Batesville Preschool Food Pantry Gains Citizens Bank Employee Support

Date Of Release
2013-10-25

BATESVILLE – October 25, 2013 – The Batesville Preschool Food Pantry is the recipient of the most recent $500 donation from Citizens Bank employees through their “Blue Jean Friday” charitable contributions.  With the gift to the preschool food pantry, Citizens Bank employees now have surpassed $5,000 in “Blue Jean Friday” donations to worthwhile causes and organizations in the past year.  Each employee who donates $1 weekly is allowed to wear blue jeans to work on Fridays.

Citizens Bank Launches Aggressive Expansion Plan; Names Dynamic Banker to Position of President

Date Of Release
2013-10-18

BATESVILLE – October 18, 2013 – Citizens Bank today announced a strategy to grow into a major regional banking organization through expansion and acquisitions.  In a bold first step of that plan, Citizens Bank announced the hiring of one of the most highly respected Arkansas banking executives to fill the newly created position of President.

Citizens Bank Serves As Benefactor for Area Golf Teams

Date Of Release
2013-10-04

BATESVILLE – October 4, 2013 – As the Cedar Ridge Timberwolves golfers compete for the 2A Boys State Golf Tournament in Conway next Tuesday, they will step up to the tee box equipped with colorful golf bags provided this season by Citizens Bank.

Batesville and Southside golfers have likewise been sporting new bags and shirts that Citizens Bank has supplied.  The Pioneer and Southerners programs also benefited by $750 to each school from the proceeds of the 2013 Citizens Bank Seniors 18-Hole Two-Man Scramble, which was held in May.

Charolette Royal Expands Skills, Knowledge in Trust Services

Date Of Release
2013-09-27

BATESVILLE – September 27, 2013 – Charolette Royal, Corporate Trust Administrator with Citizens Bank, recently completed two state and national training schools to further her professional development in providing Trust services.

Royal graduated in July from the Arkansas State Trust School, which was a four-day program designed to provide a solid foundation and overview of Trust skills and topics.  The school was administered by the Arkansas Bankers Association.

Citizens Bank Helps Sulphur Rock Open New Library Media Center

Date Of Release
2013-09-09

BATESVILLE – September 9, 2013 – Sulphur Rock Magnet Elementary recently celebrated the opening of its new Library Media Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the school.

Using oversized scissors, Principal Stacey Lindsey and Library Media Specialist Lisa Horton cut the ribbon to officially open the new media center.  Also participating in the ceremony were representatives of the Batesville School District, Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce and Citizens Bank, which provided more than $4,000 in grants to make the media center a reality. 

Citizens Bank Welcomes Area’s New Educators

Date Of Release
2013-08-22

BATESVILLE – August 22, 2013 – About 80 teachers, administrators and school board members attended Citizens Bank’s First Annual New Educators Breakfast held in the Edwards Commons Building on the campus of Lyon College.  The event recognized new teachers joining the faculties of schools in the Batesville, Southside, Midland and Cedar Ridge school districts, as well as Lyon College and the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville.

ICBA Recognizes Citizens Bank for 40 Years of Membership

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2013-08-21

WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 21, 2013 – The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) recognizes Citizens Bank in Batesville for reaching an important milestone as an ICBA member.  This marks the community bank’s 40 years as a member of ICBA, the only national trade association dedicated exclusively to serving the needs of the nation’s more than 7,000 community banks.

Citizens Bank Employees Boost Success of United Way’s ‘Stuff the Bus'

Date Of Release
2013-08-19

BATESVILLE – August 19, 2013 – Citizens Bank employees have contributed $500 to boost the success of the First Annual “Stuff the Bus” school supply drive of the United Way of Independence County.  Each Citizens Bank employee donates $1 weekly to wear blue jeans to work on Fridays; this is the ninth $500 contribution that employees have made to area charities through “Blue Jean Fridays” in the past year.

Citizens Bank Sponsors ‘Batesville Appreciation Night’ at Arkansas Travelers Baseball Game

Date Of Release
2013-08-16

BATESVILLE – August 16, 2013 – All Citizens Bank locations in the Batesville area are distributing 1,000 free general admission tickets to a “Batesville Appreciation Night” at the Arkansas Travelers minor league baseball game at 7:10 p.m. on Saturday, August 31. 

“We hope everyone will show their pride in Batesville and enjoy a wonderful family outing with free tickets from Citizens Bank,” said John Dews, President and Chief Executive Officer.  “Drop by any of our locations in Batesville, Cave City and Pleasant Plains and pick up your tickets.”

Batesville Educators Emphasize Literacy, Learning In Third Annual Citizens Bank Education Initiative

Date Of Release
2013-08-12

BATESVILLE, Ark. – August 12, 2013 – Projects that focus on improving literacy and learning skills dominate the eight projects that will share in $15,000 in grant monies provided by the Third Annual Citizens Bank Education Initiative for the Batesville School District.

Greene County Tech, Nettleton Golfers Top Citizens Bank Pioneer Invitational

Date Of Release
2013-08-07

BATESVILLE – August 7, 2013 – The 2013 high school golf season kicked off Tuesday with the Citizens Bank Pioneer Invitational High School Golf Tournament held at The Course at Eagle Mountain.  Competing golfers represented Batesville, Beebe, Clinton, Forrest City, Greene County Tech, Heber Springs, Nettleton, Paragould and Wynne.

Citizens Bank to Announce Recipients of Third Annual Batesville Education Initiative Grants

Date Of Release
2013-08-02

BATESVILLE, Ark. – August 2, 2013 – Citizens Bank will announce on Monday, August 12, the recipients of its 2013 Citizens Bank Education Initiative grants for educators in the Batesville Public School District.  The announcement will be made at a banquet for the recipients to be held at 6:30 p.m. at Elizabeth’s Restaurant in Batesville.

Citizens Bank, Southside School District to Announce Education Initiative Recipients

Date Of Release
2013-07-29

BATESVILLE, Ark. – July 29, 2013 – Citizens Bank and the Southside School District will reveal the recipients of $5,000 in grant money in the First Annual Citizens Bank - Southside Education Initiative at a banquet on Monday, August 5.

Following the overwhelming success of its mini-grant program with the Batesville School District, Citizens Bank earlier this year decided to expand its Education Initiative to Southside.

Citizens Bank Helps Furnish Christian Health Center’s New Clinic

Date Of Release
2013-07-22

BATESVILLE – July 22, 2013 – The Citizens Bank recently donated office furniture that will allow the Christian Health Center to open a new clinic in Batesville by January 2014.

Christian Health Center provides medical services to uninsured members of the community, plus medicines and pastoral counseling.  Its goal is to offer comprehensive care by not only providing for the physical needs but also for the spiritual and emotional concerns.

Citizens Bank Associates Reach Milestone With ‘Help and Hope’ Donation

Date Of Release
2013-06-17

BATESVILLE – June 17, 2013 – Citizens Bank associates combined efforts with other volunteers to collect and sort donations at the Batesville Help and Hope food pantry.  “Help and Hope” is the latest recipient of a $500 charitable contribution, which come from individual bank employees who donate $1 weekly to wear blue jeans to work on Fridays. 

This latest donation increases to $4,000 the total amount of contributions that Citizens Bank employees have made to area charities through “Blue Jean Fridays” since last July.

Citizens Bank Continues Commitment to Professional Development

Date Of Release
2013-06-10

BATESVILLE – June 10, 2013 – Two Citizens Bank employees recently graduated from the Barret Graduate School of Banking in Memphis.  Ken Emerson, Assistant Vice President Commercial Lender, and Janelle Shell, Business Development Officer, completed the three-year program, which included more than 40 hours of classroom instruction each year.

Wood-Lawn Completion in Sight

Date Of Release
2013-06-06

BATESVILLE – June 6, 2013 – The columns are going up and the final design is taking shape at Wood-Lawn Nursing Home’s new facility at 2800 Neeley Street. 

Looking over the blueprints were Mark Fortson (left), job foreman for Alessi Keyes Construction Co., and Robin Brock, Senior Vice President of Citizens Bank, which led the financing for the new building.  Brock also serves as Chairperson of the Board of Wood-Lawn. 

Citizens for Downtown Batesville Program Concludes Two-Year Effort on June 30

Date Of Release
2013-06-04

BATESVILLE – June 4, 2013 – The financial offerings of the Citizens for Downtown Batesville (CFDB) program will end on June 30.  Citizens Bank created CFDB in 2011, pledging $1 million in below-market interest rate loans and a $15,000 annual commitment in grant funds to help revitalize, beautify and support business in Batesville’s downtown historic district.