ASU announces: First National Bank Arena
On January 1, 2018 the Arkansas State University Convocation Center officially become the First National Bank Arena. The announcement was made by ASU System President Charles Welch who said "A-State is extremely grateful to the bank for their generosity and significant support," and added "This is certainly a very exciting day for our university and community." You may read the ASU press release here .
To view the 16 minute video of the ASU announcement click the ARENA logo above. In the video, ASU trustees approve the re-naming and then ASU officials explain the significance of the FNB donation. First National Bank Vice-Chairman Will Brewer also speaks to expresses how the bank is "honored and excited" for this opportunity to partner with ASU.
You may also view a 70 second video with KAIT8 News anchor Diana Davis' coverage of the announcement on October 19, 2017 on the floor of the arena. In this short video you will also see and hear A-State Athletic Director, Terry Mohajir explain the many upgrades that have recently been made to this landmark and multipurpose facility at ASU.
Arkansas State Police recognize FNB Leaders
The Arkansas State Police Foundation held its Annual Appreciation Dinner on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the Governors Mansion in Little Rock. During the event, the Arkansas State Police Foundation honored First National Bank Chairman Bill Brewer with the Trooper Ermon Cox Award . This is the highest award presented by the Foundation. Only a handful of these awards have ever been given out. If you know Bill, you know his extreme passion for giving and supporting our local communities and our state. Congratulations on this very much deserved award!
Also honored during the dinner was, First National Bank's Neely Camp who received the Chairman's Award . This annual award is given in recognition of exemplary service by an advocate and supporter of the Arkansas State Police. Neely recently spearheaded the first ever Arkansas State Police Foundation Golf Tournament, an event which raised nearly $60,000 for the ASP Foundation. Neely also serves the on the Board of Directors of the ASP Foundation. FNB is also very proud of Neely and her service to the community and our state.
FNB salutes the brave men and women of the Arkansas State Police for their unselfish service to protect us all.
Topping Out Ceremony - First National Financial Park
A "topping out"ceremony for the new First National Financial Park took place on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 3500 E. Johnson Avenue in Jonesboro. Those gathered for the event included: bankers, builders, architects and developers. A high-point for this occasion was the hoisting of a special beam up to the highest point of the building's infrastructure, where it was secured into place. This special beam had been signed by the bank's 200+ employees as well as those gathered at the ceremony. Proudly positioned atop the beam was a United States flag and an FNB flag.
We appreciate KAIT8 covering the ceremony. In this 48 second video , KAIT8 interviews Chief Banking Officer Matt Rankin who explains why FNB is expanding at the same address where our first Craighead County facility was built nearly 20 years ago.
Arkansas State Police Foundation Golf Tournament
On August 17, over $55,000 was raised by various individuals and organizations throughout Northeast Arkansas and beyond to benefit the Arkansas State Police Foundation.
THANK YOU to each and every sponsor, contributor and golfer who generously gave to benefit this organization. FNB was proud to be the presenting sponsor of this first-ever event. In the photo below, Will Brewer, Vice-Chairman of First National Bank and ASPF Board Member presents a check to Frank Guinn, Board Chairman of the Arkansas State Police Foundation.
First National Financial Park
Wright given first-ever Pinnacle Award
Chairman William Brewer and President Donald Guinn awarded Leigh Ann Wright the first-ever Pinnacle Award. Wright received the award for hard work and dedication to the continued growth and success of First National Bank. Continue reading...