Jeremy Cowen

Week of July 23

In This Issue… • Interesting marijuana development, at least for national banks • OBA seminars scheduled on banking marijuana-related businesses • Women In Banking conference scheduled for October • Emerging Leaders lunch-and-learn scheduled • OBA education corner …

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Answer leadership’s call: OBA Emerging Leaders Academy accepting applications

Take note the OBA 2018-19 Emerging Leaders Academy is currently accepting applications. We’re looking for the best and brightest bankers who seek to sharpen their leadership skills. The Academy will help you reach new heights with powerful speakers offering information leaders need for effectively maneuvering in today’s business climate. Each session helps participants become true leaders by understanding those around …

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Executive News: Well – now what?

On June 26, I was closely following the results of the primary election in a hotel room where I was attending the annual meeting of bankers associations located in the Heartland. The governor’s primary was of keen interest, of course, as were the races for attorney general and the First Congressional District, among others. And there was this other thing …

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Sticky situation

On June 26, Oklahoma voters approved State Question 788, which purports to “legalize” the growth, distribution and sale of marijuana for medicinal purposes. A hard-fought campaign between the proponents of the state question and the business community which, in general, opposed the measure that was adopted by a 14-point margin, 57-43 percent. “Oklahoma is now one of 30 states and …

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OBA seminars scheduled on banking marijuana-related businesses

Register today for the OBA’s initial seminars addressing bankers concerns over the recent legalization of medical marijuana. “Preliminary Considerations for Banking Marijuana-Related Businesses” will take place on Aug. 7 in Oklahoma City and Aug. 8 in Tulsa. Click here for more information and to register for the Oklahoma City seminar. Click here for more information and to register for the Tulsa Seminar. There …

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Week of July 9

In This Issue… • 2019 OBA convention set: save the dates! • Banks have questions on SQ 788/legalization of medical marijuana • Agencies grant S. 2155 stress-testing exemption to all institutions under $100 billion • CRA reform: We’re asking for your help, please! • Women In Banking conference scheduled for October • OBA education corner …

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Clarifying language on ‘five-day rule’

The OBA has received questions from bankers recently related to the mandatory annual five consecutive days of leave rule, particularly in how it relates to holiday days, such as this week’s July Fourth. Here is the response from the OBA’s legal team: 10-5-3. Minimum control elements for bank internal control program All internal control programs adopted by banks shall contain …

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Week of July 2

In This Issue… • Clarifying language on ‘five-day rule’ • Answer leadership’s call: OBA Emerging Leaders Academy accepting applications • Emerging Leaders lunch-and-learn scheduled • OBA education corner …

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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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