BATESVILLE, Ark. (May 4, 2021) - Citizens Bank, headquartered in Batesville, Arkansas, has been recognized as the Bank of the Year (Category 2) by the Arkansas District Office of the Small Business Administration. To celebrate this honor during Small Business Week, the bank launched a special video series highlighting these small businesses.
“Citizens Bank was one of the first banks in the region to originate PPP loans for our customers and we are honored by this recognition,” said Adam Mitchell, President and CEO of Citizens Bank. “We are humbled to continue to serve each client, especially our small business owners, during this turbulent time.”
It was the bank’s extraordinary service during the height of the COVID-19 crisis that brought about Citizen Bank’s recent honor as Bank of the Year. Banks are honored by the Arkansas District Office of the Small Business Administration in categories separated by asset size. In 2021, with the combination of Regular SBA 7(a) Loans and Paycheck Protection Program loans, Citizens Bank was selected as the award recipient among “Category 2”-size banks, with over 558 loans.
“Putting people first is just our DNA,” said Mitchell. “This philosophy became even more vital during the pandemic as we sought to serve our local small business owners. We want to celebrate them in return with this video series, telling their unique stories.”
During Small Business Week, the bank launched a social media video series highlighting several
Arkansas small businesses. This series will continue throughout the month of May and is one
small way the bank demonstrates its commitment to supporting clients of all sizes and in
communities around the state.
For more information about Citizens Bank and its talented team of leaders, visit TheCitizensBank.net. To view multimedia of the award acceptance, click here.
About Citizens Bank
Citizens Bank was founded in 1953 by a group of business and civic leaders. Citizens Bank, with assets exceeding $1.1 billion, is a financial services organization that is committed to serving the needs of the communities it serves. Its progressive community banking model focuses on the delivery of exceptional customer service while employing advanced technology and products which allow its customers to have one bank to serve all their needs. The bank takes pride in a heritage of independence that honors the vision of its founders, and remains dedicated to the financial progress of the people it serves. For more information about Citizens Bank and its talented team of leaders, visit TheCitizensBank.net.