City of Waldron Receives Arvest Foundation Grant

Friday, October 18 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

The City of Waldron will have the opportunity to add new items to the Waldron City Park thanks to a $6,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation.

The gift was announced at the Waldron Arvest branch. Debra Fuller, Keith Slater, Teresa Carnahan and Shelley Buckles of Arvest were on hand to present the check.

“The grant will allow us to purchase additional exercise equipment along our multi-purpose trail at the city park,” Waldron mayor David Millard said. “This will give our community another opportunity to enjoy the park. We appreciate the foundation’s investment in creating a more enjoyable and active community for our citizens.”

“We hope this donation and several others we have made in the Waldron area demonstrate the foundation’s efforts to make it a better place to live, work and play,” Buckles said.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest
 

Waldron Rural Fire Department Receives Arvest Foundation Grant

Thursday, October 17 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

The Waldron Rural Fire Department will have the opportunity to update some of its turnout gear with the help of a $3,900 donation from the Arvest Foundation.

The gift was announced at the Arvest Bank in Waldron, Ark. Debra Fuller, Keith Slater, Teresa Carnahan, Debra Byford and Shelley Buckles of Arvest were on hand to present the check.

The Arvest Foundation donation will allow the Fire Department to replace some of their outdated turnout gear, resulting in enhance firefighting capabilities. Turnout gear provides personal protection for firefighters and can include trousers, boots and jackets.

“On a fire scene, having current and reliable equipment is vital to the safety and confidence of our firefighters, Waldron Rural Fire Department chief Ken Overdurf said. “The Waldron Fire Department is honored to have community partners like the Arvest Foundation and is thankful for its generous support.”

“We are happy to make this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation,” Buckles said. “Our firefighters play a critical role in the safety and well-being of all those in our community and we are happy to support them in this way.”

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Arvest Bank Names Self Associate Mortgage Lender

Friday, October 11 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Alyvia Self has been promoted to associate mortgage lender in Mena.

Self, NMLS# 1209476, has five years of industry experience and has served in several roles at Arvest, most recently as assistant branch manager. In her new position, Self will work closely with the mortgage loan manager in the generation, evaluation, approval, processing, closing and servicing of real estate loans.

“I am excited to have Alyvia join our mortgage team,” Arvest mortgage loan manager Randy Magness said. “Her knowledge of the market and the community will be invaluable here in Mena. Additionally, she will cover our branch in Waldron and those in Idabel and Broken Bow, Oklahoma. Her track record speaks for itself and I am confident she will be a tremendous asset not just for the bank, but more importantly, our customers.”

A native of Mena, Self earned an associate degree in business administration at the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest
 

Arvest Bank to Host Grand Opening for ATM with Live Teller

Wednesday, October 09 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it will host a grand opening event for its ATM with Live Teller in Golden City on Tuesday, Oct. 15.

Festivities will include a cookout from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The ATM with Live Teller, which allows customers to have face-to-face communication and conduct transactions with Arvest tellers via a video screen, is located at 403 Main Street.

Additionally, Arvest will offer concierge service from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. for customers who may need help or are simply interested in learning how the ATM with Live Teller functions. Customers can choose whether they want to take advantage of the video teller capabilities or use the machine like a traditional ATM.

The video tellers are able to help customers complete more types of transactions than a traditional ATM, including larger withdrawal amounts, specific account inquiries, deposits of 30 items at a time, and complete check cashing. The ATM with Live Teller is available from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday. Standard ATM capabilities are available 24 hours a day.

“Our ATM with Live Teller has been up and running for some time now, and the response from our customers has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Chad Evans, president for Arvest Bank in the Joplin region. “One of our goals in introducing this technology here was to give our customers personal service during extended banking hours, as well as 24/7 access as a full-service ATM. This technology is the first of its kind for Arvest in Missouri, and we are excited to introduce it in Golden City.”

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Missouri
 

Arvest to Give $65,500 to Teachers Throughout Bank’s Footprint

Friday, October 04 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

For the fourth consecutive year, Arvest Bank will honor teachers by awarding 131 educators with a total of $65,500 in prize money.

The decision to award 131 $500 gifts to individual teachers was made not only out of respect and appreciation for the work teachers do, but as a sign of support at a time when some schools continue to face budget challenges. All prizes will go to teachers who work at state-funded schools.

“As a business that stresses commitment to the communities we serve, it is our pleasure here at Arvest to recognize some of the teachers who contribute so much to those same communities,” Arvest president and CEO Kevin Sabin said. “It has been exciting to watch our We Love Teachers campaign grow over the last several years, and we hope these awards show how much we value and appreciate the hard work our teachers put in every day.”

To nominate a teacher to receive one of the $500 prizes, look for an Arvest Bank Facebook post about this contest during the week of Oct. 7-13. 

Teachers at state-funded schools in the following Arkansas counties are eligible: Baxter, Benton, Boone, Carroll, Conway, Craighead, Crawford, Faulkner, Franklin, Garland, Hempstead, Howard, Johnson, Little River, Logan, Lonoke, Madison, Marion, Miller, Mississippi, Montgomery, Pike, Polk, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Scott, Sebastian, Sevier, Washington and Yell.

Teachers at state-funded schools in the following Kansas counties are eligible: Franklin, Johnson, Montgomery and Wyandotte.

Teachers at state-funded schools in the following Missouri counties are eligible: Barry, Cass, Clay, Jackson, Laclede, Lawrence, McDonald, Platte, Stone, Taney, Webster and Wright.

Teachers at state-funded schools in the following Oklahoma counties are eligible: Adair, Canadian, Cherokee, Cleveland, Comanche, Cotton, Craig, Creek, Delaware, Grady, LeFlore, Mayes, McIntosh, McClain, McCurtain, Muskogee, Nowata, Oklahoma, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Payne, Pittsburgh, Pontotoc, Pottawatomie, Rogers, Sequoyah, Stephens, Tulsa, Wagoner and Washington.

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