Arvest Bank Recognized as Top SBA Lender at SBA Business Award Luncheon

Wednesday, May 02 at 01:27 PM
Category: Business Banking

The 22nd Annual Arkansas Small Business Award Luncheon sponsored by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce, Associated Industries of Arkansas, and the U.S. Small Business Administration was held on April 24, 2012 at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock, Ark. 

Arvest Bank was awarded a plaque as the Top SBA Lender for Fiscal Year 2011 at the Small Business Award Luncheon.  Arvest Bank was the leading lender in Arkansas for both number of SBA loans and dollars produced in fiscal year 2011.  Arvest Bank has been an SBA Preferred Lender since 2004 and participates in the SBA Express, Patriot Express, 504 loan program, and the 7(a) loan program.

Arkansas Power Electronics International, Inc. (APEI) of Fayetteville, Ark. was also recognized at the luncheon.  APEI was named the Arkansas Small Business of the Year.  APEI is one of the leading developers of silicon-carbide power electronics modules and systems in the world.  It was founded in 1997 as an engineering consulting firm and has transitioned to research and development on electrical conversion products for energy markets.

Other award recipients included McCormick Asphalt Paving & Excavating, Inc. of Little Rock, AR as Small Business Person of the Year Runner-Up and Construction Network, Inc. of Jonesboro, AR as the Jeffrey Butland Family-Owned Business of the Year.    


Tags: Arkansas, Business Banking, Lending and Financing, Little Rock
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