Arvest, Ultimate Auto Group Announce Charities to Benefit From Golf Tourney

Thursday, May 31 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

Registration for 22nd annual event is open

Arvest Bank in North Central Arkansas and South Central Missouri, along with Ultimate Auto Group, will host the 22nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 25 at Big Creek Golf and Country Club in Mountain Home. 

Proceeds from the annual tournament benefit up to three area nonprofit organizations that are chosen after an application process. The organizations that will benefit from the 2018 Charity Golf Tournament include Have a Heart Pet Shelter, North Arkansas Adoption Coalition and the West Plains, Missouri Sunrise Rotary Club’s backpack program. 

Have a Heart Pet Shelter in Yellville houses homeless dogs and cats and works to find them a loving family who will adopt them. The organization also serves as the location for the Volunteer Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic that sterilized more than 800 animals in 2017. The shelter also worms and vaccinates animals in its care. 

The North Central Arkansas Adoption Clinic supports children in North Central Arkansas who are victims of abuse or neglect, are in the custody of the state Department of Human Services and are living in foster homes waiting to be adopted. The clinic works with other foster care organizations to raise awareness of the needs of children who are in foster care and to try to increase the number of parents willing to adopt children in foster care. 

The West Plains Rotary Club Backpack Program sends home nutritious food in backpacks with students in grades K-5 in the community who face food insecurity at home on weekends. In the spring of 2018, the backpack program sends as many as 125 backpacks of food home every week.   

“The work the nonprofit organizations in our area accomplish, and the needs they meet, is nothing short of amazing, but we can’t assume it’s not a struggle to get the job done at times,” said Tom Dame, president and CEO of Arvest Bank in North Central Arkansas. “That’s the entire mission of this annual golf tournament - to take an active role in supporting different organizations each year, and we can’t thank our surrounding communities enough for their continued support for more than two decades.” To date, the charity golf tournament has contributed more than $187,000 to local nonprofit organizations. 

The tournament begins with a shotgun start for all players at 8:30 a.m. Golfers will receive prizes for a hole-in-one as well as other prizes. For information on sponsorships or to register a team, contact Tiffany Watkins with Arvest Bank at twatkins@arvest.com or by calling 870-449-7164. 

Tags: North Central Arkansas
 

Arvest Bank Announces New ATM in Springfield

Wednesday, May 30 at 10:45 AM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce a new stand-alone ATM ready for use in the Springfield region.

The ATM is located at 2620 S. Glenstone Ave., in the Brentwood North Shopping Center. Additionally, it is a deposit image ATM, meaning customers can feed checks and cash directly into the machine without filling out a deposit slip or using a deposit envelope. In the instance of cash deposits, the advanced processing capability of deposit image ATMs allows for full credit access.      

In the case of check deposits, the machine tallies the deposit and prints an image of the checks and total deposit amount on a receipt for the customer’s records. Information about the deposit is then transmitted electronically to the bank, speeding up the processing of the deposit and reducing the need for immediate pickup of the paper items.

“We are excited to open this ATM,” said Brad Crain, president for Arvest in Springfield. “We believe it will give our customers another banking option in an area where we weren’t previously represented. This is just another example of the ways in which we constantly research and evaluate the effectiveness of our branch and ATM locations.”

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Arvest Wealth Management Announces Webster Hiring

Friday, May 25 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest News


Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Joni Webster as an Arvest Wealth Management senior vice president and trust officer.

Webster has 22 years of trust and estate planning experience, and in addition to being a Certified Trust Financial Advisor and Certified Private Wealth Advisor, holds a STEP Certificate in International Trust Management. She is replacing Sherry McBride, who will retire at the end of June.

As a trust officer, Webster is responsible for fiduciary account administration of personal trusts, estates, investment accounts and IRAs, among other duties. She will be based out of the Arvest Branch located at 70 Sugar Creek Center.

Webster earned a bachelor’s degree in history and political science at Arkansas Tech.

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OKC’s Cross Recognized Among Achievers Under 40

Friday, May 25 at 12:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Ryan Cross has been recognized by The Journal Record as a member of its 2018 Achievers Under 40 class.


Cross, a vice president and commercial banker for Arvest in Oklahoma City, and the other honorees were recognized not just in a recent print version of The Journal Record, but an event held May 10 at Embassy Suites Oklahoma City Downtown/Medical Center.

“Ryan’s knowledge and proactive approach has made him an outstanding member of our team,” Ron Witherspoon, president and CEO of Arvest in Oklahoma City, said in Cross’ profile. “He is an excellent representation of dedication to his work and to his community, and I feel confident in Ryan’s abilities and integrity.”

Cross has worked in the banking industry since graduating from the University of Oklahoma with a finance and international business degree. He’s also currently enrolled in the Oklahoma Bankers Association Intermediate Banking School and will attend the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado as a second-year student this summer.

The profile also highlighted Cross’ work as a volunteer, especially his efforts on behalf of March of Dimes. As the 2017 chairman for the Oklahoma City March for Babies, according to his profile, Cross helped surpass the sponsorship goal of $75,000 to more than $100,000 and went over the $200,000 event goal to more than $250,000.

“My twins were born 12 weeks premature in 2005, and without the March of Dimes research on surfactant and the other lifesaving care that my twins received, they would not be alive today,” Cross said in the profile. “I continue to be proud to give back to such a great organization.”

Kudos to Cross for walking the “People helping people” walk in more ways than one!

Tags: Arvest, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City
 

Closed Memorial Day

Friday, May 25 at 08:00 AM
Category: Arvest News


In observance of Memorial Day, all Arvest branches will be closed on Monday, May 28, 2018.

Our Customer Service center, however, WILL be open SATURDAYSUNDAY & MONDAY, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

We will return to normal business hours on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.

For your convenience, you can bank 24/7 using:

Thank you for being a valued Arvest customer. We wish you a safe and happy Memorial Day! 

 

Tags: Arkansas, Holiday Hours, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma

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