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Phil Baldwin, Citizens Bank of Batesville (CFO Lifetime Achievement Award)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Phil Baldwin held the post of chief financial officer for a little over a decade at four stops during his 36-year career. That experience positioned him to become a statistic in a national trend among business executives.

Marketers Don Hale, Kirby Williams Work Bankers’ Hours

by Kyle Massey 10/3/2016 12:00 am

Last month, word got around that Don Hale and Kirby Williams were stepping back from their firms to become marketing chiefs at banks — Hale at Citizens Bank of Batesville and Williams at Stone Bank of Mountain View, working out of Little Rock.

Batesville Impact Plan Living Up to Its Name

by Gwen Moritz 9/19/2016 12:00 am

Fresh eyes, strategic planning, youthful energy and cold, hard cash are shaking up Batesville, a college town on the jagged edge of the Ozarks that is burdened with many of the same challenges as the Delta that’s just minutes away.

Education a Cornerstone of Batesville's Strategic Plan

by Gwen Moritz 9/19/2016 12:00 am

Making sure the children of Independence County have the educational opportunities necessary to escape poverty is a cornerstone of the Impact strategic plan that Baldwin worked on when he was chairman of the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce.

Citizens Bank Adds Don Hale, Tim Byers to Marketing Team

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/7/2016 8:51 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.

Historic Melba Theater in Batesville Reopens Aug. 12

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2016 12:07 pm

One of the state’s oldest theaters, the Melba Theater in Batesville, will reopen Aug. 12 with a grand opening, red carpet gala thanks to the restoration efforts of owners Janelle and Joe Shell and Mandi and Adam Curtwright.

Online Banking Rises in Use, but Arkansas Branches Remain Important

by Marty Cook 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Physical branches are still important and will remain vital, bankers say, even as the number inches downward as customers increasingly bank online.

Doyle Rogers Family Sells Interest In Citizens Bank

by George Waldon 6/6/2016 12:00 am

The Doyle Rogers family sold its 25.82 percent stake in the $722 million-asset lender to a descendant of another founding family: poultry pioneer J.K. Southerland.

Citizens Bank Announces $10M Low-Interest Loan Fund for Downtown Batesville

by Gwen Moritz 4/12/2016 8:18 pm

The locally owned bank will also make up to $100,000 worth of cash grants for small exterior improvements to downtown properties.

Citizens Bank Not Cooling Off in Hot Springs

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/19/2015 12:00 am

Last week’s news that Citizens Bank of Batesville is buying Parkway Bank of Rogers should surprise exactly no one who has been watching Citizens since Phil Baldwin was hired as CEO two years ago.

Update: Citizens Bank of Batesville To Acquire Parkway Bank of Rogers

by Gwen Moritz 10/14/2015 5:54 pm

Citizens Bank, the expansion-minded Batesville bank that opened a full-service branch in Fayetteville earlier this year, announced late Wednesday afternoon that it will buy Parkway Bank of Rogers before the end of the year.

Phil Baldwin Tells Independence County to 'Dream Big'

by Alexis Hosticka 6/18/2015 3:12 pm

Through citizen involvement and a potluck of ideas, Independence County is aiming to leverage its strengths to improve its prospects in five key areas, including economic development. In doing so, Citizens Bank CEO Phil Baldwin is urging the county to aim high.

Batesville Chamber To Announce Planning Strategy for Independence County

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/8/2015 12:00 am

The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce with partners Lyon College and the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will announce Wednesday the start of strategic planning for Independence County.

Phil Baldwin of Citizens Bank Says Nonprofit Experience Adds Perspective to Banking

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/19/2015 12:00 am

Phil Baldwin is the president and CEO of Citizens Bank of Batesville. Before joining Citizens Bank, Baldwin was president and CEO of CredAbility, a nonprofit credit counseling agency based in Atlanta.

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.

Citizens Bank Eyes NWA Expansion, Names Doug Lynch Market President

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/6/2014 2:30 pm

Citizens Bank of Batesville has launched opened a loan production office in Fayettevile, marking the launch of its expansion into northwest Arkansas.

Citizens Bank Puts Phil Baldwin To Work On Growth

by George Waldon 12/9/2013 12:00 am

Citizens Bank of Batesville officially has declared itself a buyer in the grow-or-go banking sweepstakes. That pronouncement was given public voice with the hiring of Phil Baldwin as president of the $544 million-asset lender and CEO-to-be in 2015.

Update: Phil Baldwin Returning to Arkansas as Batesville Bank Plans Growth

by Gwen Moritz 10/18/2013 1:13 pm

Phil Baldwin is returning to banking in Arkansas in a few weeks as president of The Citizens Bank of Batesville.

Darrin Williams Named CEO of Southern Bancorp

by George Waldon and Mark Carter 1/9/2013 3:40 pm

State Rep. Darrin Williams will take over as CEO of Southern Bancorp Inc. effective Feb. 1, the company announced Wednesday.