Sponsors of the CFOB

Argent Financial Group is a $1.4 billion diversified financial services entity dominciled in Ruston, Louisiana. Argent offers a full array of financial services including Investment Management, Small Business Retirement Plans, Individual Retirement Plans, IRA rollovers, Personal Trust Services, Oil and Gas Consulting, Royalty and Mineral Management, Financial Planning and Wealth Management.

Argent and its associated companies are staffed with a team of over eighty professionals with expertise in law, accounting, investments, business management, banking, insurance, financial planning, and data processing. Argent has eight Louisiana offices: Ruston, Shreveport, New Orleans, Monroe, Natchitoches, Alexandria, Minden, and Lake Charles as well as affiliates in located in Ohio, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Texas.

For over 67 years, Heard, McElroy,& Vestal has been an integral part of the growth and development of the business communities we serve. We are proud of the long-lasting relationships we’ve developed and we make it our business to create solutions as well as provide opportunities for our clients, our people, and our communities. Our talented staff of professionals and support personnel allows us to offer traditional accounting services as well as specialized services in business valuation, estate planning and administration, federal and state tax incentives, litigation support, retirement plan services, and consulting services. HMV’s personal attention to the needs of our clients allows us to match our capabilities to their needs.

Heard, McElroy & Vestal is one of the largest CPA and consulting firms in Louisiana with offices in Shreveport and Monroe. With just over one hundred employees, including more than sixty certified public accountants, we are uniquely situated to deliver the best services to our clients. HMV is a member of the AICPA’s G400 group which identifies the top 500 firms in the United States, out of 44,000 in the nation. HMV is also an integral part of the McGladrey Alliance, a premier affiliation of independent accounting and consulting firms in the United States. The combination of our own expertise and the resources available through our affiliation with McGladrey offers our clients a limitless scope of resources to grow their business on a local, national and even international scale.

Origin Bank, formerly Community Trust Bank, is a more than century old, Louisiana-chartered bank which provides a wide range of traditional banking services with 41 banking centers throughout Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi. Origin Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Origin Bancorp, Inc., a financial holding company with assets of over $4 billion. Origin Bancorp’s common stock is not listed on any exchange and is traded through individually negotiated transactions. Member FDIC. To learn more, visit Origin Bank’s website at