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Inclement Weather Update

February 17, 2021

Your safety is our number one priority. Due to inclement weather, we have made just a few slight adjustments to our operating schedule.

Ross Named Senior Vice President

January 12, 2021

Branson Bank is pleased to announce that Cory Ross has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Retail Operations Officer. Ross will continue to oversee Branson Bank’s retail products and services, managing retail personnel, including Teller and New Account associates. Additional duties have expanded to include strategic planning and implementation at the organizational level.

Back To School Shoe Collection Benefits Area Kids

September 10, 2020

The weeks leading up to the start of a school year can be exciting while shopping for school supplies and new clothing, which helps boost a child’s confidence while preparing them for educational success. For many families in our community, even before the pandemic, the ability to purchase required supplies, clothing or shoes, just isn’t an option.

Baker Joins Board of Directors at Branson Bank

August 14, 2020

Branson Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Greg Baker, Senior Vice President at Branson Bank, to the Branson Bank Board of Directors. Since 2012, Baker has led Business Development efforts at Branson Bank and has spent the last 25 years locally engaged in assisting many Southwest Missouri businesses in their development and expansion, incorporating many of the loan programs available to small business owners.

Internet service outages in TX and CO may cause interruptions to online and mobile banking services.

August 13, 2020

Freedom Online Banking and GoDough Mobile Banking Service Updates as of August 13, 2020.

Giving Back To Local Food Banks

April 08, 2020

Local food banks are beginning to receive the weekly funds allocated for our warm chocolate chip cookies that are normally baked each day at all locations.

Internship Program Encourages Local Career Development

March 09, 2020

With the enrollment of Spring Semester college courses, OTC and College of the Ozarks students were informed of an internship opportunity through Branson Bank. The internship, developed by the local bank, titled Test Drive, 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.

Branson Bank selected as Gold Elite Lender by Rural Missouri Inc. (RMI)

February 26, 2020

For the fiscal year of 2019, Branson Bank was named a Gold Elite Lender by Rural Missouri Inc. (RMI) Business Finance. The award honors the bank’s work in partnering on SBA 504 business loans.

Associates Wear Red for Veteran's Week

November 13, 2019

On Friday, November 8th, associates at Branson Bank wore red in honor of R.E.D. Friday. The acronym stands for “Remember Everyone Deployed,” and it encourages civilians to wear an article of red clothing in honor of those that are actively deployed.

Bank Matches Funds To Assist Teachers In The Classroom

August 13, 2019

Branson Bank now offers a creative way to give back and support the area Educators’ Discretionary Fund. The proceeds raised through Branson Bank’s debit card program, Giving Back One Card at a Time, will assist teachers in purchasing the needed items for their classrooms throughout the year.

Now Is The Time Seminar Coming To Forsyth

June 20, 2019

Branson Bank is pleased to present a new summer event to the Forsyth community. “Now Is The Time” a dinner and complimentary seminar led by local financial leaders, provides an opportunity for the community to understand estate planning and the protection of assets.

Bill Pay System Update

June 19, 2019

Branson Bank is pleased to announce the online Bill Pay experience will become more convenient by providing enhanced upgrades to the service.

Larry Hurst Joins Branson Bank Team

May 15, 2019

Branson Bank is pleased to announce the hire of Larry D. Hurst as Vice President, Business Development Officer. Hurst will serve the Stone County market for Branson Bank alongside Larry Maloney, VP / Community Lender, and Paula Parton, Loan Representative, at the Branson Bank Lending Center located in Branson West, MO.

Reeds Spring School Foundation Receives Donation

April 09, 2019

Bill Jones, President, and Larry Maloney, VP / Community Bank Lender, present a check to the Reeds Spring School Foundation at a recent ribbon cutting for Branson Bank's new Lending Center in Branson West, MO.

Mullen Promoted to Security Officer

April 09, 2019

Branson Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Rebecca Mullen to Security Officer. Mullen is responsible for implementing and maintaining compliance regulations, as well as security procedures, for the bank.

Fleming Named Chief Marketing Officer

March 11, 2019

Branson Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Halley Fleming to Chief Marketing Officer. Fleming leads all marketing and communication efforts and is responsible for defining and executing the marketing strategy set by the Board of Directors.

Mortgage Center Coming Soon to Branson Bank's Gretna Location

March 04, 2019

Branson Bank is pleased to announce a unique way the community will be able to experience mortgage loans at its new Gretna location, beginning March 8, 2019.

Aquarium at the Boardwalk

February 28, 2019

A groundbreaking ceremony was held today for Aquarium at the Boardwalk, an attraction focusing on fish and fun, which is set to open in the heart of the Branson strip in Summer 2020. The 46,000-square-foot aquarium is being developed at the northwest corner of the former Grand Palace property by Kuvera Partners through its affiliate Branson Entertainment Center – Branson, LLC.

Acquisition Finalized: Branson Bank Purchases Hawthorn Bank's Branson Location

February 08, 2019

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.

A Special Note To Our Customers

February 07, 2019

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.

Lending Center Opens in Branson West

January 30, 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.

Farmer Joins Advisory Board

November 08, 2018

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 to acquire Hawthorn Bank Branch, Branson location

October 18, 2018

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.

Maloney Named Vice President, Community Bank Lender

October 12, 2018

Branson Bank is pleased to announce the hire of Larry Maloney as Vice President, Community Bank Lender.

Chief Operations Officer Announced

August 22, 2018

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.

Branson Bank Supports Area Municipalities and Schools

June 27, 2018

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.

Yeary Promoted to Community Bank Lender

May 09, 2018

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.

SBA Top Ten Achievement Awarded to Branson Bank

May 07, 2018

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.

Promotions Announced

May 03, 2018

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.

Metz Rejoins Mortgage Team

April 04, 2018

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.

Butler Named as Community Bank Lender

March 29, 2018

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.

Carson Joins Advisory Directors

March 22, 2018

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.

Branson High School Students Participate in Internship Program

March 08, 2018

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.

Tanger Teams-up with Branson Bank's Veteran Program

December 29, 2017

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.

5th Annual Fall Ag Event is a Success

December 29, 2017

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!

Welcome Katie Hodges

December 29, 2017

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.

Agriculture Seminar Date Set

October 12, 2017

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 hfleming@bransonbank.com or (417) 334-9696. Setting is limited, so please call ahead.

Cookie Recipe Calendar Contest Winners Announced

January 03, 2017

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.

Now Available High School Scholarships for 2017

January 03, 2017

Branson Bank fully believes in giving back to the community, especially when it involves a student's pursuit of higher education.

Forage Improvement Tour

September 28, 2016

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.

Your Security Is Our Concern

June 15, 2016

At Branson Bank we want to make convenient electronic services available to all customers while safeguarding customer information and privacy.

Mayor's Prayer Breakfast

May 27, 2016

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.

Go Green! Earth Day Event A Success

April 28, 2016

Over 3,000 lbs. of Financial Documents Safely Placed in Shred

First Energy Efficient Bank in Taney County

April 28, 2016

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.

Cinco de Mayo

April 28, 2016

Join us for Cinco de Mayo at Skyline Baptist Church, May 5th from 4:30pm to 7:00pm.

Wagnon named Operations Officer

April 28, 2016

Branson Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Deanna Wagnon to Operations Officer at Branson Bank.

New Website Launch

March 01, 2016

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.

Cory Ross joins Branson Bank as VP, Retail Operations Officer

March 01, 2016

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.

Hornbostel Named As Officer

February 29, 2016

Branson Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Lynette Hornbostel to Loan Operations Officer.

Memorial Account Established at Branson Bank

February 24, 2015

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.