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Simmons announces stock repurchase program

Simmons announces stock repurchase program

PINE BLUFF, Ark. -- J. Thomas May, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ-GS: SFNC), has announced the substantial completion of the existing stock repurchase program and the adoption by the Board of Directors of a new stock repurchase program. The new program authorizes the repurchase of up to 850,000 shares of Class A common stock or approximately 5 percent of the shares outstanding. The shares are to be purchased from time to time at prevailing market prices, through open market or unsolicited negotiated transactions, depending upon market conditions.

Under the repurchase program, there is no time limit for the stock repurchases, nor is there a minimum number of shares that the Company intends to repurchase. The Company may discontinue purchases at any time that management determines additional purchases are not warranted.

Agency's design selected to brand Access Midstream Partners

Agency's design selected to brand Access Midstream Partners

SEARCY, Ark. — Think Advertising, an Arkansas-based advertising agency, recently had their logo design selected to brand Access Midstream Partners (NYSE : ACMP). The logo design was chosen through a competitive process conducted by Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE : CHKM). 

"We are honored that our logo design was chosen," said Mat Faulkner, President of Think Advertising. "We are excited to be a part of the branding process for this new publicly traded company. We are very proud of our designers and our entire creative staff."

Chesapeake Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE:CHKM) announced yesterday that the Board of Directors of its general partner has approved changing the Partnership’s name to Access Midstream Partners, L.P. The Board has also approved changing the Partnership’s ticker symbol for its common units traded on the New York Stock Exchange to “ACMP”.

White County Business Expo

White County Business Expo

SEARCY, Ark---The Searcy Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present the annual White County Business EXPO on July 31, from 10:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in the Ganus Center at Harding University.  The EXPO is going “Hollywood” this year with a black and white color scheme. Christopher Crane, AEDC Film Commissioner, will speak at the By-Invitation-Only event.  The goal is to give the community insight on how to create a presence with the film commission and to the economic benefit of films to Arkansas.  The event will be held from 10:30 until noon, then the EXPO will open to the public and will remain open until 4:00 p.m.

For more information visit the Searcy Regional Chamber of Commercesf page.

White County Business EXPO to be held July 31

White County Business EXPO to be held July 31

On July 31, business leaders from around White County and the state will gather at the White County Business EXPO.   This is the twelfth year that the Chamber has hosted a Business EXPO.  This should be an exciting year as the White County Business EXPO is going “Hollywood” this year.  
 

Road Systems Inc. Receives 2011 Award from Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association

Road Systems Inc. Receives 2011 Award from Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association

Road Systems Inc. (RSI), a trailer manufacturer and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW), today announced that it has been honored with the 2011 Plant Safety Award from the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association (TTMA). This is the third time that RSI has received this honor from TTMA; the company was also an award recipient in 2004 and 2010. RSI was presented with the award last week at the TTMA Annual Convention in Tuscan, Ariz. Each year TTMA conducts a plant safety contest to recognize participating plants of TTMA member companies having the best safety record for the previous year.

Specifically, RSI won in the “C” category of the award segmented for plants sized 300,000 man-hours and under.

The Lunch Box is one of Searcy’s newest restaurants featuring Home Cooking

The Lunch Box is one of Searcy’s newest restaurants featuring Home Cooking

The Lunch Box is one of Searcy’s newest restaurants featuring home cooking in a quick and quaint way.   Owners Jason and Joy Vanwinkle held a Ribbon Cutting celebration in conjunction with the Searcy Regional Chamber of Commerce on May 4, 2012.  The new location at 1100 East Race Ave is conveniently located in the old A&W Restaurant building.
 
“A lot of our food comes from my grandma’s recipes,” said Joy Vanwinkle, owner and operator. “We try to use fresh ingredients and to give a home feel to everything we do.”

Patrons can pick from one of their two daily specials and then feast on their vegetable bar. They offer homemade desserts, including fried pies, served up in the restaurant’s quaint country shabby chic décor.  The Lunch Box offers to go orders and catering is available with advanced notice.

'Cowboy and Sons Portable Buildings' celebrates opening in Searcy

'Cowboy and Sons Portable Buildings' celebrates opening in Searcy

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held in conjunction with the Searcy Regional Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the opening of Cowboy and Sons Portable Buildings located at 608 East Race in Searcy.

The Searcy store is the company’s sixth location, with other locations in Dardenelle, Conway, Sherwood and McAlister, Oklahoma.  The business is owned by Cowboy McMillian and his sons Trever and Justin and is managed by Ron Putnam.  

“We have the number one portable building in the market,” said McMillian.  “And we won’t be beat on price and quality anywhere in the four states area”.