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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.


Registration Open for 2018 Convention

Join us on Mackinac Island this summer for a truly UN-Conventional gathering as the Ohio Bankers League, partners with the Illinois League of Financial Institutions and the Michigan Bankers Association for a Joint Convention at the historic Grand Hotel – June 19-22.


Economic Summit is On

The OBL Economic Summit, scheduled for Wednesday Feb. 7, will proceed regardless of weather conditions caused by Winter Storm Liam.


Registration Open for '18 Economic Summit

Registration is now open for the OBL's 2018 OBL Economic Summit -- The New Tax Landscape -- scheduled for Feb. 7 in Columbus. This annual event is expected to once again draw more than 400 bankers, their best commercial clients and industry service providers.


Ohio's Mortgage Delinquency Rate Vastly Improves

Ninety day residential mortgage delinquencies in Ohio have fallen to 1.2 percent -- down from a high of 3.8 percent in the financial crisis -- according to new CFPB metric report. Short term delinquencies of between 30 to 89 days are at 2.1 percent, down from 4.1 percent.


Business Financial Statements: New Session Scheduled!

 The OBL has scheduled a new session with leading banking educator Jeff Judy to give bankers the inside track on Understanding Financial Statements.  


Annual Meeting on Target to Hit Capacity

Nearly 350 OBL members and guests have already signed up for this year's Annual Meeting, scheduled for Nov. 9 in Columbus. In what is set to be another record crowd, bankers will hear from retail icon Howard Behar and Buckeye legend Bobby Carpenter.


OBL Inks Financial Literacy Partnership

The OBL has signed an agreement to manage statewide financial literacy coalition Ohio Jump$tart. The organization is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational initiative that brings together like-minded groups to work collectively and collaboratively to advance financial literacy among high school students.