On Friday, March 6, First Community Bank celebrated the grand opening of their new branch in Saddle Creek Center at The Ranch with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
At the ribbon cutting ceremony, Dale Cole, the chairman and CEO of First Community Bank, announced a $7 million dollar development plan for a one-stop financial center at the corner of Chenal Parkway and Rahling Road. It will also have a community space that will be open for public use 7 days a week.
The new financial center is expected to open early next year pending regulatory approval.
According to Cole, First Community Bank’s expansion is fueled by the bank’s community principles, exemplified by its slogan “Where Community Comes First.”
In addition to announcing First Community Bank’s newest development plan, Cole gave the Pulaski County Imagination Library $1,000 on behalf of First Community Bank. The donation will be used to send 500 free books to children under the age of five (each book delivered costs approximately $2). Pulaski County Imagination Library is an affiliate of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library which mails over one million free books each month to children around the world. The Pulaski County Imagination Library was officially created in 2015 and began delivering books in May 2018. Since then, it has mailed over 150,000 books to children in Pulaski County.
First Community Bank, which is locally owned and managed, opened its first location in Batesville, Arkansas on August 4, 1997 with 14 employees. Today, First Community Bank has 27 full-service branches in Arkansas and Missouri with more than 428 professional bankers.