Rodney West has been named Fort Smith community president for Simmons First National Bank. West, who has long been active in business and civic affairs in the Fort Smith area, will replace Mike Flynn when Flynn retires at the end of the year.
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With the scare of a hard-landing Chinese economy subsided and steady decreases in unemployment, there is a high probability of an interest rate increase in early 2016 or sooner, according to a Federal Reserve official.
LITTLE ROCK — The number of homes sold in Arkansas in September was up 13 percent compared to a year earlier, and the average price of homes sold was up 2 percent, the Arkansas Realtors Association said Friday.
Tony Gregory has been named as Tennessee regional chairman for Simmons First National Bank, officials announced Thursday.
Mike Wolcott, general manager of Red Lobster in Pine Bluff, recently received the company’s top honor, the Lighthouse Club Award.
Simmons First National Bank has announced two additions to its business applications and project management department.
Recent rains provided much-needed moisture to parched Arkansas pastures, and they now may experience a little growth. But, the wet weather also creates conditions favorable for internal parasites to infect animals on pasture, said David Fernandez, Cooperative Extension Program livestock specialist at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.
Simmons First National Corp. announced Friday the acquisition of Ozark Trust and Investment Corp. of Springfield, Missouri, including wholly owned non-depository trust subsidiary Trust Company of the Ozarks.
The Pine Bluff unemployment rate was 8.3 percent in September, the highest among cities in Arkansas, according to information released by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services.
Tyson Foods Inc. announced Friday it is increasing hourly pay at most of its U.S. chicken plants.