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LITTLE ROCK, ARK – Southern Bancorp is excited to announce the recent opening of its newest branch in Glenwood, Arkansas. The Community Development Finance Institution opened its 47th location on May 28th at #3 Caddo Crossing.  To celebrate their arrival to Glenwood, Southern is inviting everyone to a community cookout on Friday, June 21st from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. There will be hamburgers, hotdogs and Southern giveaways.

“We’re excited to join the Glenwood community and look forward to sharing our unique approach to banking,” said Southern Bancorp, Inc. CEO Darrin Williams.  “As a mission driven financial institution, we believe that everyone should have access to economic opportunity, regardless of zip code. Therefore, we provide a wide range of financial development products and services that help us deliver on our mission – to be wealth builders for everyone.”

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. He received his Bachelor’s in Business Management from Arkansas Tech University in 1995, and in 2004 he graduated from the Southwest Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University.

A 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. She and her husband Kerry have two sons, Darren and Deven.

The branch has one lender, Patsy Webb and two tellers, Anna Self and Traci Lair. Branch hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM and Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. #3 Caddo Crossing is a temporary location as the permanent building is still under construction with plans to open Fall 2019.

About Southern Bancorp

Southern Bancorp, Inc., a bank holding company; Southern Bancorp Community Partners, a 501(c)(3) development finance and lending organization; and Southern Bancorp Bank, one of America’s largest rural development banks; were founded in 1986 by then Governor Bill Clinton, Walmart Chair Rob Walton, the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation and others who were concerned about the economic decline of rural Arkansas. All three entities are U.S. Treasury certified Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) collectively known as “Southern.” With $1.36 billion in assets, 65,000 customers and 47 locations in Arkansas and Mississippi, Southern invests in people and businesses in rural communities; empowers them to improve their lives; and helps them transform their communities. Learn more about Southern on the web at &