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OBL Wall of Excellence Now Complete

The Ohio Bankers Foundation's Wall of Excellence was completed recently courtesy of OBL endorsed business partner PWCampbell. The Wall is intended to honor Ohio banking luminaries and an opportunity for banks across Ohio to recognize someone who has made a significant contribution to their bank or the Ohio banking industry.


Elder Abuse Changes Effective Sept. 29

A change in law impacting the way OBL members report suspected instances of elder abuse will become effective on Sept. 29. In addition to increasing the criminal fines and penalties for taking advantage of older adults, the definition for exploitation was expanded and bankers were added to the list of mandatory reporters in Ohio.


Registration Open for Women in Banking

Join the OBL for its fourth annual OBL Women in Banking Conference - Ohio’s only annual event devoted to the development of Buckeye female banking professionals. This year's event is scheduled on Oct. 25-26 in Columbus.


OBL Hosts No-cost Pot Banking Sessions for Members

The OBL is offering two companion webinars on this topic -- complimentary to members -- that will cover the wide range of issues surrounding the decision to bank MRBs. Session one, focusing on the decision-making process to bank MRBS, is scheduled for Aug. 17. Session two, covering how to bank MRBs, is scheduled for Sept. 14.


New Partnership Promotes Careers in Banking

The OBL has partnered with Central State University on an exciting new career-development program aimed at promoting careers in banking.  The 10-week summer internship program, originally the brainchild of OBL member Union Savings Bank, will train and place Central State students in banks around the region. 


New Session Puts Spotlight on Deposit Accounts

The Ohio Bankers League, in conjunction with Pegasus Educational Services, LLC, is offering the most comprehensive program available on deposit accounts in the state of Ohio. The program --on May 22 in Columbus -- covers Ohio laws, and federal rules and regulations affecting ownership, control and documentation. 


Registration Open for Next Gen Event

The OBL is again bringing together the brightest and best young banking leaders from across Ohio for this 6th annual Next Gen Conference, scheduled for June 6-7 in Columbus.


Comp Survey Deadline Extended to April 20

You can help your bank and the industry too by participating in the 2018 Bank Compensation & Benefits Survey. Each year more than 85 Ohio institutions (ranging in size from $20m to $2.5b in assets) participate in this collective industry initiative. 


Space Limited for Top CEO Event

Space is limited at the OBL CEO Symposium where risk expert Rick Parsons and FORTUNE 500 trailblazer Phillip Van Hooser will discuss the Next Level of Leadership. The event is scheduled for May 8-9 in Columbus.


OBL Launches New Talent Management Solution

Finding and keeping top talent is high on the list of the many challenges Ohio banks face. It is becoming more and more difficult to attract quality employees and the pool of available candidates has shrunk exponentially over the last decade due to a number of factors, including changing demographics and increasing regulations. The OBL is excited to roll out a new solution - BankTalentHQ.