First Community Bank receives EPCOR recognition


First Community Bank has been awarded the 2020 David P. DeMarea Payments Innovation Award by EPCOR (Electronic Payments Core of Knowledge), a not-for-profit payments association, in recognition of their procedures and programs to help the bank detect ACH (automated clearing house) abnormalities and prevent fraud.

The David P. DeMarea Payments Innovation Award is presented to an individual or organization that has implemented innovative payments or risk management solutions, the bank noted in a media release. Recipients of the award are recognized by the EPCOR Hall of Fame and are named after the late David P. Dearea, longstanding EPCOR director and senior vice president of ARVEST Bank Operations.

“We are so honored to receive the 2020 David DeMarea Payments Innovation Award,” said Amber Bass, senior vice president, business and electronic solutions at First Community Bank. “We’ve made great strides in the last few years to improve our fraud protection and customer service. Winning this award is a huge testament to our team and to the future of our business.”

The bank was recognized for the prestigious award at the EPCOR Payments Conference 2020 – virtual edition held on Oct. 27 through Oct. 28, 2020.

For more information about First Community Bank, call (870) 612-3400 or visit

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