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February 2019

  • February 19, 2019

    Kansas City Fed research: Farmland values stable, risks remain

    According to economic research from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, farmland values in the Federal Reserve’s Tenth District held steady in the fourth quarter of 2018 despite risks to ongoing stability. While the demand for farmland remained relatively strong across the District, weaknesses in the crop sector continued to dampen the overall agricultural economy. Risks to farmland values …

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  • February 12, 2019

    Register for OBA’s 2019 Women in Banking Luncheon

    The 2019 Women in Banking Luncheon will feature guest speaker, Natalie Bartholomew. She is a career banker with a variety of experience in banking and currently serves as the chief administrative officer and VP of Grand Savings Bank. She launched the Girl Banker blog in November 2017 in hopes of creating a voice for women in banking and working moms. Bartholomew, aka, The …

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  • February 7, 2019

    OBA Bankers’ Night Out programs ready for spring

    The dates for the OBA Bankers’ Night Out programs have been finalized. Mark your calendar for the date of the program that’s in your area of the state and plan to attend. Bring your coworkers with you so that everyone can be up to speed on topics affecting their job. In addition to state and federal legislative updates, the program …

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  • February 5, 2019

    State associations, ICBA file amicus brief in credit union field of membership case

    State bankers associations from all 50 states and Puerto Rico, along with the Independent Community Bankers of America and 25 of its state-level affiliates, joined with the ABA by filing an amicus curiae brief Friday supporting ABA’s legal challenge to the National Credit Union Administration’s field of membership rule. The challenged rule is an effort to further expand the already loose fields …

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January 2019

  • January 31, 2019

    More information on ‘2nd Amendment auditors’

    As we touched on in an Oklahoma Banker Direct last week, there are groups going around Oklahoma communities – and into banks – testing their adherence to the 1st and 2nd Amendments by openly carrying firearms and filming customers. To help our banks prepare for the possibility of these groups coming into their own lobbies, Pauli Loeffler, with the OBA’s …

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Jeremy Cowen

Jeremy Cowen, Vice President/Communications

Email: jeremy@oba.com      |      Phone: Ext. 113

Jeremy has been in charge of the Oklahoma Banker newspaper as well as the OBA website and other member communications since joining the OBA in January 2002. A native of Hartshorne and a 1997 graduate of the University of Oklahoma, he enjoys meeting and talking with the different people he encounters while doing his job. Previously, Jeremy worked as a sports writer in Lawton and, for the four years prior to joining the OBA, Lubbock, Texas, where he decided the town wasn’t big enough for both him and Bobby Knight. When not working, Jeremy loves to hike, read, watch football, baseball and boxing and teach journalism to high school and college students. And, if you ask, there’s a good chance he will regale you with the story about being interviewed on ESPN by Chris Fowler.