Arvest Bank Announces Branscum Hiring

Friday, May 03 at 11:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Ron Branscum.

Branscum, who has more than 19 years of industry experience, will serve as a senior vice president and commercial banker, overseeing Arvest’s commercial lenders in Rogers. He will operate primarily out of the Arvest branches located in downtown Rogers and Village on the Creeks.

“Ron’s knowledge and expertise are evident, and we couldn’t be more pleased to add him to our team,” said Jason England, commercial loan manager for Arvest in Benton County. “He is a fantastic asset for the bank, and more importantly, for our customers.”

Branscum earned an associate degree from North Arkansas College and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Central Arkansas. He’s also a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado.

Among other civic endeavors, Branscum currently serves on the Northwest Arkansas Community College board of trustees and as a board member for the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce, Family Council, and Blackwood Industries, Inc. He and his wife, Deedra, have seven children.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest
 

Arvest Bank Earns No. 1 Ranking in Retail Banking Satisfaction Study

Thursday, April 25 at 01:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank ranks highest among its peers in customer satisfaction with retail banking in the South Central Region. That’s according to the J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Retail Banking Satisfaction Study, released today. 

This marks the sixth time in 10 years Arvest has ranked highest in the South Central Region, and gives the bank a total of 14 J.D. Power wins in the last 11 years. 

Additionally, among rank-eligible banks, Arvest received the South Central’s highest scores in two of six factors analyzed by the study: convenience and channel activities. The South Central Region consists of Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. 

“We are both proud and humbled to receive this extraordinary honor, which is based largely on what our customers experience as we help them throughout their financial journey through multiple contact channels,” Arvest president and CEO Kevin Sabin said. “This award is a direct reflection of the commitment and hard work our bank associates put in every day.” 

Arvest ranked second in the Southwest Region, which consists of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Utah and Wyoming. 

To view the full release from J.D. Power, visit www.jdpower.com/press-releases.*

 

Links marked with * go to a third-party site not operated or endorsed by Arvest Bank, an FDIC-insured institution.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest
 

Arvest Wealth Management Hires Reuter

Friday, April 12 at 07:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Mark Reuter as an Arvest Wealth Management client advisor.


Reuter, who has more than 25 years of industry experience, will be based out the Arvest branch at 405. S. Walton Blvd. In his new role, Reuter will work closely with his customers and their families to identify their personal goals in order to provide appropriate and individualized customer solutions.

“We are thrilled to add Mark’s experience and expertise to our team,” Arvest Wealth Management manager Andrew Skinner said. “We know he will be a valuable asset not just for us, but more importantly, for our customers.”

Reuter earned a political science degree at Fort Hays State University. Additionally, he is a board member for the Arkansas Crisis Center, a Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce ambassador, and an active member of the Rogers Downtown Rotary Club, among other civic endeavors.

Reuter and his wife, Sharon, have two adult sons and live in Bentonville.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Bentonville
 

Arvest Bank Names Cole VP in Fayetteville

Monday, April 08 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has given Archie Cole the additional title of vice president.

Cole currently serves as branch sales manager for Arvest at its 1170 N. Salem Road location in Fayetteville. Cole has sevenyears of banking experience and has held a variety of roles at Arvest.

“This distinction is well-deserved,” said Larry Wheaton, senior vice president and area branch administrator for Arvest. “Archie’s knowledge and expertise is an asset for the bank, but more importantly, for our customers.”

Cole lives in Prairie Grove with his wife and two daughters.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Fayetteville
 

Arvest Bank Hosts Free Shred-A-Thon in Mountain Home

Monday, March 25 at 11:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank and Shred-It will host a free Shred-A-Thon on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Arvest Bank branch located at 2619 Hwy 62 in Mountain Home.


Businesses and the general public are invited to bring any personal or confidential documents that need to be properly disposed of to help guard against identity theft. All documents will be shredded on-site so residents can be assured the documents have been destroyed.

Although shredding services are offered free of charge, participants are invited to make a monetary donation to the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas. Donations help provide food for the organization’s backpack program, and to other organizations across North Central Arkansas that operate a backpack program in conjunction with the food bank. Backpack programs provide snacks for school children on weekends when they don’t have access to school meal programs. In Baxter County alone, more than 600 children benefit from the backpack program. The Food Bank of North Central Arkansas serves tens of thousands of families across a nine county area.

“Several food pantries face challenges each year to keep their shelves stocked during the late spring and summer months when there is an increased demand for food,” said Sally Gilbert, market president of Arvest Bank in Mountain Home. “Our annual Shred-A-Thon event provides the community with an opportunity to reduce the chance of being a victim of identity theft, while helping local neighbors who are facing food insecurity.”

The 2018 Shred-A-thon resulted in 10,500 pounds of paper being shredded and cash donations that provided 13,500 meals through the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas. This is the 10th annual event. Since 2010, more than 73,500 pounds of paper have been shredded and recycled. In addition, more than $14,964 has been raised for the Mountain Home community.  

The Shred-A-Thon is one of several projects Arvest Bank is holding to help reduce hunger in Baxter County as part of the bank’s annual Million Meals campaign. The two-month campaign encourages communities to contribute food or monetary donations at any Arvest Bank location across the four-state area the bank serves, through June 1.

One grassroots project exclusive to North Central Arkansas is Arvest’s “Feed the Pack” Day that will be held on Friday, April 26 this year. During this one-day donation blitz, volunteers in Mountain Home, Gassville, Bull Shoals, Flippin and Yellville will collect monetary donations at the corner of Hwy. 62 and Cardinal Dr. in Mountain Home and outside of Harps in Mountain Home and Yellville, Walmart in Mountain Home and Flippin, Harps in Bull Shoals, Fred’s in Yellville and SunFest in Gassville, all in support of the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas.

“In 2018, we distributed 2.6 million pounds of food through the food bank alone,” said Jeff Quick, president and CEO of the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas. “While that is a tremendous amount of food, we still have a big need in our community. Food insecurity is a community issue that requires a community response.”

Local radio station KTLO will broadcast live from the Shred-A-Thon from 10 a.m. to noon, with an opportunity for listeners to open the station’s popular treasure chest. There is a limit of five boxes per household for shredding. 

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.

About Shred-it
Shred-it is the nation’s largest provider of on-site shredding services. Since 1999, Shred-it of Arkansas has provided document destruction services for hundreds of companies of all sizes across the state. Secure document destruction services provided by Shred-it are designed to ensure customers meet legislative requirements. The company focuses exclusively on secure, cost-effective, convenient and environmentally friendly document destruction services.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Mountain Home
 

Arvest Bank to Host Free Shred-A-Thon in Harrison

Monday, March 25 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

UPDATE: We will be hosting this event across the street at the former Bear State location (1401 HWY 62/65 N, Harrison AR 72601) to make use of the covered area there!

 

Arvest Bank and Shred-It will host a free Shred-A-Thon for the Harrison community on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Arvest Bank branch located at 1402 Hwy 62-65 North at the corner of Hester Drive.


The Harrison community is invited to bring personal documents that need to be disposed of properly to reduce the risk of having confidential information compromised and their identity stolen. There is a limit of five boxes per household for shredding.

“When it comes to protecting their identity, both digitally and with printed documents, consumers need to take advantage of every safety measure possible,” said Scott Tennyson, market president for Arvest Bank in Harrison. “Our annual Shred-A-Thon provides our community with a trusted resource for shredding documents, while also protecting the environment through recycling.”

Document shredding will take place on-site, so residents can be assured that personal information has been destroyed. The event is free, but monetary donations will be accepted to support Ozark Share and Care, a local hunger relief organization, to help feed hungry families in the Harrison community.

The Shred-A-Thon is one of several projects Arvest Bank is holding to help fight hunger in Boone County, as part of the bank’s annual Million Meals campaign that lasts through June 1.  As part of the Million Meals campaign, Arvest encourages associates, customers and the general public to drop off nonperishable food items or monetary donations at any Arvest Bank branch across the four-state area the bank serves. The goal is to collect a minimum of one million meals across the bank’s footprint to reduce food insecurity in local communities. All donations to the campaign remain local.

During the past three years, a total of 24,175 pounds of paper have been destroyed at the Shred-A-Thon and cash donations on-site provided 13,152 meals to those who receive food through Ozark Share and Care.

Refreshments will be available at the Shred-A-Thon while supplies last and radio station 102.9 “The Z” will broadcast on-site from 10 a.m. to noon.

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.

About Shred-it
Shred-it is the nation’s largest provider of on-site shredding services. Since 1999, Shred-it of Arkansas has provided document destruction services for hundreds of companies of all sizes across the state. Secure document destruction services provided by Shred-it are designed to ensure customers meet legislative requirements. The company focuses exclusively on secure, cost-effective, convenient and environmentally friendly document destruction services.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Harrison

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