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Six Arkansas Banks Expand Their State Network

Six lenders made moves to grow their Arkansas branch network during the first half of 2015. Little Rock’s Bank of the Ozarks and Citizens Bank of Batesville were the most active with three new projects each. read more >
Troy Duke
Banking & Finance / Media & Marketing

Bank of Rison Seeks Rebranding to Gateway Bank

The Bank of Rison is the second-smallest bank in the state, but its owners — CEO Troy Duke and Hot Springs businessman LR Gardner — have aspirations. read more >
Troy Duke
Banking & Finance / Construction

Bank of Rison Sees Assets Rising

The Bank of Rison is no longer the smallest bank in Arkansas, and CEO Troy Duke is celebrating with two major developments: a new headquarters building on Main Street and the bank’s first branch. read more >
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Banking & Finance / Investments / Public Companies / Small Business

Minority Owners Challenge Share Price of First Union Financial

The 2013 buyout of minority shareholders at First Union Financial Corp. provides a case study on investor dynamics in a privately held concern. read more >
Troy Duke
Banking & Finance / Investments

Sigma Holdings Inc. Becomes Holding Company for Bank of Rison

Sigma Holdings was formed by veteran Little Rock banker Troy Duke and Garland County businessman Lewis Ray “LR” Gardner specifically to buy the bank, which had been left at the altar last year by Fordyce Bank & Trust. read more >
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Public Companies

Bank Deals Fly Despite a Flattening Of Deposits

Total bank deposits in Arkansas declined by about a half-percent in the 12 months that ended June 30, but that certainly doesn’t mean the state’s banking industry is stagnant. read more >
Troy Duke
Banking & Finance

Troy Duke, L.R. Gardner Plan to Buy Bank of Rison

Sigma Holdings Inc. of Little Rock, a newly formed investment company led by veteran Little Rock banker Troy Duke and Garland County businessman Lewis Ray "LR" Gardner, announce a deal to buy the Bank of Rison. read more >