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Friday, August 14, 2020

Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce announces annual Business Expo

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The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) will hold its annual Business Expo presented by FNBC on Wednesday, June 5. The event will be held in the gymnasium at the Batesville Community Center. The theme for the 2019 Business Expo is “Famous Sitcoms Edition.”...

BACC holds ribbon cuttings

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A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for Storyteller Images, Thursday, Sept. 19, by the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC). Photographer Shelby Simpson owns the business and has over six years of experience in her field. Simpson strives to make her professional photos affordable and...

First Community Bank’s ‘Keep on Restoring’ campaign helping during crisis

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First Community Bank of Batesville's "Keep on Restoring" campaign has been working to assist area organizations during the coronavirus crisis. First Community Bank’s Kenny Gerhardt (pictured above, left), senior vice president of teller operations and treasurer of the Old Independence Regional Museum, presented a donation...

Merchants and Planters promotes three during growth and expansion, release notes

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Merchants and Planters Bank in Newport is announcing the promotion of three staff members. The promotions are being made in recognition of the company's "growth and expansion," notes a press release from the bank. Josh Brandt Josh Brandt has been promoted to assistant vice president-trust operations....

Burger King’s new rebuild scheduled for opening next month

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Workers installed a sign at the new Burger King building on 2248 Harrison St. in Batesville this morning. The former building was demolished a few weeks ago at the same location, and the new building is deep into construction with an approximate opening targeted for...

End of June brings more closings of Fred’s Discount Stores in Arkansas

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In April, Fred’s Discount Stores said the company would be closing some 159 stores nationwide by the end of May due to declining sales and timing of lease expirations. Information from Fred’s headquarters said an additional 105 “underperforming” locations would close or be liquidated by...

Main Street Batesville projects honored at state conference

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Featured image (from left): Robb Roberts (executive vice president, First Community Bank); Phil Baldwin (CEO, Citizens Bank); Mandi Curtwright (executive director, Main Street Batesville); David Thompson (owner of Thompson's Jewelry and co-chair of The River Haunt); Ashley Walker (board member, Independence County Library); Danny...

Suddenlink presents check for FarmBots program at BHS

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Featured image (pictured, from left): Tonia Daniel, retail sales agent with Suddenlink Communications/Altice; Autumn Raviscioni, director of Our Father's Table; Ronald Mergy, instructor at Batesville High School; Candace Kirkendoll, communications community engagement specialist with Suddenlink Communications; Cadin Edgin, 10th grader; Sarah Winkle, 11th grader;...

Hazelle Whited joins White River Now marketing team to service northern counties

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Hazelle M. Whited (pictured above) has joined the White River Now team to help with their expansion into Sharp, Izard, Fulton, Baxter, and surrounding areas. A Sharp County resident for over a decade, Whited will be based out of her office in Cherokee Village, and...

BREAKING NEWS: Deal in place for George’s, Inc. to buy Ozark Mountain Poultry

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Big news that affects the local (and state) poultry industry: Talk Business & Politics is reporting that Springdale, Ark.-based George's, Inc., the nation's 11th largest poultry producer, is in talks to purchase Ozark Mountain Poultry (OMP), based out of Rogers, Ark. OMP has facilities in...

Citizens Bank promotes two to strengthen Call Center

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Citizens Bank recently promoted Rhonda McKay and Amanda Crider to manage and enhance the operations of the bank’s Call Center in Batesville. McKay has been named Vice President - Call Center Manager.  Crider has been promoted to Assistant Vice President - Call Center Coordinator.  “Rhonda...