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Citizens Bank breaks ground on new financial center in Monticello

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Featured image: An architect’s rendering of Citizens Bank’s new branch in Monticello, designed by CADM Architecture, based in El Dorado. MONTICELLO, Ark. – Batesville-based Citizens Bank recently broke ground on the construction of a modern branch banking facility to be located at 236 U.S. Highway...

Business leaders say area’s economy improving with gradual reopening

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A new survey of business leaders from Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and South Dakota that was released Wednesday suggests the economy has started to recover as businesses reopened in the past month. But Creighton University economist Ernie Goss said the...

Shelly Hendrix talks the 2020 BACC Business Expo

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The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) will hold a Virtual Business Expo presented by FNBC Monday, June 22 through Friday, June 26. The event will be hosted virtually through the BACC’s website, batesvilleareachamber.com and the chamber’s Facebook page. The theme for the 2020 Business Expo is “Discovering...

Lyon Students pitch their entrepreneurial ideas

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Article By Bob Qualls Lyon College A post-grad baseball program, a golf club warmer and a hemp farming operation were among the ideas pitched by entrepreneurship students Tuesday, Dec. 10, in an Enactus business pitch competition on the campus of Lyon College. Eight teams presented their ideas...

First Community Bank launches New Hero Rewards Club bundle

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First Community Bank is now offering the Hero Rewards Club, a free reward bundle that is available as an add-on to any new or existing checking account for those who are active military and veterans, educators, firefighters, law enforcement officers, and EMTs, the bank...

Arkansas panel adopts date for Dicamba spraying in 2020

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An Arkansas panel has set a cutoff date for farmers to spray an herbicide next year but abandoned two proposals that critics say would be too expensive. The Arkansas State Plant Board voted in a public hearing Wednesday that farmers have until May 25 to...

Citizens Bank Travel Club concludes fourth year

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Featured image: Colorful decorations at Garvan Woodland Gardens greeted Citizens Bank Travel Club members (from left) Glenda Baker of Cherokee Village; Candy Weber of Batesville; Mary Murphy of Hardy; Marcella Langley, Joyce Prickett, Sharon Webb, Gary and Cathy Goforth, Barbara Fitzpatrick, Sharron Swaim, and...

Ozarka College Foundation receives $15,000 from First Community Bank for Ash Flat Technical Center

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Featured image (left to right): Dr. Richard Dawe, president of Ozarka College; Fred Holzhauer, vice president/branch manager First Community Bank; Josh Kunkel, assistant vice president of commercial lending First Community Bank; and Dr. Josh Wilson, vice president of advancement, Ozarka College. The Ozarka College Foundation...

First Community to build banking center in Brookland

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First Community Bank has purchased property at 8101 Highway 49 in Brookland, Ark., and has received regulatory approval to build a sixth northeast Arkansas banking center that will mark the 28th location in the bank’s branch network. “The Brookland branch is the result of our...

Merchants & Planters Bank celebrates a ‘Frozen’ Business After Hours

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The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce held a Business After Hours on Thursday, Nov. 21. The event was held at the main Batesville branch of Merchants & Planters Bank and featured pictures with Frozen’s “Elsa” and Bingo. Elsa treated young guests with cookies and juice...

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...