Thursday, February 29, 2024

Argent Financial Group earns national business award for fastest growing company

by BIZ. Staff

RUSTON – Argent Financial Group has been recognized as one of the nation’s fastest growing companies by the 17th Annual American Business Awards®.

The Ruston, Louisiana-based financial services company received a bronze award in the Fastest Growing Company category for up to 2,500 employees. This is the second year in a row Argent has won an American Business Awards’ “Stevie” award, widely recognized as one of the nation’s top business awards. Argent is the only Louisiana company to win in this category.

More than 3,800 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories.

Judges noted Argent’s “impressive growth,” which includes its acquisition earlier this year of Live Oak Bank’s pre-need funeral trust business in Wilmington, North Carolina; its opening of a Trust Operations Center in Birmingham, Alabama; and new trust offices in New Orleans, Louisiana, Jackson and Oxford, Mississippi, as well as Austin, Dallas and Fort Worth — adding to its existing Texas offices in San Antonio, Corpus Christi and Beaumont. Today, Argent has a 31-market footprint with offices located across 12 Southern states.

Judges also praised the company for its “extraordinary performance,” with “good qualifications in terms of the staff, investment, and marketing strategy, including social media.”

“We are honored to be recognized again for the hard work and dedication of our entire team,” said Kyle McDonald, CEO of Argent Financial Group. “All growth is carefully considered, and we are always evaluating ways to invest resources to better serve our clients and continue providing exceptional fiduciary wealth management services across the Southeast.”

More than 200 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.“The nominations submitted to The 2019 American Business Awards were outstanding,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “They illustrate the continued vibrancy of innovation and high level of achievement across the American economic landscape.”

The American Business Awards were created in 2002 to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide. Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2019 Stevie winners are available at

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