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
 

Arvest Bank Announces Charities to Benefit From Annual Golf Tourney

Tuesday, June 18 at 06:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank in North Central Arkansas will host the 23rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 24 at Big Creek Golf and Country Club in Mountain Home.

Proceeds from the annual tournament benefit area nonprofit organizations that are chosen after an application process. The organizations that will benefit from the 2019 Charity Golf Tournament include Imagination Library of Baxter County, School of New Hope, Serenity, Inc., and Sanctuary, Inc.

The Imagination Library of Baxter County is a local chapter of Dolly Parton’s international book gifting program that mails free, high-quality, age-appropriate books to children from birth to 5 to promote preschool literacy and a culture of reading at home. Children who meet the age requirement may receive books, regardless of their family’s income level.  

The Imagination Library of Baxter County was created three months ago and already serves children in 282 households.

The School of New Hope, established in 1969, provides support services for adults in Marion County and surrounding areas who have developmental disabilities. The nonprofit organization works with clients to teach skills that will enable them to live as independently as possible, addressing various areas that include development, home skills, budgeting, cooking, personal management, exercise, socialization and more.

Serenity, Inc. is a nonprofit organization in Mountain Home that provides shelter and outreach to all victims of domestic violence, their children and pets. The organization also provides basic necessities, support and legal resources and education for its clients.

Sanctuary, Inc. in Harrison provides a temporary shelter, support, education, advocacy and outreach services to women and children who are victims of domestic violence. The organization also works to increase public awareness of family violence and abuse, in addition to educating the community on the resources available to victims of domestic violence.

“Residents across North Central Arkansas are fortunate to have access to the work these nonprofit organizations do for our communities and, as community partners, we want to help sustain these efforts however we can,” said Mike Willard, president and CEO of Arvest Bank in North Central Arkansas. “Participation in this annual tournament has allowed us to provide $201,400 to numerous charities since it began, and we encourage our area golfers and businesses to participate and help us be successful again this year.”

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 Cindy Sutterfield at csutterfield@arvest.com or (870) 449-7150.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, North Central Arkansas
 

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
 

Arvest Bank Announces Duhamel-Barger Hire

Friday, June 07 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Tiffany Duhamel-Barger as vice president and an Arvest Private Banking advisor. 

Duhamel-Barger, who has more than 13 years of industry experience, will be based out of the Arvest branch located at 4400 W. Markham. In her new role, Duhamel-Barger will provide clients with concierge service to assist with their financial needs ranging from deposit accounts to consumer and mortgage lending. 

“We are delighted to add someone with Tiffany’s experience and expertise to our team,” said Brice Sisco, Arvest Private Banking manager. “I am confident she will be an asset not just to the bank, but more importantly, to our customers.” 

Duhamel-Barger earned a bachelor’s degree in finance at the University of Central Arkansas. She is an active member of BNI – Profit Makers, Central Arkansas Young Professionals Network, and New Life Church of Greater Little Rock, among other civic endeavors. 

Barger and her husband, Brandon, have one daughter. 

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. 

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.

Tags: Arkansas, Associates, Little Rock
 

Arvest Bank Names Cheah Senior Vice President

Monday, June 03 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce that Arvest Wealth Management senior client advisor Kim Cheah has been promoted to senior vice president for the Fayetteville market.


Cheah, who has 21 years of industry experience, including more than 15 at Arvest, specializes in comprehensive financial planning, retirement planning, asset allocation analysis, and insurance product analysis. She works at Fayetteville’s branch on Township Street.

A Certified Financial Planner®, Cheah has worked in the financial services industry since 1998 and started with Arvest in 2004. She earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and a master’s degree in business administration at Wichita State University.

“Kim’s experience and expertise is invaluable not just to the bank and our wealth management team, but more importantly, to our clients,” said Steve Burkhead, Arvest Wealth Management regional manager and senior vice president for Arvest Bank. “Not only is she a tireless advocate for her clients in helping them realize their financial goals, but she also is a trusted mentor within our organization.”

Cheah and her husband have two sons and live in Fayetteville. Cheah volunteers as a Zumba instructor in Springdale and Rogers – and also does Zumba events to help nonprofits with fundraising efforts – among other civic endeavors.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Fayetteville

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