Jamie Chapman joins banking team at Merchants and Planters Bank 


M & P Community Bancshares is pleased to announce that Jamie Chapman has joined the Merchants and Planters Bank team as Assistant Vice President – Loan Officer.

Chapman (pictured) will be responsible for managing commercial and consumer loans and establishing and maintaining business relationships in Newport, Batesville, and the surrounding areas. He brings three years of service in the banking and lending industry to the organization.  

“We are very pleased to have Jamie join our banking family,” said Jim S. Gowen, Jr., president and CEO of Merchants and Planters Bank.  “He will certainly help strengthen our bank’s ability to provide local lending solutions to businesses and individuals in our community.”

Chapman has a Bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Arkansas System Eversity. In his free time, Chapman enjoys golf, softball, and spending time with his wife Angela and their two young children. He also serves on the worship team at his church, where he plays the drums. 

Chapman is currently available full-time to customers at the Newport Office of Merchants and Planters Bank, 120 Hazel Street, in Newport. You may also reach him by phone at (870) 523-3600.

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