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Symposium to Hit Capacity

Space is running out for "A New Era - the 2019 OBL CEO Symposium." Ohio banking leaders will not want to miss the opportunity to hear Comptroller of the Currency Joe Otting and FDIC Chairman Jelena McWilliams at this year's event. Targeted to c-level bankers and other OBL members in leadership positions, the '19 event is well on course to hit capacity already.


Registration Open for '19 Forums

All seven 2019 OBL Forums are designed with one purpose in mind - to keep bankers on the cutting edge of their industry. These small groups are based around individual banking functions and meet throughout the year. Forum participants get the benefit of learning from expert consultants, as well as networking and engaging in roundtable discussions with peers from across the state. 


Husted to Headline Economic Summit

The OBL is pleased to announce that Ohio Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted will co-keynote the 2019 OBL Economic Summit, scheduled for Feb. 13 in Columbus. The event is on course to sell out once again, so do not delay - sign up today!


Answers to Recession Questions on the Docket at '19 Summit

The closing weeks of 2018 were punctuated by wild swings in the markets and global uncertainty surrounding growth, trade and the macro climate. But what is in store for 2019? And how will these shifting sands impact Ohio banking and the Buckeye economy? Get the answers and more at the '19 OBL Economic Summit -- Boom or Bust? -- scheduled for Feb. 13 in Columbus.


Agencies Schedule CBLR Call

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Systemhave scheduled an interagency conference call for bankers on Dec. 18 to discuss the optional community bank leverage ratio (CBLR) framework.


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.