Citizens Bank’s 2015 Education Initiative Benefits Science, Literacy Curriculum at Southside Schools

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BATESVILLE, Ark. – July 28, 2015 – Five projects conceived by ten Southside educators will share in $5,000 in funding through the Third Annual Citizens Bank Education Initiative for the Southside School District.  This year’s Southside grant recipients were announced at an awards banquet Monday night at Elizabeth’s Restaurant.

Citizens Bank Garners Awards at 2015 United Way Reception

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BATESVILLE – July 23, 2015 – Citizens Bank was named Industry of the Year and Leader of the Year, and also received a Pinnacle Award as United Way of North Central Arkansas hosted its annual awards reception on Thursday, July 23, at Lyon College.

United Way celebrated those in our community that choose to give back.  United Way’s mantra is GIVE. ADVOCATE. VOLUNTEER. LIVE UNITED., and the group of individuals that were honored do just that.

2015 High School Golf Season Kicks Off At Citizens Bank Pioneer Invitational

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BATESVILLE – July 20, 2015 – The Nettleton Raiders and Wynne Yellowjackets will return as defending team champions at the 2015 Citizens Bank Pioneer Invitational High School Golf Tournament to be held Tuesday, Aug. 4, at The Course at Eagle Mountain.  The tournament, now in its third year, will open the 2015 season for golfers from Batesville, Forrest City, Greene County Tech, Nettleton, Paragould, Southside, Valley View and Wynne. 

Citizens Bank, Co-Sponsors to Host 18th Annual ‘Celebrate America’ in Riverside Park in Batesville on Saturday, July 4th

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BATESVILLE – June 23, 2015 – A full afternoon and evening of entertainment will precede the region’s premier fireworks display as Citizens Bank hosts its 18th consecutive “Celebrate America” event on Saturday, the Fourth of July, in Riverside Park in Batesville. 

Citizens Bank, Midland Schools Honor Maribeth Nardecchia As ‘Above & Beyond’ Award Recipient

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PLEASANT PLAINS – June 16, 2015 – Maribeth Nardecchia, a Math Teacher at Midland High School, was named Monday as recipient of the “Citizens Bank Above & Beyond Award” for the Midland School District. 

The “Above & Beyond Award” recognizes school staff members for exceptional service to students, parents, their school, peers and the district.  Midland School personnel nominated Ms. Nardecchia for the award, which included a certificate from the Board of Education and a $50 gift card from Citizens Bank. 

Donation Bolsters ‘Ribbons of Hope’

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BATESVILLE – April 29, 2015 – Staff members of White River Health System, its Oncology Clinic and Foundation met Monday with the Red Hot Ladies Luncheon Committee to accept a $7,400 donation for the “Ribbons of Hope” program. 

The contribution represented the proceeds from Citizens Bank’s 10th Annual Red Hot Ladies Luncheon, silent auction and raffle. 

Citizens Bank’s Red Hot Ladies Luncheon Supports ‘Ribbons of Hope’

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BATESVILLE – April 20, 2015 – A total of $7,400 was raised for “Ribbons of Hope” during Citizens Bank’s 10th Annual Red Hot Ladies Luncheon, silent auction and raffle, all of which was held at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. 

The luncheon was attended by more than 250 women despite being postponed by a winter storm from its original date in February. 

Citizens Bank Tops Arkansas Companies for ‘HR Best Practice Award’

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HOT SPRINGS – April 15, 2015 – Citizens Bank was named recipient of the “Human Resources Best Practice Award” at the 2015 Arkansas SHRM HR Conference & Expo, held April 10 at the Hot Springs Convention Center.

The HR Best Practice Award is awarded each year to a company that demonstrates the importance and positive impact that strong HR practices can have within an organization.  The purpose of the award is to recognize an organization that aligns successful HR programs and practices with the company’s business objectives.

Tax Snacks From Citizens Bank

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Pam Jones (left) of Citizens Bank sweetens the day for Deanna Richardson (from left), Lisa Wetteland and Susie Slisher of Richardson Accounting on Tuesday to help celebrate the end of the 2014 Tax Season.  Personnel from Citizens Bank fanned out across the Batesville area on Tuesday to deliver cookies and other treats to accounting firms and tax preparation offices, knowing their employees might appreciate a nice snack as the April 15 tax filing deadline approached.

Citizens Bank Promotes Jennifer Wright to Manage Imboden Branch

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.