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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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ALICE, Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed – is an acronym that stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. ALICE represents the households with income above the Federal Poverty Level but below the basic cost of living. The ALICE Report provides current research-based data that quantifies who in Wisconsin is living on the edge of financial insecurity. United Way will use the ALICE study which contains state, county, and municipal level data to raise awareness in order to create lasting changes implemented to improve lives and strengthen local communities.
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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.
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