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Old Missouri Bank announces
partnership for "Share the Bear"

Springfield, Mo. – Old Missouri Bank announced today a new partnership between Missouri State University Athletics and the Springfield Police Department to form an event called “Share the Bear”.

“Share the Bear” will be a highly publicized event, encouraging the Springfield region (and, Bears fans) to bring new teddy bears to the Missouri State Bears men’s basketball game versus Valparaiso on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at 7 p.m. During halftime of the game, all fans will toss their bears onto the court. Afterwards, the bears will be picked up and distributed to the Springfield Police Department. Area law enforcement will then gift the bears to local children during crisis situations. If fans cannot bring a bear to the game, they will be encouraged to drop a bear off at any Old Missouri Bank location.

 “This opportunity allows us to exhibit a key core value – community. Our focus has, and will always be, ensuring our community’s needs are met; and engaging around a centralized goal,” said Mark Harrington, President and CEO of Old Missouri Bank. “This is an exciting partnership with Missouri State Athletics and the Springfield Police Department, we hope everyone will ‘Share the Bear’ and help local law enforcement give our kids a smile during times of uncertainty.”

You can purchase tickets to the Missouri State Bears game by going to the Old Missouri Bank Box Office at JQH Arena, by phone at (417)836-7678 or online at


5 lessons from extremely productive people to start your year off right

So you find yourself in the last place you thought you'd be — in a career rut, where inspiration is a struggle and you're locked in a paralysis, unsure how to make it better. Take heart; we've all been there at one time or another. To break the logjam, we looked to five big influencers who will help you feel more inspired and boost your productivity.

Warren Buffett: Limit your focus

The Sage of Omaha helped his pilot (allegedly) chart a more ambitious life plan with the 25-5 rule. You start by listing your top 25 goals and dreams. Then, choose the top 5 and rank them. As for the other 20? They don’t matter, Buffett says. In fact, they should be avoided.

Mark Zuckerberg: Start the year off strong

To give your biggest projects a fast start, begin with things that come easily or are even fun, says the founder of Facebook. That early sense of progress just may give you the momentum to get through the toughest steps.

Barack Obama: Save your energy for decisions that matter

So many decisions lie at the feet of the Commander in Chief. Since the human brain can handle only so many decisions a day before it gets weary, he eliminated less important ones so he’d have plenty in his reserves. For example, he put limits on his diet and wore only gray or blue suits.

Winston Churchill: Start working when you’re fresh

If you're a fan of "The Crown," you may have noticed many scenes featuring the legendary prime minister working in bed. This actually reflects his real-life habit: He woke up and dove right into his tasks for three or four hours — in bed! However, sleep experts will tell you it’s important to use your bed only for sleeping, so if this plan appeals to you, modify it. Get up and leap into the important stuff while in your pajamas, before you jump into the morning routine.

Oprah Winfrey: Don’t give up 

Back in 2013, she had these sage words for Harvard’s graduating class: “There is no such thing as failure. Failure is just life trying to move us in another direction.”

No matter what happens, it’s always important to remember every success story has tales of stumbles and falls and lulls. Your career is a marathon, not a sprint. Take a step in the right direction, keep moving, and one day, this too shall pass.


Old Missouri Bank Loan Production Office
open for business on Monday, November 6, 2017

Springfield, Mo. – Old Missouri Bank will open its anticipated Loan Production Office (LPO) in Mt. Vernon, Missouri, at 9 a.m. on Monday, November 6, 2017. This new loan production office will be located at 318 W. Mt. Vernon Blvd., Mt. Vernon, MO 65712.

In late June, OMB announced the new location, along with the addition of Joey Orr, Senior Vice President, to the team. Along with Orr, the LPO in Mt. Vernon will be staffed by Carla Peterson, Loan Assistant.

The opening of the LPO is the first step into the marketplace for OMB. Additional plans to build a full-service branch within the Mt. Vernon community are slated for completion in 2018 and will be pending regulatory approval.

“We are excited to officially be a part of the Mt. Vernon community,” said Mark Harrington, President and CEO of Old Missouri Bank. “Our team has been working hard to open our LPO and we are looking forward to serving the needs of our existing and new customers within our new location.”


Old Missouri Bank to open
Loan Production Office in Mt. Vernon, Missouri

Springfield, Mo. – Old Missouri Bank announced today plans to open a loan production office in Mt. Vernon, Missouri. The official date of opening for the office will be announced at a later time. This new facility will bring Old Missouri Bank’s number of locations to six; with current offices in Springfield, Ash Grove, Walnut Grove and Buffalo.

In addition to the loan production office, Old Missouri Bank plans to build a full-service branch within the Mt. Vernon community. This additional investment is slated for a late 2017 completion and will be pending regulatory approval.

“For a number of years, the Mt. Vernon area has provided us with a strong and growing customer base,” said Mark Harrington, President and CEO of Old Missouri Bank. “Expanding to Mt. Vernon offers our new and existing customers another convenient location and the excellent customer service they have come to expect from Old Missouri Bank. This investment within Mt. Vernon is part of our commitment to the ongoing successes of the families and businesses within the community.”