The parking lot stayed full of cars and people from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. as bank staff served hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks to celebrate their grand opening at their new location. The Chamber joined with bank staff for the ribbon cutting at 11:30 a.m.
The bank is located at 218 Elm Street in Glenwood and is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“Southern had the pleasure of joining the Glenwood community earlier this spring with a temporary location, and we are excited that construction is complete on our new branch,” said Southern Bancorp, Inc. CEO Darrin Williams. “It is our mission to be wealth builders for everyone; therefore, we provide a wide range of financial development products and services such as small business loans, credit counseling and free tax preparation.”
The Glenwood location is led by Market President Greg Black. During his 20 year banking career, Black has served as Vice President and President of Lending for numerous financial institutions throughout Southwest Arkansas and Oklahoma.
Glenwood native, Tamara Horn serves as Branch Manager. She graduated from Caddo Hills High School in 1994 and comes to Southern with more than 15 years of banking experience. Horn is actively involved in her community as a Lions Club member and a local church representative for The Call.
The branch has one lender, Patsy Webb, a customer service representative, Anna Self and Traci Lair serves as teller.