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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!


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.