Banking & Finance Archive

Sowell Management Services Hires Sean Conti as VP

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/7/2015 09:55 am

Sowell Management Services has hired Sean Conti as senior vice president of broker-dealer relations.

Asa Hutchinson Appoints Mike Carroll to Economic Development Commission

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/6/2015 07:43 pm

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson has appointed Mike Carroll to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.

Report: Millennials Have 'Robust' Relationship with Banks

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/6/2015 10:35 am

A survey by the Sells Agency of Little Rock on the banking habits of millennials found they have a "robust" relationship with multiple accounts.

Stephens Insurance Acquires Jonesboro Operation from Centennial

by Gwen Moritz 1/6/2015 08:30 am

Stephens Insurance LLC of Little Rock has acquired the Jonesboro insurance business formerly known as Town & Country Insurance Agency. Stephens Insurance President Marty Rhodes says he's "particularly pleased" to gain its workers.

Former One Bank Officer Matthew Sweet to Plead Guilty

by Gwen Moritz 1/6/2015 08:25 am

Matthew D. Sweet, the former vice president and controller of Little Rock's One Bank & Trust, will plead guilty Wednesday to one of the 60 federal felony counts that have been pending for more than a year.

The 2014 Executive Q&A Issue

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/5/2015 12:00 am

We asked Arkansas' business giants to weigh in on challenge and success throughout 2014. Here's what they had to say.

Bank of the Ozarks Announces Expected Close Date on Intervest Acquisition

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/2/2015 11:04 am

Bank of the Ozarks Inc. of Little Rock expects its $228.5 million acquisition of Intervest Bancshares Corp., and its wholly owned subsidiary, Intervest National Bank, to be closed on or about Feb. 10.

No Daily Report, Morning Roundup on Thursday

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/31/2014 11:20 am

Arkansas Business will not send the Daily Report and Morning Roundup on Thursday in recognition of the New Year's holiday.

Notable Deaths in 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 07:13 pm

William H. Bowen, Bob Lamb and Jeff Baskin were among a number of notable business leaders and professionals who died in 2014.

Tunnels, Dennis Smiley, John Rogers, Wal-Mart Kept Readers Checking Online

by Lance Turner 12/30/2014 07:13 pm

A tour of the hidden underground tunnels of Hot Springs was the most-read story on ArkansasBusiness.com in 2014.

The Top 10 Business Stories of 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 07:12 pm

Politics, white-collar crime, banking acquisitions, Turner Grain and more. Arkansas Business recaps the top 10 stories from the year that was 2014.

Best Quotes of 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 11:15 am

They said it: The best quotes of the year.

No Daily Report, Morning Roundup on Thursday, Friday

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2014 07:29 am

Arkansas Business will not send the Daily Report and Morning Roundup on Thursday and Friday in recognition of the Christmas holiday.

Bank: John Rogers Misrepresented Price of Hoffman Collection

by George Waldon 12/22/2014 07:09 pm

First Arkansas Bank & Trust says photo dealer John Rogers misrepresented the purchase price of an archive he bought in 2012, leading the bank to loan almost five times the collection's value. Rogers denies misleading the bank.

Daryl Bassett Named Workforce Services Director; Danny Games Named AEDC Deputy Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/22/2014 03:21 pm

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson has announced Danny Games as deputy director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, and Daryl Bassett as the new director of the Department of Workforce Services.

John Roberts Elected to Board of Fed's Eighth District

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/22/2014 11:25 am

John Roberts III, CEO of JB Hunt Transportation Services, is elected to a three-year term on the St. Louis Fed's board of directors. Ray Dillon, CEO of Deltic Timber Corp., is named chairman of the Fed's Little Rock branch.

Steve Massanelli Returns to His Roots in Joining Simmons First National

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/22/2014 12:00 am

In joining Simmons First National Corp., Steve Massanelli is returning to his geographic roots: He is a native of Pine Bluff who began his career with Simmons First National Bank as an assistant vice president of correspondent banking.

Angela Wilcoxon, Janet Moore Join Citizens Bank of Batesville (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/22/2014 12:00 am

Angela Wilcoxon has been promoted to senior vice president of enterprise risk management for Citizens Bank in Batesville. Janet Moore has joined Citizens Bank in Batesville as senior vice president of operations. She will lead account services and information technology.

Southern Bancorp's Mississippi Acquisition Tops $1M

by George Waldon 12/22/2014 12:00 am

Southern Bancorp Inc. of Arkadelphia is paying $1.15 million for the $15.9 million-asset Bank of Bolivar County.

West Little Rock Retail Rings Up $4.5M Purchase (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 12/22/2014 12:00 am

An 8,245-SF retail project in west Little Rock tipped the scales at $4.56 million. An investment group purchased the 11400 Cantrell Road property from Chi-Little Rock LLC of Greenville, South Carolina.