Banking & Finance Archive

Blooming Magnolia Looking to Boom

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 8/28/2017 12:00 am

Magnolia has bloomed in the last couple of years, but local leaders say the south Arkansas city — despite its lack of interstate access — is on the cusp of even greater growth.

From Bathhouse to Hotel, Hot Springs' Hale to Be Reborn

by Jan Cottingham 8/28/2017 12:00 am

In the 32 years since they moved to Hot Springs, Pat and Ellen McCabe have seen the transformation of downtown Hot Springs. Now, with the couple's repurposing of the Hale Bathhouse into a boutique hotel, they'll be directly participating in that transformation.

Petsmart Property Draws $2.7 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 8/28/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas Specialty Partners LLC, led by Dr. James Tucker, bought the Petsmart-Concentra project at 3470-80 Landers Road from the Horwitz-Bradley Revocable Living Trust of Los Angeles.

James at the Mill Sells for $4.2 Million (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 8/28/2017 12:00 am

Chef Miles James and his wife, Courtney, sold the 10,000-SF restaurant and the 46-room inn that he opened 23 years ago to Johnson Mills Ventures LLC, led by Jesse Burkes and John Stewart.

Aaron Sutterfield Moves to Stone Bank (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/28/2017 12:00 am

Aaron Sutterfield has joined Stone Bank in Mountain View as a lending officer.

Fed, State Bank Board OK Home BancShares' Stonegate Bank Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/22/2017 03:17 pm

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway says its previously announced merger with Stonegate Bank of Pompano Beach, Florida, received approval from the Federal Reserve Board and the Arkansas State Bank Board.

Update: Arvest to Buy Bear State Bank in $391M All-Cash Deal

by Gwen Moritz and Lance Turner 8/22/2017 09:12 am

Arvest Bank will acquire Bear State Bank in an all-cash transaction valued at about $391 million, or $10.28 per share of Bear State common stock.

Regions Center Owners Say Management Stayed Mum on Purchase Offer

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/21/2017 12:00 am

The owners of the 30-story Regions Center are blaming their management company for missing out on a $46.5 million offer from a Nebraska company to buy the tower.

Some Things We Know (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 8/21/2017 12:00 am

From people we'll miss to people we hope never come back, here are five things we sincerely hope most of us in Arkansas can agree on.

The Influencers: George Makris of Simmons First National Corp.

by Gwen Moritz 8/21/2017 12:00 am

Simmons First National Corp. CEO George Makris still doesn't consider himself much of a banker, but he's a fast learner.

Jacksonville Plaza Sells In $5.4M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 8/21/2017 12:00 am

An affiliate of Midwest Retail Properties of St. Louis bought the 33,668-SF retail center on John Harden Drive.

The Influencers: 5 Leaders Behind the Framework of Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/21/2017 12:00 am

Meet five leaders who are influencing their industries, their communities and the future of Arkansas.

Establishing Ethos (J. Kathy Barbeire Commentary)

by J. Kathy Barbeire 8/21/2017 12:00 am

It doesn't matter how passionately you argue or how logical your argument is: If the audience doubts your credibility, they will disregard your message.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Stays Level at 3.4 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/18/2017 09:21 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate in July stayed at 3.4 percent. The record low was set in May and has remained unchanged for three months.

State Home Sales Return to Pre-Recession Levels

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 8/16/2017 04:23 pm

The Arkansas Realtors Association says Arkansas home sales in June weighed in at 3,542 — ahead of the 3,493 sold in June 2006, before the recession rocked the national residential real estate market.

Georgia Mjartan to Leave Our House

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 8/16/2017 01:31 pm

Little Rock nonprofit Our House announced that its longtime executive director, Georgia Mjartan, will resign effective Sept. 15, and that Ben Goodwin, its assistant director, will replace her.

Arkansas Business Seeks Info on Minority-, Woman-Owned Businesses

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2017 11:35 am

Arkansas Business is seeking minority-owned or woman-owned businesses in Arkansas for new lists to be published Sept. 4.

SPONSORED: Combat Identity Theft With Alertness And Preventive Steps

by 8/14/2017 08:00 am

Thieves use a variety of methods to obtain personal information. But there are physical and online measures that can be taken for protection.

Crossett Bank Looking for Boss, Not Buyer

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/14/2017 12:00 am

The hunt is on for a new president and CEO of First National Bank of Crossett.

Shining Armor Bank Gets Beyond Tough ROE

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/14/2017 12:00 am

Armor Bank, fourth-from-the-bottom on the July 24 list of Arkansas banks ranked by 2016 return on equity, has new ownership since posting that -4.28 percent ROE.

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