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BACC’s Shelly Hendrix visits with White River Now about the 2021 Business Expo

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After last year's coronavirus pandemic turned it into a virtual experience, the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce’s (BACC) annual Business Expo, presented by FNBC, is returning to the public spotlight in 2021. “We are excited to return to our normal format for the annual Business...

BACC announces the return of its annual Business Expo

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The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce's (BACC) annual Business Expo, presented by FNBC, is returning to the public. This year's expo theme is One Hit Wonders and will take place in the gymnasium of the Batesville Community Center on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. The...

Citizens Bank ups Hoggard to senior VP, controller, and information security officer

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Batesville-based Citizens Bank has announced the promotion of Michael Hoggard to senior vice president, controller, and Information Security Officer (ISO). In this role, Hoggard (pictured) will oversee all financial-related activities of Citizens Bank, including accounting and regulatory reporting, corporate tax, and internal controls. Hoggard will...

Citizens Bank: Micah Beard transitioning to regional president

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Pictured above: Micah Beard, the newly announced regional president for Citizens Bank's north central Arkansas market, with his wife, Jennifer, and daughter, Avri. Image via Citizens Bank Citizens Bank has a new regional president for the north Arkansas market. Micah Beard is transitioning to regional...

Nova Joe’s announces expansion, new concept stores in Searcy and Batesville

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If you’ve been keeping an eye on the dirt work occurring at the old Tommy’s Kingburger location on Harrison Street in Batesville, you’ll know the building that housed the now long-gone burger and fries hangout was demolished in early January (see images below). Now comes...

Citizens Bank announces Adam Mitchell as new CEO

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Batesville-based Citizens Bank announced Thursday that Adam Mitchell is stepping into the role of CEO, succeeding outgoing CEO Phil Baldwin.  Baldwin’s retirement, originally planned for mid-year, has been shortened due to the successful completion of a planned transition earlier than expected. “When I announced my...

Survey: Strong economic growth continues in the region

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new monthly survey of business leaders suggests that strong economic growth will continue over the next few months in Arkansas and eight other Midwest and Plains states as businesses continue to recover from the coronavirus pandemic. Creighton University economist Ernie...

BACC holds ribbon-cutting for American Freight

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The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for American Freight Furniture, Mattress, Appliance on Friday, March 12, 2021, at 1 Furniture Lane in Batesville. In a release, the chamber said American Freight has been helping customers save money on quality furniture and...

First Community Bank appoints new chief marketing director

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First Community Bank recently announced the hiring of Carrie Price (pictured) as senior vice president and chief marketing officer, according to Dale Cole, chairman and chief executive officer of the financial institution. Price will oversee and provide direction, guidance, and leadership in the bank’s overall...

Spring River Innovation Hub, Cherokee Village hosting Virtual Community Forum

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The Spring River Innovation Hub, in association with the City of Cherokee Village and the National Endowment of the Arts, is facilitating a virtual community forum via Zoom on Thursday, March 4, 2021, regarding the recently awarded Our Town Grant. The forum is an important...

Bad Boy Mowers named Exclusive Mower of MLF BIG5 and presenting sponsor of Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit

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Leading Mower Manufacturer Expands on Three-Year Partnership with Major League Fishing Major League Fishing (MLF) announced today that Bad Boy Mowers, a leading manufacturer of zero-turn mowers, accessories, and options based in Batesville, has been named the Exclusive Mower of the MLF BIG5 and the...