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The Simmons Bank Story

"The new institution starts out under most promising conditions, and there is no doubt that it will in a short while be among the leading national banks in the South."
- Pine Bluff Commercial, March 21, 1903

Two days later, on Monday, March 23, Dr. John Franklin Simmons opened the doors to Simmons National Bank in downtown Pine Bluff, Arkansas. That day they closed business with $3,338.22 in deposits — a solid opening day by a lot of measures.

Since then we've grown steadily, expanding our footprint across Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas with more than 150 locations, while always being mindful of where we started. Longevity in banking doesn't just happen. It's built on a committed approach to continually providing our customers with the best banking experience possible.

We're honored to have been recognized in communities across our footprint, and are especially proud of our employees who have also claimed top honors.

2017

  • CitiScapes Magazine, Best of Northwest Arkansas 2017, Top 5
  • Arkansas Business, Best of Biz 2017, Finalist
  • Thinking Bigger Business Magazine, #3 in Top 10 SBA Lenders
  • Money Magazine, Best Bank in Missouri
  • Fortune Magazine, 100 Fastest-Growing Companies, #62
  • AR Times, Best of Arkansas, Finalist for Best Bank
  • AR Democrat Gazette, Best of the Best, Finalist for Best Bank
  • Soiree Magazine, Best Insurance Agents in Little Rock, Mr. Michael Banks
  • Soiree Magazine, Best Insurance Agents in Little Rock, Ms. Marliese Kerr
  • Soiree Magazine, Best Insurance Agents in Little Rock, Mr. W. Walker Sloan
  • Soiree Magazine, Best Insurance Agents in Little Rock, Ms. Christi Pittman 
  • Jonesboro Occasions, Readers' Choice Awards, #1 in Banking
  • Jonesboro Occasions, Readers' Choice Awards, Agri Lender: Farm Credit Midsouth Finalist
  • Arkansas Business, 40 Under 40, Mr. Chris White
  • Arkansas Business, Book of Lists 
  • Humboldt Chronicle, Best of the Best, Best Bank
  • Humboldt Chronicle, Best of the Best, Finalist for Best Bank Executive, Mr. Sam Blackwell
  • Humboldt Chronicle, Best of the Best, Finalist for Best Bank Teller, Ms. Margaret Fuller
  • Van Buren County Democrat, Best of the Best, Best Bank
  • AY Magazine, One of the Best Banks in Central and Southern Arkansas
  • Pine Bluff Commercial, #1 Bank, 1st Place
  • Pine Bluff Commercial, #1 Mortgage Lender, 1st Place
  • Springfield, MO, #1 Lender, Small Business Administration (SBA) Branch
  • St. Louis SBA District, #1 Lender
  • Kansas City SBA District, #2 Lender

2016

  • Fortune, Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies
  • AR Times, Best of Arkansas, Finalist
  • AR Times, One of Arkansas' Best Banks
  • Arkansas Life, Best Bank, 1st Place
  • AR Democrat Gazette, Best of the Best, Top 5
  • AY Magazine, Best Financial Services, 1st Place
  • AY Magazine, One of the Best Banks in Central Arkansas
  • Pine Bluff Commercial, #1 Bank, 1st Place
  • Pine Bluff Commercial, #1 Mortgage Lender, 1st Place
  • Soiree Magazine, Best Insurance Agents in Little Rock, Mr. Cary Curzon
  • Soiree Magazine, Best Insurance Agents in Little Rock, Ms. Marliese Kerr
  • SEA Life Magazine, Best Bank and Mortgage Company
  • Main Street Besties Awards, One of the Best Banks in Sumner County, Tennessee
  • El Dorado, Best Bank, 2nd Place
  • El Dorado, Best Teller, Ms. Felicia Aaron, 1st Place
  • El Dorado, Best Teller, Ms. Vemetric Foster, 1st Place
  • Rural Advocate of the Year, Mr. Rex Nelson
  • Nelson Summit Award, in Support of Junior Achievement of Arkansas
  • St. Louis Small Business Monthly, Best in Reliability

2015

  • AR Times, Best of Arkansas, Finalist
  • El Dorado, Best Bank, 2nd Place
  • AR Democrat Gazette, Best Bank, Finalist
  • AY Magazine, Best Mortgage Company, Finalist
  • AY Magazine, Best Bank, 1st Place
  • Pine Bluff Commercial, #1 Bank, 1st Place

2014

  • AR Times, Best of Arkansas, 1st Place
  • AY Magazine, Best Bank, 1st Place
  • AY Magazine, Best Trust Advisor, 1st Place

2013

  • AY Magazine, Best Trust Advisor, 1st Place
  • Pine Bluff Commercial, #1 Financial Institution, 1st Place

2012

  • Pine Bluff Commercial, Best Trust Advisor, 1st Place

 

Deana Powell NMLS #733434
Simmons Bank
401 S. Main, Searcy, AR  72143
Direct:  (501) 278-2941
Deana.Powell@simmonsbank.com
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