Banking & Finance Archive

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.

SPONSORED: Are Those New Tax Laws Under the Tree?

by 12/20/2017 10:04 am

Learning the ins and outs and ups and downs of the late-year tax overhaul.

Bank of the Ozarks Exits Secondary Market Home Lending

by Gwen Moritz 12/19/2017 05:24 pm

Bank of the Ozarks of Little Rock confirmed Tuesday that it will stop originating home loans for sale on the secondary market, a line of business that had "operated at essentially break-even."

Arkansas Business Year in Review: Notable Deaths of 2017

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/18/2017 12:00 am

Frank Broyles, Oaklawn's Charles Cella, Arkansas journalist Roy Reed, Aromatique founder Patti Upton and Townsend Wolfe, who headed the Arkansas Arts Center from 1968-2002 were among the notable Arkansans who died this year.

A Detail-Oriented Holiday (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 12/18/2017 12:00 am

Merry Christmas to you all, with my very best wishes for a happy and prosperous 2018.

Good People of Business (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 12/18/2017 12:00 am

May this time of the rolling year be a comfort to you, and may we all remember the business poor Marley forgot: charity, mercy, forbearance and benevolence

'The Owner Has a Lot of Card Games' - Best Quotes of 2017

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/18/2017 12:00 am

They said it, we only quoted them. Here are some of the best things said in 2017.

Arkansas Business Year in Review: Best & Worst of 2017

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/18/2017 12:00 am

High times and low moments were both enjoyed by Arkansas readers in 2017.

Top 10 Arkansas Business Stories from 2017

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/18/2017 12:00 am

These are the top 10 news stories that defined 2017 in Arkansas' business world.

Agri Acreage Yields $11.7 Million Harvest (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 12/18/2017 12:00 am

Mt. Magazine Farms LLC of Monterey, Louisiana, bought the property from Carlton Farms LLC of Columbia, Illinois. Most of the acreage is about 10 miles south of Scott along Highway 161.

Ruling Voids Jury Waivers, Sounds Alarm

by Mark Friedman 12/18/2017 12:00 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled earlier this month that contractual waivers of the right to a jury trial are not enforceable, triggering concerns from attorneys and business leaders because just about every commercial contract has a provision that contains that waiver.

Consider Middle Managers in Growth Plans (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 12/18/2017 12:00 am

Is middle management dead? As industry after industry has felt the effects of consolidation and disintermediation, the ranks of middle managers have, in many cases, dwindled.

Stone Bank Hires Three from Heartland (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/18/2017 12:00 am

Leslie Harp, Paula Gwin and Sarah Ort have joined Stone Bank in Little Rock.

Top Online Stories of 2017: Fake Will Story Commanded the Clicks

by Lance Turner 12/18/2017 12:00 am

Top web pieces at ArkansasBusiness.com ran the gamut from corruption to Tyson, property deals to zombies.

Relyance Bank to Acquire Heartland Bank Branches

by Lance Turner 12/13/2017 10:32 am

Relyance Bank of Pine Bluff said Wednesday that it will acquire Heartland Bank branches in Bryant, Fordyce and Sheridan and take on certain deposit accounts at Heartland locations in Little Rock.

Centennial Bank, Johnny Allison Donate $10M to A-State Athletics

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 12/11/2017 02:44 pm

Arkansas State University renames the football field and names a planned athletics operations center following donations of $5 million each by Centennial Bank and the family of Johnny Allison.

Arkansas Bank 'Moving Forward' on Servicing Medical Marijuana Industry

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/11/2017 12:00 am

An Arkansas bank says it's moving forward with plans to provide accounts for the state's forthcoming medical marijuana businesses and customers.

Are Bank Holding Company Structures Still Beneficial? (Julie Stackhouse Expert Advice)

by Julie Stackhouse 12/11/2017 12:00 am

While the costs of maintaining a bank holding company form of ownership have been highlighted by those proposing to abandon it, numerous benefits exist.

Education Construction Dots the State, Dominating Commercial Projects List

by George Waldon 12/11/2017 12:00 am

The tally of largest commercial projects in Arkansas reached $2 billion for the fourth consecutive year, powered in large part by education.

Canopy Apartments Sale Tops $9.4 Million Mark (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 12/11/2017 12:00 am

An affiliate of DavisRE of Dallas bought the 240-unit apartment project in west Little Rock. The seller is Out In The Woods LLLP, led by James Jackson and Haskell Dickinson II.