Citizens Bank Promotes Jennifer Wright to Manage Imboden Branch

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2015-03-20

BATESVILLE – March 20, 2015 – Jennifer Wright has been promoted to the position of Retail Manager and Consumer Loan Officer at the Imboden branch of Citizens Bank.

“Jennifer has been a valuable member of our Imboden team for more than nine years and we are pleased to announce this well-deserved promotion,” said Phil Baldwin, Citizens Bank President and Chief Executive Officer.  “We believe Jennifer has the experience and capabilities to help contribute to the continued growth of Citizens Bank, both in Imboden and across the North Central Arkansas region.”

Citizens Bank, Batesville Schools Honor Joy Camden, Patty Mishark As ‘Above & Beyond’ Award Recipients

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2015-03-17

BATESVILLE – March 16, 2015 – Joy Camden, who serves as Treasurer for the Batesville School District, and Patty Mishark, a Sixth Grade Literacy Teacher at Eagle Mountain Magnet, were named Monday as the February and March 2015 recipients of the “Citizens Bank Above & Beyond Award” for the Batesville School District. 

‘How to Live to 100’ To Be Discussed at 10th Annual Ladies Luncheon

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2015-02-12

BATESVILLE – February 12, 2015 – More than 350 women are expected to attend Citizens Bank’s “Red Hot Ladies Luncheon” on Friday, February 20, in Independence Hall at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville.  The annual event focuses on raising women’s awareness of health issues and promoting good habits for healthy lifestyles. 

Batesville Parks & Recreation, Citizens Bank ‘Raze the Roof’ for Donation

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2015-02-03

BATESVILLE – February 3, 2015 – Citizens Bank has donated the former Ivory Owl gift shop building on South Saint Louis Street to the city’s Parks & Recreation Department.  The city is currently dismantling and relocating the structure to the North Athletic Complex. 

“The city thanks Citizens Bank for generously offering this building to us,” said Mayor Rick Elumbaugh.  “This structure will help us create a maintenance shop that we badly need at the North Complex – and will save the city thousands of dollars, too.”

Citizens Bank Donates Westside Branch Building to Sheriff’s Department

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2015-01-27

BATESVILLE – January 26, 2015 – The Independence County Sheriff’s Department has gained a much-needed training and meeting facility with the donation from Citizens Bank of its former Westside Branch building in Batesville.  The building will be used by the Department’s Community Relations Team for meetings and preparing programs that the team will be presenting to the community.

Citizens Bank Welcomes Back Renee Long to Supervise Consumer Lending in Batesville, Branch Locations

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2015-01-20

BATESVILLE – January 20, 2015 – Longtime Batesville banker Renee Long has returned to Citizens Bank as Senior Vice President of Consumer Lending, according to Phil Baldwin, Bank President and Chief Executive Officer. 

Ms. Long began her career in banking more than 36 years ago at Citizens Bank and has been a consumer lending officer for more than 20 years.  In her new position, she has assumed the supervisory responsibilities for Citizens Bank’s consumer lending services.  

Citizens Bank, Batesville Schools Honor Benny Goings As ‘Above & Beyond’ Award Recipient for January

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2015-01-19

BATESVILLE – January 19, 2015 – Benny Goings, who works in Environmental Services at the Sulphur Rock Magnet Campus, was named Monday as the January 2015 recipient of the “Citizens Bank Above & Beyond Award” for the Batesville School District. 

Citizens Bank's ‘Blue Jeans Fund’ Supports Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches

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2014-12-19

BATESVILLE – December 22, 2014  –  Representatives of the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches recently visited with employees at Citizens Bank’s Main Branch to accept a $500 contribution from the bank employees’ “Blue Jeans Fund.”  The ranches are supported by the Arkansas Sheriffs Association.

Citizens Bank Completes $4 Million Bond Agreement to Finance Construction of Woodcrest Assisted Living Center

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2014-12-16

BATESVILLE – December 16, 2014 – Citizens Bank completed and signed a $4 million bond agreement on Monday with the City of Batesville Facilities Board to finance the construction of Woodcrest, a new assisted living center to be located on Neeley Street in Batesville. 

Groundbreaking is scheduled for January 2015 and the anticipated opening for Woodcrest is expected to occur following a 12 to 15-month construction schedule.

Citizens Bank, Batesville Schools Honor Keith Shireman As ‘Above & Beyond’ Award Recipient for December

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2014-12-15

BATESVILLE – December 15, 2014 – Keith Shireman, athletic trainer for the Batesville Junior and Senior high schools, was named Monday as the December 2014 recipient of the “Citizens Bank Above & Beyond Award” for the Batesville School District. 

Shireman provided immediate assistance and administered CPR to Pioneer football player Max Rucker, who collapsed from a heart condition at practice on Nov. 19.  Shireman cared for Rucker until ambulance attendants arrived and took him to the hospital.  He has since recovered.

Janet Moore Joins Citizens Bank to Lead Account Services, Information Technology

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2014-12-11

BATESVILLE – December 11, 2014 – Janet Moore, who has more than 30 years of Arkansas banking experience, has joined Citizens Bank as Senior Vice President of Operations.

Ms. Moore most recently served as Executive Vice President of Treasury Management with IBERIABANK in Little Rock.  She has extensive experience in bank operations, mergers and acquisitions, electronic banking and Treasury products and services. 

Citizens Bank Elevates Micah Beard to Manage Lending Department in Batesville, Branch Locations

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2014-12-04

BATESVILLE – December 4, 2014 – Micah Beard has been promoted to the position of manager of Citizens Bank’s Batesville Loan Department, according to Phil Baldwin, Bank President and Chief Executive Officer.  

While continuing in his role as Senior Vice President and Senior Commercial Loan Officer, Beard has assumed the additional duties of supervising all loan officers based in Batesville, with additional responsibilities for directing the lending functions at the Citizens Bank branch locations in Mountain View, Imboden and Pleasant Plains.  

Citizens Bank Promotes Angela Wilcoxon to Lead New Enterprise Risk Management Department

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2014-11-25

BATESVILLE – November 25, 2014 – Angela Wilcoxon has been promoted to the recently created position of Senior Vice President of Enterprise Risk Management for Citizens Bank, according to Phil Baldwin, Bank President and Chief Executive Officer.  In this position, Ms. Wilcoxon is responsible for Loan Review, Internal Audit, Compliance, Special Assets, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Regulatory Functions.

Santa Claus Is Coming To Citizens Bank!

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2014-11-24

BATESVILLE – November 24, 2014 – Santa Claus will arrive at the Citizens Bank Main Branch on Tuesday, December 9, to help the bank and its employees celebrate its annual Christmas Open House. 

Santa will meet with area children and have photos taken from 2:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Main Branch at 200 South Third Street in downtown Batesville.  Cookies, punch and other holiday treats will also be available.

Other Citizens Bank branch Christmas Open Houses have also been scheduled, including:

Citizens Bank, Batesville Schools Honor Nina Brokaw As ‘Above & Beyond’ Award Recipient for November

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2014-11-18

BATESVILLE – November 18, 2014 – Nina Brokaw, who is responsible for Credit Recovery, Remediation and the Yearbook at Batesville High School, was named Monday evening as the November 2014 recipient of the “Citizens Bank Above & Beyond Award” for the Batesville School District.

Citizens Bank, Batesville Schools Honor Paula Williams and Diann Fry As ‘Above & Beyond’ Award Recipients

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2014-10-21

BATESVILLE – October 21, 2014 – Citizens Bank and the Batesville School District have launched the third year of a program to recognize staff members who go “above and beyond” in their service to the district.  Paula Williams, Special Services/Homeless Provider at the Early Learning & Enrichment Center, has been named as the September 2014 recipient and Diann Fry, Art Teacher at West Magnet, has been named as the October 2014 recipient of the “Citizens Bank Above & Beyond Award.” 

Pam Jones Joins Citizens Bank as Senior Vice President of Loan Operations

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2014-10-20

BATESVILLE, Ark. – October 20, 2014 – Pam Jones, a longtime banking executive in Arkansas and Mississippi, has joined the staff of Citizens Bank in the newly created role of Senior Vice President of Loan Operations.

Ms. Jones assumed responsibility for Citizens Bank’s Note Department, Loan Processing and Credit Administration areas and will combine these departments to create a state-of-the-art loan processing center.

Citizens Bank Launches Expansion Into Northwest Arkansas; Names Doug Lynch Market President

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2014-10-06

BATESVILLE, Ark. – October 6, 2014 – Citizens Bank today announced the initial step of its expansion into Northwest Arkansas with the opening of a Loan Production Office in Fayetteville.

Doug Lynch, a veteran banker in Northwest Arkansas, will lead this effort as Citizens Bank’s Northwest Arkansas Market President.  Lynch has served as Citizens Bank’s Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer since 2012.

Citizens Bank Helps Create a New High School Football Rivalry

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2014-09-15

NEWARK  –  September 15, 2014  –  A new high school football rivalry begins on Friday, Sept. 19, between the Cedar Ridge Timberwolves and the Midland Mustangs, whose program is in its first year at the high school level.  Citizens Bank is feeding the rivalry by naming the game as the “Citizens Bank White River Rumble,” and providing a traveling trophy that will be presented to the winning team.

Cold Cash On a Hot Day for the Batesville Bankers 'ALS Ice Bucket Challenge'

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2014-08-25

Citizens Bank sincerely thanks Mark Skelton and his team from FNBC, Stoney Fortenberry and his large crew from Merchants & Planters Bank and Lee DeBerry and his employees at Southern Bank for stepping up and helping raise nearly $3,000 in the "Batesville Bankers Ice Bucket Challenge" on Friday, August 22. 

The cash donations and pledges will benefit the ALS Association and "ALS In Wonderland" in Little Rock.

About 100 Batesville bank employees, family members and others "chilled out" while taking or witnessing the challenge.

Calling Out All Batesville Bankers!

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2014-08-21

Citizens Bank challenges all Batesville banks to the ALS "Ice Bucket" Challenge at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, in the Walmart parking lot in Batesville (near where the Bloodmobile parks)!

We will donate $1,000 to ALS as our Senior Executives and other employees will take the challenge!

We call out our banking colleagues to show up and join us! We invite everyone to come by and enjoy the event. #icebucketchallenge(link is external)

Teaching Is An 'Awesome Responsibility', New Educators Told’

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2014-08-14

BATESVILLE, Ark. – August 14, 2014 – About 100 teachers, administrators, school board members and local business leaders attended Citizens Bank’s Second Annual New Educators Breakfast which was held Thursday morning in the Edwards Commons Building on the campus of Lyon College. 

 “You made the right decision to be a teacher; you’re making a difference,” said Bob Watson, the featured speaker.  Watson was an educator for more than 40 years who served as superintendent of the El Dorado School District for nearly 30 years until his retirement in June. 

Five Southside Projects Receive Funding From Citizens Bank’s 2014-2015 Education Initiative

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2014-08-12

BATESVILLE, Ark. – August 12, 2014 – Five projects conceived by Southside educators will share in $5,000 in grant monies provided by the 2014-2015 Citizens Bank Education Initiative for the Southside School District. 

“The Education Initiative demonstrates Citizens Bank’s commitment to educators,” said Bank President Phil Baldwin.  “We designed this program to provide the funds needed to give innovative curriculum concepts a chance to succeed in the classroom.”