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Cathy Owen Becomes 1st Woman to Lead Arkansas Bankers Association
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Cathy Owen Becomes 1st Woman to Lead Arkansas Bankers Association

Cathy Owen became the first woman elected to the Arkansas Bankers Association's top post when she was installed Tuesday as chairman for 2018-
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FinTech Firm BankLabs to Add 19 Jobs in Little Rock

BankLabs of Little Rock says will create up to 19 full-time jobs in the capital city by the year 2020.
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Arvest, Bear State Get Approval for $391M Deal

Arvest Bank of Fayetteville is closer to completing its $391 million all-cash acquisition of Bear State Bank of Little Rock, the two companies announced Monday.
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First Arkansas Bank & Trust Opens Conway Branch With QŪB

First Arkansas Bank & Trust has put new machines at several branches. The devices, known as QŪBs, offer traditional teller services remotely.
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