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Nick Roach Named President & CEO of Stone Bank

He succeeds Marnie Oldner as CEO. She retired in December after more than 11 years with the lender. read more >
Bill Halter, CEO, Scenic Hill Solar, said his company “realizes that the pandemic will mean challenges for financing and the industry.”
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Scenic Hill Solar Lands $100M Project for UA System

Scenic Hill Solar of Little Rock will create the state’s largest commercial solar project for the University of Arkansas System. read more >
A Stone Bank location
Banking & Finance

Stone Bank Draws $88M-$90M Deal

Where the final price lands depends on the adjustments at closing. read more >
Banking & Finance

Stone Bank Overcomes Rocky Start

The pending sale of Stone Bancshares Inc. and its $650 million-asset Stone Bank of Mountain View provides the latest twist in the story of the 67-year-old franchise. read more >
Banking & Finance

Missouri Family to Buy Stone Bank of Mountain View

A family of Missouri bankers has agreed to buy Stone Bancshares Inc., the parent company of Stone Bank of Mountain View. read more >
Stone Bank at 1302 Hwy. 62/65 N. in Harrison
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Stone Bank Sued Over Farm LoansLock Icon

A Boone County farmer has sued Stone Bank of Mountain View, its president, its former president and a former loan officer in a wide-ranging complaint that includes allegations of fraud in its government-backed farm loan program and pressure to pay kickbacks to the loan officer. read more >
Adam Mitchell (left) and Phil Baldwin
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Mitchell Gets Early Start as Citizens CEO (Movers & Shakers)

Adam Mitchell’s promotion to chief executive officer of Citizens Bank in Batesville was effective April 1, three months earlier than originally announced. read more >
Marnie Oldner
Banking & Finance

Stone Bank CEO Appointed to National Committee

Marnie Oldner of Stone Bank of Mountain View joins the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.’s Advisory Committee on Community Banking. read more >
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St. Louis Fed Appoints 2 to Advisory Council

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has appointed two new members to its Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council. read more >
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The Contenders: It’s Grow or Else, Smaller Banks SayLock Icon

Smaller banks in Arkansas are often faced with the choice of growing or finding a buyer. read more >
Marnie Oldner of Citizens Bank in Batesville.
Banking & Finance

Marnie Oldner Named to Fed’s CDIAC

Marnie Oldner, CEO of Stone Bank of Mountain View, was named last week to the Federal Reserve Board’s Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council. read more >
Marnie Oldner
Banking & Finance

Stone Bancshares Buys Parent Company of DeWitt Bank & Trust

Stone Bancshares Inc. is buying DBT Financial Corp., parent company of the $94 million-asset DeWitt Bank & Trust. Financial terms weren't announced. read more >
Stone Bank opened this new branch in Little Rock in the spring of 2018.
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Branch Banks’ Death Rumors Are Exaggerated

In Arkansas, the number of new bank offices appears to have popped up in the past 12 months after a decade in which the count declined by more than 10 percent. read more >
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Lawsuit Against Stone Bank Changes Venue

If at first you don’t succeed in federal court, take your case to state court. That’s what the former chairman and one-time largest shareholder of Mountain View’s Stone Bank has done in Pulaski County Circuit Court. read more >
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U.S. Judge Dismisses Stone Bank Fraud Case

A fraud conspiracy complaint filed in federal court by the former chairman and one-time largest shareholder of Stone Bank has been dismissed. read more >
Don Hale of Citizens Bank of Batesville and Kirby Williams of Stone Bank of Mountain View
Banking & Finance / Media & Marketing / Small Business

Marketers Don Hale, Kirby Williams Work Bankers’ Hours

Last month, word got around that Don Hale and Kirby Williams were stepping back from their firms to become marketing chiefs at banks — Hale at Citizens Bank of Batesville and Williams at Stone Bank of Mountain View, working out of Little Rock. read more >
Banking & Finance

No Changes Expected in First State Bank Change of Control Approval

The Arkansas State Bank Department has given preliminary approval to an application for a change of control at First State Bank of Russellville. read more >
Susie Smith at Metropolitan National Bank in 2013.
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Despite Individual Victories, Progress Slow For Women in Arkansas Banking

For women in Arkansas’ banking industry, every encouraging development seems to be matched by discouraging reality. read more >
Steve Ragland
Banking & Finance

Stone Bank Adds Steve Ragland to Little Rock Office (Movers & Shakers)

Steve Ragland has joined Stone Bank, the Mountain View bank formerly called Ozark Heritage Bank, as chief financial officer. He lives in Little Rock, where Stone Bank maintains loan production and management offices. read more >
State Bank Commissioner Candace Franks is the beneficiary of national bank charter conversions.
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National Charter Conversions to State a One-Way Street

Most regulated industries don’t get to choose who regulates them, but, to a limited degree, banks do. And while the door can swing both ways, in reality the traffic has flowed in one direction: converting from national charters to state charters. read more >