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July 2020

  • July 15, 2020

    Special message from OBA President/CEO Roger Beverage

    Longtime OBA President and CEO Roger Beverage filmed a special video webcast message to share with all Oklahoma bankers. It can be viewed by clicking through the link below. If you do not have audio and/or video capabilities on your computer, you can download the transcript of his message by clicking here (.pdf).

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  • July 6, 2020

    ABA president/CEO shares info on PPP

    ABA President and CEO Rob Nichols recently shared an update and info to all bank CEOs on the Paycheck Protection Program.   To all bank CEOs – I’m writing to provide a quick update on the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program, which both expired and was revived last week. Data Released. In response to calls from Congress for greater transparency, the …

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June 2020

  • June 24, 2020

    State of Oklahoma starting Oklahoma Business Relief Program

    Developed to help local businesses across the state overcome the economic challenges of COVID-19, the Oklahoma Business Relief Program offers vital funding for businesses that have suffered revenue loss due to the pandemic.   Gov. Kevin Stitt has designated $50 million in Federal CARES Act funds for the program.  Starting Monday, June 29, Oklahoma businesses can request to apply for OBRP …

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  • June 11, 2020

    Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame taking nominations for 2020 inductees

    The OBA will be taking nominations for 2020 Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame inductees through the middle of July. The Hall of Fame was 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 …

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  • June 5, 2020

    OBA and State Election Board hold press conference announcing plan to aid absentee voters

    The Oklahoma Bankers Association and the Oklahoma State Election Board held a joint press conference on June 5 to announce a plan for banks across the state to offer free absentee voting services to all Oklahoma voters. “Community banks across Oklahoma are excited for the opportunity to make absentee voting easier for all Oklahomans,” OBA Chief of Staff/EVP Adrian Beverage said. …

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Jeremy Cowen

Jeremy Cowen, Senior Vice President/Communications

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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.