Arvest to Give $58,000 to Teachers Throughout Bank’s Footprint

Monday, October 08 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News


For the third consecutive year, Arvest Bank will honor teachers by awarding 116 educators with a total of $58,000 in prize money.

The decision to award 116 $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 many schools continue to face budget challenges. All prizes will go to teachers who work at state-funded schools.

“Commitment to community is something we take seriously at Arvest, and it is our pleasure to recognize these teachers, who do so much for our children and our communities,” Arvest president and CEO Kevin Sabin said. “We know they work hard every day to give all of us a better future, and we hope these awards help show how much we appreciate them.”

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. 15-21. Include the teacher’s name, school name, city, and one sentence describing why that teacher deserves to win.

Arkansas counties included are: Baxter, Benton, Boone, Carroll, Conway, Craighead, Crawford, Faulkner, Franklin, Garland, Howard, Johnson, Little River, Logan, Lonoke, Madison, Mississippi, Montgomery, Pike, Polk, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Scott, Sebastian, Sevier, Washington and Yell.

Missouri counties included are: Barry, Laclede, Lawrence, McDonald, Stone, Taney, Wright and Webster. Additionally, in the Greater Kansas City area, the following towns are included: Cass, Mo., Clay, Mo., Jackson, Mo., Platte, Mo., Franklin, Kan., Johnson, Kan., and Wyandotte, Kan.

Oklahoma counties included are: Adair, Canadian, Cherokee, Cleveland, Comanche, Cotton, Craig, Creek, Grady, Delaware, LeFlore, Mayes, McClain, McCurtain, McIntosh, Muskogee, Nowata, Oklahoma, Okmulgee, Ottawa, Payne, Pittsburg, Pontotoc, Pottawamie, Sequoyah, Stephens, Tulsa, Wagoner and Washington

Disclosures

  • $500 donation will be made to directly to the school of the winning teacher’s school.
  • Winners will be selected at random. Random selection will take place the week of October 22.
  • Awardees will be notified no later than October 29.
  • No Arvest associate or associate’s immediate family member can win.
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Arvest Bank Completes Bear State Bank Conversion

Tuesday, September 25 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

Total Assets Now at Approximately $18.76 Billion

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (Sept. 25, 2018) – Arvest Bank is pleased to announce that it completed Monday the transition and conversion process of Bear State Bank customers, branches and systems.

Arvest entered an agreement to acquire Bear State Financial, Inc. – the parent company of Bear State Bank – in August 2017. The cash transaction valued at approximately $391 million brought Arvest’s total assets to approximately $18.76 billion, and total number of branches in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma to more than 270. Arvest entered 15 new communities – and added 20 branches – in Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma via the acquisition.

“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome our new customers,” Arvest president and CEO Kevin Sabin said. “We believe they will feel right at home with Arvest, and we look forward to getting to know them and our new communities even better. This has been a long process, but as we’ve said from the beginning, the customer-first approaches of both Arvest and Bear State have made this a natural fit.”

In addition to a significantly larger branch network, former Bear State customers also will benefit from an expanded portfolio of financial products, services and solutions – such as wealth management services, robust mortgage programs, agri banking and equipment financing – now available to them. Many of these benefits are available not just in bank branches, but via Arvest’s online and mobile banking platforms.

About Arvest

Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” for 2018, operates more than 270 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through a group of 14 locally managed banks, each with its own board and management team. These banks serve customers in more than 135 communities, with extended weekday banking hours at many locations. Arvest also provides a wide range of banking services including loans, deposits, treasury management, credit cards, mortgage loans and mortgage servicing. Arvest is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC.


About Arvest Wealth Management

Arvest Wealth Management offers wealth management, trust services and insurance products. Investments and Insurance Products: Not FDIC Insured, May Lose Value and Not Guaranteed by the Bank. Trust services provided by Arvest Bank.

 

 

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Arvest Bank Hires Zack Lashley as Business Banker in Mountain Home

Monday, September 24 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank has hired Zack Lashley as a business banker who will work out of the bank’s location at 2619 Hwy. 62 East in Mountain Home. 

Lashley comes to Arvest from Bear State Bank where he has worked as a branch manager and consumer/ commercial lender for the past eight years.  

He is a native of Mountain Home and a graduate of Mountain Home High School. Lashley earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Missouri State University. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Zack into the Arvest family as he joins our professional and knowledgeable team here in Mountain Home,” said Sally Gilbert, market president of Arvest Bank in Mountain Home. “There’s a definite advantage to hiring associates who are familiar with, and invested in, the communities in which we work and we look forward to the great work Zack will do for our customers.” 

Lashley and his family live in Mountain Home. 

About Arvest

Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” for 2018, operates more than 250 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through a group of 15 locally managed banks, each with its own board and management team. These banks serve customers in more than 120 communities, with extended weekday banking hours at many locations. Arvest also provides a wide range of banking services including loans, deposits, treasury management, credit cards, mortgage loans and mortgage servicing. Arvest is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC.

 

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Arvest Bank Named Among ‘Best Employers for Women’ by Forbes

Tuesday, September 18 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank has been recognized by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Best Employers for Women.”

The honor comes after Arvest was named one of “America’s Best Large Employers” in May, the second consecutive year it has received that honor. For the more recent list, Forbes employed its market research partner, Statista, to survey 40,000 Americans – including 25,000 women – working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees.

All the surveys were anonymous, allowing participants to openly share their opinions. Respondents were first asked to rate their organizations on criteria such as working conditions, diversity and how likely they’d be to recommend their employer to others. 

Statista then asked female respondents to rate their employers on factors such as parental leave, discrimination and pay equity. These respondents also were asked to nominate organizations in industries outside their own. The final list ranks the 300 employers that both received the most recommendations and boast the most gender-diverse boards and executive ranks.

“We are honored to be recognized by Forbes for the second time since May when it comes to maintaining a culture that appeals to and supports all of our associates,” Arvest president and CEO Kevin Sabin said. “Knowing those who responded to this latest survey think so highly of Arvest for things like diversity and pay equity is very rewarding. It reinforces our commitment to welcoming talent from different backgrounds and with different perspectives.”

Arvest is the only Arkansas-based company included on the list.

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Now is the Time to Arvest Go!

Friday, September 07 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

Our old Arvest mobile banking app will stop working. If you’re still using our old app, it’s time to download and start using our new app, Arvest Go! Simply sign in using your current login ID and password.

While you’re at it, be sure to delete the old app from your device.

Say “hello” to Arvest Go! Arvest Go mobile banking has more of what you want: log in with your fingerprint, quickly view your accounts and enjoy an enhanced user experience that gives you the best Arvest has to offer in mobile banking.

Plus, we will be making frequent updates to Arvest Go based on the newest technology trends and feedback from our customers!

Download Arvest Go today!

Just a note: please check that you’re running the most current mobile operating system for an optimal experience with Arvest Go. The Arvest Go app requires at least Apple iOS 9 or Android 5 Lollipop to run.

If you are a mobile banking user who accesses account information via your phone’s browser: The old mobile web banking service will also stop working, but mobile web banking will not go away. The look and feel of your experience will be updated to BlueIQ Mobile Web .

BlueIQ Mobile Web is accessed through your mobile device’s browser, features standard online banking and bill payment functions, and provides easy-to-use personal money management tools.

For iPad® users, please use Online Banking with BlueIQ, easily accessed through any tablet’s browser, for an optimal banking experience. Our updated mobile app, Arvest Go, is not currently optimized for iPad® viewing and usage.

New to mobile banking or have questions? If you’re new to mobile and online banking with Arvest, visit with an associate at your local branch or call us at (866) 952-9523 for a login ID and temporary password.

If you have additional questions regarding these upcoming changes, call us at (866) 952-9523. Our goal is to continually improve your banking experience with updated products and services.

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