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22nd Veteran of the Quarter, Roy Wyatt, US Army

Cpl. Roy Wyatt was born on February 8th, 1932 in Rueter, Missouri. He was drafted into the Army and served two years in Germany and Austria. He was in charge of the Motor Pool and was a welder. When Roy returned, he came back on a ship with dependents. A woman gave birth to twins […]

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Area Seniors Receive Branson Bank Scholarship

Each year, Branson Bank awards three (3), one-time, $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors, living in Taney and Stone County, who plan to further their education in the fields of Finance or Business. The community bank recently visited three area school Awards Nights to surprise the chosen recipients with their $1,000 scholarship certificate. These individuals include: Isaac Beebe, Madilynn […]

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Branson Bank Academic Student of the Month, Sydney Hart

Congratulations to Sydney Hart, senior at Forsyth High School, selected as a Branson Bank Academic Student of the Month. Sydney currently holds a 3.9286 GPA. Sydney is the varsity cheer captain for Forsyth Football and Basketball. She also serves at Church 3:16 in the 2 to 3 year old class, visits the nursing home on […]

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Hunt Elevated to Branson Bank Vice President – HR Officer

(Branson, MO) With over 16 years of dedication to the organization, Branson Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Jamie Hunt to Vice President – Human Resource Officer. In addition to her current duties of supporting over 75 bank associates, Hunt will spearhead strategic initiatives that support the recruitment and retention of associates, succession […]

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Branson Bank Academic Student of the Month – Olivia Williams

Congratulations to Olivia Williams, senior at Forsyth High School, who was selected as a Branson Bank Academic Student of the Month. Olivia currently holds a 4.227 GPA. Olivia is involved in FCCLA, FBLA, and the Math Team. Through her participation, she enjoys community service such as volunteering for Ozark Food Harvest, and being district officer/Vice-President […]

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54th Veteran of the Quarter, Kathryn McAllister, US Navy

On July 14, 1977, Kathryn E. McAllister enlisted in the United States Navy. By November, she was stationed at the Submarine Support Facility in San Diego, California where she served as Security Yeoman and Chaplains Yeoman, providing female logistics for dependents during day cruises as well as coordinating annual conferences. While there, she ensured the […]

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Branson Bank Academic Student of the Month – Liam Raboi

Congratulations to Liam Raboi, senior at Forsyth High School, who was selected as a Branson Bank Academic Student of the Month, 2023-2024. Liam currently holds a 4.0455 GPA. Liam is involved in the tennis team, Future Farmers of America, as well as his church restoration in Kirbyville, MO. His hobbies include tennis, horticulture, sports analytics, […]

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Branson Bank Academic Student of the Month – Easton Day

Congratulations to Easton Day, a senior at Forsyth High School, who was selected as a Branson Bank Academic Student of the Month, 2023-2024. Easton currently holds a 4.0455 GPA. Easton is involved in varsity baseball, the National Honor Society, Pep Club, and also works at the Track Family Fun Parks. His hobbies include baseball, fishing, […]

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Branson Bank Announces HS Scholarship Application

In 2024, Branson Bank will award three (3) $1,000.00, one-time scholarships to three (3) graduating high school seniors, living in Taney or Stone County, who plan to continue studies in fields related to: Business or Finance. To access an application, visit a Branson Bank location, request one from your area HS counselor, or download one […]

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Branson Bank and Ameriprise Financial Welcomes Matthew Baker

(Branson, MO)   Branson Bank is pleased to welcome Matthew Baker to the team as Financial Advisor of Branson Wealth Advisors, a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC. Baker will oversee and advise wealth management clients and expand the product and service offerings available to the Taney and Stone County communities.   “We […]

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Branson Bank Academic Student of the Month 2023-2024

Congratulations to Willis Bearden, a senior at Forsyth High School, who was selected as a Branson Bank Academic Student of the Month, 2023-2024. Willis currently holds a 4.0455 GPA. Willis is involved in the National Honor Society, Varsity Tennis, Varsity Basketball, and Pep Club, as well as working at Snapp-Bearden Funeral Home and volunteering at […]

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Branson Bank Announces Promotion of Jon Arnold

(Branson, MO) Branson Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Jonathan Arnold to Vice President- Finance and Risk Officer. Arnold will oversee Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) functions and various Finance-related activities including extensive involvement with Credit and Asset/Liability management. In addition, he has recently assumed management of personnel within the bank’s Credit Underwriting Department and […]

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53rd Veteran of the Quarter, Roger Womack, US Navy

Roger Womack was born on July 24, 1947. In February 1965, at the age of 17, he enlisted in the Navy inactive reserves. That May, he rolled over to active Navy and started boot camp through August. In September, he attended Machinists Mate Class A School. By February 1966, he was assigned to USS Enterprise […]

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Branson Bank Announces Promotion of Marketing Officer

(Branson, MO) Branson Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Lyndi Carnelison to Marketing Officer. In this role, Carnelison will implement the bank’s overall strategic initiatives set forth by the Board of Directors, oversee the day-to-day management of the Marketing Department, and drive marketing initiatives, contributing to the continued success of the organization. Carnelison […]

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Bank Hosts Veteran Rise & Shine Event – October 6, 2023

For Immediate Release (Branson, MO) In a community such as this, where values like respect and patriotism are held in high regard, Branson Bank will honor four (4) area veterans for their service to country and community. Each veteran was selected throughout 2023 as a Branson Bank Veteran of the Quarter and will officially receive their […]

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52nd Veteran of the Quarter, David G. McAllister, US Navy

In January 1964, David G. McAllister enlisted in the United States Navy and was then sent to San Diego, California for Recruit Training. Thereafter, McAllister traveled to GLakes, Illinois, and Mare Island, California for additional training and received promotions to Fireman (E3), and Third-Class Petty Officer (E4). Prepared for deployment, he was assigned to the […]

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Branson Bank Welcomes Jordan Dowden, VP, Commercial Lending

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Branson, MO) Branson Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Jordan Dowden, Vice President of Commercial Lending.   “We have an experienced team of commercial lenders, focused on building strong, lasting relationships with our business customers and community,” stated Dean Harmon, Executive Vice President. “Jordan is a great addition to the […]

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51st Veteran of the Quarter, Ronald W. Rowden, US Army

On June 24, 1969, at the age of 19, Ronald W. Rowden enlisted in the United States Army. The next day, he reported to Ft. Leonard Wood for Basic Training, which was held over the next few months in four stages. Then, in August, he reported to Ft. Polk, Louisiana for Advanced Infantry Training and […]

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Dr. Travis Brawner Joins Advisory Board of Directors at Branson Bank 

(Branson, MO) Branson Bank is pleased to announce that Dr. Travis Brawner has been appointed to the Branson Bank Board of Directors as an Advisory Director.   The Branson Bank Board of Directors is comprised of individuals who advise and oversee the mission, vision, and strategic planning for the bank. Dr. Brawner joins Advisory Directors: […]

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Senne Announces Retirement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Kim Senne, VP, Senior Mortgage Lender at Branson Bank, has devoted her career to Missouri families pursuing home loans. Over the years she has guided customers through the loan process, from application to closing, from purchasing their first home to building their dream home. She has supported refinances to make payments […]

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50th Veteran of the Quarter – Clarence E. Sowards, US Marines.

On November 6, 1945, as the 2nd oldest of five boys and at the age of 17, Clarence E. Sowards, enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. Sowards attended basic training at Parris Island, South Carolina before being sent to Camp LeJeune, North Carolina for Weapons Training. His first assignment took him to China where […]

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Security Tips & Fraud Prevention Video Series

  Security Tips and Fraud Prevention is a priority when it comes to our customers.  We present to you the first video in a series on how to help you prevent fraud from affecting you and your loved ones. Please let us know your feedback on the video series. Thank you.   For more information or to report […]

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Nominate A Veteran Today!

Branson Bank strives to honor area Veterans every day.  As a locally-owned community bank with locations in Branson, Forsyth, and Branson West, we know that many Veterans call Ozark Mountain Country home. The Branson Bank Veteran of the Quarter program serves two purposes:  to honor local Veterans for their service and to share Veteran stories […]

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Branson Bank High School Scholarship Application

Each year, Branson Bank awards several $500.00, one-time scholarships to area graduating high school seniors, living in Taney and Stone County, who plan to continue studies in fields related to:  Business or Finance. To learn more about applying for the scholarship, click here to download the application form.

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Dedications Held To Honor Legacy of Bank Leadership

On January 19, 2023, Branson Bank dedicated their newly remodeled conference rooms located at the Hwy. 248 and Gretna locations in honor of two, distinguished men who have served the organization since its’ inception. J. Wes Strange, Co-Founder of Branson Bank, shared a vision of creating a community bank that truly cared for its customers, […]

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Community Reinvestment Continues…

Branson Bank is excited to announce, beginning Monday, February 13, 2023, Full Service Community Banking will be OPEN in Branson West! Join us at our new, mobile facility and meet the team. The current Branson West Lending Center, located at 16208 St. Hwy. 13, Suite 103A, will close to the public on Friday, February 10, 2023, […]

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Branson Bank Nominated In Two Categories For The “Best Of” SWMO

Branson Bank has been nominated in two categories in the “BEST OF” in Southwest Missouri.  You can find it listed in both the SERVICES/BANK and AGRICULTURE/BANK categories. Vote (once per day) until 02/17/23. https://www.voteswmo.com/?fbclid=IwAR37s4drCA4envQj-FbGyh9ghR6d-GjmURJF8n0rlQPG9VemZ-6N2NodPPw

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49th Veteran of the Quarter, Amanda Hoenes, US Marines

Amanda Hoenes, Sergeant, USMC graduated from Branson High School in 1999 and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in January 2001. She served from January 2001- November 2006 with one the most highly regarded Marine Medium Helicopter Squadrons, the HMM-268 Red Dragons stationed in Camp Pendleton, California. In 2001, she was the first female […]

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Branson Bank Scholarship

Each year, Branson Bank awards several $500.00, one-time scholarships to area graduating high school seniors, living in Taney or Stone County, who plan to continue studies in fields related to: Business or Finance. Click Here to download the Scholarship Application.

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#MoreThanALogo

The greatest legacies start as stories. Those stories become symbols – visible signs of a dream that has come to fruition – but continues to reinvent itself to strengthen its foundation. For us, a community bank headquartered in Branson, Missouri, the decision to update our logo after two decades was not taken lightly. With a […]

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48th Veteran of the Quarter, Dale Higgins, US Navy

Dale Higgins was born October 8, 1926, in a farmhouse in Seward County, Kansas, near Liberal, Kansas. Just prior to graduating High School, Higgins had enlisted on April 4, 1944, only two months shy of graduation. He had hoped to avoid being drafted and to be granted permission to graduate before starting boot camp. Higgins […]

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Erica Dees Joins Branson Bank, Branson West Team

Branson Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Erica Dees, Retail Branch Officer. Dees will oversee the day-to-day operations in the new Branson West full-service bank. Dees received a Bachelor of Science Degree from College of the Ozarks. Her career after college started in banking and has spanned over 22 years. Her roles have […]

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New Branson West Location Coming Soon

Branson Bank is pleased to announce that regulatory approval has been received for a new, full-service location in Branson West, MO.  The new location will be at 17035 St. Hwy. 13, on the corner of Hwy. 13 and Purist Lane. The community bank is set to break ground this Fall, and their temporary Banking facility […]

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Desrochers Announced As Officer Promotion

Branson Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Norma Desrochers to Business Services and Education Officer. Desrochers will lead our education programs for our associates, collaborating with all departments to develop programs for both new and seasoned associates, as well as working with our business customers, assessing, and fulfilling their retail product needs.    […]

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47th Veteran of the Quarter, Richard Burkhalter, US Army

Richard Burkhalter was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1968 and went through basic training at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO, then onto AIT at Fort Sill, OK. While there, he received a Direct Commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Chemical Corp. He completed his Officer’s Training at the Army Chemical School in Ft. McClellan, […]

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Marcus Harmon Joins Branson Bank As Vice President – Commercial Lender

Branson Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Marcus Harmon as Vice President of Commercial Lending. As a Commercial Lender, Harmon will focus on building and growing long-term banking relationships in Taney, Stone, and surrounding Counties. He will be involved in small business loans, commercial real estate lending, and construction lending. This will include […]

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Branson Bank Welcomes Scott Jacobson, VP – Consumer Lending

Branson Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Scott Jacobson as Vice President of Consumer Lending. Jacobson will oversee Consumer Lending products and services in Branson. His duties will include helping to deliver all types of consumer loan products. His past banking roles include: Mortgage Assistant, Personal Banker, and Consumer Loan Officer. “Scott comes […]

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46th Veteran of the Quarter, Lee Steveson, US Air Force

Lee Steveson was raised in a small town in Newcastle, Wyoming. After graduating from High School, Steveson enlisted in the Air Force in October 1979.  Throughout his career in the Air Force, he traveled to numerous assignments including, Okinawa and Tokyo, Japan, the Philippines, Korea, Thailand, Guam, and other assignments throughout the United States. Steveson […]

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Wright Promoted to Branch Development Officer – Branson Bank

Branson Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Brandy Wright to Branch Development Officer. As the Branch Development Officer, Wright will oversee market development for branch locations, develop training plans, and continue growth with the Relationship Banker teams. Brandy Wright joined the Branson Bank family in 2019. She has worked in banking for 9 years, […]

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Clough Promoted to Branch Operations Officer

Branson Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Natasha Clough to Branch Operations Officer. As Branch Operations Officer, Clough will support retail associates, study branch metrics, and oversee all Branson Bank retail operations. Natasha Clough has been part of the Branson Bank family for five years. With over 19 years of retail banking experience, Clough […]

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Technical Issues with Phone

12:56pm: Phone are restored, thank you for your patience during this time. 8:20am: We are currently experiencing technical issues with incoming phone calls to our phoneline: 417.336.9696. Customers will not be able to reach us by phone during this outage. We are working to restore service as quickly as possible. Should you have any questions, […]

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Hunt Promoted To Human Resource Officer

Branson Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Jamie Hunt to Human Resource (HR) Officer. As the HR Officer of the Bank, Hunt will oversee all internal human relations activities, including: hiring, onboarding, payroll, benefits, culture development, and training. Jamie Hunt joined the Branson Bank family in July of 2008 and has accumulated a diverse […]

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Hodges Promoted to Chief Operations Officer

Branson Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Katie Hodges to Chief Operations Officer (COO). As COO, Hodges will lead the Operations Department, in addition to the Compliance, Accounting/Finance, and our Customer Service Resource Center Departments. Hodges joined the Branson Bank team in 2017 as Vice President of Commercial Lending. In her five years with […]

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45th Veteran of the Quarter, Lynn Behrends, US Navy

Mr. Lynn Behrends enlisted in the United States Navy at the age of 20 in September of 1965 and was ordered to boot camp in San Diego. His orders sent him aboard the USS Bon Homme Richard CVA 31 (aircraft carrier) in the OI Division/ Radar Gang where he trained for 9 months. Following his […]

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Simkins Joins Lending Team

Branson Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Eric Simkins as Vice President of Commercial Lending. Simkins will oversee Commercial Lending, in the Branson West Lending Center. Simkins received a Bachelor of Science Degree from College of the Ozarks in 2002. His career after college started in banking, having served three years as a […]

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Secure Holiday Shopping

This holiday season, follow these easy tips online to stay secure: Do not trust emails urgently requesting confidential personal financial information, such as PINs, passwords or account numbers. Did someone call you to “help with your computer”? Don’t let them take control of it. Hang up the phone. Be cautious about clicking on links in […]

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Veteran Rise & Shine Service – Wednesday, September 22nd

In a community such as this, where values, respect, and patriotism are still held in high regard, Branson Bank is honored to recognize and celebrate six Branson Bank Veterans of the Quarter for their service to Country and Community. Each of these veterans were selected during the height of the pandemic and will now receive […]

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Abker Promoted to Mortgage Loan Officer

Branson Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Christi Abker to Mortgage Loan Officer. Abker began her career at Branson Bank as a Mortgage Loan Originator in 2019. She has over 5 years of banking experience and 1 year in real estate. Abker’s duties include consulting with customers, assisting them with filling out the […]

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44th Veteran of the Quarter, Kenneth Ranger, US Marines

Kenneth Ranger was born in West Palm Beach, Florida. While in grade school from 2nd to 12th grade, Ken attended a military school and was involved in the JROTC ARMY program. Ranger served in the United States Marine Corps from 1975 to 1979. Over the course of his military service, Ranger served in San Diego, California, […]

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A New Milestone Reached

Branson Bank, a community bank headquartered in Branson, Missouri celebrated a milestone on Friday, June 11, 2021. The twenty-one-year-old bank has seen tremendous growth over the years due to the bank’s reputation for local decision-making and creative solutions, reaching $300 million in total assets. Bill Jones, Branson Bank CEO/ President credits the growth of the organization, especially over […]

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Elevate Branson Announces Hope Village Grant Funding

On June 7th, area leaders along with Missouri Governor Mike Parsons gathered to hear an announcement from Elevate Branson regarding additional funding for their Hope Village Project. Elevate Community’s, Hope Village, is a project estimated to cost $2.1M. Elevate Community will consist of 48 individual homes, auto shop, vocational studio, and community center that will […]

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43rd Veteran of the Quarter, John Manning, US Army

John started as a Military Police Officer and transitioned to a Strategic Plans and Policy Officer. After 30 years, 14 household moves, and 3 deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, he retired out of the Pentagon as a Colonel. His favorite assignments were with a Joint Counterterrorism Task Force in Iraq and Afghanistan. His awards include […]

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42nd Veteran of the Quarter, Thomas, Center, US Navy/US Army

Brown Water Sailor / Military Intelligence Instructor I have relied on several narratives written about Tom to compose my thoughts about him. My husband graduated from High School in 1966 at the age of 17. Because he had to be at least 18 years old to join the military, his mother had to reluctantly approve […]

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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. Please remember you can always bank from the comfort of your home with our goDough mobile banking app, from your desktop at: www.bransonbank.com, our 24-hour bank-by-phone (877) 334-9696, or call our offices […]

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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. Ross recently celebrated […]

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41st Veteran of the Quarter, John Edward Harrison, US Army

At 23 years of age, John Edward Harrison was drafted into the United States Army on December 3, 1957.  His time spent in the service was shortly after the Korean War Conflict and just before Vietnam.  He went through Basic Training at Fort Carson, Colorado in Colorado Springs. After Carson, He was sent to Fort […]

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Lyndi Carnelison, Marketing Research Director, BB - Jon Follis, Reeds Spring Unit Director, BGCO - Patrick Stewart, Operations Director, BGCO - Bill Jones, President/ CEO, BB - Dameon Davis, Branson Program Director, BGCO - Halley Fleming, VP/ Marketing Officer, BB - Amber Kinney, Branson Program Director, BGCO

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 […]

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40th Veteran of the Quarter, Brian Cizek, US Army

Bryan M. Cizek enlisted in the United States Army in May of 2004 and was honorably discharged in July of 2009. He served with the 1st BN 75 Ranger Regiment, based out of the Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, GA. The 75th Ranger Regiment is the world’s premier light infantry unity and is tasked with […]

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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, […]

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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: August 13, 2020 12:51 PM All online banking issues are cleared and services should be back to normal. 12:04 PM Web services vendors are still experiencing outages at their datacenters, still affecting Freedom Online Banking and GoDough Mobile Banking. We are continuing to monitor the issue […]

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39th Veteran of the Quarter, Robert McMorris, US Navy

Robert graduated from Hazelwood High School in 1969. Joined the Navy right after and served for 3.5 years. After he got out of the Navy, he worked for Alcoa Aluminum at night and went to school during the day. He became a drafting designer doing piping designs. He was employed by Petro Chemicals designing plants […]

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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. While the cookie production has paused, our servant hearts remain strong. We are committed to each week selecting a local non-profit to receive $750 to purchase the needed items for […]

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Halley Fleming, Chief Marketing Officer at Branson Bank, working on an upcoming project soon to be released to the public with College of the Ozarks students, Dylan Ochoa and Natasha Ferkel.

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 […]

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38th Veteran of the Quarter, Robert Powell, US Army

Sergeant V. Roy Powell joined the U.S. Army in January 1964 and received his Basic Training at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. After Basic, he went to Ft. Gordon, GA for military police training. His first duty assignment was Ft. Hood, TX, where he served with the 720th military police batallion. After about fifteen months of […]

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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. Only six financial institutions in RMI’s trade area, which consists of a 4 states, including Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois, and Kansas, earned […]

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37th Veteran of the Quarter, Lenny Van Driel, US Army

Sergeant First Class Leendert (Lenny) W. Van Driel enlisted in 1967, at the age of seventeen. He went to Fort Jackson, SC for Basic then Wheel and Track Vehicle mechanics school at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD. His first duty assignment was with the 1st of the 12th Artillery, South Korea. While there, he had temporary […]

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A few Branson Bank Associates: Jo, Lynette, Jessica, Yvette, Kevin, Becca, Kathy, and Nate

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. While the practice takes place every Friday around the country, associate Tami McKinley recommended […]

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36th Veteran of the Quarter, Bob Sarver, US Army

Bob Sarver was drafted into the U.S. Army in December 1966 and reported to Ft. Polk, LA for basic training and advanced logistical training. He was assigned to HHC 504th Field Depot in Cam Rahn Bay, South Vietnam from 1967 to 1968 where he served in the Subsistence Branch assuring the necessary materials and supplies […]

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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. Community members can support our educators by purchasing […]

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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. Sponsored by Branson Bank, locals Bill Dillow – Attorney at Law, Dan Guy […]

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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. If you currently have Bill Pay, beginning Friday, June 21, 2019 your current Bill Pay account will be in a ‘read only’ format beginning at Noon, due to the upgrade. Please make any changes prior […]

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35th Veteran of the Quarter, Donald Hollister, US Army

Donald B. Hollister was born in 1927 to Robert and Mary Hollister in Santa Barbara, California.  He had one older sister, Marian, two older brothers, Robert, Jr. and Howard, and one younger brother, Charles. On February 23, 1942, the Japanese bombed the oil fields off the coast of California, just a few miles from where […]

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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. Hurst has over forty […]

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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. Under the direction of Josh Garoutte, the Reeds Spring High School Band performed at the event and was able to […]

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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. In 2013, Mullen joined Branson Bank as a member of the Retail team. She began her career as a Teller & New Accounts Representative, […]

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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. Fleming received a Bachelor’s of Science at College of the Ozarks, double majoring in Business Administration and […]

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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. The full-service bank now offers a one-of-a-kind experience that allows customers to meet with their mortgage lenders, along with their operations and processing teams, in the same facility. […]

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34th Veteran of the Quarter, E. Bruce Greeno, US Marine Corps

Edgar Bruce Greeno enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on August 3, 1965, at the age of 18, where he reported to the Maine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego for boot camp. Upon finishing basic training, he completed a four-week course for Motor Vehicle Operators and was sent to Vietnam with the A Company […]

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Aquarium at the Boardwalk – February 28, 2019

A groundbreaking ceremony was held on February 27, 2019 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 […]

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Acquisition Finalized: Branson Bank Purchases Hawthorn Bank’s Branson Location – February 08, 2019

Branson Bank is pleased to announce the opening of the new Gretna location on February 11, 2019. Acquired from Hawthorn Bank, this new location will provide the same excellent service that Branson Bank is known for throughout Taney and Stone Counties. Branson Bank and Hawthorn Bank finalized the purchase of Hawthorn Bank’s Branson location on […]

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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. Last […]

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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. Maloney and Parton have a combined experience of over 30 years in lending and banking within Branson West […]

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33rd Veteran of the Quarter, Donald Drouin, US Air Force

Donald “Don” V. Drouin, after graduating from high school and completing 2 years of college at Long Beach City College and UCLA, enlisted in the United States Air Force as an Aviation Cadet in February 1959. A few months later, Don entered Primary Pilot Training at Spence Air Base in Moultrie, Georgia. He then went […]

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32nd Veteran of the Quarter, Capt. Joel Trautmann, US Army

Captain (retired) Joel R. Trautmann served in the U.S. Army from January of 1967 until November of 1970. He served as a Basic Training Officer at Ft. Polk, Louisiana, served with Co. C, 3/187, 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam, and was Commander of RVNPOR School in Ft. Riley, Kansas. He received various medals and commendations, […]

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31st Veteran of the Quarter, Sam Hastings, US Navy

Sam R. Hastings enlisted in the United States Navy upon graduation from high school in 1965. He reported to “Great Lakes Naval Training Center” on January 7, 1966, and graduated on March 28, 1966, receiving orders to Aviation Storekeeper School at “Naval Air Training Command” in Memphis, Tennessee. He trained there from April 2, 1966 […]

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30th Veteran of the Quarter, Susan Schade, US Army

Susan Schade joined the United States Army in 1991 and served honorably until 1999.  She started her career in Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and graduated as a Medical Specialist from Fort Sam Houston, Texas.  She was then transferred to Germany as an Army Medic and also served as an Administrator for the Battalion Commander of […]

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29th Veteran of the Quarter, Chaplain Paul Vicalvi, US Army

Chaplain (Colonel) Paul Vicalvi grew up in Albany, New York. After graduating from seminary, he pastored a church in Crawford, New Jersey for three years before entering active duty with the United States Army. Vicalvi served as an active duty Army Chaplain from 1977-2006, retiring as a Colonel.  Over thirteen of his active duty years […]

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28th Veteran of the Quarter, Edward James Krieser, US Marines

Edward James Krieser enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in December of 1965 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and traveled to Vietnam in November of 1966 as an Infantry Rifleman. Upon arrival in Vietnam, the shortage of infantry platoon and squad radio operators caused Krieser’s commanding officer to send him for a crash course in the […]

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27th Veteran of the Quarter, James J. Davis, US Marines

James “Jim” J. Davis entered United States military service in 1964, with basic training in San Diego, California, and Advanced Infantry Training at Camp Pendleton, California.  Jim was a member of the First Marine Division, First Engineer Battalion, Headquarters Company, and Logistics. Jim received orders to transfer to Okinawa, Japan in 1965, to stage for […]

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26th Veteran of the Quarter, Pete Andela, US Army

I am nominating my dad as Branson Bank’s Veteran of the Quarter because he is my hero.  He had a rough life, yet gave no excuses when it was his turn to serve.  He did it willingly and with pride, and like everything else he has done in his life, he did it to the […]

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25th Veteran of the Quarter, Michael James, US Army

I have known Sergeant Michael James for over two years. I first met him at the 2014 Disabled American Veterans State Convention in Jefferson City, Missouri. Mike joined the Missouri National Guard in January 2006. During his service with the Guard, Mike responded to numerous requests for emergency assistance such as flood response. Mike then […]

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24th Veteran of the Quarter, Dr. Todd Baker, US Army

Dr. Todd Baker served in the 86th Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad from October 2007 to January 2009. He was chief of what is commonly known as “Baghdad ER.” During his 15 months, he saw everything from battle injuries to heart attacks. His patients ranged from US soldiers and private contractors to even Iraqi military […]

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23rd Veteran of the Quarter, Jordon Phillips, US Navy

At the age of 18, shortly after graduating High School, Jordon L. Phillips enlisted into the United States Navy on October 19, 1943 in Roanoake, Virginia. He spent seven weeks of training at the Naval Training Station in Sampson, NY before being assigned to the aircraft carrier the USS Franklin which was under construction in […]

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