Arvest Bank Takes Two Honors at Annual ARcom Award Ceremony

Friday, September 13 at 08:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank was recognized twice at the annual ARcom Award ceremony in Little Rock on Thursday night.
The ceremony is hosted by the Arkansas chapters of the Public Relations Society of America and the International Association of Business Communicators, and is designed to recognize exceptional public relations programs. Arvest won a Prism Award in the category of Public Service, as well as the Bob Sells Best of Show Award, both for its annual Million Meals campaign.
The Public Service category consists of entrants that run programs promoting societal good, in which the sponsoring organization’s principal motivation is altruistic or philanthropic. Sells, founder of Sells Agency, was a veteran public relations professional whose contributions to the industry were recognized across Arkansas and the nation.
Arvest has conducted its Million Meals campaign for the past nine years in an effort to help feed the hungry across the bank’s four-state footprint. During that time, Arvest – with the help of its customers, community members and associates – has raised a total of 16-plus million meals, including more than $2.8 million in funds given directly to the banks dozens of local food partners. In the 2019 campaign, Arvest raised more than 2.4 million meals.
More than 80 entries were submitted for consideration in 40 categories. The entries were judged by members of the West Virginia chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.
Accepting the awards on behalf of Arvest were – left to right – Ginger Daril and Caroline Minor of Sells Agency, Arvest marketing manager Caroline Reddish, president and CEO of Arvest Bank for central, northeast and southwest Arkansas Jim Cargill, and Mike Sells.

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Arvest Foundation Donation Supports MHSD, Peitz Cancer Support House

Wednesday, September 11 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Friday night’s high school football match-up between the Mountain Home Bombers and the Harrison Goblins was full of surprises on the sidelines, but not from the student athletes.

After the first quarter, representatives from the Arvest took the field and announced four $5,000 gifts from the Arvest Foundation. The Mountain Home High School booster club, band and the Mountain Home Education Fund each received donations in memory of Lucas Todd, a Mountain Home High junior who was killed in a pedestrian accident before the beginning of this school year.

Todd was involved in athletics and band, and had intentions of applying for the Promise Scholarship from the Mountain Home Education Fund.

“Our students and community will always remember Lucas for his character, perseverance, achievements and his kind heart,” said Dr. Jake Long, superintendent of the Mountain Home School District. “This gift is a lasting way to honor him, as it will benefit many students this year and in the future. On behalf of our students, their parents and our faculty, we are very appreciative of the thoughtfulness and generosity behind these donations.”

In recognition of the theme of Friday’s game, “Tackle Cancer,” Arvest asked anyone in the stands who was battling cancer, or who had tackled cancer, to stand and be recognized. In recognition of their battle, and in honor of each individual, Arvest representatives presented a surprise donation of $5,000 to the Peitz Cancer Support House.

“The fight against cancer is draining – for those who are ill, and for their families,” said Melissa Hudson, director of the Peitz Cancer Support House. “Every gesture of support for our patients is incredibly meaningful and beneficial in their recovery, so we are very grateful to Arvest for this support.”

“Tonight was very meaningful for us and we were honored to be able to support the people of Mountain Home through these investments in education and health care,” said Sally Gilbert, market president of Arvest Bank in Mountain Home. “Our communities are stronger, healthier and a greater place to live when work together to support our friends and neighbors.”

Prior to the game, Arvest and the Peitz Cancer Support House co-hosted a Bomber tailgate party at the stadium to celebrate the first home conference game of the season.


About the Arvest Foundation

The Arvest Foundation seeks to provide funding to grantees who are actively working to create positive change for others. Major areas of focus include: K-12 education, economic development, and enhancing the quality of life throughout the Arvest footprint. For more information, go to

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Arvest Bank Announces Roper Hiring

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

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Tammy Roper as a community development representative in Fort Smith.

Roper joins Arvest after five years at the Arkansas Division of Workforce Services and five years at the Crawford County Juvenile Office. Among other duties in those roles, Roper provided customer service to dislocated workers, assessed clients’ financial needs, and worked with families to mentor at-risk youth.

In her new role at Arvest, Roper will help develop and maintain strong relationships with community groups and entities focused on affordable housing, organizations that target low- to moderate-income (LMI) communities, and organizations that facilitate and encourage small business, among other responsibilities. She will be based out of the Arvest branch located at 5000 Rogers Ave.

“I am so excited to have Tammy join our Arvest team, said Beth Presley, marketing manager for Arvest in Fort Smith and the River Valley. “With her community knowledge and willingness to help people, I am confident we will accomplish our goals of helping our customers and community to meet their financial goals.”

Roper earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology at the University of Central Oklahoma, where she also played basketball. She lives in Fort Smith with her husband and two daughters, and the family attends House of Restoration Church. Among other civic endeavors, Roper volunteers for Girls Inc., Comprehensive Juvenile Services Inc., and has coached various girls basketball teams.

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Tulsa State Fair “Show us your Homemade Fair Food” Facebook Photo Contest Official Rules

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

Photo entries must be submitted to Arvest Bank via Private Facebook Message- during Sept. 16th, 2019, through Sept. 23rd, 2019. Any photo entries submitted on Arvest’s public comments section will be hidden and a message will be sent asking user to send photo via private message. Entries must be submitted by 2 p.m. CST on Sept. 23rd, 2019.

Photo entries must be of food creations ONLY. Photos with faces or people in them will be disqualified and will not be posted for public viewing and voting.

Arvest will post all eligible photo entries to a public Facebook album on or around Sept. 23rd, 2019, and allow photos to be voted on by Facebook users.

The picture with the top votes on Sept. 25th, 2019, will be selected as a winner. A second winner will be randomly selected from the Facebook album photo entries using

Arvest will announce the winning photos on social media on or around Sept. 25th, 2019.

Arvest associates and their immediate family members are not eligible to win. Immediate family is defined as spouse, parent, child, sibling, or any other family member living in the associate’s home.

Submitted photos must be the submitter’s original work with no other person being able to claim ownership.

Photos must be family friendly.


Winner Prize and Recognition

Winner(s) will receive four tickets to the 2019 Tulsa State Fair and Arvest Merchandise.

Social media notoriety (tagged in finalist/winner posts)

Local PR (at the discretion of the local Marketing Manager)

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Village Parkway Branch in Rogers is Moving!

Wednesday, September 04 at 08:00 AM
Category: Arvest News
We have some important news to share regarding our current location at 5201 Village Parkway in Rogers. Our goal is to provide our customers with the most convenient, full-service, state-of-the-art banking facilities in the area. With that in mind, we have decided to close our location at 5201 Village Parkway in Rogers and move to a larger, newer facility located at 4201 JB Hunt Dr. (across from Pei Wei and Andy’s in Pinnacle) on the corner of W. Pauline Whitaker Pkwy and S JB Hunt Dr. Our last day of business in the current location will be Saturday, November 9, 2019. 
Customers' accounts will automatically transfer to our nearby branch at 4201 S. JB Hunt Dr., so there is no need for you to take any action. 

The new location on JB Hunt Dr. has convenient hours. 

  • Commercial drive-thru lane is open from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday, as well as 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday.
  • There will be 3 interactive teller machine (ITM) lanes open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm Monday through Friday, as well as 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday.
  • Lobby hours are from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm on Fridays and 9:00 to 1:00 PM on Saturday.
  • In addition, our convenient online banking and mobile app with mobile check deposit are available 24 hours a day. 

Safe Deposit Boxes 

If you have a leased safe deposit box, we would like to present you with the options below for handling those contents: 

  • Arvest Bank will relocate all safe deposit boxes to our new Branch located at 4201 S. JB Hunt Dr. The safe deposit box contract will remain the same, as well as the number and key, no action by you is necessary. The last day to access your safe deposit box will be Friday, November 8th during normal business hours. You will be able to access your leased safe deposit box at the 4201 S. JB Hunt Dr. location during normal business hours, effective Tuesday, November 12th. 

  • If you have a concern about the move of your leased safe deposit box, (ie. breakable or delicate items), please contact us at the Village on the Creeks location (5201 Village Parkway) no later than close of business on Friday, November 1st to discuss options for the removal of items.  

  • Should you choose to not want to relocate the contents from your currently leased safe deposit box to our new location because it is no longer convenient, Arvest will waive the safe deposit box rental fee for the first year on an equivalent box size rental. We currently have space available at many of our other area branches but please know that certain box sizes may be limited at other locations. Please discuss this with us at the time of removing contents from your currently leased box so we can ensure a safe deposit box will be available at any of our other area locations of your choosing. 

  • If you plan to discontinue your safe deposit box services and not relocate to another Arvest location your safe deposit box contents will need to be removed from the safe deposit box before 6:00 p.m. on Friday, November 8th. After taking possession of your safe deposit box contents, the safe deposit box lease agreement amount will be refunded based on the pro rata portion for the unexpired term of your current lease.   

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. 

Thank you again for your business and the trust you have placed in us. We want to continue providing exceptional customer service, and we look forward to serving you. If you have any questions, please call Desiree Moore, Branch Manager at (479) 986-3701. We look forward to serving you in the years to come.


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