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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Walmart to test drone delivery in NW Arkansas with Zipline

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NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is teaming up with a company called Zipline to launch a drone delivery program early next year that will deliver select health and wellness products near the discounter's headquarters in Northwest Arkansas. Walmart said Monday that it plans to eventually...

Kristin Owen joins mortgage team at Merchants and Planters Bank 

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M&P Community Bancshares announced the addition of Kristin Owen to the Merchants and Planters Bank team as a mortgage loan processor in the mortgage lending department.  Owen is responsible “...for ensuring the timely and accurate packaging of mortgage loans from pre-approval to closing,” the institution...

Batesville Area Chamber ranks among the top 20 largest chambers in Arkansas

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The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, the Searcy Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Mountain Home Area Chamber of Commerce are among the 20 largest chambers in the state of Arkansas as ranked by the number of members, according to Arkansas Business. The Little Rock-based...

Citizens Bank promotes Charolette Royal to vice president, corporate trust officer

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Citizens Bank has announced Charolette Royal's appointment to vice president and corporate trust officer in the bank’s Trust Division. Royal, who for 10 years has been involved in administration of corporate trusts, now expands her responsibilities to also include administration of personal trust and 401k...

Citizens Bank exceeds $1 billion in total assets; CEO Phil Baldwin shares plans to retire in 2021

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Featured image: Adam Mitchell (left) and Phil Baldwin Citizens Bank, headquartered in Batesville, announced Friday that it has exceeded $1 billion in total assets, making Citizens Bank one of the few banks in Arkansas to achieve this level of scope and scale. Celebrating at an event...

Christopher joins Kenny Allen State Farm Insurance Agency

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Kyle Christopher (pictured) recently joined the team at Kenny Allen State Farm Insurance Agency in Batesville.  Prior to his new role, Christopher served as the Tourism Director at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce for the past four years. He was instrumental in various community...

Experienced Cave City banker joins First Community Bank

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First Community Bank has hired Judy Walling as AVP branch manager and loan officer for the branch location at 102 South Main St. in Cave City. Walling comes to First Community Bank with 41 years of experience in banking.  “I’m looking forward to providing customers...

First Community welcomes Jackie Bennett as commercial lender at Conway location

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First Community Bank welcomes Jackie Bennett as vice president and commercial lender at the Conway location at 1089 Front St., the Batesville-based bank announced in a media release. Bennett comes to First Community Bank with 30 years of banking experience and most recently served...

Italian firm opening $15M ammunition plant in Little Rock

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Italian-based company is opening a $15 million ammunition factory at its existing facility in southwest Little Rock. Fiocchi of America announced that it will hire 57 additional workers for its new manufacturing plant, which already employs 28 people. Fiocchi is...

Spurlock appointed Assistant Vice President of Campus Operations at Ozarka College 

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James Spurlock has recently been named the Assistant Vice President (AVP) of Campus Operations at Ozarka College, according to a news release from the school. Prior to this new leadership role, Spurlock served as the Mammoth Spring Campus Director for the past eoght years....

American Bankers Association honors Citizens Bank for community development efforts

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Citizens Bank has received additional national recognition from the American Bankers Association (ABA) for its community development efforts in Batesville. In an article that appears on its “America’s Banks” website, ABA identifies Citizens Bank as “A Bank That Kick Starts Change for an Entire Community.” Citizens...