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July 2019

  • July 24, 2019

    ABA urges cannabis banking reform in Senate banking testimony

    The American Bankers Association outlined why it’s critical that legal, cannabis-related businesses have access to the regulated banking system as it urged the Senate to advance the SAFE Banking Act in testimony on July 23 before the Senate Banking Committee. Joanne Sherwood, president and CEO of Citywide Banks in Denver, Colorado, and chair of the Colorado Bankers Association, testified on …

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  • July 12, 2019

    Answer leadership’s call: OBA Emerging Leaders Academy accepting applications

    Take note the OBA 2019-20 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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  • July 9, 2019

    Bankers at the Brewery event scheduled in August

    Join us from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. (come & go) on Tuesday, Aug. 6, and enjoy beers and time with your banking peers at the Enid Brewing Company. The brewery is typically closed on Tuesdays, but they are opening their doors specifically for us. Bankers at the Brewery will provide a unique atmosphere to meet fellow banking leaders. The first …

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June 2019

  • June 26, 2019

    Report finds credit unions lacking on mission to serve low-income households

    A new study has found credit unions fall short of their mission to serve low-income or “small-means” households. Credit unions enjoy many benefits, most notably a federal tax exemption. Many of these benefits stem from the original mission of credit unions to serve households of “small-means.” A recent report from the Federal Financial Analytics firm found the National Credit Union …

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  • June 17, 2019

    Annual Washington Visit scheduled

    The OBA’s Annual Washington Visit has been scheduled for Sept. 15-17, 2019, and the hotel will be the Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C. Additionally, NEW this year, we are offering an offsite excursion to Mount Vernon that will include transportation, private tour (of the historic area, mansion & tomb), lunch and free time to explore the grounds. Registration information should …

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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.