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What’s Missing? (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

What’s missing from a news story can be hard to spot but exceedingly telling. read more >
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Commercial Real Estate Resilience: Lenders Foresee Falling RatesLock Icon

Bankers argue against the “commercial real estate doom loop” scenario that some experts have predicted. read more >
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Execs’ Personal Use of Company Planes on the Rise

John Tyson’s use of Tyson Foods Inc.’s corporate jet for personal travel cost the Springdale protein producer $1.4 million in its fiscal year that end read more >
Branches in Amarillo, Plainview and Lubbock opened after an exodus of more than 70 Happy State Bank staffers last year. The Amarillo branch is now closed, and the Plainview and Lubbock locations are now loan production offices.
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Ex-Happy State Bank Staffers Fire Back at Centennial’s ClaimsLock Icon

Their March 3 complaint in Lubbock federal court alludes to damning forensic information that Centennial says documents their alleged theft of confidential material as they left Happy to join a competitor. read more >
Johnny Allison, chairman, president and CEO of Home BancShare.
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Despite Challenges, Home BancShares Still Happy with Foray Into TexasLock Icon

In September 2021, Home BancShares announced they were acquiring Happy Bancshares of Texas in a $919 million deal. A year and a half later, they have no regrets. read more >
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What’s Next With Inflation (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Nearly eight months into an expensive 2022, here’s where we stand on inflation and what some observers and policymakers think is coming next. read more >
Wallace Fowler at the Fowler Foods Headquarters in Jonesboro.
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Jonesboro Business Leader Wallace Fowler Dies at 87

Wallace Fowler, the Jonesboro businessman who built and sold multiple banks and led robust KFC and Taco Bell franchises, died Wednesday. He was 87. read more >
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Arkansas Eyes Upon Texas Lending

The Lone Star State beckons with bountiful markets, bank opportunities galore. 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 >
Transplace’s new 150,000-SF center on 15 acres in Rogers houses 800 workers now, but it can support up to 1,100, executives say.
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Arkansas Dealmaking Down 17% in ’21Lock Icon

The number of the biggest deals in Arkansas worth $10 million or more rose to 95, an increase of 12% compared with the 85 big deals in 2020. read more >
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Home BancShares Hooks $238M in Marine Loans

The company is acquiring the performing marine loan portfolio of LendingClub Bank of Lehi, Utah. read more >
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Everything’s Bigger With Texas (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

It’s well established that Arkansas has more than its fair share of banking talent. And that talent’s been on display throughout the year. read more >
John Allison is chairman of Home BancShares Inc. of Conway, the publicly traded parent of Centennial Bank.
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Home BancShares to Acquire Happy Bancshares of Texas in $919M Deal

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway announces a $919 million deal to acquire Happy Bancshares Inc. of Happy, Texas, pushing the parent company of Centennial Bank beyond $23 billion in assets. read more >
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Home BancShares Q1 Net Income Beats Expectations

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway reports record first-quarter net income of $91.6 million, up from $507,000 in the same quarter last year. read more >
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Home BancShares’ Q4 Beats Earnings Expectations

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway reports fourth-quarter net income of $81.8 million, up 11% from the same quarter last year. read more >
Bank OZK Chairman and CEO George Gleason
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More Face Time in Dallas for GleasonLock Icon

George Gleason, Bank OZK chairman and CEO, is becoming a Texan, in a transient sort of way. read more >
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Home BancShares 3Q Earnings Down 5%

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway reports third-quarter net income of $69.3 million, down about 5% from the same quarter last year. read more >
Dale Cole, chairman and CEO of First Community Bank in Batesville; Tracy French, president and CEO of Centennial Bank in Conway; and George Makris, chairman and CEO of Simmons First National Corp.
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Arkansas Lenders Count the Cost of GraceLock Icon

Arkansas bankers are wading into the numbers to gauge the health of their loan portfolios after extending an opening round of financial grace to customers. read more >
Tracy French
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Home BancShares Calls 2Q ‘Best’ in 20 Years

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway reports what it calls the best quarter in its 20-year history, recording record revenue and net interest income while net income fell 13%. read more >
Johnny Allison of Home BancShares proves that he can sit still, at least momentarily, for a photographer...
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Home BancShares Vote on Pay Signals Dissatisfaction

Several changes at Conway’s Home BancShares Inc. followed a rumble of dissatisfaction from shareholders at its annual meeting on April 16. read more >