HOT SPRINGS – Elk Horn Bank & Trust Company hosted an open house celebration Wednesday to mark the opening of its new branch location in Hot Springs, at 4138 Central Avenue.

Elk Horn Bank – Hot Springs OpeningThe new branch, offers full service lobby and drive-through banking plus ATM services. It replaces the office Elk Horn has operated at 3832A Central Avenue since September 2004. Members of the Elk Horn Board of Directors, management and administrative staff hosted the opening.

“Our commitment is to make a positive difference for the customers and communities we serve, and this new facility is an important step forward in meeting this commitment to the Hot Springs area,” said Elk Horn Bank President Bill Wright.

Jim Ferguson serves as Elk Horn Bank’s City President for Hot Springs. Ferguson, a career banker with 30 years of experience, previously managed Elk Horn’s Malvern location. Julie Henson serves as manager of the Hot Springs branch.

Elk Horn Bank has seven locations in Arkadelphia, Bismarck, Caddo Valley, and Malvern. Elk Horn was organized in 1884 and has operated as an independently chartered bank under the same name for 122 years.

Elk Horn is a Southern Bancorp member bank. Southern Bancorp is the largest rural development bank in the United States which focuses on improving the life of residents living within the service areas of the member banks. Distributed net income of Elk Horn Bank is entirely devoted to carry out this mission.