On Thursday, Eagle Bank will celebrate its 100th birthday.
In recognition of this historic event, all Arkansas locations will host birthday celebrations on various days throughout the week of June 3.
Bank officials invited the public to join in these celebrations.
Eagle Bank has been serving customers in central Arkansas since 1919.
"From our humble beginnings, in Heber Springs, Arkansas, we’ve grown to 13 full-service bank
locations, 1 Loan Production Office, and 8 Secondary Mortgage Offices in four states, with assets of $400 million," bank officials said. "We’ve continued to remain locally owned and operated,privately held, and committed to the service and support of our communities.
"To commemorate this special occasion, the bank staff have committed to giving back 100 hours of service within our community, with an emphasis on Relay for Life, teaching financial literacy and volunteering in our local schools."
The Arkansas National Bank of Heber Springs received its charter on June 6, 1919, after locals organized to form this new bank. The bank was strong enough to continue to operate throughout the Great Depression, never closing its doors. The bank’s national charter was exchanged for a state charter in 1978 and simultaneously the new name of Heber Springs State Bank was adopted. Through the years, branches were
opened in Drasco, Fairfield Bay, Greers Ferry, Heber Springs, Quitman, Rosebud and Vilonia.
The First State Bank of Sherwood was granted a charter in July 1966 and opened for
business in January 1967, in Sherwood, Arkansas. Additional branches were opened in Sherwood, Gravel Ridge, and Maumelle. In 1988, the bank changed its name to Eagle Bank & Trust Company to allow for greater expansion opportunities. The same year a
new Main Office was opened in Little Rock. In 2015, a Loan Production Office was opened in Conway.
The Heber Springs State Bank and Eagle Bank merged in 2012, utilizing the 1919 Heber Springs State Bank charter and the Eagle Bank name. In 2017 and 2018, the Bank’s Mortgage Department expanded opening additional Secondary Mortgage offices in Bentonville, Bryant, Fayetteville, Jonesboro and West Memphis, Arkansas; as well as, Idaho Falls, Idaho; Monroe, Louisiana; and, both Hernando and Olive Branch, Mississippi.
"We are sincerely grateful for many leaders that have come before us and laid the groundwork for our continued success," officials said.