Arvest Provides More than 2.4 Million Meals

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

Arvest Bank launched its annual Million Meals initiative to fight hunger in the four-state region the bank serves two months ago. Today, the bank announced that with the help of customers and community members, it has exceeded the campaign goal by raising a record total of 2.4 million meals in the fight against hunger. This is the second consecutive year for a record total of meals raised.

Launched in 2011, Arvest’s Million Meals campaigns have raised a nine-year total of 16,068,971 meals, which includes more than $2.8 million in funds given directly to the bank’s dozens of local food partners.

This year’s campaign total of 2,468,873 meals was made possible through donations from the bank, Arvest associates, customers and community members through fundraisers, events and nonperishable food drives in all Arvest branches throughout April and May. With summer here, the success of the campaign is especially meaningful because many schoolchildren will be without the meals they ordinarily receive at school.

The bank’s decision to provide one million meals was based on the fact hunger is an issue in every community it serves. In 2017, 11.8 percent of American households were food-insecure, meaning they had difficulty at some time during the year providing enough food for all their members due to a lack of resources.

Tags: 1 Million Meals, Arkansas, Arvest, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma
 

New Location for Russellville, Ark., Branch

Monday, June 10 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

We would also like to take this opportunity to share some important information regarding our branch location in Russellville located at 209 W. Main Street. This location, including the Motor Bank located at 121 South Boulder Avenue, will be relocating to 815 N. Arkansas Ave, Russellville, AR, and our last day of business at the current location will be Wednesday, August 21, 2019. The Motor Bank location will close earlier, on August 7, 2019. Your account will automatically transfer to the new branch location so there is no need for you to take any action.

The new location will be open in August. Our lobby will be open 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday-Friday and our drive-thru will be open 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday-Friday and 9:00am-1:00pm Saturday for added convenience. You will be able to conduct the same business, with the same excellent customer service, at any of our locations.

If you have any questions regarding the future servicing of your accounts, please contact Vanessa Zavala, Branch Sales Manager at Russellville Downtown, (479) 498-4892.

If you wish to comment on this proposed branch closing, you may file comments with the Officer in Charge of Consumer Compliance of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis at P.O. Box 442, St. Louis, Missouri 63166. Comments should be received by the proposed closing date; however, please note that the Federal Reserve Bank does not have authority to approve or prevent the branch from closing.

If you have any questions, please call Mike Jacimore, Sales Manager, at (479) 573-1424.

 

*Updated 6/14/19 to reflect new date.
Tags: Arkansas, Locations
 

Severe Storms and Flooding Assistance Available

Wednesday, June 05 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank has announced accommodations for our customers affected by the recent severe storms and flooding in many of the communities we serve. Because we understand the uncertainty caused by such conditions, including interruptions to income, we have established a Special Assistance Customer Care hotline for our customers who need help with their accounts or loans during this time.

If you have concerns about your accounts or ability to pay on a loan related to the recent severe storms and flooding, please call this dedicated line during normal business hours:

Arvest Special Assistance Customer Care: (877) 483-2940.

An associate will walk you through specific accommodations available to Arvest customers.

  • ARVEST MORTGAGE CUSTOMERS: Arvest is suppressing credit reporting, waiving late fees, helping with hazard claims and offering payment assistance including forbearance. In addition to calling (877) 483-2940, mortgage customers can visit our website to learn more about hazard claims and hardship assistance. Options will vary based on loan type and investor guidelines. 
  • PERSONAL LOANS (AUTO, HOME EQUITY, DEBT CONSOLIDATION, ETC.): Arvest is offering payment deferrals for existing loans based on situation and need. In addition, Arvest is presenting 0.0% APR consumer loan, waiving origination fees and extending the first payment due date. Affected customers are encouraged to call (877) 483-2940 to discuss options.
  • CONSUMER AND BUSINESS CREDIT CARD CUSTOMERS: Arvest is offering payment deferrals. Affected customers are encouraged to call (877) 483-2940.
  • CHECKING ACCOUNT HOLDERS: Arvest is refunding account insufficient funds and overdraft fees for qualifying customers, when applicable. To request these refunds, please call (877) 483-2940.
  • BUSINESS OR COMMERCIAL LOANS: Please contact your local Arvest banker for personalized assistance.

At Arvest we are committed to helping our customers through this challenging time. If you have questions about any of the above accommodations or your eligibility, please do not hesitate to call (877) 483-2940. 

Tags: Arvest, Lending and Financing
 

Arvest Bank Names Tim Hampel to Saline County Advisory Board

Tuesday, June 04 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank announced that Tim Hampel of Benton will join the bank’s Saline County Advisory Board. Hampel is president and CEO of Supreme Fixture Co., Inc., N&S Mechanical, Supreme Custom Fabricators, Supreme Retail and Southwest Millwork.  

Hampel’s community involvement includes work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Big Brothers Big Sisters of central Arkansas. He also is director of a Christian youth camp that serves more than 100 teenagers in Lithuania. Hampel and his wife, Shelly, have two adult children and are members of North Side Church of Christ in Benton. 

“Tim has invested in the improvement of communities across Saline County for more than 30 years and it is that personal commitment and professional experience we value when seeking new board members,” said Phillip Partain, community bank president for Arvest Bank in Saline County. “This board is important to Arvest because these leaders help us ensure we are making the best decisions and pursuing the right opportunities for our customers and for the success of these communities.” 

Arvest’s Saline County Advisory Board was created in 2017 to help broaden and enhance the bank’s support of the community.  

Board members advise, support and serve as liaisons for the bank through relationships with local businesses and the community and serve a five-year term. 

Other members of the board include Grayling V. Hill, president of Hilbilt Sells Corp. and HilArk Industries of Benton; Lamont Cornwell, Jr., executive director of the Saline County Economic Development Corporation; Mark Middleton, president of CommerceCorp International, managing partner of MidCorp Investments and principal of Middleton, Inc.; Don Rhoads, president of Fleming Electric in Bryant and Michael Stewart, chief executive officer for Saline Health System in Benton. 

 

About Arvest

Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of the “World’s Best Banks” for 2019, 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. 

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Summer Getaways

Monday, June 03 at 01:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

The summer sun is hot, evenings are long, pool parties fill the calendar and you may be anxious for a getaway. Whether you want to explore locally or venture out-of-state, hit the road to visit these landmarks near you.

Oklahoma

Take a drive down Historic Route 66*. Oklahoma boasts a large section of the highway, which offers a variety of interesting attractions. Grab a soda at POPS*, pose for a photo at the Blue Whale* or order a hamburger at Waylan’s Ku-Ku Burger*. When it is time to fill up your car, pay with your Arvest Personal Credit Card to earn 5X Rewards1 on gas purchases. Be sure to activate your rewards and start earning now, because bonus points are only available from the time you activate until July 31.

Go for a swim at Turner Falls Park* in Davis. The park’s main attraction is its 77-foot waterfall, which flows into an area for swimming. Reserve a campsite and spend the weekend hiking trails and exploring everything the park has to offer.

Reflect on the history of a city when you visit the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum* in Oklahoma City. The memorial commemorates the victims and survivors of the 1995 Murrah Building bombing. Today, the location features an indoor interactive museum as well as an outdoor memorial, which stands on the grounds of the original structure.

Arkansas

Spend the afternoon wandering the halls and outdoor trails of Crystal Bridges* Museum of American Art, in Bentonville. The museum is free to the public and hosts events* throughout the year for visitors of various ages. 

Relax and refresh at the historic bathhouses* in Hot Springs. Many believe the natural hot springs have healing properties and minerals. Not interested in a spa day? Consider exploring other unique attractions including antique shops, museums and art galleries.

Enjoy the scenic views of Mount Magazine* State Park in Logan County. The park is made famous as Arkansas’ highest point and offers accommodations*, hiking trails*, picnic areas, unique events* and many more exciting activities*.

Missouri

Venture underground at the Fantastic Caverns* in Springfield. You do not have to be adventurous to explore the beauty of the mile-long route — visitors ride in trams for the entirety of the tour. This is a great retreat from the high summer temperatures, with cavern temperatures hovering around 60 degrees Fahrenheit year-round.

Step back in history at the National WWI Museum and Memorial* in Kansas City. The museum offers events throughout the year highlighting different exhibitions and learning opportunities for the community, which can be easily found on its calendar*.

Take a stroll at Jacob L. Loose Park* in Kansas City. The property, donated by Ella Loose in honor of her husband, was the site of the Battle of Westport during the Civil War. Pack a picnic lunch and spend the afternoon enjoying the Rose Garden* and water features.

Do not forget to pay with your Arvest Personal Credit Card when you stop to fill up your car. Activate to earn 5X1 rewards points when you use your card at the pump. 

Kansas

Venture out to the Ernie Miller Park and Nature Center* in Olathe. Revel in the peaceful sounds of nature as you hike the three miles of trails and explore the nature center. Slow down and enjoy the park’s amenities, which are free to the public.

If you are up for a bit of a longer road trip, consider visiting Strataca* – an underground salt museum in Hutchinson. Visitors can ride a shaft 650 feet underground into the salt mine itself. You will learn all about salt mining and experience a glimpse of what it was like in the early days.

Learn something new at the Spencer Museum of Art* at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. The museum houses more than 45,000 objects and a variety of exhibitions for visitors to enjoy. Before you visit, be sure to check out which current exhibitions* are on display.

*Link is a third-party site not operated or endorsed by Arvest Bank, an FDIC-insured institution.

1Activate to earn 5X Arvest Flex Rewards points on up to $5,000 in eligible purchases made on your Arvest Personal Credit Card between June 01, 2019 and July 31, 2019. The bonus offer must be activated online by clicking the activation button in your Rewards Account or by calling the rewards phone line at (800) 356-8085 and following the prompts. Bonus points will only be awarded on eligible purchases from the time your bonus is activated until July 31, 2019. Merchants are assigned a merchant category code (MCC) based upon the merchant's primary line of business. Purchases eligible for 5X rewards points are identified using the merchant's MCC code. Purchases made at merchants whose MCC is classified as the following will receive 5X rewards points: service stations, automated fuel and warehouse club gas. Arvest has no control over how retailers assign Visa codes to classify their business; if retailers do not process transactions using Visa category codes applicable to this bonus offer, you will not earn bonus points on those purchases. Arvest reserves the right to decide which purchases qualify for bonus points. Purchases can be made by the primary cardholder or any additional cardholders on a single Card Account. Eligible purchases do NOT include fees or interest charges, balance transfers, cash advances, convenience check transactions, purchases of traveler’s checks, purchases or reloading of prepaid cards or purchases of other cash equivalents. Bonus points will be applied to your account within three billing cycles after your qualifying purchase. To be eligible for the bonus offer, the Card Account must be open and not in default as of the date the bonus points are applied. For complete details, ask an Arvest associate or go to arvest.com/rewards

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