Business Highlight: Bee’Tween Friends

Three broke girls wanted to open a business. It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but it’s actually the beginning of Bee’Tween Friends. Doneita Pappan, Sissy Kingsbury and Tracy Pingry are co-owners of the downtown business. The trio bought the building from Danny Thompson in August 2010. They […]

RCB Bank to acquire CornerBank

RCB Bank is growing its presence in the Sunflower State with the acquisition of Kansas-based CornerBank. The sale, pending regulatory approval, is expected to be finalized early in the third quarter of 2016. All nine CornerBank locations, located in Arkansas City, Douglass, Lawrence, Oxford, Wellington, Wichita and Winfield are included […]

Bland resigns as Chamber of Commerce director

Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce Director Sydney Bland has resigned her position, effective June 20. “I am resigning my position as CEO of the Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce. I am proud of what we have accomplished during my three years of employment at the chamber/CVB,” said Bland […]

New car wash being constructed

Construction has begun on a new car wash near the intersection of Summit Street and Radio Lane. The car wash falls in the Community Improvement District (CID), which was created in 2015 at Summit Plaza and includes both Westlake Ace Hardware and Dollar Tree. The proposal turned in to the […]