Banking & Finance Archive

Meet 20 In Their 20s: The New Influentials Class of 2016

by Gwen Moritz 9/12/2016 12:00 am

Twenty of Arkansas' young leaders show the energy and ambition and adventurous spirit that is obvious in our state's business legends, even decades after they were in their 20s. We're proud to introduce these New Influentials and to consider all the potential they offer our state in the decades to come.

TEDx Coming Back to Little Rock (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 9/12/2016 12:00 am

You may not agree with what you hear at a TEDx conference, but you will learn something new. You may not get the full picture — since speakers are given 18 minutes — but you will be escorted into territory occupied by that speaker that is likely to be new, controversial and challenging.

McCain Plaza Transaction Surpasses $23 Million Mark (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 9/12/2016 12:00 am

The 296,000-SF retail project at 4200 E. McCain Blvd. in North Little Rock tipped the scales at $23.15 million.

Three Advance in Generations Bank's Northwest Market (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/12/2016 12:00 am

Joe Ruddell has been promoted to northwest Arkansas regional president of Generations Bank, and Bryn Bagwell has been hired as president of the Fayetteville market.

Simmons First Completes Acquisition of Tennessee Bank

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/9/2016 03:27 pm

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff completes its previously announced acquisition of Citizens National Bank of Athens, Tennessee. The move lifts Simmons First to $8.1 billion in assets and expand Simmons' footprint further east into Tennessee.

Sells Agency Lands 2 Local Developments, Indiana Bank

by Kyle Massey 9/9/2016 10:47 am

Three new clients have hired the Sells Agency of Little Rock to lead their research and marketing efforts, including two local residential developments and an Indiana bank that is one of the oldest national banks in the United States.

UA System Board Gives Final OK to $160M Stadium Expansion

by Lance Turner 9/8/2016 11:44 am

The University of Arkansas System board of trustees on Thursday gave final approval to a $160 million expansion of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.

SPONSORED: Small Business Loans: What Do Banks Want To See?

by 9/8/2016 12:00 am

Basic steps can help entrepreneurs win over lenders.

Tourism Department, Arvest Unveil Specialty Debit Cards

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/7/2016 03:57 pm

The Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism and Arvest Bank announced on Wednesday that they've created eight limited-edition specialty debit cards that showcase some of the state's most scenic and popular attractions.

Applications For 2017 FinTech Accelerator Now Open

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/7/2016 12:22 pm

Startups can now apply through Oct. 31 to participate in the Venture Center's 2017 FinTech Accelerator, which has been extended until 2018 to the tune of $2 million.

Citizens Bank Adds Don Hale, Tim Byers to Marketing Team

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/7/2016 08:51 am

Citizens Bank of Batesville added two to its marketing team: Don Hale, formerly of the Diamond Agency of El Dorado, and Tim Byers, who has worked for companies including Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock and Merkle Inc. of Baltimore.

First National Bank to Expand Branch in Jonesboro

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/6/2016 11:05 am

First National Bank of Paragould on announces the start of construction on an expansion to its branch at 3500 E. Johnson Ave. in Jonesboro.

Two Former One Bank Execs Set for October Trial

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/5/2016 12:00 am

The knottiest white-collar criminal case in recent memory should finally go to trial next month, but only half of the original defendants will face the jury.

Fiscal Pain Shared By Walter Quinn, Heartland Bank

by George Waldon 9/5/2016 12:00 am

More than five years down the road from the bursting real estate bubble, Little Rock's Heartland Bank and its largest shareholder were battered by loans related to another sector: oil and gas.

Slideshow: 9 Inductees Honored at Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame

by Gwen Moritz 9/5/2016 12:00 am

Eight women and a congregation of Catholic nuns were the second class of inductees honored by the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame at a banquet in Little Rock on Aug. 25.

State Bank Department Names John Ahlen as Chief Counsel (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/5/2016 12:00 am

In his new position, Ahlen will be responsible for preparing case strategy and serving as an expert litigator before federal and state courts and agencies.

Acxiom Completes $22M Sale of Email Business

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/1/2016 02:48 pm

Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock on Thursday announced that it has completed the sale of its Impact email business to Zeta Interactive of New York City for $22 million.

Jim Cargill Named President, CEO for Arvest Central Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/1/2016 10:54 am

Arvest Bank announces the promotion of Jim Cargill to president and CEO for the bank's central Arkansas market. He will succeed CEO John Womack, who will retire on Sept. 30. The market includes more than 450 employees and 32 banking locations.

SPONSORED: Looking At Leadership Through A Different Lens

by 8/30/2016 12:00 am

Key principles in employee management will help achieve much more than bottom-line success.

Scott Reed Faces New Foreclosure Over K Lofts

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/29/2016 12:00 am

IberiaBank of Lafayette, Louisiana, sued to recover more than $1.4 million owed on an original June 2013 loan of $1.3 million to Scott Reed's K Lofts project.


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