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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.


Next Gen Conference to Attract Brightest, Best

The OBL is again bringing together the brightest and best young banking leaders from across Ohio for its fifth annual Next Gen Conference, scheduled for June 8-9 in Columbus.


Key Committee Discusses Dodd-Frank Repeal in D.C.

A parade of witnesses denounced Dodd-Frank on Capitol Hill this week as the U.S. House Financial Services Committee began deliberation of the Financial CHOICE Act.


Dodd-Frank Repeal on House Docket

Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) has scheduled a hearing to discuss the Financial CHOICE Act on Wednesday, April 26. 


Husted to Headline State Advocacy Event, April 25

Ohio Secretary of State John Husted (R) will keynote the 2017 OBL Day at the Capitol, scheduled for April 25 in Columbus. Husted is expected to be a leading contender to replace John Kasich as Ohio governor in 2018.