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Last updated on Friday, November 18, 2016, 8:47 am

Cross still ‘Cornerstone' of the family business

Charlie Cross considers himself a competitor. It’s a trait that’s served him well in nearly 25 years as a community banker, the past 20 leading the growth of one of the last family-owned banks in Arkansas. “Competition has never bothered me,” he said. “I am a very competitive person, and the more there is, as a bank, we’ve really seemed to rise up and meet those challenges and do well.” Cross, 47, has spent the past 20 years at Eureka Springs-chartered Cornerstone Bank, a $202 million-asset lender with 65 employees and four branches in Carroll County, another in Madison County (Huntsville) and a loan production office in Shell Knob, Mo., near Table Rock Lake. Cross’ family has owned the bank since 1929 when his great-grandfather, former Third... [ MORE ]

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