Tapscott Appointed HCB President & COO

Horizon Community Bank is pleased to announce the Board of Directors has appointed Ralph Tapscott as President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Tapscott succeeds Jerry Ernst who will remain as Chief Executive Officer until retiring from day to day management of the bank around the end of the year, as previously announced. Mr. Ernst will continue to serve on the Board of Directors for Horizon Community Bank.

Ralph and his wife Koena are excited to be returning to Lake Havasu City, a place they consider home. Mr. Tapscott will begin duties at Horizon Community Bank as President & COO in the 4th quarter of 2019. (Photo: HCB)

Horizon Community Bank is excited to bring Mr. Tapscott back to Lake Havasu City to join our executive team. With over 29 years of executive experience in the banking industry, Mr. Tapscott brings significant experience, insight and depth to our executive team as we proceed with our plans for future growth and expansion. Mr. Tapscott’s expertise in business development, financial controls, commercial credit, risk management and banking operations will enhance our management team.

Mr. Tapscott has spent much of his career working with community banks. Most recently, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer for Republic Bank of Arizona. Prior to that, Mr. Tapscott held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer at Mohave State Bank, where he served for 7 years.

Mr. Tapscott is active in the community and the banking industry. He has served on the boards of the Arizona Business Council, Phoenix Rotary Club, Lake Havasu City Rotary Club, Arizona Bankers Association, Western Independent Bankers Association and Lake Havasu Area Chamber of Commerce.

CRUHSD Fieldhouse To Become “Anderson Auto Group Fieldhouse”

Cruhsd Fieldhouse To Become ‘Anderson Auto Group Fieldhouse’ In $625,000 Multi-Year Naming Agreement


BULLHEAD CITY – The Anderson Auto Group of Bullhead City, Kingman and Lake Havasu City has been awarded naming rights for the new voter-approved fieldhouse being built by the(CRUHSD).  The 125,000 square foot indoor arena, located at the southwest end of the Bullhead Parkway adjacent to the Mohave Crossroads Shopping Center, will be known as the “Anderson Auto Group Fieldhouse.”

CRUHSD Superintendent Riley Frei made the announcement during Tuesday’s Bullhead City Council meeting.  The sponsorship is for $125,000 annually for five years, and is renewable after that.

“We’re extremely pleased to partner with a wonderful community-based and community-minded family business in Mohave County,” said School Superintendent Riley Frei.  “The District and Anderson Auto Group share the same vision for quality academics, and we look forward to this partnership continuing well into the future.”

Anderson Auto Group was selected following a competitive bidding and review process that included several major businesses in the Tri-State area.  It will also host a naming ceremony at the Fieldhouse site, 3663 Bullhead Parkway, on June 23.

“We are very excited and honored to be the naming rights partner for the all-new CRUHSD Fieldhouse,” said Anderson Auto Group owner Jason R. Anderson.  “This state of the art facility is a tremendous addition to this region of Arizona.  This will provide a sports and activities experience that is second to none.  We are a community minded organization and supporting this project with CRUHSD and the citizens of Bullhead City is something we wanted to be a part of.”

The public open house marking the naming rights will be held at the Fieldhouse construction site on Saturday, June 23, beginning at 8:30 am.  Virtual reality tours will show what the Anderson Auto Group Fieldhouse will look like when completed, which is expected in the first quarter of next year.

Updated artist renderings and construction site photos are available on the current website, www.crsfieldhouse.com, which will soon transition to a new online address reflecting the Anderson sponsorship. The naming rights contract will be formally presented to the CRUHSD school board at its June 25 meeting.

Anderson Auto Group currently owns five dealerships in the Tri-state area: Anderson Ford in Bullhead City, Anderson Ford and Lincoln in Kingman, and Anderson Chrysler, Anderson Nissan and Anderson Toyota in Lake Havasu City.  It has had a presence in the region for 20 years, including two years in Bullhead City.

CRUHSD was created in 1989 and operates three public high schools: Mohave High, which opened in 1969 in Bullhead City, River Valley High, which opened in 1992 in Mohave Valley, and CRUHSD Academy in Bullhead City, now beginning its ninth year.  In addition to athletic facilities, the Anderson Auto Fieldhouse will also have classrooms for several CRUHSD career-technical and vocational educational programs.

Frei said that additional Fieldhouse sponsorships are being signed on a frequent basis.  A variety of levels are available through CRUHSD’s marketing partner, International Coliseums Company.  Contact information is posted on the Fieldhouse website.

Aquarius Kicks off the Annual “Give for Kids” Campaign

Aquarius Kicks off the Annual “Give for Kids” Campaign by donating $10K to Boys & Girls Clubs of the Colorado River 

Aquarius Casino Resort kicked off the Boys & Girls Clubs “Give for Kids” Campaign by donating $10,000 to this annual event.

The “Give for Kids” annual campaign is one in which the Board of Directors reaches out to friends, family and business peers within the community asking them to consider making a donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs.  Generated funds from this event are unrestricted and can be utilized for utilities, payroll, liability insurance, and general operating costs of doing business. The 2018 campaign goal has been set at $80,000.

Aquarius Casino Resort General Manager Sean Hammond presented Autumn Boyle-Robinson, CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs, a check for $10,000 on April 20.

“We are so grateful for this amazing donation from Aquarius” Boyle-Robinson said. “This will truly kick off the “Give for Kids” campaign! We are serving more and more children every month and summer is our peak season.”

Hammond, who is also on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Clubs, has challenged other organizations, businesses, and individuals within the Laughlin community to match the generous donation.

Aquarius has made this donation every year for the past 11 years in conjunction with the Golden Entertainment Community Connections.  Golden Entertainment Community Connections is made up of management and team members that give back to the community through volunteers and service projects.

“Whether it is one company giving $10,000,  a few companies giving a couple thousand dollars each, or 10,000 people giving $1 a piece, I challenge everyone in this community to help make a difference in the lives of our youth. Together we can change future.”

New Horizons Presents Lake Havasu City’s First Community Garden

The Lake Havasu Area Chamber Ambassadors held a ribbon cutting ceremony for New Horizons celebrating 25 years as a chamber member.

New Horizons has been providing service to people with disabilities for 45 years. It offers community integrated activity programs like Lake Havasu’s first Community Garden, built on land donated to New Horizons.

Attending the ceremony from left to right were Ashley Bartosiewicz, Claudia Gonzalez, John Federico, Lindsay Hughes, Dempsey Nail, B.J. Dye, Terry Delia – CEO, Paul Vaughn, John Blosl and Teri Jameson