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2019 Bank Comp & Benefits Survey Results Now Available

The results are in! Order your copy of the 2019 OBL Bank Compensation & Benefits Survey today. This collaborative industry initiative compiles the data from 65 Ohio institutions (ranging in size from $23m to $2.3b in assets). When combined with participants from OBL partner associations in Illinois, Missouri & Iowa, the survey includes numbers from more than 360 Midwestern financial institutions.


OCC, Banking Leader to Head Leading Bankers Bank

United Bankers Bank has announced that Dwight Larsen will become new CEO and President of UBB and its holding company, United Bankers’ Bancorporation, Inc.


OBL Taps Financial Services Veteran to Lead Professional Development Initiatives

Financial services veteran Stephanie Watson has joined the OBL as vice president of professional development. Watson, who has more than 20 years of experience in banking and insurance, will lead the OBL’s banker professional development initiatives focusing on refining the Association’s robust banker education offerings.


Ag Lending Conference Scheduled for August

With insight from ag bankers from across Ohio, the OBL again brings the “must-attend” ag lending program of the year to members. You won't want to miss the opportunity to hear from the industry's top experts like Dr. David Kohl and Dr. Matthew Roberts as they provide insight on a local, regional and national scope.


9/11 Survivor a Highlight of 2019 OBL Convention

Just as your car runs more smoothly when the wheels are in perfect alignment, so too does your bank perform better when your business strategies, goals, culture and execution are in BALANCE. This fall, attend the premier gathering of the Ohio banking industry as we explore what it takes to master The Art of BALANCE.


Next Gen Conference to Bring Together Brightest, Best

For the seventh time, the OBL brings together the brightest and best young banking leaders from across Ohio for the 2019 OBL Next Gen Conference, a "can't miss event" overflowing with learning and networking opportunities. The content rich agenda will feature leadership expert AmyK Hutchens, who will deliver a compelling and energetic program, leaving young bankers inspired and equipped to raise the performance, productivity and collaboration levels of themselves and their teams.


Bank Tighten CRE Loan Standards - Fed Survey

Banks are tightening commercial real estate loan standards as demand weakens, according to the Fed's latest Senior Loan Officer Survey. According to the report, banks reportedly tightened standards across all three major CRE loan categories—construction and land development loans, nonfarm nonresidential loans, and multifamily loans.


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!