Northeast Arkansas


FMB Doubles Its Presence in Jonesboro
Farmers & Merchants Bank doubles the number of its Jonesboro branches with a new location at 3100 Southwest Drive.

FMB Doubles Its Presence in Jonesboro

by George Waldon – 1 week ago

A year after entering Jonesboro's $2.6 billion-deposit market, Farmers & Merchants Bank of Stuttgart is expanding its branch network with a second location.

Agricultural Partnership Goes Solar in Jonesboro

Agricultural Partnership Goes Solar in Jonesboro
6 days ago

TPI, of North Little Rock, partnered with Craighead Electric Cooperative, Southland Gin Inc. of Lake City and Delta Farms Inc. to develop a 2-megawatt array of solar generation capacity with battery storage that is expected to bring long-term savings to the gin and farming operation for two decades. Officials gathered to ceremonially “flip the switch” on Friday afternoon.


New Bank Name Is on Horizon For Arkansas

New Bank Name Is on Horizon For Arkansas

Banking & Finance

First Horizon National Corp. of Memphis officially crossed the Mississippi River and entered Arkansas on July 2 with the completion of its $2.3 billion stock swap purchase of IberiaBank Corp. of Lafayette, Louisiana. read more >

Be Careful Out There (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Be Careful Out There (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

OpinionBanking & FinanceLegalTransportationEditor's Note

A $2.4 million scam perpetrated against the Arkansas Department of Transportation is a particularly useful case for business executives to consider since it involves a simple, unsophisticated and yet exceptionally effective form of fraud, and any business that pays employees or vendors is vulnerable. read more >

Remote Work: Luxury or Necessity? (Tab Townsell Commentary)

Remote Work: Luxury or Necessity? (Tab Townsell Commentary)

OpinionTechnology & TelecomTransportation

Today, remote work is no longer considered an added job perk. It's widely recognized as a workplace necessity — both by employees and employers — and not simply because of social distancing measures put in place during the coronavirus pandemic. read more >

Roe Joins the ASBTDC at A-State

Roe Joins the ASBTDC at A-State

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro has announced the addition of Brittany Roe to the center as a business consultant. read more >

Arkansas Bankers Seize a National Moment

Arkansas Bankers Seize a National Moment

Banking & FinanceCover Story

George Floyd's death in May in Minneapolis set off protests against police brutality and racism nationwide, but it had an unforeseen effect on Arkansas banking. read more >

Arkansas Lenders Count the Cost of Grace

Arkansas Lenders Count the Cost of Grace

Banking & FinanceRestaurants & FoodCover Story

Arkansas bankers are wading into the numbers to gauge the health of their loan portfolios after extending an opening round of financial grace to customers. read more >

Nonperforming Loans Far Better Than 2009-10

Nonperforming Loans Far Better Than 2009-10

Banking & Finance

In 2019, only 0.89% of the loans that banks in the United States held were nonperforming, a big improvement compared with the 5.3% of nonperforming loans in the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2007-08. read more >

Arkansas Gets $40M for U.S. 67 Improvement

Arkansas Gets $40M for U.S. 67 Improvement

Transportation

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced last month that it was awarding $40 million to the Arkansas Transportation Department to reconstruct and improve two sections of U.S. Highway 67 in Jacksonville and Cabot. read more >

Systemic Racism, Your Business (Stephanie Jackson Commentary)

Systemic Racism, Your Business (Stephanie Jackson Commentary)

OpinionBanking & FinanceLegal

When the United States forced the end of slavery, it intentionally reconstructed a country that held fast to the ideals of Blacks being less than equal. It instituted codes, polices and laws that kept Black Americans from obtaining the key to stability and wealth — capital. read more >