Entrepreneurs’ Organization Partner with Leading Corporations for Greater Business Success in Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK – May 24, 3010 – The Oklahoma chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), a dynamic, global network that enables entrepreneurs to learn and grow, recently announced their allegiance through sponsorship with American Bank & Trust Co., McAffee & Taft and First National Bank of Oklahoma. Developed under the distinct vision of financial growth in Oklahoma, sponsors and members of EO Oklahoma have joined together to advance the longevity and value of the state’s business sector and increase the $67 million that Oklahoma EO members from Tulsa and Oklahoma City generate in sales each year.
Through their partnership and donations, EO Oklahoma will have the ability to host and attend entrepreneurial events around the nation to bring knowledge, opportunities and development to Oklahoma. The latest event for local members included the EO Texas Roundup, the largest gathering of the world’s most influential entrepreneurs, with speaking sessions by former President George W. Bush; Roy Spence, Co-Founder & Chairman, GSD&M Idea City / Co-Founder & CEO, The Purpose Institute; and Don Hutson, Co-Author of The One Minute Entrepreneur and Expert on Entrepreneurship.
“We are pleased to partner with EO Oklahoma this year,” said Mel Martin, President of First National Bank of Oklahoma. “We strongly believe the long-term future of our bank, to a large degree, will be determined by associating with exceptional, younger new customers like the members of EO and their businesses.”
“Our sponsors played a key role in our development as we strive to build a membership comprised of the state’s top entrepreneurs,” said David Matthews, President of EO Oklahoma. “Sponsors provide us with several valuable resources including the ability to enhance the quality of our monthly chapter events and to refer qualified prospective members to our organization.”
"Our sponsorship partners provide valuable resources to our member entrepreneurs,” said Eric Jenkins, Sponsorship Chair of EO Oklahoma City. “They help us accomplish our mission of being the most influential group of entrepreneurs in Oklahoma."
American Bank & Trust Co.
American Bank & Trust Co. was chartered in 1971 and provides a full range of competitive banking and trust services. Locally owned and operated, American Bank quickly develops banking solutions to help you meet your corporate goals. Whether your company is in need of Ex-Im bank financing, Letters of Credit, SBA, merger or acquisition financing, American Bank specializes in commercial lending. American Bank & Trust Co. is Tulsa’s Bank for Entrepreneurs.
McAfee & Taft
McAfee & Taft is Oklahoma’s largest law firm, serving clients locally, nationally and internationally in the areas of aviation, business law, corporate and securities, employee benefits, entertainment law, environmental law, healthcare, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, oil and gas, real estate and tax and family wealth. McAfee & Taft represents entrepreneurs and small companies, as well as Fortune 500 corporations, in a broad range of legal services. The firm employs 300 Oklahomans, including more than 150 attorneys, and has offices in both Oklahoma City and Tulsa.
First National Bank of Oklahoma
First National Bank of Oklahoma specializes in commercial, professional and executive banking services. We are a growing, financially strong and profitable financial institution with over $200 million in total assets. We are fortunate to have a majority owner who works in our Bank as Chairman of the Board and CEO. This allows us to provide unparalleled responsiveness to our customers. No out-of-state, far removed, loan committees make our credit decisions. We do.
With a full suite of banking products, we offer the technology of the larger Banks with the responsiveness and high touch service of a smaller community Bank. Our Board of Directors is comprised of successful Oklahoma City businessmen who guide our growth. Our Bank Presidents are shareholders and Directors too, so they approach operating the Banks as an owner would.
About EO Oklahoma
The Oklahoma chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) – for entrepreneurs only – a dynamic network that enables entrepreneurs in Oklahoma to learn and grow from each other, leading to greater business success and an enriched personal life. Founded in 2007 by a group of young entrepreneurs, EO Oklahoma includes nearly 20 business owners in both Tulsa and Oklahoma City. Membership in EO’s Oklahoma chapter is by invitation only; the average member is 37 years old with annual sales ranging from $1 million to $48 million. For more information on EO Oklahoma, visit http://eoaccess.eonetwork.org/oklahoma/Pages/default.aspx or call +1.703.519.6700.
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