Attend Conversations from the Top in Kansas City

Thursday, April 28 at 07:05 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest in Greater Kansas City is sponsoring an event series called Conversations from the Top in 2016 at Central Exchange*. This series features a moderated fireside chat with executive women in leadership. Join us and hear inspirational stories from women who have faced challenging issues as they worked their way to the top of their field. They will share insights about their journey and give you things to think about in how you can achieve your own goals. 

The second event will take place on May 4, 2016, 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Central Exchange Downtown (1020 Central., Kansas City, Mo.) and features speaker Rosana Privitera Biondo, president of Mark One Electric. Registration* is required. 

Speaker Rosana Privitera Biondo is a founding employee of Mark One Electric Co., Inc., a specialty electrical contracting firm. In 1994, after 20 years with the company as an employee and as secretary/treasurer, she became the president and an owner of Mark One. Rosana currently oversees the day-to-day operations of the company with all eight departments reporting directly to her. Rosana’s primary focus is to continue to build Mark One’s successes, to ensure the company will be here for the next generation. Under her leadership, and with the support of her tremendous staff, Mark One Electric has grown into one of Kansas City’s top 10 electrical contractors.

Some of Mark One’s past completed jobs include Ameristar (Station) Casino, Kansas Speedway, The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, The Nebraska Furniture Mart, KC Star, Harley Davidson, IRS - New Service Center, Kauffman Fountains, Kauffman Stadium Renovation, JE Dunn Headquarters, KCI Airport, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Children’s’ Campus in Kansas City, Hollywood Casino and Live Strong Sporting Park. Current projects include Cerner Campus, KCP&L, Kansas City Missouri Police Headquarters, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, FedEx, Kansas City Streetcar, Arrowhead Stadium, Kauffman Stadium, General Motors and Independence Power & Light.

Rosana has been very busy over the past years serving on many boards. Her current areas of focus are being the co-chair of KCADC, EDC of Kansas City Board of Directors and the MWBEC Board of Directors. She is very committed to Mark One and to the employees. Rosana is a native of the Kansas City area. She and her husband, Anthony J. Biondo, have a 16 year old son, Anthony J. Biondo, II. Rosana is the daughter of Carl J. and Josephine A. Privitera. She has three brothers – Joseph A. Privitera, Carl J. Privitera II, and Anthony L. Privitera II. One of Rosana’s unique qualities is her parents named their shopping center after her – Rosana Square 119th and Metcalf, Overland Park, Kan.

Can’t attend this event? Be sure to look for our next event on July 14, 2016, featuring speaker Kelly Scanlon, Thinking Bigger Business Media. 

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

Tags: Arvest Biz, Business Banking, Kansas City
 

Oasis Food Pantry – 1 Million Meals Food Partner

Thursday, April 28 at 05:10 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is proud to partner with nearly 70 organizations, including Oasis Food Pantry, in the bank’s sixth annual 1 Million Meals initiative to raise one million meals for the food insecure in the 120+ communities the bank serves.    

WHO: Oasis Food Pantry     
 
WHERE: Serves Bella Vista, Ark. area
 
WHAT: The Oasis Food Pantry, a ministry of Village Bible Church in Bella Vista, Ark., was started about 15 years ago in a desire to help hungry people who showed up at the church. A few shelves were stocked with peanut butter and jelly and macaroni and cheese by a couple volunteers. Now the Oasis Food Pantry has dozens of volunteers and a much larger space designed and dedicated for its outreach to about 40-50 households each week. The food pantry is open Wednesdays 10 a.m. - noon for the distribution of groceries and for volunteers to dispense encouragement, information regarding access to other benefits, vocational resources and prayer. 
 
WHEN: Arvest Bank is accepting donations of both food and funds April 4 – May 28, 2016. Donations will be distributed to local food partners. 
 
WHY: Through the years of service, the Oasis Food Pantry has helped young families and the elderly. Hunger, hopelessness and other challenges are more prevalent than many might know. The Oasis Food Pantry sees it on a weekly basis and is dedicated, as the body of Christ, to reach out and try to help those who struggle nutritionally, financially, vocationally, relationally and spiritually. 
 
HOW: You can make a donation through any of the following methods:
  • Donate via Phone – Customers can make a $1 (or more) donation by calling (866) 952-9523. Funds will be drawn directly from the customer’s Arvest account. 
  • Donate via Mail – Mail a check to Arvest Bank Operations, ATTN: 1MM, P.O. Box 799, Lowell, AR 72745. Include 1 Million Meals in the memo line of the check.
  • Donate in a Branch – Stop by your local Arvest Bank branch to donate nonperishable food items or make a monetary donation of cash or check.
Arvest will donate $1 on your behalf if you:
  • Follow us on Instagram*
  • Like or share our 1 Million Meals Facebook* posts
  • Retweet our 1 Million Meals tweets on Twitter* on April 15 and May 13
Links marked with * go to a third-party site not operated or endorsed by Arvest Bank, an FDIC-insured institution.

Tags: 1 Million Meals, Arkansas, Arvest Benton County, Charitable Giving, Community Support
 

Forsyth, Mo. and Hollister, Mo. Branch Hours Changing

Wednesday, April 27 at 07:40 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Effective June 1, 2016, Arvest Bank branches in Forsyth, Mo., and Hollister, Mo., will have revised hours.

The new hours for our branch at 115 Shadowrock Dr., Forsyth, Mo., will be:
Lobby: M-F 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sat. Closed 
Drive Thru: Will permanently close; ATM will remain open and available for use

The new hours for our branch at 139 Gage Dr., Hollister, Mo., will be:
Lobby: M-F 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  
Drive Thru: M-F 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

For your convenience you can bank 24 hours a day, 7 days a week using:
Tags: Hours, Missouri
 

Mary Martha Outreach – 1 Million Meals Food Partner

Wednesday, April 27 at 04:35 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is proud to partner with nearly 70 organizations, including Mary Martha Outreach, in the bank’s sixth annual 1 Million Meals initiative to raise one million meals for the food insecure in the 120+ communities the bank serves.    

WHO: Mary Martha Outreach*. Connect with them on Facebook*.

WHERE: Serves Bartlesville, Okla., and surrounding areas

WHAT: The Food Program at Mary Martha Outreach has three parts: 
  • Food Pantry where clients can receive food once every week; the Food Pantry is open Monday -Thursday.
  • Community Garden which supplies the pantry with fresh produce and offers clients and volunteers an opportunity to learn gardening techniques 
  • Food Distribution Center which supplies 53 area aid agencies with food items 
WHEN: Arvest Bank is accepting donations of both food and funds April 4 – May 28, 2016. Donations will be distributed to local food partners. 

WHY: Mary Martha Outreach, founded on Christian principles, is an organization that supplies food, clothing, furniture, household items, books and haircuts to all people regardless of origin, race, color, gender or sexual orientation. Mary Martha Outreach supplies all of these services at no charge, in a manner which protects and upholds the dignity of individuals and encourages them to improve their quality of life through their own actions.
 
HOW: You can make a donation through any of the following methods:
  • Donate via Phone – Customers can make a $1 (or more) donation by calling (866) 952-9523. Funds will be drawn directly from the customer’s Arvest account. 
  • Donate via Mail – Mail a check to Arvest Bank Operations, ATTN: 1MM, P.O. Box 799, Lowell, AR 72745. Include 1 Million Meals in the memo line of the check.
  • Donate in a Branch – Stop by your local Arvest Bank branch to donate nonperishable food items or make a monetary donation of cash or check.
Arvest will donate $1 on your behalf if you:
  • Follow us on Instagram*
  • Like or share our 1 Million Meals Facebook* posts
  • Retweet our 1 Million Meals tweets on Twitter* on April 15 and May 13
Links marked with * go to a third-party site not operated or endorsed by Arvest Bank, an FDIC-insured institution.

Tags: 1 Million Meals, Bartlesville, Charitable Giving, Community Support, Oklahoma
 

Join Us for the Kids Safety Fair in Fort Smith, Ark.

Tuesday, April 26 at 06:55 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Bring your children to the Kids Safety Fair in Fort Smith, Ark., on May 6, 3 - 6 p.m. This ninth annual event provides valuable information about children’s safety, a Next Generation Child Safety Kit to take home, free admission and free food. The event will be held at Riverfront Pavilion in Fort Smith. 

Get a free Next Generation Child Safety Kit endorsed by John Walsh which includes:
  • FBI certified biometric palm and fingerprint profile
  • Child safety journal
  • Home DNA ID kit that is easy to use and lasts for years
  • High resolution full color digital photograph of your child
Participating Agencies Include:
  • Fort Smith Police Department
  • Reynolds Cancer Support Center
  • Fort Smith Fire Department
  • Arkansas Attorney General’s Office
  • And Many More!
Presented by Cox. Sponsored by Arvest Bank, Bedford Camera & Video, Channel 5 and U.S. Marshals Museum. 
 
Tags: Arkansas, Community Support, Fort Smith

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