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OBA first vice chairman delivers OPSU commencement speech

Amada Alvidrez was selected as the Oklahoma Panhandle State University 2021 Commencement Program Speaker, for the ceremony which was held on May 7. Alvidrez serves as Regional Retail Manager at Equity Bank in Guymon and is also currently first vice chairman of the Oklahoma Bankers Association. In 2016, she joined the Government Relations Council for OBA and was elected to …

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Adrian Beverage assumes president/CEO position at OBA

The Oklahoma Bankers Association will have a new president and CEO for the first time in 33 years – but one with a familiar name – when Adrian Beverage assumes the post officially on Saturday, May 1. Beverage will be moving from his current position as chief of staff, executive vice president and director of government relations for the OBA, …

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Esther George to speak at 2021 OBA Convention

Esther George, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, will speak at the 2021 OBA Convention on Wednesday, May 26. Her session will last from 9-9:45 a.m., and will be titled “Economic Outlook”. George leads a workforce of close to 2,000 employees in Kansas City and its branch offices in Omaha, Denver and Oklahoma City. As …

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Consumer delinquencies rise in fourth quarter of 2020

After two consecutive quarters of declines, consumer credit delinquencies rose in the fourth quarter of 2020 as the toll of the pandemic-induced recession weighed on the economy, according to results from the American Bankers Association’s Consumer Credit Delinquency Bulletin. Overall, delinquencies rose in each of the 11 loan categories tracked by ABA. The composite ratio, which tracks delinquencies in eight …

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2021 OBA Convention approaching in May

The Oklahoma Bankers Association 2021 Convention is set for May 24-26 in Oklahoma City, with the brand-new Omni Hotel as the host locale. This year’s convention will be slightly different than previous years as, after the cancellation of the 2020 Convention, several events will be packed into the schedule and there will be no keynote speaker to begin and end …

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COVID-19 impacts Oklahomans’ consumer spending, mobility, employment

The Oklahoma City Branch of the Federal Reserve of Kansas City released its latest issue of the quarterly publication the Oklahoma Economist. At the beginning of the pandemic, COVID-19 affected Oklahomans’ consumer spending, mobility and employment. While consumer spending rebounded relatively quickly—boosted by government stimulus payments and online spending—the number of Oklahomans going to retail and recreation establishments steadily went down …

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Senate passes PPP extension; bill heads to president

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The Senate today voted overwhelmingly today to pass a bill extending the Paycheck Protection Program. The legislation, which was approved 92-7 by the Senate after the House already passed it, now goes to President Biden for signing. The Paycheck Protection Program Extension Act would allow loan applications to the program – currently set to expire on March 31 – for …

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OBA Intern Program looking for participants

The OBA Intern Program is active again for 2021 and we’re looking for participating banks! The purpose of this program is to provide intensive, practical, training for Oklahoma’s most promising students. By working together, Oklahoma’s banking and educational institutions can produce strong leaders for our industry and state. For more information on this IMPORTANT program, important not only to aspiring …

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Make your nominations for OBA 50-Year Club

The OBA is proud to promote the recognition of bankers who have devoted 50 or more years of service to the banking industry. All eligible nominees will be honored at the 2021 OBA Convention, held May 24-26. Click here to download a nomination form. If you have any questions, please contact Janis Reeser at 405-424-5252 or janis@oba.com.

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Join a 2021-2022 OBA committee

NOW is the time to get involved in your Association, and one good way to accomplish this is to join one of our committees! We are now taking names for those interested in our committees for the 2021-20220 year. By participating with the group three to four times a year, you learn more about your profession, meet other bankers, share …

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