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Episode 126: When Life Happens, HarkNWA Provides Help!

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We sat down with Jeff Webster, President, and CEO of Excellerate Foundation and Hark NWA to learn all about the organization and how they are making a difference in the lives of everyday people here in Northwest Arkansas. 

Learn more about Jeff’s path to Hark and how all of his previous jobs and roles have set him up for success with the organization. There is even a very cool story of how Jeff, an avid cyclist, worked with Lance Armstrong at the Tour De France.  

Learn more about Hark NWA, how they got started, and the solid foundation of care that they have provided and continue to do so with new programs in a variety of areas like housing, cost of living assistance, and financial fitness to name a few. 

In addition to their mission hear from Jeff about all of the ways [31:10] that Hark can help out people in Northwest Arkansas. Housing is just the beginning. 

All this and more on this episode of I am Northwest Arkansas.

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Hark NWA Website

Hark NWA on Facebook

Hark NWA on Instagram

Hark NWA on Twitter

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Signature Bank of Arkansas  

Signature Bank was founded here in Northwest Arkansas in 2005. Their focus is personal and community banking. When you bank with a community bank, you’re investing in local businesses, local entrepreneurs, local charities, and the causes close to home. Signature Bank has worked hard to earn its tagline, “Community Banking at its Best.”

You may ask why bank at Signature? 

Because they focus on the customer instead of having a branch on every corner, this means you can have your questions answered by a real person, whether you’re reaching out to the call center or your banker’s cell phone. You can access any ATM in the country without fear of a fee.  They will refund all of those fees at the end of every month. Finally, they are constantly improving their digital offerings to ensure you can access the best financial tools from your laptop, phone, or tablet 24 hours a day.

Signature Bank of Arkansas is a full-service bank offering traditional checking and savings accounts, investment accounts, business and personal loans, and mortgages.

Give the folks at Signature Bank a call (479-684-4700) or visit their website Signature.Bank and let them know you heard about them on the I am Northwest Arkansas Podcast. 

Signature Bank of Arkansas is a Member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.  

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