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Alisha Branscum Receives Above & Beyond Award From Citizens Bank, Batesville School District

Date Of Release
2017-03-13

BATESVILLE – March 13, 2017 – Alisha Branscum, Computer Lab Aide at Sulphur Rock Magnet Elementary School, was named Monday as the March 2017 recipient of the “Citizens Bank Above & Beyond Award” for the Batesville School District.  The presentation was made at the School Board meeting held at Sulphur Rock.

The Above & Beyond program, created in 2012 by the bank and the district, recognizes employees for exceptional service to students, parents, their school, peers and the district. 

‘Red Hot’ Luncheon Supports Women’s Health for a Dozen Years

Date Of Release
2017-03-10

BATESVILLE – March 10, 2017 – The 2017 Red Hot Ladies Luncheon will be held Friday, April 7, in Independence Hall at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville to raise awareness about how heart disease, stroke, cancer and other issues impact the lives of women. 

About 300 women are expected to attend the annual event, which includes a popular silent auction and luncheon, capped by an informative presentation designed to promote good health. 

Shelley Pfitzner Receives Above & Beyond Award From Citizens Bank, Batesville School District

Date Of Release
2017-02-21

BATESVILLE – February 21, 2017 – Shelley Pfitzner, Speech Teacher/Pathologist at Eagle Mountain Magnet Elementary School, was named Tuesday as the February 2017 recipient of the “Citizens Bank Above & Beyond Award” for the Batesville School District.  The presentation was made at the School Board’s meeting at the Batesville Junior High School.

The Above & Beyond program, created in 2012 by the bank and the district, recognizes employees for exceptional service to students, parents, their school, peers and the district. 

Main Street Pottery Owners ‘Double Down’ Through Citizens Bank’s Impact Grant Program

Date Of Release
2017-01-20

BATESVILLE – January 20, 2017 – Karen and Jeff Bailey are maximizing a $5,000 grant they received through the Citizens Bank Impact Loan and Grant Program to revitalize the retail space they own in downtown Batesville.

In fact, the Baileys appear to be “doubling down” on their investment – and there’s more to come.  Their primary business, Main Street Pottery, occupies the back portion of the building at 309 East Main Street, and has now been joined by the relocation of Denim Blues, a clothing store that recently opened in the front of the “L”-shaped structure. 

Henry ‘Chopper’ Headley Receives Above & Beyond Award From Citizens Bank, Batesville School District

Date Of Release
2016-12-19

BATESVILLE – December 19, 2016 – Henry “Chopper” Headley, an Environmental Services employee at Batesville High School, was named Monday as the December recipient of the “Citizens Bank Above & Beyond Award” for the Batesville School District. 

Schedule of 2017 Activities

Date Of Release
2016-11-28
Schedule of Events

 

BATESVILLE – November 28, 2016 – The Citizens Bank Travel Club today announced its 2017 calendar of monthly activities for bank customers and guests.  The schedule includes such premium trips as the Canadian Rockies by train and a “Southern Charm” excursion to the Southeast United States.

 

Grant Program Helps Spruce Up Hail Building, Downtown Batesville

Date Of Release
2016-11-09

BATESVILLE – November 9, 2016 – The historic Hail Building, at 231 East Main Street in downtown Batesville, recently got a facelift with assistance from a $5,000 grant from the Citizens Bank Impact Loan and Grant Program.

The building, home to Elizabeth’s Restaurant & Catering, needed its huge front windows to be repaired and repainted; plus, property owner Ron Lewallen decided to add a spiffy awning to improve the building’s appeal.

New Auto Repair Shop Not Just A Foreign Concept

Date Of Release
2016-09-14

BATESVILLE – September 14, 2016 – Operating a foreign car repair business in historic downtown Batesville might seem like a foreign concept to some, but not to Al and Sarah May, owners of May Auto Repair.

The new shop specializes in servicing and repairing foreign vehicles, including Volkswagen, Audi, Toyota, Lexus and others.  “We are trying to build that clientele,” said Al May.  “We do everything we can: diagnose, computer, mechanical, electrical – everything but tires.”

A New Landmark is Coming to Batesville!

Date Of Release
2016-09-07

Construction will begin in early 2017 on a new five-story, 60,000-square-foot Citizens Bank headquarters building in Batesville. Positioned on one of the highest points in town, the structure will provide sweeping views of the community where Citizens Bank was founded more than 60 years ago.

“This new building will be a visible sign of Citizens Bank’s commitment to the community,” said Phil Baldwin, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are excited, too, about providing numerous opportunities for local subcontractors and laborers during the construction phase.”

Citizens Bank Honors Ron Lewallen for 27 Years of Service

Date Of Release
2016-01-20

BATESVILLE – January 20, 2016 – Ron Lewallen of Batesville will observe two major milestones next week. On Tuesday, Jan. 26, Lewallen will celebrate his 64th birthday. On Friday, Jan. 29, he will end a 27-year career as a loyal employee of Citizens Bank. It would be an understatement to say that Lewallen is a native, since he was born in Batesville, graduated from Batesville High School and the former Arkansas College (now Lyon College), and has worked his entire career in Batesville. After a short stint as a real estate agent, Lewallen transitioned into banking.

Citizens Bank Re-Launches Travel Program

Date Of Release
2016-01-08

BATESVILLE – January 6, 2016 – Citizens Bank today announced the introduction of a new Travel Club for bank customers and their guests, representing an exciting renewal of a very popular program the bank had previously offered.
The inaugural meeting of the Travel Club will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11, in the Citizens Bank Community Room at 285 College Street in Batesville.

Citizens Bank Names Bruce Hankins as Vice President, Manager of Retirement Plan Division

Date Of Release
2015-08-12

BATESVILLE – August 11, 2015 – Citizens Bank today announced the hiring of Bruce Hankins as Vice President and Manager of Retirement Plans within the bank’s Trust Department, according to Robin Brock, Senior Vice President and Trust Officer. 

“Bruce will play a key role in the Trust Department as the bank continues to grow and expand its services, particularly in the area of financial services,” Brock said.  “His background adds a wealth of knowledge and experience that will prove very valuable both to the Trust Department and our bank.”