Arvest Foundation Makes $2 Million Gift to Teach For America

Friday, June 14 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Students facing educational inequality in Greater Kansas City will have better access to mentors, resources and enhanced educational opportunities thanks to a $2 million donation from the Arvest Foundation.

The gift was announced today at the Teach For America (TFA) office in Kansas City. Mark Larrabee, president for Arvest Bank in Greater Kansas City and Arvest marketing manager Shalea Walter were on hand to present the check.

The funds will help TFA with its mission of recruiting a diverse network of “corps members.” Corps members work as teachers in local schools in low-income communities for at least two years. When their teaching stints are complete, most corps members continue teaching, pursue other leadership roles in schools or choose careers that can help shape educational access and opportunity.

“Over the past 10 years, TFA has brought more than 1,000 leaders to Kansas City to serve more 150,000 students in our urban core,” TFA executive director Chris Rosson said. “Thanks to the generosity of, and partnership with, the Arvest Foundation, we will be able to recruit, develop and support the next generation of Kansas City’s leaders. As we have seen, this program produces leaders who are keenly focused on making Kansas City a better place for all.”

The gift is in line with the Arvest Foundation’s mission to provide funding to those who are actively working to create positive change for others, specifically in the realm of K-12 education.

“We couldn’t be more pleased to present this significant donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support Teach For America’s efforts in Greater Kansas City,” Larrabee said. “There may be no greater cause than expanding opportunities to children to help them reach their full potential, and we are thrilled to partner with TFA to make that happen right here in Kansas City. Those opportunities, and progress in general, start with education, and today’s gift will improve the educational experiences of countless kids. This donation is one of many we have made throughout the area, and we hope it demonstrates the foundation’s ongoing commitment to our children and their education.”

Tags: Arvest, Kansas City
 

Small Business Banking Series in Greater Kansas City

Wednesday, May 08 at 01:00 PM
Category: Business Banking

So… What Do You Do? What’s Your 10-Second Commercial?

When meeting people for the first time, why do we struggle with explaining what we do in 10 seconds or less? Join our featured speaker, Dan Stalp of Sandler Training, for this highly interactive session where participants will:

  • Build intrigue when someone asks, “What do you do?”
  • Be more clear about the types of people/companies who qualify as good candidates for your business; and
  • Learn how to set strong verbal agreements with those who qualify for follow-up after meeting someone.

Dan Stalp has over 26 years of experience leading, training, and coaching high performing individuals. He has risked everything and completely started over twice career-wise, once in 1993 and again in 2005 by co-founding and founding his own firm. Dan has co-authored two books, “The Reunion” and “Antoerh Reunion,” about career significance and how pursuing what you were “meant to do” – along with always being grateful – plays an instrumental role in being the best you can be.

When not being mistaken for a certain Hollywood movie star, Dan and his wife Lisa of 28 years travel to Dallas, TX and Fayetteville, AR to visit their two grown daughters. Or they are attending rugby and lacrosse events for their high school and college aged sons.

This first session will be held Wednesday, May 29, 2019 from 11:30am to 1:00pm at the Regnier Center of Johnson County Community College (12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS – Room 270). This class is open to the public and registration includes lunch.

Space is limited. Registration is required. Please visit the event site* to reserve your spot today. 

Generously sponsored by Arvest Bank and hosted by the Kansas SBDC at JCCC, this workshop is the first of a 4-part Small Business Growth Lunch & Learn series*. The series will be an opportunity for small business owners and resource partners to network, share best practices, and learn from industry experts. Each session will feature a presenter on a different small business topic.

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

 

*Participants do not need to attend all four sessions. 

Tags: Financial Education, Kansas City
 

Mortgage Lender Finds New Home at Arvest Bank

Thursday, February 21 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Tara Flackus, Associate Mortgage Loan Officer.

Tara will have a primary focus on serving communities in Gardner, Ottawa and those in-between. She is dedicated to providing a great customer experience by becoming the resource her clients need and trust.

Tara is no stranger to delivering quality work under pressure. Originally from New York, she joined the Air Force after high school and began a career in fixing medical equipment. Following a tour in Germany she returned to the states to become an instructor in the DoD military course teaching medical maintenance to Army, Navy and Air Force recruits.

In early 2018, Tara decided to end the healthcare chapter and focus on another adventure – motherhood and mortgage lending.

Tara and her husband stay busy managing work schedules and attempting to keep up with their three children – ages 10, 5 and 3 – and two dogs.

Thank you for your service and welcome to Arvest, Tara!

Tags: Associates, Kansas City, Mortgage
 

Kansas City Mortgage Lender Finds New Home at Arvest Bank

Tuesday, February 19 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Bridget Oelklaus-Gering, Mortgage Loan Officer.

Bridget has dedicated over 35 years to the home-buying industry. She operates on the Arvest core values to strive for excellence and to communicate openly. Bridget takes pride in working hard for her customers and believes it is her duty to provide five-star customer service while being readily available to assist her clients. She finds unique value in her ability to educate her clients on various loan programs and the process of each.

Bridget is a William Jewell College graduate where she earned her Bachelors of Science in Business. She later earned her Masters of Science Management from Baker University. No stranger to education, Bridget dedicated her spare time to teaching business classes at Maple Woods Community College.

With her, Bridget is accompanied by long-time assistant Nicole Phelan. This dynamic duo has worked side-by-side for over 2 years.

Arvest Bank is excited to welcome both Bridget and Nicole to the team!

Tags: Associates, Kansas City, Mortgage
 

Arvest Bank Announces Sublett Hiring

Tuesday, February 12 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce the hiring of Clay Sublett as a senior vice president and commercial lender.

Sublett has worked in the financial services industry since 1979 and has extensive experience and knowledge in all aspects of commercial real estate, with an emphasis in finance. In his new role at Arvest, Sublett will generate, evaluate and approve commercial loans, among other duties. Sublett will serve the Greater Kansas City metro area and will office at Arvest’s branch located at 6300 Nall Ave.

“I have long regarded Clay Sublett as one of the best commercial real estate bankers in our region,” Arvest executive vice president and commercial loan manager Brian Lee said. “Clay’s addition to our team will help Arvest Bank continue to serve as a leading provider of commercial real estate financing throughout our footprint.”

A member of the Board of Governors for the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council, Sublett earned a bachelor’s degree in economics at Vanderbilt University.

Tags: Arvest, Kansas, Kansas City

Choose one or more categories to subscribe to:




Cancel