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January 2021

  • January 19, 2021

    GSB-Madison offers pair of scholarships for 2021

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    The Graduate School of Banking at Madison, Wisconsin, is offering a couple of scholarship for the 2021 school year to a pair of its schools. GSB-Madison plans to award both the HR School scholarship and the Graduate Banking School scholarship in the coming months. Here’s additional info: HR Virtual School Scholarship — $700 The school will start April 12 and …

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  • January 13, 2021

    SBA releases technical information for PPP system

    The SBA released technical information tonight that lenders will need to access the updated Paycheck Protection Program loan portal system. The portal opens Monday but only for “community financial institutions,” which mean CDFIs, MDIs, certified development companies and microloan intermediaries. The first part released tonight contains information regarding API technical information. The second part is the SBA Paycheck Protection Platform …

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December 2020

  • December 29, 2020

    2021 OBA Senior Management Forum changes dates

    The 2021 Senior Management Forum dates have changed. The Forum will now be held June 20-22, at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. Keep an eye out for more information on this in the coming months! Contact the OBA education department with any questions about the Forum.

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October 2020

  • October 28, 2020

    Friends of Traditional Banking looks for help in three key races

    Friends of Traditional Banking has picked key close races each election cycle and encourage community bankers around the country to contribute what they can to help. Friends of Traditional Banking is a non-partisan grassroots effort organized by bankers in 2012 to improve the political and regulatory environment for the traditional banking industry in the U.S. FOTB is the inverse of …

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  • October 9, 2020

    SBA streamlines PPP loan forgiveness for $50,000 or less

    The Small Business Administration tonight released a streamlined loan forgiveness application for Paycheck Protection Program loans of $50,000 or less. The forgiveness application, Form 3508S, includes certifications from the borrower but does not require calculations to be submitted with the application. Applicants must submit documentation verifying forgivable payroll and non-payroll expenses. Borrowers are required to retain the documentation supporting their …

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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.