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Old Missouri Bank announces date and added
partnership for "Share the Bear"


Springfield, Mo. – Old Missouri Bank (OMB) is pleased to announce PriceCutter as a new partner for our 2019 "Share the Bear" community event.

In 2018, OMB formed "Share the Bear" alongside Missouri State Athletics (MSU) and the Springfield Police Department (SPD). In a highly publicized event, the Springfield area and Bears fans were encouraged to bring new teddy bears to a selected MSU men’s basketball game and toss them on the court at halftime. All bears were gathered and distributed to SPD. The event and community engagement was a great success, gathering over 500 new teddy bears for the SPD.

This year’s "Share the Bear" game will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at 8 p.m. as the MSU Bears take on the 2018 Final Four team and Missouri Valley foe, Loyola University Chicago. 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 SPD. 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 OMB or PriceCutter location.

"We are excited to add PriceCutter as a key partner in the upcoming success of ‘Share the Bear,’" said Mark Harrington, President and CEO of OMB. "Community is not only one of our core values but the heart of our bank. We hope everyone will rally with us as ‘Share the Bear’ to help support law enforcement, our local kids and our Missouri State Bears!"

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



Old Missouri Announces Partnership
with The Rebound Foundation


Springfield, Mo. – Old Missouri Bank announced today a new partnership with Coach Dana and Christina Ford’s Rebound Foundation to bring a new fundraising event to JQH Arena in February 2019.

“The Rebound Challenge” will be a highly publicized event, encouraging the Springfield region, and all Bears fans, to pledge their support for The Rebound Foundation and (newly announced) Marda’s House. The Rebound Challenge will be held during the Missouri State Bears men’s basketball game versus Illinois State on Sunday, February 10, 2019, at 3 p.m.

“We are extremely thankful for the opportunity to partner with Old Missouri Bank on The Rebound Challenge. Housing continues to be an unmet need in the domestic violence community, and we know partnerships like this will help us give the gift of a safe place, a home,” said Christina Ford, CEO of The Rebound Foundation. “Our hope is that The Rebound Challenge sparks continued change within the community so that more and more lives are lived violence free. Thank you to Old Missouri Bank for believing in this change.” 

How does The Rebound Challenge work? Supporters are encouraged to pledge one dollar (or more) for every rebound the Bears have during their game against Illinois State on February 10. Every donation will go directly to The Rebound Foundation and will help with the annual housing expenses for Marda’s House. You can make your pledge online at

Missouri State Bears Head Basketball Coach Dana Ford and wife, Christina, recently announced Marda’s House, the new transitional facility for women who have survived domestic violence. Marda’s House will provide women with clean, stable housing for up to six months while they work towards independence.

 “We are thrilled to partner with The Rebound Foundation on this community-wide initiative. The Rebound Challenge will not only serve as a fundraising tool, but will bring greater awareness to the issues we face as a community with domestic violence and the mission of The Rebound Foundation,” said Mark Harrington, President and CEO of Old Missouri Bank. “We hope that our community will help rally around this event and the Fords as they work hard to stop the cycle of domestic violence in the Springfield area.”




Old Missouri Bank Breaks Ground on
New Facility in Mt. Vernon, Missouri


Mt. Vernon, MO – Old Missouri Bank held a groundbreaking event on Friday, May 18, 2018, for its new branch location in Mt. Vernon, Missouri. The event took place at 10:30 a.m. at 510 West Mount Vernon Blvd. (former home of Eli’s Short Stop), and the public was invited to attend. Currently, Old Missouri Bank has been operating a temporary branch at 318 W. Mt. Vernon Blvd., in Mt. Vernon, Missouri. 

“We’re very excited to begin construction on our permanent location in Mt. Vernon,” said
Mark A. Harrington, President and CEO of Old Missouri Bank. “Our short time in the area has offered our new and existing customers another convenient location and the excellent customer service they have come to expect from Old Missouri Bank. This new construction reinforces our commitment to the Mt. Vernon community.”

The facility was designed by Paragon Architecture and Federal Construction has been selected as general contractor for the project; completion is expected by the end of the year. The new branch will house six employees with room for added employee growth.

“We’ve experienced tremendous support from the community since opening our temporary branch,” said Joey Orr, Senior Vice President at Old Missouri Bank. “Mt. Vernon is home for my family and I am looking forward to serving friends and neighbors as we continue to grow our community.”

Old Missouri Bank opens temporary branch
location in Mt. Vernon, Missouri

Springfield, Mo. – Old Missouri Bank announced the opening of its temporary branch location, 318 W. Mt. Vernon Blvd., in Mt. Vernon, Missouri. This new full-service branch will bring Old Missouri Bank’s number of locations to six; with additional offices in Springfield, Ash Grove, Walnut Grove and Buffalo.

The temporary branch location will be staffed by Joey Orr, senior vice president and loan officer; Cheryl Lathem, retail manager; and Carla Peterson, loan assistant. Operating hours of the branch are Monday thru Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All customers can call the branch directly at 417-316-9288 for more information. 

In addition to the new temporary branch location, Old Missouri Bank closed on the purchase of a permanent branch located at 510 W. Mt. Vernon Blvd., Mt. Vernon, Missouri (formerly the home of Eli’s Short Stop). This additional investment into the Mt. Vernon community is slated for a late 2018 completion.



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.”