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June 2020

  • 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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May 2020

  • May 29, 2020

    SBA issues rules on PPP loan forgiveness, lender responsibilities

    The following information comes courtesy the ABA: The Small Business Administration late Friday night released much-anticipated interim final rules describing the loan forgiveness process, as well as lenders’ and borrowers’ responsibilities, for the Paycheck Protection Program. For PPP loans to be forgiven under the rules, lenders must confirm they received the borrower certifications in the loan forgiveness application form and …

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  • May 20, 2020

    Banks across Oklahoma, nation are stepping up

    Banks in Oklahoma have responded to #COVID19 by standing by communities and serving as a critical delivery system for government relief. The most gratifying response has come from customers. See more ways #AmericasBanks are helping: #OKBanksAreHelping

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  • May 13, 2020

    SBA announces Safe Harbor for PPP borrowers with loans of less than $2 million

    The following comes courtesy the American Bankers Association: Following the recent announcement that the Small Business Administration would review any Paycheck Protection Program loans made in amounts exceeding $2 million, the agency today issued guidance extending an automatic safe harbor to borrowers receiving PPP loans with an original principal amount of less than $2 million. These borrowers “will be deemed …

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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.