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OPB New Database; Ballots Due; Succession Planning

OPB Rolls Out New Database

Oregon Pacific Bank transitioned to a new database service that will enable the bank to smoothly grow with their increasing customer base.  The new system required current customers to activate a new debit card with a new pin activation number and it caught some customers off guard.  OPB CEO Ron Green says they are willing to do whatever it takes to help those few customers with the change over…

Mostly I would ask from our clients that if there are things that are not working to their expectations, we can fix it.  And it’s just a matter of a little bit of patience and a little bit of time.”

Green said the bank was prepared for the changeover, but with most major changes, perfection is not always guaranteed.

“We knew it was not going to be seamless, but were just trying to take as much of the sting out of this for our clients as we can!”

Green said that those affected were a relatively small amount of their clientbase, and that they are working diligently to ensure that each issue is dealt with quickly.


Turn in Those Ballots

Here is some news for you procrastinators out there.  The recommended date for mailing your ballots for the may 16th election was yesterday.  Lane county Clerk Cheryl Betschart recommends that if you have not yet mailed it consider taking it by one of the drop-off points.

“The drop boxes are highly used it ends up being about 70 percent returns through a drop box.  But Florence voters are always very active in participating in elections so we know they have a higher return than other jurisdictions.”

Betshcart complemented Florence for their active participation in the election process, but still wanted to give an admonition and a reminder:

“Most important just to remind people to Vote.  That’s one of the big things.  And we want to make sure people remember to sign the outside of their return envelope which is required.”

 If you have not received your ballot, today is likely your last opportunity to get one in the mail if you contact Lane County Board of Elections today.


Talk to Focus on Succession Planning

Attorney Jane Hanawalt will be the featured speaker at Florence Area Chamber of Commerce’s monthly noon business forum.  Hanawalt specializes in wills and trusts and elder law.  She will be speaking about the importance of transition planning for businesses.

“How that relates to succession planning and a little bit of relating succession planning in your business is not all that different than estate planning and they all kind of go together.”

The chamber noon forum will be held at the Best Western south of the bridge.