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First United Bank Hosts Motivational Speaker for Area Students

April 13, 2015

ADA OK- First United Bank was host Thursday, April 9th, 2015 to Jeff Yalden, one of the nation’s top motivational speakers and life coaches, who works with schools, students and parents. Mr. Yalden spoke to students from Washington and Willard Grade Centers, Ada Junior High and Ada High School as well as parents and students from county schools and community members. Community Bank President, John Martin commented, “It’s a privilege to have hosted Mr. Yalden and we appreciate the Ada school system for allowing us to participate in this very worthwhile event.”

Mr. Yalden has spoken at the Ada schools in the past and was very well received. This year was no different. Mr. Yalden has a way of keeping the attention of the young people. Yalden expressed the importance of waking up every day with enthusiasm and passion. For Washington and Willard students, Yalden addressed student motivation, responsibility, and bullying. At the junior high and high school levels he addressed life choices, respect, integrity and character. In addition to speaking to the students during the day, Yalden also presented at the Ada Junior High for an evening community meeting. Yalden encouraged all students to have specific goals written down and having a purpose in life they want to achieve. You can find additional information about Mr. Yalden at “We are pleased to sponsor events such as this as it follows our bank’s commitment to the communities we serve to make a difference in the lives of others and to help them find their unique path to success” says John Martin. 

First United Bank is a $3 billion bank established in 1900 with 37 banking centers throughout Oklahoma and North Texas. First United provides a full range of financial services including banking, mortgage, insurance, and wealth management products and services. Visit: to learn more about First United’s dedication to helping customers Spend Life Wisely.

To learn more please contact:
Dana Hollowell – Marketing Manager
1400 West Main Street, Durant, OK 74701
Phone – 580-924-2211 x1336

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