Transcript – Martie North
I'm Martie North, Senior Vice President and Director of Community Development and CRA here at Simmons Bank, 2021 was a really dynamic year for us here at Simmons Bank. We financed over $1.2 billion in mortgage financing, which was a historic year. In addition to that, we provide almost an additional $1 billion in loans to small businesses with almost 50% of them being to businesses that earn less than $1 million in annual revenue. So we have been impacting communities large and small, low and moderate income borrowers and communities in a significant way in 2021.
If there's one thing that I'm particularly proud of here at Simmons Bank, it is our partnership with the Urban League of greater St. Louis. They are a tremendous partner and they do amazing things in that market. We have been so fortunate to be able to partner with them, to offer a full service retail branch in their new headquarters, which used to be an old Sears warehouse building. Over the decades, this area has gone through a lot. So it's really exciting to see the work that the Urban League is doing in this area by providing a variety of services within this central location, but particularly, that Simmons Bank will have a full service branch in this building. So, particularly proud that Simmons Bank will be there.