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Lorrie Trogden

Banking & Finance / Industry / Retail

Bank and Credit Card Network Perspectives Needed on ‘Swipe Fees’

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 >
Lorrie Trogden
Banking & Finance

Josh Neal Moves Up Ladder At Arvest (Movers & Shakers)

He has 17 years of industry experience. read more >
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Public Companies

Bank Overdraft Fees Fading

Once a big source of income, overdraft protection fees fall out of step in banking. read more >
Sarah Lane is the chief retail officer at Citizens Bank in Batesville. She recalls plenty of meetings where she was the only woman in he room.
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Education / Investments / Media & Marketing

Women Bankers See Progress in Industry

White male bankers still predominate, but the face of the business is changing. read more >
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Education / Nonprofits

Toward More Diverse Bank Leadership (Jim Cargill Commentary)

If we serve our communities — all parts of our communities — then we must bring more women, more people of color and more diverse people into positions of leadership. read more >
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Government & Politics / Real Estate / Retail

Arvest Disputes Criticism of Its Overdraft Fee ProfitsLock Icon

A recent analysis of overdraft fees by one of the country’s oldest think tanks included Arvest Bank of Fayetteville on a list of banks that “are no more than check cashers with a charter.” read more >
Lorrie Trogden
Banking & Finance / Government & Politics / Health Care

Arkansas Banks Branches to Help With Vaccine Effort

At least seven Arkansas banks are participating in "Operation Vax Speed," an initiative between the Arkansas Bankers Association and the Arkansas Pharmacists Association to offer COVID-19 vaccines at bank branches throughout the state. read more >
Randy Scott of Farmers Bank & Trust of Blytheville
Banking & Finance / Government & Politics

Update: In Arkansas, Bankers Grow Frustrated Awaiting PPP Loan Forgiveness

Arkansas bankers who fronted money to thousands of businesses participating in the Payment Protection Program now say they are frustrated by the federal government's failure to repay the forgivable loans in a timely manner. read more >
George Makris
Banking & Finance / Government & Politics

Overload of SBA System Predictable, Arkansas Bankers Say

The technical difficulties that plagued the U.S. Small Business Administration's loan application system was no surprise, two Arkansas bank executives said Tuesday. read more >
Dan Roda, co-founder and CEO of Abaca in North Little Rock.
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Abaca Fires Up Services for Cannabis Commerce

A North Little Rock enterprise, launched in the Little Rock Technology Park and given flight with venture capital from Colorado, keeps pioneering its way into the burgeoning billions of cannabis commerce. read more >
Lorrie Trogden
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Government & Politics

It’s Tax Time, but Not for Credit Unions (Lorrie Trogden Feedback)

In 2017, Arkansas banks paid $503,016,000 in taxes, which contributed to education, law enforcement, hospitals and responses to disasters. Credit unions paid $0. 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 >
Lorrie Trogden
Banking & Finance

Lorrie Trogden Named CEO of Arkansas Bankers Association

Trogden, formerly associate executive director and director of government relations at the Arkansas Bar Association, succeeded William R. “Bill” Holmes. read more >
Kellie Wall of the Sherwood Chamber of Commerce and Jennifer Belt of Martinez Belt Consulting
Business Services / Legal / Media & Marketing / Small Business

Kellie Wall Named New Director of Sherwood Chamber (Movers & Shakers)

Kellie Wall is the new executive director of the Sherwood Chamber of Commerce, replacing Marcia Cook, who retired from the position. read more >
Mallory Van Dover of the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Foundation
Health Care / Legal / Nonprofits

Mallory Van Dover Named New Head of Philanthropy at ACH Foundation (Movers & Shakers)

Mallory Van Dover has been hired as executive director of philanthropy at Arkansas Children’s Hospital Foundation in Little Rock. read more >
Lorrie Trogden of the Arkansas Bar Association

Lorrie Trogden Earns Executive Certification (Movers & Shakers)

Lorrie Trogden of Little Rock has earned her Certified Association Executive credential from the National Society of Association Executives. read more >