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NBT Financial Chairman shares about supporting TXWES football

08.19.2022 | By:

Steve Eargle, chairman of NBT Financial, had this to say about NBT Financial's support and partnership with Texas Wesleyan for the Global Clasico:

"In Texas Wesleyan University, we saw an iconic institution that has served Fort Worth’s educational needs for over 100 years and has consistently endeavored to educate and support local students — many of whom could not otherwise afford to go to college or needed accommodations for their day jobs. We saw an institution that, through evolving leadership, has committed to expansion and has resurrected its football program. And in this narrative, we saw ourselves. 

"We have been the NBT Financial since 1973. This coming year, we celebrate our 50th anniversary. We too have provided a valuable service in this community for decades, and we too have often been overlooked and overshadowed. In these similarities, we saw a common spirit — TXWES likes to say 'Smaller, Smarter.' and we promote 'Bank Local.'

"We employ Texas Wesleyan grads. We have friends and family who are Texas Wesleyan graduates. We live here, work here, go to church here and coach little league here. We are owned here. We are neighbors.  

"As we are growing to become Fort Worth’s premiere mid-market bank, we have just renamed and rebranded our bank as NBT Financial. What better way to bring attention to TXWES, its resurgent football program and dynamic university, as well as our own 50-year history and name change than to sponsor this historic game in Fort Worth? Very seldom do you get advance notice to see history in the making — this is one of those rare opportunities. 

"I hope everyone enjoys the Aug. 27, 2022 Global Clasico Presented by NBT Financial at Farrington Field. I hope this is the beginning of a great relationship.”

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