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Northwern Mutual opens office in Searcy

Northwern Mutual opens office in Searcy

The Little Rock-based Northwestern Mutual’s Bertasi Financial Group celebrated the opening of a new office in Searcy, Arkansas with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony performed by the Searcy Regional Chamber of Commerce.  The Searcy office is an extension of the district network office in Little Rock, which serves customers in the Central Arkansas area. This office will house Financial Representative Nathan Green.  The office is located at 210 West Center Avenue in Searcy.
 
“Our success is based upon our ability to empower people to impact the lives of others,” said Raymond Bertasi, managing director of the Bertasi Financial Group in Little Rock.

First & Last Auto Glass hosts ribbon cutting

First & Last Auto Glass hosts ribbon cutting

First & Last Auto Glass is one of Searcy’s newest auto glass shops, with ten years of experience and certified technicians.   In celebration of their opening a Ribbon Cutting celebration in conjunction with the Searcy Regional Chamber of Commerce was held on January 19, 2012.  The new location at 303 Lawrence Street is conveniently located off South Main Street, behind Foster’s Upholstery.

 “As a company, customer satisfaction is a priority,” said Chris Middlebrooks, owner and operator.  “We understand that everyone has demanding schedules.  That’s why we offer our mobile services and 24 hour scheduling, 7 days a week.”

Simmons announces fourth-quarter earnings

Simmons announces fourth-quarter earnings

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ-GS: SFNC) today announced net income of $6.3 million and diluted earnings per share of $0.37 for the quarter ended December 31, 2011.

J. Thomas May, Chairman and CEO, said, “Because the fourth quarter of 2010 included a considerable non-core net gain, there is a significant variance when comparing quarter to quarter earnings results. Obviously, there is a lot of noise in our fourth quarter comparative results due to the October 15, 2010, FDIC-assisted acquisition in Kansas. After taxes, the combined fourth quarter 2010 nonrecurring items from that acquisition contributed $9.7 million to net income, or $0.56 to diluted earnings per share. After adjusting for the acquisition, comparable core earnings for the fourth quarter 2010 were $6.9 million, or $0.40 diluted core earnings per share.”

Mr. Postman Expresso celebrates opening

Mr. Postman Expresso celebrates opening

Mark and Allison Dennison, new owners of Mr. Postman in Searcy, hosted a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in conjunction with the Searcy Regional Chamber of Commerce on Friday, Jan. 6 at 11:00 a.m., at 2307 W. Beebe Capps.

Mr. Postman Expresso is a unique establishment that provides drive-thru postal/shipping services as well as a gourmet coffee shop. Services include: coffee (gourmet and traditional), UPS, FedEx, USPS, stamps, faxing, money orders, public notary, copies, expert packing, and free Wi-Fi.

On top of shipping and coffee, Mr. Postman Expresso has an assortment of gifts, cards, and some of the best blueberry scones around.

Hours of operation will expand to help serve your needs beginning on Jan. 9th:
                Drive through will open                 7:00 a.m.

'Hero Hats' raise $300K for first responders

'Hero Hats' raise $300K for first responders

 

Fred’s “Hero Hats” and 9/11 Operating Profits Donations Give Back to Local Emergency Teams in Commemoration of the Heroes of 9/11/2001

SEARCY, Ark. - Each year since 2002, Fred’s Hometown Discount Stores have commemorated the fallen heroes of 9/11 through a fundraiser for the emergency teams that serve their store locations.

The campaign raised more than $312,634 to donate to local emergency teams across their regions.

Fred’s stores sold “Hero Hats” for $1 each with all proceeds going to selected emergency teams around store locations. In addition, all operating profits from store sales on September 11 were also donated.

Fred’s store in Searcy, Arkansas donated $148.50 to the Searcy Police Department on Dec. 19.

“Hero Hats” are personal signs that customers pay $1 to sign and hang in the window of their Fred’s store in visible support of their emergency teams.

Searcy’s Newest Nail Salon, NAILSville Invites You To Come and Indulge Yourself

Searcy’s Newest Nail Salon, NAILSville Invites You To Come and Indulge Yourself

Searcy’s Newest Nail Salon, NAILSville held a Ribbon Cutting /Grand Opening celebration on Friday, Dec. 9 in its new location at 2412 East Race St. next to Premiere Tans.
 
Sophia Nguyenle and husband Nguyen Nguyen, owners of NAILSville, said the Searcy store was the fulfillment of Sophia’s dream.  “I fell in love with Searcy the first time I came here and have always wanted to open a store here,” said Sophia. “My husband and I, plus our entire family have dedicated a lot of time into this salon.  Our goal was to create a relaxing, nice clean atmosphere where women could indulge themselves.”    

The salon is the second NAILSville owned by the Nguyen’s.  Acrylic Nails, Solar Nails, Manicures, Pedicures, Nail Designs, Waxing and Facials are just a few of the services they offer.  NAILSville even offers Princess Mani’s and Pedi’s for children eight and under, plus spa packages for four or more.