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December 2019

  • December 23, 2019

    Merry Christmas from the Oklahoma Bankers Association!

    The OBA will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 24, and Wednesday, Dec. 25, for Christmas. We will reopen at our regular time on Thursday, Dec. 26. We will also be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 1, for New Year’s Day. We will reopen at our regular time on Thursday, Jan. 2. Merry Christmas and happy New Year’s to you and your …

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  • December 18, 2019

    Federal banking agencies release 2018 CRA data on lending

    The 700 banks that reported 2018 Community Reinvestment Act data concerning their work in small business, small farm and community development lending had the information released this week by the federal banking agencies. You can read all the info, data and statistics regarding the 2018 CRA lending data by clicking here.

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  • December 10, 2019

    Check out photos from the 2019 Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame!

    Check out the 2019 Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame highlights below with several photos from the event! The ceremony was on Dec. 5, during which the second-ever class was inducted. The inductees honored at the event were: John V. Anderson, Clark and Wanda Bass, Mick Thompson & Morrison Tucker.  

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  • December 5, 2019

    Five bankers inducted into Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame as 2019 class

    The Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame inducted its 2019 class – its second ever – today at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City. John V. Anderson, with F&M Bank; the late Clark and Wanda Bass, with First National Bank & Trust Co., in McAlester; Oklahoma State Banking Commissioner Mick Thompson; and the late Morrison Tucker, a longtime prominent Oklahoma …

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  • December 5, 2019

    Huge thank you to Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame sponsors

    We would like to say a huge thank you to our sponsors of the Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame. Platinum sponsors: F&M Bank and First National Bank & Trust Company of McAlester. Gold sponsors: The Citizen Potawatomi Nation, First National Bank & Trust Company of Shawnee, Quail Creek Bank and Sooner State Bank. Silver sponsors: American Bank and Trust Co., …

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Jeremy Cowen

Jeremy Cowen, Senior 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.