News and Events
Branson Bank and Hawthorn Bank finalized the purchase of Hawthorn Bank’s Branson location on February 8, 2019. The purchase was approved by the board of directors from each bank and received regulatory approval.
As a bank family, we want to ensure you are aware of two milestones within our organization. We now have a presence in Stone County with the Branson Bank Lending Center in Branson West, as well as the acquisition of the Hawthorn Bank's Branson location, which is scheduled to close on February 8, 2019.
Branson Bank is pleased to announce the opening of the Branson Bank Lending Center, located in Branson West. Larry Maloney, Community Bank Lender, and Paula Parton, Loan Representative, will serve the Stone County market for Branson Bank.
Branson Bank is pleased to announce that Matt Farmer has joined its Advisory Directors, effective immediately. Farmer is currently the Director of Nursing at Cox Medical Center in Branson, MO and the co-owner of Vintage Paris Coffee Shop in Hollister, MO with his wife, Jessica Farmer.
Branson Bank and Hawthorn Bank jointly announced that a definitive agreement has been signed for Branson Bank to purchase the Hawthorn Bank Branch, Branson location at: 4675 Gretna Rd in Branson, MO. As part of the acquisition, Branson Bank will assume approximately $15 million in deposit liabilities consisting of approximately 900 deposit accounts, excluding loans assigned to the branch.
Branson Bank is pleased to announce the hire of Larry Maloney as Vice President, Community Bank Lender.
Branson Bank is pleased to announce the hire of Trisha Turner as Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer (COO). Turner will oversee Branson Bank Operations, Financial matters, Internal Audit, Human Resources, and Regulatory Compliance. She will also serve as Secretary to the Board of Directors and Branson Bancshares, Inc.
Financial institutions have the unique opportunity and responsibility to support area municipalities and schools. Support may be distributed to schools in a variety of ways but one opportunity is through the purchase of municipal school bonds which help local school districts facilitate long term improvement plans.
For over two decades, Cindy Barkley has enjoyed volunteering as a guest reader for Lana Gilliam’s Kindergarten class at Kirbyville Elementary. Each month, Barkley would visit and read stories that offer messages that promote character traits including perseverance, kindness, humility etc. and then Barkley would discuss how the students can apply these great messages to their daily lives.
Branson Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Karla Yeary to Community Bank Lender. Yeary has been employed with Branson Bank for eleven years and has held titles within the bank including: New Accounts Representative and Loan Assistant. She joined Branson Bank in 2007 with 11 years of previous banking experience which included teller, new accounts, and assistant branch manager responsibilities.
Don Reese, Springfield Branch Manager for the U.S. Small Business Administration presented Branson Bank with a 2017 SBA Top Ten plaque for the Springfield Branch Office area. The 28-county Springfield territory awards Top Ten Lenders based on the number of SBA loans made from the previous fiscal year (as of September 2017). Branson Bank also made the top 25 list out of the SBA Kansas City SBA District which includes the Springfield territory.
Branson Bank is pleased to announce the promotions of Pam Jenkins to AVP of Consumer Lending, Lynette Hornbostel to AVP of Loan Operations, Sue Schlagel to Loan Operations Officer, and Caleb Jobe to Portfolio Officer.
A familiar face has returned to the Mortgage Lending Department at Branson Bank. Debbie Metz rejoins the bank mortgage team as Mortgage Underwriter/ Processor. In summary, her job responsibilities include: processing mortgage loans from origination to funding, collecting and analyzing documentation, managing transactions to ensure closing deadlines, maintaining on-going communication with customers and third parties, assisting the business development team, and ensuring bank policy is upheld throughout the process.
Branson Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Sarah Butler to Community Bank Lender. As a College of the Ozarks graduate, Butler has been employed with Branson Bank for nine years and held titles including: Teller and Loan Assistant. Butler’s new duties are summarized as handling consumer and business related loan requests, servicing loans of existing Branson Bank customers, expanding existing customer relationships and Business Development for new customers.
Branson Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Cynthia Carson to the Board of Directors team as Advisory Director. As Vice President of Operations of Sight & Sound Theatres in Branson, Missouri, Carson oversees 240 associates and manages the theatre’s day-to-day operations. She joined Sight & Sound in 2008, as Branson Guest Services Manager, and assumed her current duties in 2016.
For the second year, Branson Bank has partnered with Branson High School to support the school’s internship program. The Internship Program at Branson High School worked with over 40 area businesses to help sponsor over 100 graduating seniors in multiple areas of interest.
With the enrollment of college courses upon us, OTC students were informed of a new internship opportunity through Branson Bank. The internship, developed by the local bank, was created to educate students about the many facets of the financial industry while building relationships that encourage area college students to seek future careers in Taney and Stone County.
On Thursday, November 9, Tanger Outlets Branson and Branson Bank partnered to honor three area Veterans. Mr. Pete Andela, Mr. Jim Davis, and Mr. Edward Krieser, all 2017 Branson Bank Veterans of the Quarter, were honored in the first Veteran ceremony at Tanger Outlets, that morning.
Thank you to all of those that attended the Agriculture Seminar last night at Forsyth Schools. We appreciate our guest speakers Dr. G. Cliff Lamb, Ben Lohmann, as well as our vendors: MFA Farm & Home, University of Missouri Extension, and the Animal Clinic of Forsyth. Looking forward to another successful event next year!
Branson Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Katie Hodges, as Vice President of Commercial Lending. As a Commercial Lender, Hodges will focus on building and growing long-term banking relationships in Taney and Stone Counties. She will be involved in small business loans, commercial real estate lending, and construction lending.
Join us Thursday, October 19th at Forsyth High School, beginning at 5pm to learn how to aggressively manage reproduction, drive efficiency, and generate revenue. Guest Speakers include Dr. G. Cliff Lamb, currently the Department Chair for Animal Science at Texas A&M University and Ben Lohmann the Beef Sire Acquisitions Manager with ABS Global. RSVP to Halley Fleming by Tuesday, October 17th to firstname.lastname@example.org or (417) 334-9696. Setting is limited, so please call ahead.
Branson Bank is proud to announce the 2017 Cookie Recipe Calendar Contest Winners. These 5th - 8th grade students submitted their photo and favorite cookie recipe for all to enjoy.
Branson Bank fully believes in giving back to the community, especially when it involves a student's pursuit of higher education.
The University of Missouri and Branson Bank are partnering together to bring an educational Forage Improvement Tour to Eastern Taney County. Thursday, October 13th from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. several area farmers will gather to learn about: Diversified Forage Options, Weed Control/Round Bale Silage, Marketing Meat off the Farm, and Novel Endophyte Fescue Research and Economics. The event is open to the public at no cost, if interested please contact Halley Fleming 417-334-9696.
At Branson Bank we want to make convenient electronic services available to all customers while safeguarding customer information and privacy.
We were one of the proud sponsors at the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast as host J. Warner Wallace addressed the community on this celebration of National Day of Prayer.
Over 3,000 lbs. of Financial Documents Safely Placed in Shred
Branson Bank will begin its support of area renewable energy initiatives with the installation of commercial solar power systems at the Highway 248 and Forsyth locations in the coming weeks.
Join us for Cinco de Mayo at Skyline Baptist Church, May 5th from 4:30pm to 7:00pm.
Branson Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Deanna Wagnon to Operations Officer at Branson Bank.
Branson Bank is inviting visitors and customers to explore its new website. The new site has been designed to provide the ultimate user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality, allowing customers to access detailed product and service information.
Branson Bank is pleased to announce that Cory Ross has joined the team as Vice President, Retail Operations Officer based at the Hwy. 248 location. Ross will oversee Branson Bank’s retail products and services and will manage retail personnel including Teller and New Account employees.
Branson Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Lynette Hornbostel to Loan Operations Officer.
The Branson community was devastated this weekend with the death of six year old, Jasmine Miller. A Memorial account has been established at Branson Bank and is currently accepting donations for the family. The funds will be disbursed to the family of Jasmine Miller to be utilized at their discretion.