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March 2021

  • March 2, 2021

    Compliance Alliance offers bankers compliance help

    As you know, your OBA invested in Compliance Alliance (C/A) almost 10 years ago. So far that investment has had a return of 924 percent to the OBA. Roger Beverage, OBA’s current President & CEO, serves on both the C/A’s Executive Committee and its Board of Directors. What is Compliance Alliance? Compliance Alliance offers a comprehensive suite of compliance management …

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February 2021

  • February 19, 2021

    Get free personalized PSA encouraging community to vaccinate

    The Oklahoma Bankers Association has created COVID-19 vaccine-related public service announcements for its member banks, both in advertising form as well as in story form, ready for display at the bank or for insertions into local newspapers. These free advertising files and stories, themed as “Nothing’s Safer Than Money In The Bank … Except For The COVID-19 Vaccine”, echo the …

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  • February 16, 2021

    OBA offices closed, staff remains available for assistance

    The OBA offices will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday for the safety of our staff in the wintry weather. We remain available to assist our bankers, however, and you can reach our staff through our emails or cell phones. Roger Beverage (president & CEO) — roger@oba.com; 405/850-0695 Adrian Beverage (government relations) — adrian@oba.com; 405/323-2819 Lea Ann Jackson (accounting/operations) — …

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  • February 12, 2021

    Fed extends rule allowing bank directors to apply for PPP loans

    The Federal Reserve Board announced Tuesday that it is temporarily allowing certain bank directors and shareholders to apply to their banks for PPP loans. This is the second extension of the rule and will allow those individuals to apply for PPP loans. The extension, which is applicable only to PPP loans, is effective immediately. This extension applies to PPP loans …

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  • February 10, 2021

    Join an 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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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.