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The Banker Behind Commercial Bank

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George Harris, President of Commercial Bank Commercial Bank & Trust • 870-367-6221 • commercial-bank.net George Harris, president of Commercial Bank, didn’t want to be a banker. An experienced, oft-traveling CPA, Harris spent a lot of his time auditing banks. In an effort to spend less time on the road and more time with his young family, Harris acce[...]

The Banker Behind FAB&T

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Mark Wilson Chief Operating Officer (COO), & Larry Wilson, Chairman, President, & CEO of FAB&T First Arkansas Bank and Trust • 800-982-4511 • fabandt.com Banking is a family affair for Larry Wilson, president and CEO of First Arkansas Bank & Trust, and son Mark, senior vice president. And it always has been. In 1949, Larry’s father, Kenne[...]

The Banker Behind Riverside Bank

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Stephen Davis, CEO of Riverside Bank Riverside Bank • 501-614-6161 • riversidebank.com Stephen Davis, a former engineer and commercial real estate developer, became a full-time banker when he invested in what was then known as Merchants & Planters Bank back in 1996. Under his ownership, the institution became Riverside Bank. At Riverside Bank, he [...]

The Banker Behind Arvest

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Jim Cargill, President/CEO of Arvest in Central Arkansas Arvest Bank • 501-379-7700 • arvest.com Jim Cargill, Arvest Bank’s Central Arkansas president and CEO, has banking in his blood. And the fourth-generation banker brings that level of experience to work with him every day. Though he may have always known he would end up in the financial industry,[...]

The Banker Behind Southern Bancorp

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Darrin Williams, CEO Of Southern Bancorp Southern Bancorp • 800-789-3428 • banksouthern.com For Darrin Williams, becoming CEO of Southern Bancorp was not happenstance. It was predestined. Before taking the reins, he served as chief deputy for then Attorney General Mark Pryor. He was a partner in a securities class action law firm, and in 2008, was ele[...]

The Banker Behind First Community Bank

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Dale Cole, Chairman & CEO of First Community Bank First Community Bank • 800-971-4671 • firstcommunitybank.com Dale Cole, chairman & CEO of First Community Bank, is a veteran in the financial industry. He began his career in 1974, in downtown Dallas. Years later, he would found First Community Bank after going door to door, collecting exactly [...]

Behind the Bank

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By Caleb Talley | Photography by Jamison Mosley, David Yerby  and Meredith Mashburn Our banks play a critical role in so many facets of life. These institutions grease the wheels of a changing economy, cultivating stability in the present and strengthening investments for the future. More than just a countinghouse, we turn to community banks for the loan [...]

Faces of Arkansas

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The inaugural "Faces of Arkansas" features familiar, unique and one-of-a-kind businesses across our state. The men and women in these pages are more than excellent representatives of their chosen fields; they're also our neighbors. These are people you should recognize, and names you should know.

Holiday Gift Guide

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The holidays are quickly approaching. Delicious holiday food, fun and activities are plentiful. Everyone is busy trying to find the perfect gift for their loved ones. Enjoy our Holiday Gift Guide and shop local with these creative gifts!   A regional favorite with a variety of recipes for all occasions, the cookbook Big Taste of Little Rock expl[...]

The Christmas Season: Opening Soon in Branson!

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By Linda Burlingame :: Photography courtesy of the venues Above: Rudolph's Holly Jolly™ Christmas Light Parade. f Christmas is your favorite holiday, if you just can’t wait to enjoy all the delight and enchantment of the season. Great news! Christmas comes early in Branson. In fact, during the first weekend in November, Branson will be “lit up like a C[...]