Thursday, August 11, 2022

Jeremy Cowen

2018 OBA Annual Washington Visit scheduled

The OBA’s Annual Washington Visit has been scheduled for Sept. 30-Oct. 2 and the hotel will be the Marriott Marquis Washington D.C. Registration information should be hitting your bank shortly, but you can also download the registration and information form, and get more info on the hotel, by clicking here. If you have any questions, contact Adrian Beverage at the OBA.

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Week of June 25

In This Issue… • Answer leadership’s call: OBA Emerging Leaders Academy accepting applications • Deadline for nominations for Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame fast approaching • Emerging Leaders lunch-and-learn scheduled • OBA education corner …

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Frauds popping up among Oklahoma banks

They’re back: BEC wire and ACH fraud. Not that they ever went away, but we are seeing a serious uptick in wire fraud that is impacting realtors and abstract companies.  The numbers are large (just under $40,000 and just under $300,000, as two examples).  Our bankers are doing callbacks as required but the realtors believe they have been given correct …

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Week of June 18

In This Issue… • Kraninger selected to lead Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection • RBSA/anti-money laundering bill introduced in House faces hurdles • Trio of Oklahoma bankers graduate from GSB-LSU • Bowman, Clarida nominations approved • Luetkemeyer seeks clarity on rule-making procedures • Banks’ economic impact in Oklahoma quantified • Frauds popping up among Oklahoma banks • OBA education corner …

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Help us help fellow banker get elected

An outstanding young banker – John Symcox – is running for the Oklahoma State Senate. Importantly, John is very familiar with your business and will be a huge asset for the industry. John is the Wealth Management Advisor at First Fidelity Bank, and we’re once again asking bankers across the state to support his candidacy. At this point in the …

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Help us help fellow banker get elected

Rarely, if ever, does the OBA send out an urgent request asking bankers to financially support political candidates. We wouldn’t ask if it’s not critically important, so you know this “ask” is important. Chuck Hall is the CEO of Exchange Bank in Perry and is running for State Senate District 20. This district includes Pawnee, Noble, Logan and most of …

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Executive News: Holy cow!

Assuming you read my column last month, you may recall that I shared a bit of my childhood about growing up a Harry Caray and Chicago Cubs fan. In the column I noted what got me so hooked on Harry – the way he described a home run. “There’s a drive to left field; it might be outta here; it …

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Community banking victory

By Jeremy Cowen Vice President/Communications Editor In what was a major win for the banking industry, as well as for banking customers across the country, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a regulatory relief package on May 22, which was signed into law by President Trump two days later. The bill, S. 2155 — Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer …

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Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame taking nominations for introductory class

The Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame has been created by the OBA Board of Directors to honor individual bankers for their contributions to the banking industry and the State of Oklahoma. In addition, the Hall of Fame is intended to recognize bankers’ achievements on behalf of the Association’s member banks. Bankers make a difference in their communities every day. To …

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Check out OBA’s special convention opening video

Did you miss our annual convention and the opportunity to watch the opening video that discussed our convention theme of “Answering the C*A*L*L (Community/Advocacy/Leadership Legacy)? Or, would you just like to see it again? Either way, here’s your chance below to see some of our most well-known bankers discuss what the “C*A*L*L means to them, and also see some bankers …

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