Tagged: darrin williams

The Influencers: Darrin Williams of Southern Bancorp

by George Waldon 3/20/2017 12:00 am

As CEO of Southern Bancorp, Williams, 48, oversees blending the two worlds of a for-profit lender and a nonprofit community development financial institution.

Arkansas Business Presents The Influencers

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/20/2017 12:00 am

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

Walton Foundation Contributes $750K to Delta Business Loans

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/6/2017 10:09 am

The Walton Family Foundation says it is partnering with Southern Bancorp Community Partners to promote economic development in the Delta with a $750,000 investment.

Southern Bancorp to Buy Farmers Bank of Hamburg

by George Waldon 1/25/2017 11:39 am

Southern Bancorp Inc. of Arkadelphia said Wednesday that it will acquire Farmers Bank of Hamburg in a $4.5 million cash-and-stock deal.

Southern Bancorp Community Partners Gets $2M

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/13/2016 4:06 pm

Southern Bancorp Community Partners gets $2 million — the maximum available under the Financial Assistance program of the U.S. Treasury's Community Development Financial Institution Fund.

Arkansas Business Power List 2016: Nonprofits

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/21/2016 12:00 am

A nonprofits resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest Arkansas companies or institutions.

Conference to Focus on Investment in Delta

by Mark Carter 1/6/2016 9:13 am

The Delta Regional Authority is partnering with the White House Rural Council to host the Rural Opportunity Investment Conference Jan. 11-12 in West Memphis and Memphis.

Tech Park Moving From Concept to Physical Reality

by Mark Carter 12/14/2015 12:00 am

Having recently cleared its last property acquisition hurdle for phase one of the $100 million project, the Little Rock Technology Park Authority board now has full architect renderings in hand.

You’re Not From Around Here, Are You? (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 11/2/2015 12:00 am

Last week, the board of directors of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values met in Little Rock, and members of its North American chapter visited Helena and Clarksdale, Mississippi. Southern Bancorp of Arkadelphia, which is one of GABV’s 27 member banks, hosted the tour.

Richard Mays Disputes Property Valuation as Tech Park Considers Eminent Domain

by Mark Carter 10/15/2015 11:51 am

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board is eyeing the last piece of the park's Phase 1 puzzle and is prepared to claim eminent domain to put it into place.

Southern Bancorp Community Partners Raises $2.5M to Expand Loans

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/1/2015 10:38 am

Southern Bancorp Community Partners has raised $2.5 million toward a $5 million goal to expand its revolving loan fund for underserved communities in Arkansas and Mississippi.

Co-Chairs Darrin and Nicole Williams Put a Presidential Feel on Our House's Dinner on the Grounds

by Tre Baker 4/14/2015 8:00 am

Dinner on the Grounds is Our House's annual al fresco event, inviting guests to enjoy a gourmet meal under the Arkansas stars. In recent years, Dinner on the Grounds has been served at historic locations such as the Terry House and the Governor's Mansion. This year, the event celebrates its 10th anniversary at a landmark known nationally – the Clinton Presidential Center.

Vistage Provides Group Therapy for Executives

by Gwen Moritz 4/6/2015 12:00 am

When Arkansas CEOs come together at their Vistage support group, egos are checked at the door.

Darrin Williams Appointed to Little Rock Tech Park Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/14/2015 3:29 pm

Appointed by University of Arkansas at Little Rock Chancellor Joel Anderson, Williams will complete the term of former board member Bob Johnson, who resigned in November.

Citizens Bank Nabs Hot Springs Southern Bancorp Staffers

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/8/2014 12:00 am

There’s been another mass migration from one bank to another, and this one is messier than usual. The Citizens Bank of Batesville has hired 10 lenders and support staff away from Southern Bancorp Bank in Hot Springs.

Southern Bancorp to Buy Mississippi's Smallest Bank

by Gwen Moritz 8/19/2014 11:18 am

Southern Bancorp Inc. of Arkadelphia announced Tuesday a plan to buy the smallest bank in Mississippi, the Bank of Bolivar County.

Simmons to Donate Eudora Bank Branch to Southern Bancorp

by Gwen Moritz 7/7/2014 10:21 am

Simmons is acquiring the branch with its pending purchase of Delta Trust & Bank but is being required under federal regulations to divest itself of the additional market share in the same Federal Reserve market area as Simmons' existing Lake Village branches.

Southern Bancorp Launches Economic Development Effort in Helena

by Mark Carter 2/6/2014 9:27 am

Southern Bancorp this week unveiled its Riverside Renewal Project in Helena, part of a "trifecta of economic development tools" the rural development bank has launched in an effort to promote job growth and entrepreneurship in the Delta.

Southern Bancorp Gets $1.3M for Rural Loans

by Associated Press 10/1/2013 7:54 am

Southern Bancorp Bank of Little Rock has been awarded $1.3 million to increase its lending in rural communities it serves in Arkansas and Mississippi.

Darrin Williams Serves Call of Public Service as Lawyer, Banker, Politician

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/17/2013 12:00 am

Darrin Williams has a number of titles: state representative, lawyer, CEO and church deacon. But in many ways, Williams said, the work he does is all the same.

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