Armor Bank officially opens in Forrest City

by Talk Business & Politics staff ( 325 views 

Armor Bank held a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, April 13 as part of a week-long grand opening celebration. Approximately 250 individuals attended the event which showcased the bank’s new look and ownership.

The bank is the former Forrest City Bank.

“This area has always been special to our family, and we look forward to serving and supporting this community,” Armor Bank owner Mark Waldrip said.

Forrest City Mayor Larry Bryant, Chamber President Chris Heigle and Rep. Steve Hollowell, R-Forrest City, were all in attendance for the event. Board members and shareholders were also on site for the ceremony.

Forrest City Bank has served the community of Forrest City since 1919. The bank gained new ownership when Big Creek Bancshares, Inc. acquired Forrest City Financial Corporation, the parent company of Forrest City Bank, in December of 2016.

In March 2017, Forrest City Bank officially changed its name to Armor Bank.