First Community Bank hosts ribbon cutting for Conway full-service bank

CONWAY — First Community Bank hosted a grand opening celebration at 766 Harkrider St. on May 29 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Hundreds of people attended the event, which began with a formal ceremony that included remarks by Mayor Bart Castleberry, Dale E. Cole, the bank’s chairman & CEO, and Grant Gordy, community president for the bank. 

Tara Mallet (from left), Grant Gordy and Lori Melton.

Immediately following the ribbon cutting, catfish and BBQ were provided, along with tours of the facility. In addition to the celebration, an art collection of more than 40 historical Conway photos was unveiled, adding a touch of local history to the event.

“First Community Bank’s new banking center on Harkrider reflects our ongoing dedication to providing modern banking conveniences while fostering a welcoming environment for our valued customers,” said Grant Gordy, community president for Conway. “We are proud to be here, and we look forward to continue serving and supporting the Conway community.”

Flynco, Inc., of Little Rock, was the contractor for the project, and Tim Yelvington with RPPY Architects designed the 17,000-square-foot, two-story complex. The branch includes unique features such as a community café that offers refreshments, a coffee bar and a spacious community room that is available to the public for training and meeting purposes or even personal events or gatherings.

The bank’s lobby and drive-thru are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. First Community Bank offers competitive loan and deposit products and an impressive array of online and mobile banking services. Some of these include mobile banking and deposits, online bill pay, online/mobile account opening and custom eAlerts.

For more information about First Community Bank, call 870.612.3400 or visit First Community Bank, which is locally owned and managed, opened August 4, 1997, in Batesville, Arkansas, and currently operates in 33 locations across Arkansas and Missouri. First Community employs 600 professional bankers and reports assets of $2.8 billion as of March 31, 2024.