Good Clean Fun Rivalry

This Friday, the Bentonville Tigers host the Bentonville Wolverines for their first inner city match-up. We have partnered with Bentonville Public Schools and Bentonville Bright Futures to host the “Good Clean Fun” drive.  Bring laundry detergent,...

FNBNWA Hires Art Director for Bentonville Branch

Beginning with the early settlers who created iconic folk art to today’s contemporary fine artists, the creative community has held an important place in the culture of Northwest Arkansas. When the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art opened in 2011, the region...

Savvy Banking: How Do You Calculate Your Personal Net Worth?

Q: What determines my ‘net worth’? “The truth in my verses, versus, your metaphors about what your net worth is” – Jay Z Yes, a middle-aged boring banker just dropped Jay Z at the beginning of his post.  Well, “I’m just schooling the youth. They can’t lock me down...

FNBNWA to be Presenting Sponsor of SPSF NWA Golftoberfest

One thing is for certain in Northwest Arkansas- there is an abundance of opportunities to attend fundraising events! However, I would challenge you to find an event that is more family friendly, fun and affordable than the Single Parent Scholarship Fund of NWA...

Savvy Banking: The Top 5 Things that Impact Your Credit Score

Q: What should I do to make sure my credit score’s not negatively impacted? Understanding credit scores and how they are calculated is often very confusing for consumers. A credit score, also called a FICO® score generally ranges from 300-850. The higher your score,...

Smart Protection for your Credit and Debit Card


We live in a rapidly changing world that grows more “intelligent” each day. Phones, watches, and televisions—nearly everything comes with the word smart attached to it. Your credit and debit cards have grown smarter, too. By now you may have noticed a small metallic...

Introducing 1872 Old Fort Lager

The 1870’s were a great time for new beginnings in America. From a host of new industrial and manufacturing inventions to the opening of the western frontier people sought to create a new, better life. Fort Smith was one such area where enterprise flourished on...

Savvy Banking: Traditional Savings Account or Money Market?

Q: What is your recommendation on how much someone should have in savings? Is it better to save in a traditional savings account OR money-market account? What are the pros & cons? These are good questions, so let’s start with the first one. A good general rule is...