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OUR STORY


The name First Community Bank was born in the fall of 1996, as the vision of creating a bank which would reflect the heart of putting community, people and service first. On August 4, 1997, the vision of 153 local investors became a reality as First Community Bank opened its doors for business with the first location at 710 Saint Louis Street in Batesville, Arkansas.

With 14 employees and $3,452,300 million raised in capital, First Community bank set out on a journey to provide premier banking services, while putting community first. 

Word began to spread and our assets began growing in record speed as customers put their trust in us and shared their incredible experience with friends and family. According to Mr. Cole, “We were opening accounts on folding tables even before all our furniture was delivered!”  The response was unlike anything ever imagined. 

The tremendous growth resulted in the need for additional locations. In March of 1999, First Community Bank opened a loan processing office in Searcy while waiting for branch approval. A new full-service Searcy banking office opened on June 29, 1999, located at 2307 W. Beebe Capps in Searcy. Rapid growth brought the opportunity to build a larger facility in west White County, and a third location opened in May of 2002.

This marked the beginning of our expansion story. We continued to add new locations – chapter by chapter. Here is a glimpse into the timeline of our growth:


1997

• First Community Bank opens for business at 710 St. Louis Street

1999

• Loan processing office in Searcy

• Grand Opening in Southside

2002

• Grand Opening of two new facilities at West Beebe Capps Expressway and Race Street in Searcy  

• Eagle Mountain branch opens for business

2003

• Groundbreaking for headquarters at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison Streets 

2005

• Cave City branch opens for business

2007

• Three new locations open - Bald Knob, Highland, and Cabot 

2008

• Mortgage loan office opens in Jonesboro 

• First Community expands into Missouri opening branches in Goodman, Neosho, and Jane.

2009

• Purchased a branch of Community First National Bank in Mountain Home

2010

• Mountain Home branch opens for business

2011

• Grand Opening of second full-service branch in Neosho

• Goodman branch opens to a new facility on Main Street

2014

• Full-service branch in Jonesboro on Caraway Road opens

• Fourth Searcy branch opens on East Beebe Capps Expressway 

2015

• Bay branch opens for business

• Northeastern Arkansas regions headquarters opens on Southwest Drive in Jonesboro

2016

• First Community acquires Lepanto branch

2017

• New Little Rock branch at the corners of Kavanaugh and Cantrell opens

2018

• Opens second location in Cabot on Prospect Court  

• Newly renovated historic branch opens in Neosho downtown

• Ribbon cutting ceremony for new branch at East Main Street in historic downtown Batesville 

2019

• Newport branch opens for business

• Second location in Little Rock at Ranch Blvd. opens 

• Third branch in Jonesboro on East Washington opens

• Branch opens in Conway on Front Street

• Full service banking center opens in Harrison

2021

• 28,809 sq. ft. operations center opens at headquarters in Batesville

2022

• Groundbreaking for new Conway banking center








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