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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Batesville School District, Citizens Bank honor Eagle Mountain teacher

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Shannon Baker, a kindergarten teacher at Eagle Mountain Elementary School, has been named as the October recipient of the “Citizens Bank Above & Beyond Award” for the Batesville School District, the bank said in a Tuesday release. Citizens Bank and the Batesville Schools collaborated in...

Groups helping feed the hungry gain support of Citizens Bank employees

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The Citizens Bank Employees’ Blue Jeans Fund has donated nearly $1,100 to four local groups that work to ensure that children and families don’t go hungry, the bank said in a release. The most recently funded organizations include the Cedar Ridge Food Pantry, First United...

Approximately 245 jobs to be created with new Ash Flat Emerson facility opening

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Emerson will open a new facility in Ash Flat, where it plans to invest $35 million and create approximately 245 new jobs within four years, according to a release from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. “We greatly appreciate the support of Gov. Hutchinson, the Arkansas...

Local banker re-elected to 2021 ICBA Federal Delegate Board

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Featured image: Jim S. Gowen, Jr., president and CEO of Merchants and Planters Bank The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) recently announced local community banker Jim S. Gowen, Jr., president and CEO of Merchants and Planters Bank in Newport, was re-elected to the ICBA...

Carter Ford State Farm teams up with the Batesville Fire Department to serve up kitchen safety

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Pictured left to right; State Farm Agent Carter Ford, Captain Mark McCollum, Lt. Clint Stark, Chris Seat The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and State Farm Agent Carter Ford are teaming up with the Batesville Fire Department to support Fire Prevention Week, an annual public...

First Community Bank welcomes new members to their mortgage team

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Pictured top left to bottom right; Karagon Prestidge, Katie Ingram, Amber Agee, Jennifer Harris, Courtney Young, Denise Klingensmith, and Jelena Veteto. First Community Bank announced the addition of five new members to its mortgage team in Jonesboro. They are temporarily working out of the Southwest...

Arkansas Business survey: Citizens Bank ranks among ‘Best Places to Work’

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For the second time in the past two years, Citizens Bank has been named as one of the “Best Places to Work in Arkansas,” according to a survey sponsored by the Arkansas Business newspaper. The “Best Places to Work” survey and awards program is “designed...

Walmart looks to airports as inspiration of new store layout

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Bentonville-based Walmart is getting inspiration from the airport terminal as it revamps the layout and signage of its stores to speed up shopping and better cater to smartphone-armed customers. The nation’s largest retailer said that the look, which includes signs with bold dimensional typeface spotlighting...

Citizens Bank celebrates Joyce Prickett’s retirement

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Citizens Bank will celebrate the retirement of Executive Assistant Joyce Prickett with a reception in her honor from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at the bank’s headquarters at 655 St. Louis Street in Batesville.  The reception is open to the public. “It has been...

Local poultry operations rank third and fourth in the state based on the number of employees

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Two poultry operations in Batesville are part of companies that rank third and fourth in the state based on the number of employees.  The ranking, featured in the Sept. 21-27 issue of Arkansas Business, George's Inc., and Peco Foods Inc. ranked in the top five...

First Community Bank celebrates 23rd anniversary

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Throughout the month of August, First Community Bank celebrated its 23rd anniversary. To commemorate the occasion, the bank asked customers to provide feedback about the bank, their favorite employee, and favorite non-profit organization with the promise that the top in each category would receive $1,000,...