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The Banker Behind First Community Bank

Dale Cole, Chairman & CEO of First Community Bank

Dale Cole, Chairman & CEO of First Community Bank
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Dale Cole, chairman & CEO of First Community Bank, is a veteran in the financial industry. He began his career in 1974, in downtown Dallas.

Years later, he would found First Community Bank after going door to door, collecting exactly $3,452,300 in capital from shareholders. The bank’s assets today exceed $1.3 billion.

At First Community Bank, Cole says he most enjoys meeting the needs of his many customers throughout Northeast Arkansas and Southwest Missouri. He also enjoys the opportunity to mentor the more than 350 employees in his institution.

“I just enjoy taking care of people’s needs as a banker,” he says. “I enjoy helping people be successful, managing our employees here at the bank… We started with 14 and now we’re up to 358.”

For Cole, the success of a bank and a community go hand in hand. His bank is most active with local charities and schools.

“Wherever you find strong banks, you’ll find a strong community,” he says. “And wherever you find a strong community, you’ll find strong banks. Your community bank provides the much-needed capital for a community to grow. “We believe in relationship banking,” Cole adds. “We build relationships within the community with our customers… We invest in every community we serve.”

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