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NLR Whataburger Rings Up $4M Sale (Real Deals)Lock Icon

The 1.87-acre Whataburger development in North Little Rock was sold by CypressLandingQSR3 LLC, led by Rickey Wilson. read more >
Construction / Energy / Investments / Manufacturing / Transportation

Big Things Take Time (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

They like to gamble now in Jefferson County. read more >
Banking & Finance / Manufacturing

Carving a Niche (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Two efforts in Arkansas, one around fintech and another around EVs, aim to fill desirable niches. read more >
Banking & Finance / Public Companies

Simmons Posts Record Revenue, Lower Profit in 2022

The bank reported slowing activity in its commercial loan pipeline, which it attributed to "softening prospects of economic growth." read more >
Simmons Bank CEO George Makris Jr. 
Banking & Finance / Government & Politics

George Makris Jr. Named to St. Louis Fed Advisory Council

Members confer at least four times per year with the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., on economic and banking developments, and make recommendations on Federal Reserve System activities. read more >
Bob Fehlman, president of Simmons Bank. Fehlman is succeeding George Makris Jr. as CEO effective Jan. 1, 2023.
Banking & Finance / Public Companies

Bob Fehlman Named Next CEO of Simmons Bank

Current CEO George Makris Jr. will shift to a role as full-time chairman in the new year. read more >
Banking & Finance / Public Companies

Simmons Reports Higher Revenue, Flat Income in Q3

Earnings per share fell to 63 cents but still surpassed Wall Street expectations. read more >
Simmons Bank CEO George Makris Jr. 
Banking & Finance / Public Companies

Simmons First Profit Dips 3% in Q1

CEO George Makris Jr. said results in the quarter were "solid." He pointed to accelerating loan growth. read more >
Banking & Finance / Public Companies

Simmons Promotes Rodney Hawkins to Chief Audit Executive

He succeeds Johnny McCaleb, who is moving to an advisory role before his retirement. read more >
Banking & Finance / Public Companies

Update: Simmons First to Buy 2 Banks, Expand Tennessee Footprint

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff announces that it will buy two Memphis-area bank companies in separate deals worth a combined $277.9 million. read more >
Rodney Hawkins
Banking & Finance

Rodney Hawkins Named EVP, Audit Exec at Simmons Bank

Rodney Hawkins has been named executive vice president and audit executive of Simmons Bank. read more >
Julie Stackhouse
Banking & Finance

Julie Stackhouse Named to Simmons Bank’s Board

Julie Stackhouse has been added to the board of directors for Simmons Bank of Pine Bluff. read more >
Banking & Finance / Investments / Public Companies

Q4 Net Income Up Slightly at Simmons First

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff says fourth-quarter net income was $53 million, up 0.5% from $52.7 million in the same quarter last year. read more >
Banking & Finance / Public Companies / Real Estate

Illinois Credit Union to Buy 4 Simmons Bank Branches

Citizens Equity First Credit Union of Peoria, Illinois, will buy four branches in southern Illinois from Simmons Bank of Pine Bluff. read more >
Banking & Finance / Investments / Public Companies

Simmons First 3Q Earnings Down 19% But Beat Expectations

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff reports third-quarter earnings of $65.9 million, down 19% from the same quarter last year. read more >
Simmons Bank closed on Monday its branch inside Markham West Plaza at 8500 W. Markham St. in Little Rock, along with two other locations in central Arkansas.
Banking & Finance / Public Companies / Real Estate

Simmons Bank Trimming BranchesLock Icon

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff will close three branches in central Arkansas. read more >
George Makris Jr., CEO of Simmons First National Corp.
Banking & Finance / Construction / Public Companies

Simmons Bank Donates $1M to Construction of Pine Bluff Clinic

Simmons Bank has donated $1 million toward construction of Arkansas Children’s Pine Bluff Clinic. read more >
Banking & Finance / Investments / Public Companies

Corrected: Simmons First Earned $77M in 1Q

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff, the holding company for Simmons Bank, reports first-quarter net income of $77.2 million, up more than 60 percent from the same period last year. read more >
Banking & Finance / Public Companies

Simmons Completes $172M Acquisition of Reliance Bancshares

Simmons First National Corp. completed its $172 million acquisition of Reliance Bancshares Inc. in the St. Louis suburb of Des Peres, Missouri, on Friday. read more >
Banking & Finance / Public Companies

Stock Awards Push Simmons CEO’s Total Pay to $4.6M

Simmons First National Corp. Chairman and CEO George Makris Jr. saw his total compensation double in 2018, to $4.6 million from $2.3 million in 2017, according to the company’s proxy statement filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission this week. read more >