Jeremy Cowen

CFPB report shows importance of physical community banks in rural areas

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Many rural communities face challenges with online-banking options and internet access, leading to heavy reliance on physical bank locations. The CFPB reported a data spotlight on April 19 highlighting the challenges faced regarding rural banking access in areas referred to as ‘banking deserts’. The report looks at how the situation of rural banking customers is unique, and outlines the CFPB’s …

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OBA Convention exhibitor booths are SOLD OUT

All exhibitor booths for the upcoming OBA Convention have been SOLD OUT. We apologize for any inconvenience to those who still hoped to secure an exhibitor space, but we are excited to have many top-notch guests displaying their services for our bankers in attendance! Sponsorships for both the convention and golf are still available, however – reach out to Thi …

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OBA Golf Tournament rescheduled for Nov. 14: Registration back open!

Due to adverse weather conditions, the OBA Oktoberfest Golf Tournament (previously set for Oct. 24) has been rescheduled for Monday, Nov. 14.  Show off your golfing skills or simply join your banking peers as a social registrant at the 2022 OBA Oktoberfest Golf Tournament on Nov. 14 at River Oaks Golf Club in Edmond. The tournament fee is $150 and …

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Okemah banker elected as OBA Emerging Leaders chair

Julie Stovall, with American Exchange Bank in Okemah, was elected by a vote of her peers to be the incoming OBA Emerging Leaders chair. Stovall will serve a two-year term and will work closely with OBA staff to continue to build and direct the OBA Emerging Leaders program. The chair will also serve as a member on the OBA Board …

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Week of April 18

In This Issue… Okemah banker elected as OBA Emerging Leaders chair Bankers’ Night Out programs wrap up next week in Oklahoma City Biden announces Barr as nominee for Fed vice chairman for supervision Time to relive 1980s with OB80s convention! OBA education corner … Okemah banker elected as OBA Emerging Leaders chair Julie Stovall, with American Exchange Bank in Okemah, …

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Time to relive 1980s with OB80s!

Registration is now open for 2022 OBA Convention! Do you have jams and day-glo shirts in your closet? Do you long for the days of playing Space Invaders and Pac-Man at the local arcade? Are Simple Minds and Thompson Twins blaring out of your car speakers? Is watching Jake Ryan surprise Samantha in front of the church your idea of feel-good movie watching? If any of the answers to the …

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Be part of ABA’s Teach Children to Save Day

The ABA Foundation is celebrating 25 years of Teach Children to Save, and you’re invited to join in on the fun! April 28 marks the special day and all banks and bankers are encouraged to participate. Help elementary and middle schoolers in your community learn good savings habits through free, banker-led outreach opportunities. Whether you raise financial awareness in your …

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Week of April 11

In This Issue… Bankers’ Night Out programs continue next week in Tulsa Salary survey deadline extended Last week to vote for OBA Emerging Leaders chair Time to relive 1980s with OB80s! OBA scholarship available OBA education corner … Bankers’ Night Out programs continue next week in Tulsa The dates for the OBA Bankers’ Night Out programs have been finalized, with …

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OBA board nominees selected for consideration by membership

Pursuant to Article V, Section 5.4 of the By Laws of the OBA, notice is hereby given of the slate of nominees that have been selected by each of Board’s nominating committees to serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors. The slate of nominees will be considered by the membership on May 19 at the annual meeting and …

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Time to relive 1980s with OB80s!

Registration is now open for 2022 OBA Convention! Do you have jams and day-glo shirts in your closet? Do you long for the days of playing Space Invaders and Pac-Man at the local arcade? Are Simple Minds and Thompson Twins blaring out of your car speakers? Is watching Jake Ryan surprise Samantha in front of the church your idea of feel-good movie watching? If any of the answers to the …

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