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September 2020

  • September 2, 2020

    Register for OBA Virtual Washington Visit

    U.S. Capitol

    Join fellow bankers and industry leaders from across the South Central United States for a virtual meeting with agency leadership and lawmakers. The OBA has partnered with the ABA and other state bankers associations for the South Central Regional Virtual Washington Visit, which is scheduled for Sept. 21-24. This year’s Washington Visit will ensure policies crucial to the banking industry …

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August 2020

  • August 26, 2020

    Oklahoma banks remain strong in second quarter

    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) disclosed the second quarter results of the banking industry this week. “Commercial banks and savings institutions saw a decrease in net income of 70 percent from a year ago, while liquidity and capital levels remained very strong to meet loan demand and absorb any losses in the future.” “Industry income in total was down …

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  • August 18, 2020

    OBA Emerging Leaders Academy accepting applications

    Take note the OBA 2020-21 Emerging Leaders Academy is currently accepting applications. We’re looking for the best and brightest bankers who seek to sharpen their leadership skills. The Academy will help you reach new heights with powerful speakers offering information leaders need for effectively maneuvering in today’s business climate. Each session helps participants become true leaders by understanding those around …

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  • August 13, 2020

    Be sure to return your bank’s Hall of Fame ballots

    By now, your bank should have received its Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame ballots, which were mailed out on July 31. Please make sure your bank’s ballots are returned to the OBA by Aug. 21 so they can be tallied. If you have any questions, contact Lea Ann Jackson at the OBA.

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  • August 10, 2020

    Forgiveness platform user guide released

    The Small Business Administration has released its platform user guide for forgiveness applications, and the forgiveness portal will be up and running on Monday, Aug. 10. Several bankers have called us and said they are ready to start submitting the forgiveness applications they’ve already processed on Monday, especially those working with companies like OBA’s endorsed vendor Abrigo, where approved applications …

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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.