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FAB&T Adds 3 to Board of Directors

March 2020 — The stockholders of FAB&T recently elected three new members to its Board of Directors. Ali King Sugg, Dr. Chev Ergle, and Mark Wilson assumed their new roles at last month's board meeting.

FAB&T Chairman, President, and CEO Larry Wilson stated, “We are extremely pleased to be able to add three quality individuals to an already wonderful and experienced Board of Directors. Each of these individuals will bring different ideas and opportunities to the table. They are all well-respected members of their communities and circles of influence, and we are excited for our future with their leadership.”

Ali King Sugg is a native of Clinton and is a graduate of Arkansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Radio-TV and a minor in Marketing. In 2016 she built the only full-power FM radio station licensed to Heber Springs and Cleburne County, and is now the Owner/General Manager of Red River Radio, Inc. and a morning show personality on KSUG. She is also a dance instructor at her mother’s dance studio, Judi King School of Dance.

She is a passionate advocate for The CALL in Cleburne County, a Councilwoman for the City of Heber Springs, Past-President of the Arkansas Broadcasters Association, board member on Arkansas State University-Heber Springs Development Council, and the Heber Springs Future Fund. In 2017, Ali was chosen as one of Arkansas Business Top 40 under 40 honorees, and in 2018 and 2019 Arkansas Business listed Red River Radio, Inc. as a Top Woman-Owned Company in Arkansas. Ali was also a 2019 recipient of the Emerging Young Alumni award from Arkansas State University Alumni Association. Her radio station has received multiple community service awards, given by the Arkansas Broadcasters Association. Ali and her husband Joe live in Heber Springs, they have two children, Spencer and Sydney.

In practice at Eye Physicians and Surgeons in Jacksonville for more than 15 years, Dr. Chevron Ergle has worked tirelessly on behalf of Optometry in Arkansas. He is instrumental in growing new leaders in Optometry as the co-developer and facilitator of the Arkansas Optometric Association’s (AROA) Leadership Program (LEAD). He has served as Chair of the AROA’s Membership and Nominating committees. He received the AROA’s Optometrist of the Year award in 2017 and the Young Optometrist of the Year award in 2008. Dr. Ergle joined the Arkansas Optometric Association’s Board of Directors in 2009 and served as President in 2015-2016.

He currently serves as President of Vision Arkansas, the charitable foundation of the AROA. He was awarded the Young Optometrist of the South, by the Southern Council of Optometrists (SECO), in 2009. He joined the Board of Trustees in 2016 for the SECO as the Trustee from Arkansas serving alongside Trustees from 12 additional southern states. Dr. Ergle currently serves as Optometry’s representative to the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program’s Advisory Committee. He is a graduate of Arkansas State University and the Southern College of Optometry. Chevron is married to Angela and they have two children, Noah and Hannah.

Mark T. Wilson serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at FAB&T. He oversees the bank’s commercial and consumer lending activities, mortgage department, and the retail branch network of 22 locations in central and north central Arkansas, as well as the bank’s credit card issuing operation located in Kennesaw, Ga.

Mark has been with the bank since 2001. He started as a loan officer, and has held several positions at the bank, including supervising online banking, debit cards, ACH and wires, retail services, the customer service call center, loans, and credit cards.

A native of Jacksonville, Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Business with an emphasis in Accounting from Hendrix College, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. He completed the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University in 2008, and the American Bankers Association’s Graduate Commercial Lending School at Southern Methodist University in 2015.

Mark and his wife Rebel have been married for sixteen years and they have two boys, aged 10 and 12.
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FAB&T is a family-owned and managed commercial bank chartered in Jacksonville, Arkansas with Total Assets of $785 million and 22 locations in Central and North Central Arkansas. FAB&T also offers a full-service mortgage department, trust and wealth management services, 24/7 Customer Call Center, and has a credit card division, located in Kennesaw, Georgia. FAB&T has been recognized as a “Best Places to Work in Arkansas” by Arkansas Business, a Military Bank of the Year by the Department of Defense, and a “Best In-State Bank” by Forbes.

 

FAB&T Donates $9,000 to Habitat for Humanity

February 2020 —FAB&T Mortgage recently donated $9,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Central Arkansas as part of our ongoing commitment to the organization. To date, FAB&T has donated more than $30,000. 

FAB&T Mortgage donates $100 for each home loan closed. The partnership between FAB&T Mortgage and Habitat for Humanity of Central Arkansas began March 27, 2018. Habitat for Humanity of Central Arkansas has built over 180 homes in the region since 1989.

Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman, and child should have a should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety.

Apply for your home loan through FAB&T Mortgage and you will receive your home appraisal at no cost! Contact us today for more information on another way FAB&T can help you LIVEFirst. (501) 985-4055. EHL NMLS#486259

 

FAB&T Donates $10,000 to Habitat for Humanity

March 2019 —FAB&T Mortgage recently donated $10,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Central Arkansas as part of our ongoing commitment to the organization. 

FAB&T Mortgage donates $100 for each home loan closed. The partnership between FAB&T Mortgage and Habitat for Humanity of Central Arkansas began March 27, 2018. Habitat for Humanity of Central Arkansas has built over 180 homes in the region since 1989.

Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman, and child should have a should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety.

Apply for your home loan through FAB&T Mortgage and you will receive your home appraisal at no cost! Contact us today for more information on another way FAB&T can help you LIVEFirst. (501) 985-4055. NMLS#486259

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FAB&T Helping Families Affected by Shutdown

January 2019 — FAB&T is providing overdraft protection, allowing customers to skip loan payments with no fee and instituting a number of other measures to help Arkansas families who are affected by the government shutdown.

Customers and non-customers are encouraged to stop by any of the bank’s 22 locations for consultation about their finances during the shutdown, which has lasted more than a month so far.

“We sincerely hope that this issue will be resolved soon, and we want to do all that we can to minimize the strain you may be feeling,” FAB&T Chairman, President and CEO Larry Wilson said. “If we can be of help to you or your family, please stop by any of our 22 locations. We will take the time to determine what assistance is needed most.”

Services and programs extended to bank customers include:

  • Temporary overdraft protection
  • Waiving of $10.00 fee for Linked Account Overdraft Protection
  • Waiving of per withdrawal fee and minimum balance requirement fee on savings accounts
  • Partial early withdrawal or early closure of CDs without penalty
  • Christmas Club Accounts: Use of funds in an existing Christmas Club Account without incurring the $5.00 fee, and without requiring the account be closed. The account would remain open for 90 days at a zero balance, which allows for replacement of funds if so desired. 
  • Skip-A-Pay on Loans: Allows customers to skip a loan payment with no fee and no fear of negative impact to their credit rating.

FAB&T has 22 locations throughout central Arkansas, including a branch serving the Little Rock Air Force Base in Jacksonville. Recognized as a Best Local Bank by Forbes, FAB&T offers a 24-hour customer support hotline: 800-982-4511.

 

FAB&T Named "Best In-State Bank" By Forbes

FAB&T has been named a “Forbes Best In-State Bank 2018.”

Forbes magazine has released its lists of best banks in the United States, and each state. FAB&T has been recognized as being one of the best banks in the country, as well as Arkansas.

“We are pleased to be placed on this prestigious list,” said Larry Wilson, FAB&T Chairman, CEO and President. “We constantly deliver on our commitment of providing quality products, services, and experiences for our customers, employees, and communities. It’s a tremendous honor to be recognized not just locally, but also nationally for our efforts by a global brand such as Forbes.”

FAB&T shares this honor with 123 other banks across the country, which ranks them in the top 2.3 percent of banks in the United States. Nationwide financial institutions like Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Chase Bank, which have branches in at least 15 U.S. states, were excluded from the final rankings.

Statista, a company that specializes in nationwide polling, conducted the research forForbes and over 25,000 customers were polled for this particular research project. Customers were asked their opinions on their current and former banking relationships, as well as five other categories, including trust, terms and conditions, branch services, digital services and financial advice.

FAB&T is a family-owned and managed commercial bank chartered in Jacksonville, Arkansas with Total Assets of $760 million and 22 locations in Central and North Central Arkansas. FAB&T also offers a full-service mortgage department, trust and wealth management services, 24/7 Customer Call Center, and a credit card division, located in Kennesaw, Georgia.