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Bank Combo Yields Assets of $365M

The pending merger of Monticello’s Commercial Bank & Trust and Warren’s First State Bank will create a financial institution that will rank No. 41 among Arkansas-based banks based on total assets. read more >
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Christie Turner Named Fayetteville Market President at First State Bank

Turner first began working for First Trust Bank in 2003 as a part-time teller. read more >
Chip Blanchard, who is succeeding his father Charles as CEO and board chair of First State Bank
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Chip Blanchard Succeeds Father as CEO of First State Bank

The elder Blanchard has led the bank since 1999. He'll move to a role as vice chair. read more >
AcreTrader launched a $3,896,640-$4,329,600 offering for its first Tasmanian investment: Natone Creek Farm, 422 acres that has produced wheat, broccoli and carrots.
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Offerings Surpass $700M in 2022Lock Icon

Banking and real estate proved to be popular venues for in-state offerings. read more >
The Bank of Rogers at 114 S. First St. in Rogers, circa 1910. 
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Historic Site A New Home For Banco Sí

Signature Bank of Arkansas will take over the former Bank of Rogers building, which first opened in 1906, to open a bilingual-staffed banking office. read more >
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Support Network Sells Springdale HQ in $2.7M Transaction (NWA Real Deals)Lock Icon

The Arkansas Support Network, a nonprofit organization that works with people with developmental disabilities, sold two properties for $2.7 million. read more >
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Corrected: Louisiana Holding Company to Acquire First State Bank

Capital Bancorp Inc. of Delhi, Louisiana, recently announced that it will acquire Evergreen Bancshares Inc. of Tallahassee, Florida, and its subsidiary, First State Bank of Crossett. read more >
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Allied, Pinnacle, Heartland Score Texas Ratios Over 100

Two Arkansas banks generated Texas Ratios above 100 at year-end 2014. Twelve months later, the number grew to three, with Heartland Bank of Bryant (112.28) joining Pinnacle Bank of Rogers (139.3) and Allied Bank of Mulberry (183). read more >
“We’re still talking with potential merger partners,” said George Makris, chairman and CEO of Simmons First National Corp., which closed February deals that increased total assets by 65 percent.
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Simmons First National Ramps Up Growth Via Acquisition

Simmons First National Corp. covered some serious ground among growth-minded Arkansas lenders on the acquisition trail. Tandem out-of-state, stock-swap purchases during the first quarter increased the size of the Pine Bluff bank holding company by a whopping 65 percent. read more >
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Return on Equity: Top 14 Performers Dot Arkansas

Fourteen lenders based in Arkansas produced returns on equity (ROE) that topped 13 percent during 2014. The banks were scattered across the state and represented some of the largest and smallest financial institutions. read more >
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Young Professionals at a Premium in Rural Areas

With national unemployment at 8.3 percent and the statewide rate at 7.3 percent, it's easy to believe that there must be thousands of young professionals desperate for jobs all across the state. Not quite. read more >