Argent Financial Group Earns Stevie Award for Financial Services Company of the Year

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Contact: Brooks Campany
Argent Financial Group, Inc.
bcampany@argenttrust.com
615.385.2345

RUSTON, Louisiana, May 16, 2018 – Argent Financial Group has been named the winner of a Stevie Award for Company of the Year in the 16th Annual American Business Awards.

The Ruston, Louisiana-based financial services company received a bronze award in the large financial services industry category. This is the first year Argent has won a Stevie Award, which is widely recognized as one of the nation’s top business awards.

More than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories. Entries were judged by a group of more than 200 professionals worldwide, a mixture of volunteers and previous Stevie Award winners.

Judges noted Argent’s recent growth, including its acquisition earlier this year of Nashville-based Independence Trust and its opening of new trust offices in Austin, Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, for a total of 28 offices located across 12 Southern states. They also praised the company for impressively high satisfaction scores from its 240 employees.

“We’re honored to receive this award, particularly because it reinforces our belief that Argent is a great community of people who care about delivering personalized service to our clients,” said Kyle McDonald, chief executive officer of Argent Financial Group. “As always, our employees are the reason for this achievement, and we’re grateful for their hard work.”

All organizations operating in the U.S. are eligible to submit nominations to the American Business Awards — public and private, for-profit and nonprofit, large and small.

“The nominations submitted for The 2018 American Business Awards were outstanding. The competition was intense, and those recognized as Stevie Award winners should be immensely proud of this accomplishment,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2018 Stevie winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.

About Argent Financial Group
Argent Financial Group, domiciled in Ruston, Louisiana, was formed in 1990 and traces its roots to 1930. Responsible for more than $17 billion in client assets, Argent Financial Group provides individuals, families, institutions and businesses with a broad range of wealth management services including trust administration and related services, investment management, family office services, retirement plan and charitable organization administration, mineral (oil and gas) rights management, and financial, retirement and estate planning.  For more information, visit www.argentcares.com.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.

About

Argent Financial Group

Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2020, Argent Financial Group (Argent) is a leading, independent, fiduciary wealth management firm. Responsible for more than $30 billion in client assets, Argent provides individuals, families, businesses and institutions with a broad range of wealth management services, including trust and estate administration, investment management, ESOPs, retirement plan consulting, funeral and cemetery trusts, charitable organization administration, oil and gas (mineral) management and other unique financial services. Headquartered in Ruston, Louisiana, Argent was formed in 1990 and traces its roots back to 1930.

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