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Armor Bank CEO Chad May Appointed to State Finance Board

He previously served on the Arkansas Bankers Association’s Emerging Leaders Council and is a board member of the Centers for Youth and Families. read more >
Melissa Powell, director of marketing and human resources at Armor Bank
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Melissa Powell Joins Armor Bank as Director of Marketing and HR

She was previously the marketing and communications director at Farm Credit Midsouth of Jonesboro, a regional agricultural and rural lending business. read more >
Andrew Brink, northwest Arkansas market president for Armor Bank
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Armor Bank Hires Andrew Brink for NWA Expansion

The $398-million asset lender plans to open a full-service branch this fall in Rogers. read more >
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Armor Bank Hires Greg Gibson to Lead Forrest City Market

He brings nine years of experience as an agricultural lender to the job. read more >
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Always Be Interviewing (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

It’s more important than ever to cultivate a strong pipeline of prospective employees — perhaps as important as tending to that pipeline of business. read more >
Arvest Bank was the leader of this year's list of largest banks in Arkansas, ranked by assets, followed by Bank OZK, Simmons Bank, Centennial Bank and First Security Bank.
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Arvest No. 1 Bank by Assets, But List is ShufflingLock Icon

A near 10% increase in assets helped push Arvest to the top of Arkansas Business’ annual list of the state’s biggest banks, but more changes are in store as the runners-up prepare to close significant acquisitions. read more >
David Trice of Armor Bank in Hot Springs
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Armor Bank Sets Up Shop In Spa City

Forrest City’s Armor Bank is expanding its four-county footprint of full-service branches to five in Arkansas. read more >
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The Contenders: It’s Grow or Else, Smaller Banks SayLock Icon

Smaller banks in Arkansas are often faced with the choice of growing or finding a buyer. read more >
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Jonesboro Draws More Competitors to Lending Field

Forrest City’s Armor Bank and Little Rock’s Encore Bank have entered the Jonesboro market with loan production offices in advance of plans to open full-service locations. read more >
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Number of Smallest of the Small Banks Continues to Dwindle in Arkansas

Since 2009, continued attrition that extended to Arkansas banks of all sizes further reduced the headcount of the smallest of the small. read more >
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Merger to Add First Delta Bank Branches to Armor Bank in 2020

Big Creek Bancshares Inc., parent company of Armor Bank of Forrest City, says that it will purchase Tyronza Bancshares Inc., parent company of First Delta Bank of Marked Tree. read more >
A change in ownership has led to an improved bottom line at the former Forrest City Bank, now named Armor Bank in a nod to the Waldrip family’s Armor Seed LLC.
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Armor Bank Moves Back Into the BlackLock Icon

The purchase and renaming of Forrest City Bank has given Nathan Waldrip an intensive education. read more >
Chad May
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Chad May Named CEO of Armor Bank Ahead of Central Arkansas Expansion

The Forrest City bank, owned by Mark and Nathan Waldrip, plans to expand into central Arkansas, where May will continue to be based. read more >