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.

Cook, Yancey, King & Galloway has grown into the largest firm in the Ark-La-Tex region, providing local and national clients with a full array of litigation and commercial services, across a very broad range of business, professional, corporate and family needs. The specific areas of practice cover most areas of legal practice, including products liability and professional liability; commercial, insurance defense, environmental and general litigation; health care law; corporate and banking law; natural resources law, including real estate, oil, gas and lignite; securities law; taxation; railroad law; labor and employment law; workers' compensation; pension and profit sharing plans; and trusts, probate and estate planning.

Cook Yancey is committed to being an indispensable resource to the success of its clients. The firm's dedication to excellence has made Cook Yancey a leader in North Louisiana and allowed it to earn the respect of clients nationwide. Established in 1914 as "Cook & Cook" and in business continuously since that time, Cook Yancey's offices are located on three floors of the Regions Bank Tower in downtown Shreveport, Louisiana.

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 weve 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. HMVs 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 AICPAs 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.