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass in Phoenix, Arizona.
One of the key benefits in the conference will be talking with your peers. Attendees at the OBA 2019 Community Bankers Leadership & Senior Management Conference will be surrounded by those with similar titles, similar workloads, similar problems and likely solutions to issues that can be just as similar.
If you have any questions or want to get signed up, contact the OBA’s education department at 405-424-5252, or download a brochure and registration form by clicking here!
OBA education corner …
The new year is here! Time to make your resolutions for 2019. One resolution we hope many of our bankers make is to take advantage of the numerous education opportunities available through the OBA! Take note of the following:
- IRA Update and Review, Jan. 9, webinar — The IRS Cost of Living Adjustments were released in October 2018. And, you never know what the 2018 December surprise legislation will bring us.
- Basic Business Entities & Other Commercial Borrowers, Jan. 9, webinar — This webinar presents a survey of requirements, characteristics, advantages, disadvantages plus creation and documentation issues for the most frequently used types of business entities.
- Nailing Your Job of Head Teller, Jan. 15, webinar — The leadership provided by the frontline supervisor is critical to employees’ success enabling them to perform productively and efficiently.
- Smart Social Media, Jan. 16, webinar — In this basic level class, we will review social media channels and trends, give specific suggestions for updating and content, and touch on how to set internal guidelines for staff. We’ll also review how to handle negative press and information.
- Basics of Real Estate Loan Documentation, Jan. 23, webinar — This webinar provides a comprehensive overview of essential real estate loan documentation requirements, regulatory compliance issues, sound loan administration issues and best practices.
- 2019 Compliance Updates, Jan. 29-Operations, Tulsa; Jan. 29-Lending, Tulsa; Jan. 30-Operations, Oklahoma City; Jan. 30-Lending, Oklahoma City — The 2019 Compliance Updates will provide a review of issues and concerns facing every bank’s compliance team. The sessions will focus on “hot” topics, trends and areas that may need more emphasis. Common compliance mistakes also will be covered.
- 2019 OBA Intermediate School, Session I-Feb. 4-8; Session II-June 3-7, Oklahoma City — Presented in two sessions, this school is designed to prepare students to serve effectively and profitably the needs and desires of their banks and the banking public.
- 2019 OBA Commercial Lending School, March 3-8, Oklahoma City — The OBA Commercial Lending School is an intensive, one-week functional school designed for bankers with a basic understanding of credit and financial analysis. The school will demonstrate how to apply this knowledge in profitable commercial lending situations.