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Space Filling Up Fast at Premier Industry Event

OBL members are encouraged to sign up for this year's Joint Convention today or risk missing out. Hotel space at the event, scheduled for Oct. 12-15 in Asheville N.C., has already sold out and two additional room blocks have been secured at nearby hotels. Reservations can be made at the OBL website.


Compensation Survey Results Now Available

Results from the 2017 Bank Compensation & Benefits Survey, reflecting the insights of 87 Ohio financial institutions as well as an additional 203 institutions from Illinois and Missouri, are now available.


Limited Commercial Lender Talent Pool drives Compensation

 A recent Bank Director survey of executives and directors found 43% say their bank is willing to pay highly for talented commercial lenders but the same percentage say there aren’t enough talented commercial lenders in their market.


Strategic Options in Focus at New Event

The OBL has scheduled a new Strategic Options Conference on Sept. 7 in Columbus to give members the skills to navigate the current M&A environment, with an emphasis on the tools needed to remain independent, viable community banks.


Attendance Up at Women in Banking Event

Attendance at the 2017 OBL Women in Banking Conference – the only event designed to inspire and empower women bankers across the state - is trending up this year.  Join more than 200 female bankers on Aug. 25 at the Hilton Columbus at Polaris -  a fantastic venue that should facilitate some great learning, networking and personal growth.


Ransomware Attack Targets Businesses

A new, powerful cyberattack has hit businesses and public sector organizations across the globe today in the latest iteration of a ransomware bug stolen from the U.S. National Security Administration.


New Endorsement Brings Board Portal to Members

The OBL has endorsed CSI Secure Connect from Computer Services, Inc. , a provider of end-to-end financial technology solutions. Through CSI Secure Connect, OBL members can enhance corporate communication among employees and board members as well as increase productivity and decrease costs.


Convention Registration Open

Join us in the Blue Ridge Mountains this fall for the 2017 OBL/ILFI Joint Convention, October 12-15, at the historic Omni Grove Park Inn. The three-day event is packed full of opportunities to learn, share, and network as well as to explore the eclectic city of Asheville – named “Best in the U.S.” for 2017 by Lonely Planet and “America’s Quirkiest City” by Travel + Leisure.


Space at Golf Classic Filling Up Fast

Over 80 OBL members have already signed up for the OBL Golf Classic, scheduled for Jefferson Golf & Country Club in Blacklick on Monday, June 12. Space is limited to 144 for the 2017 event.  Sign up today to join them in a day packed full of golfing fun and festivities.


Ransomware Assaults Businesses Around Globe

A huge ransomware cyber attack has targeted more than 400,000 computers across the globe in the latest iteration of corporate hacks. Users of infected computers received a message that their files had been encrypted and that they should pay a ransom in bitcoin in order to decrypt their files.