Magazine : Archives : 4th Quarter 2020

The Oklahoma Project

Driving on the open, flat highways in Oklahoma can play tricks on your sense of time. The scenery mostly looks the same, so it feels like you’re going nowhere fast. But then, you look down and suddenly realize you’re pushing 90 miles an hour. I can’t help but wonder if that same feeling — moving gradually, then all at once — is one that stakeholders of Stride Bank can relate to. For years, the Enid, Oklahoma-based institution operated like your typical community bank, growing at a slow and steady pace. But then Stride looked down and realized it was topping...