Bobby Welcomes Mr. John Bryant
Photo by Donna JuddBanker John Bryant (left) in studio with Bobby Bryant.
Bobby Welcomes Mr. John Bryant and the "Bank of Cushing" (BOC) to the KUSH Business Spotlight Hour! As I am sure most of you know, John is the President of the Bank of Cushing and has been since 1977. The Bank of Cushing was purchased in 1917 by the Bryant family. Steve Bryant, John's Grandfather, became bank president in 1920. The Bryant Family has been involved, in some way, since that time. John became a full time employee of the Bank in 1963 as a Teller.
John is a Cushing High School graduate, Class of 1959. John is also well known for his leadership and support of many community functions and organizations including the Cushing Rodeo held each July (this year - July 9th & 10th). Actually John was a rodeo participant for some years and now recognized as "Mr. Rodeo" for his ongoing efforts to ensure the annual rodeo is a great show and also productive for our community. However, if you can name all the different organizations in our community that make us what we are, John, the Bank, or someone of his family of employees are almost always involved. John makes no bones about the importance of family and community in his life, just last year he received the Cushing Alumni prestigious "Hall of Fame", which is given to a single individual each year for their outstanding contributions to the community.
After John took the helm of BOC in 1977 he stated the bank experienced some lean years in the early 80's. However, things have continued to improve since then with a few ups and downs, but overall, very positive. I have found that all great companies have one thing in common, they all make sure their employees are taken care and John makes sure the BOC employees are all just part of his family. You don't have to take my word for this, just ask any of his employees! John always has a great outlook for Cushing and our surrounding communities. He has a very positive approach to his, and the banks accomplishments and goals. John will be in Washington DC this next week, trying to better understand how our government is going to be involved in the banking institutions in our country. He has great concerns that our government is getting too involved in our lives and I certainly share that concern with him. Rest assured that John will speak his mind and his heart on our behalf when it comes to government regulations of any kind.
If you aren't currently banking with the Bank of Cushing, stop by and give them a try, they are a full service bank and strongly engaged in our community in an effort to make Cushing a great place to live, work, and play. If you are banking with them and you have an opportunity to talk with John, tell him you saw his picture on the KUSH Business Spotlight!
Bank of Cushing Cushing Branch Drumright
224 E. Broadway 2106 E. Main 228 E. Broadway
Cushing, OK 74023 Cushing, OK 74023 Drumright, OK 74030
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