Banking & Finance Archive

Simmons Continues Heartland Deconstruction

by George Waldon 1/15/2018 12:00 am

The countdown to folding Heartland Bank operations into Simmons bank is under the 60-day mark.

Lakewood Hills Hosts $12.7M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 1/15/2018 12:00 am

An affiliate of Spring Capital in Philadelphia bought the 260-unit Lakewood Hills Apartments at 2400 McCain Blvd in North Little Rock.

Time to Talk About Harassment (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 1/15/2018 12:00 am

The recent flood of women who have begun speaking out about behavior that ranges from inappropriate to criminal creates a lightning-rod topic for organizational leaders.

Chip Blanchard on Community Banks Staying Centered at Home

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/15/2018 12:00 am

Chip Blanchard, the president of First State Bank in Russellville, says that in local economies, community banks have “more skin in the game.”

J.D. Lowery Takes Director Spot on Southern Economic Board (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/15/2018 12:00 am

J.D. Lowery of Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas has been named state director for Arkansas on the board of directors of the Southern Economic Development Council of Atlanta.

Corrected: Louisana Holding Company to Acquire First State Bank

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/11/2018 04:20 pm

Capital Bancorp Inc. of Delhi, Louisiana, recently announced that it will acquire Evergreen Bancshares Inc. of Tallahassee, Florida, and its subsidiary, First State Bank of Crossett.

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Announces Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/10/2018 01:33 pm

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis announced Wednesday several changes to its board of directors that were effective Jan. 1.

Forbes Ranks Home BancShares No. 1 on 'Best Banks' List

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/10/2018 11:18 am

Forbes magazine this week ranked Home BancShares Inc. of Conway No. 1 on its annual list of "America's Best Banks."

FNBC Bank Promotes Chad Hudson to Regional President

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/9/2018 01:08 pm

FNBC Bank of Ash Flat announced Tuesday the promotion of Chad Hudson of Mountain Home to regional president.

Capital Bank CEO Kyle Patton 'On Leave'

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/8/2018 12:00 am

Insiders in the banking community say Tracy Duke may have replaced Kyle Patton as CEO of Capital Bank of Little Rock

Chapel Ridge Purchase Tops $8.2 Million Mark (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 1/8/2018 12:00 am

An affiliate of Wilhoit Properties Inc. of Springfield, Missouri, bought the 172-unit apartment complex in North Little Rock with a deal backed with a 10-year loan of $6.6 million.

Elizabeth Ellis Switches to Stone Bank (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/8/2018 12:00 am

Elizabeth Ellis of Pine Bluff has joined the White Hall branch of Stone Bank of Mountain View as a customer service representative.

Update: Real Estate Deals Total $3.3M

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/2/2018 10:23 am

Recent real estate transactions include several apartments, land and a warehouse/office complex.

Arkansas Community Foundation Adds Lauren Morris (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/1/2018 12:00 am

Lauren Morris has joined the Arkansas Community Foundation in Little Rock as affiliate program director.

Neuro-Spine Center Sells In $7.5M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 1/1/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas Neuro-Spine Center LLC, led by Dr. Alonzo Williams, sold its namesake project at 9101 Kanis Road. The buyers are Kanis Medical LLC, led by Drs. Christian Michaels and Richard Houk; and Central Properties LLC, led by John Flake.

The Year in Executive Q&A: 2017

by Gwen Moritz 1/1/2018 12:00 am

We asked 51 Arkansas business leaders to weigh in on challenge and success throughout 2017.

Bank of the Ozarks Creates New Bonus Plan for Employees

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/29/2017 09:12 am

Bank of the Ozarks says its board of directors approved the creation of an annual cash-based incentive bonus plan for hourly employees and other employees not covered by existing bonus plans.

In the Workplace 2018: Data Security in the Workplace

by Daveante Jones 12/28/2017 07:01 am

Some important things for employers to think about regarding secure data in the workplace

In the Workplace 2018: What to Know About Expanded Concealed Carry

by Jacob Lively 12/27/2017 07:05 am

Changes to Arkansas' concealed carry laws have left many employers with questions about what rights their employees have and whether non-employees are allowed to bring a concealed weapon onto a business' premises.

Farmers Bank Sells Hope Building for $1.5M

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/20/2017 10:38 am

Farmers Bank & Trust of Magnolia finalizes an agreement with the Hempstead County Quorum Court to sell its main bank building at 200 E. Third St. in downtown Hope for $1.5 million.