Banking & Finance

8 Former Delta Trust Employees Flock to Eagle Bank

8 Former Delta Trust Employees Flock to Eagle Bank

Barely had the ink dried on the sale of Delta Trust & Banking Corp. of Little Rock to Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff when a flock of staffers flew the coop.
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Latt Bachelor Joins Relyance as Hot Springs Regional President (Movers & Shakers)

Latt Bachelor is Relyance Bank of Pine Bluff's new regional president for Hot Springs. He was previously regional president of Summit Bank in Hot Springs, which was acquired by Bank of the Ozarks earlier this year.
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Harrison Bank Files Lawsuit Against Dennis Smiley

Community First Bank of Harrison files a three-count civil lawsuit against former Arvest Bank executive Dennis Smiley Jr. on Thursday.
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Landers Auto Dealership Drives $22.1M Toyota Sale (Real Deals)

Luther Auto Group's acquisition of Steve Landers Toyota in Little Rock generated a real estate transaction valued at $22.1 million. A former Metropolitan National Bank branch in west Little Rock is under new ownership after a $1.76 million sale. And a 27,832-SF piece of the Arcade Building in downtown Little Rock changed hands in a transaction valued at $1.2 million. read more >

Argenta Community Development Corp. Weighs Its Future

While Argenta Community Development Corp. of North Little Rock ponders its future — including whether to dissolve — the nonprofit first must deal with a foreclosure lawsuit filed against it last month after defaulting on a $560,000 loan. read more >

Southern Rice & Cotton Says Turner Grain Bounced Million-Dollar Check

Last week, Southern Rice & Cotton LLC filed a lawsuit in Poinsett County Circuit Court against Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley and a number of defendants, including Jason Coleman, Turner's vice president, and KBX Inc. of Benton. read more >

Arkansas Business Presents 2014's 'The New Influentials: 20 In Their 20s'

Since 2009 Arkansas Business has sought out talented young leaders in our business and nonprofit community to introduce in a feature called The New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s. read more >

Arkansas Business Honors 'Best Places to Work'

Arkansas Business and the Best Companies Group on Wednesday honored 12 Arkansas companies with "Best Places to Work" awards, which recognize firms that have exceptional workplace environments. read more >

Court Formalizes Settlement With Banks Over Dennis Smiley Assets

Eighteen lenders were dismissed from the battle over assets once owned by former Arvest Bank executive Dennis Smiley Jr. read more >

Governor's Quality Awards Go to 28 Arkansas Organizations

The 20th annual event was held at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Little Rock before an audience of more than 400 business and civic leaders. In addition to recognizing the winers, 16 past awards recipients were recognized. read more >

East-Harding Makes Kathy Robinson New CFO (Movers & Shakers)

Kathy Robinson has been promoted to chief financial officer for East-Harding Construction of Little Rock. She was formerly controller and has worked for East-Harding for more than 10 years. read more >

Harvest Problems Crop Up in Turner Grain President's Bankruptcy Case

Lee County farmer Keith Wilkison has asked for an emergency hearing in the personal bankruptcy case of Turner Grain President Dale Bartlett so Wilkison can harvest more than 400 acres in Lee County. read more >

Regions Bank Adds Waylan Wiggins to Roster

Regions Bank has scored a nice hire: Waylan Wiggins, previously president of the Stuttgart branch of Arkansas County Bank of DeWitt. read more >

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