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Bank and Credit Card Network Perspectives Needed on ‘Swipe Fees’ (Letters to the Editor)

Two Arkansas banking executives write in with feedback on the April 8 article, “Swiped Out: Card Fees Cost Arkansas Businesses $600M in 2022” read more >
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Robert Birch Hired as Economic Development Director for the City of Jacksonville (Movers & Shakers)

He previously was director of business development for the city of North Little Rock. read more >
Banking & Finance / Energy / Industry / Manufacturing

Polk Stanley Wilcox Announces 5 Promotions (Movers & Shakers)

The promotions are across the Little Rock and Fayetteville offices. read more >
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Top Online Stories of 2023: Eatery News, a Lyon College Setback And 27 Marijuana Laws Tossed Out

Readers were hungry for restaurant news on the Arkansas Business website this year. read more >
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Banking & Finance

Bank OZK Spends Less to Make a Dollar

“Most banks with a good efficiency ratio focus relentlessly on controlling costs,” said George Gleason, chairman and CEO of the $27.6 billion-asset lender. “We take a different approach. read more >
Larry Wilson
Banking & Finance / Public Companies

CEO of First Arkansas Bank & Trust Receives Tampa Bay Trophy (Movers & Shakers)

Larry Wilson was recognized by Tampa Bay Defense Alliance for his extensive service to the Little Rock Air Force Base and the local community. read more >
(From left) Wayne Miller, executive director of the Venture Center; Mimi San Pedro, chief strategy officer for the Venture Center; and Larry Wilson, CEO and chairman of the board of First Arkansas Bank & Trust.
Banking & Finance / Small Business

Bankers, Fintech to Connect at August Summit

The conference, hosted by the Venture Center of Little Rock, aims to be a networking opportunity and a place for Arkansas fintech companies to showcase their products. read more >
Trent Brown of FNBC Bank in Ash Flat.
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Investments / Real Estate

Brown Named SVP at FNBC Bank (Movers & Shakers)

Trent Brown has been hired as senior vice president and northeast Arkansas loan manager for FNBC Bank of Ash Flat. read more >
Kim Cullum and Mark Wilson of FAB&T in Jacksonville
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Investments

Cullum, Wilson Go Forward at FAB&T (Movers & Shakers)

First Arkansas Bank & Trust in Jacksonville promotes Kim Cullum and Mark Wilson. read more >
Mark Wilson and Kim Cullum, who have been promoted to expanded roles at First Arkansas Bank & Trust
Banking & Finance

Mark Wilson, Kim Cullum Take On Expanded Roles at FAB&T

Wilson was named president of the Jacksonville-based bank, succeeding his father in the role. read more >
Davonte "Devo" Davis, sophomore guard for the Arkansas Razorbacks
Banking & Finance / Education / Media & Marketing

FAB&T Banks on DevoLock Icon

University of Arkansas basketball standout Davonte “Devo” Davis has been busy with his name, image and likeness sponsorships. read more >

Webinar: FAB&T, Wright Lindsey Jennings Offer Help Navigating the CARES Act

First Arkansas Bank & Trust, Wright Lindsey Jennings and Arkansas Business will present a free webinar about how small businesses can take advantage of the federal CARES Act amid the COVID-19 crisis. read more >
Roger Sundermeier, senior vice president and chief branding officer for First Arkansas Bank & Trust, admires one of his company's new interactive teller machines, this one at a branch in Cabot.
Banking & Finance / Public Companies

Arkansas Banks Alter Lobby Access, Push Customers to Digital Channels

The Arkansas Bankers Association says Arkansas banks are taking "aggressive steps" to keep customers and employees safe amid the COVID-19 outbreak. read more >
Nikki Pfleger of Encore Bank in Little Rock.
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Pfleger Advances at Encore (Movers & Shakers)

Nikki Pfleger has been promoted to senior vice president and chief treasury management officer at Encore Bank in Little Rock. read more >
A rendering of the Jacksonville High School, ranked No. 6 on the list of the 2018 largest commercial construction projects in Arkansas.
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In Jacksonville, A New Cornerstone for Education, Economic Development

The $74 million, 338,000-SF Jacksonville High School that opened welcoming 1,100 students gives an obvious boost to the city's education sector. But economic developers also see it as key to growing business there. read more >
Chris Johnson, Little Rock market president for First Financial Bank, says community banks benefitted from the ICBA Think Tech Accelerator. They got a look at new tools and could form partnerships with the startups that completed the program, and those partnerships could help them better compete.
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Community Bankers Tap Accelerator for New TechLock Icon

Community banks lack the financial and human capital of their larger counterparts to invest in research and development, but they need new technologies all the same. Partnerships with financial technology startups are a practical way to address this need, four of the state’s community bankers told Arkansas Business. read more >
Larry Wilson
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Government & Politics

How to Grow Your Tax Dollars II (Larry Wilson Feedback)

Your state’s tax dollars are less than they should be. How is that? One simple reason is that, for years, our state Legislature has exempted credit unions from paying income taxes. read more >
Banking & Finance / Government & Politics / Insurance / Nonprofits / Public Companies

Let’s You and Him Fight (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

While I love banks and bankers, I confess to enjoying how irritated they get when the subject is credit unions. read more >
FBI agents conduct an investigation Jan. 28, 2014 at the John Rogers Archive in North Little Rock. The FBI also visited Rogers' home in North Little Rock.
Investments / Legal

John Rogers’ New Tale: Forgeries Hit $1 Billion

From prison, John Rogers has told one of his victims that the street value of his crimes total almost a billion dollars, a boastful figure in keeping with a blustery scam artist’s penchant for ditching the truth for lies and his felonious fondness for big and often inflated numbers. read more >
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Forbes Recognizes 3 Arkansas Banks as Best-in-State (Movers & Shakers)

First Security Bank of Searcy, Arvest Bank of Fayetteville and First Arkansas Bank & Trust of Jacksonville have been named as Arkansas’ Best-in-State Banks by Forbes magazine. read more >