Legendary Northwest Arkansas businessman and University of Arkansas cheerleader Dick Trammel is set to retire in January.
You may remember Trammel being selected for one of our earlier Movers and Shakers.
Here’s an excerpt from that story in which he was interviewed by KNWA News anchor Chris Frye:
Frye: Why is Northwest Arkansas so important to you?
Trammel: The biggest factor was the acceptance of me and my family in the early days and giving me all of the opportunities that I had. I’ve got a lot of friends here, but I give thanks that God brought me to Northwest Arkansas and Rogers.
Frye: Why is it important for you to be involved in the community?
Trammel: Friendships are so important in life and I’m talking about true friendships. I love people. I love making a difference. I love challenges.
Trammel will be honored by Arvest Bank at their West Walnut Street Branch in Rogers on Jan. 14.
He’d been an executive with Arvest Bank since 1975.
Trammel released this statement announcing his retirement:
“I turned 81 in October and most of my friends retired a long time before I did, but I had to work longer to have enough money to retire because they made more money than I did. I went to working three days a week this year because i just didn’t want to drop off. It has been the plan for me to retire at the end of this year.”