Arvest Bank Tops J.D. Power Satisfaction Study

Friday, April 29 at 08:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest recognized as best in class by J.D. Power for seventh consecutive year in the Southwest Region.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arvest Bank again ranks highest among its peers in satisfaction with retail banking in the Southwest Region. That’s according to the J.D. Power 2016 Retail Banking Satisfaction StudySM, released today.

This marks the seventh consecutive year Arvest has been recognized as best in class in the Southwest Region. The 2016 J.D. Power study was conducted with more than 5,000 customers throughout the region, which consists of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma and Utah.

Arvest received the Southwest Region’s highest score in four factors: product offerings, facility, account information, and fees.

Additionally, Arvest ranked third in the South Central Region, which consists of Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. Arvest received ratings higher than the South Central regional averages in the five of the six factors analyzed by the study – product offerings, facility, account information, fees, and account activities.

Arvest has now received a top J.D. Power regional award 13 times in eight years across two regions.

To view the full release from J.D. Power, visit www.jdpower.com/press-releases/2016-us-retail-banking-satisfaction-study*.

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

Tags: Award, J.D. Power and Associates, Oklahoma, Press Release, Southwest Oklahoma
 

New Branch Opening in Aurora, Mo.

Friday, April 29 at 05:20 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

We’re excited to be opening our brand new branch at 138 E. Church St. in Aurora, Mo. on May 16! The new branch is approximately 3,200 square feet and includes a conference room and two additional offices. The new branch will also have a generator to operate during power outages. 

In July 2015, we closed our branch at 138 E. Church St. and opened a temporary location at 201 S. Madison Ave. in Aurora. We demolished the former branch at 138 E. Church St. and built a brand new branch on the property over the past year. 

The temporary branch at 201 S. Madison Ave. in Aurora will close at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 13, 2016 and will remain closed on Saturday, May 14 to facilitate relocation activities. Our all new branch at 138 E. Church St. will open Monday, May 16, 2016. 

The hours of the new Aurora location will remain the same as the hours of the temporary location which are:
 
Lobby
M-Th: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
F: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sat: 8 a.m. – noon

Drive-Thru
M-F: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sat: 8 a.m. – noon 
 
We look forward to serving you from our new Aurora location!
 
Tags: Missouri
 

Samaritan Community Center – 1 Million Meals Food Partner

Friday, April 29 at 04:45 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is proud to partner with nearly 70 organizations, including Samaritan Community Center, 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: Samaritan Community Center*. Connect with them on Facebook* and Twitter*. 

WHERE: Serves the Northwest Arkansas area
 
WHAT: Samaritan Community Center was established in 1989 by Fellowship Bible Church of Northwest Arkansas as a food pantry and clothing ministry named Samaritan House. In June 2002 the center re-organized to become a stand-alone, 501(c)3 nonprofit entity called Samaritan House Community Center (dba Samaritan Community Center), with a mission to serve the hurting and hungry of Northwest Arkansas. To show support for the organization’s initiatives, in 2003 Fellowship Bible Church gifted Samaritan Community Center a 19,000 square foot building located on four acres in Rogers, Ark. (the current Rogers facility). That same year Debbie Rambo, who had been working alongside her husband as a volunteer for many years, was hired as the first executive director, a position she still holds today. 
 
A second location in Springdale, Ark., opened in May 2004 with a primary focus of serving those in need within the Washington County area. Over the course of the last 13 years, the center has also opened two nonprofit thrift stores – one in Springdale and one in Rogers. Net earnings from each store go to support the mission of the Samaritan Community Center.

In 2015 …
  • Samaritan Community Center Cafés served 94,117 warm and healthy meals
  • Samaritan Community Center Market Food Pantries supplied food to 49,376 people (including 21,480 children) 
  • Samaritan Community Center Garden harvested 6,351 pounds of produce for use in Samaritan Community Center Cafes and distribution through Samaritan Community Center Market Food Pantries 
  • Samaritan Community Center SnackPacks for Kids distributed 291,243 snackpacks to children at risk for hunger on the weekends 
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: 
  • One out of every five people in Arkansas is facing hunger or food insecurity
  • One out of every four children in Arkansas is facing hunger or food insecurity
  • Arkansas ranks third in the nation for childhood hunger 
  • Benton and Washington counties are ranked second and third for the highest number of people living in poverty in Arkansas
  • Almost 45,000 children in Northwest Arkansas (four counties) are enrolled in school nutrition programs
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: Arkansas, Arvest Benton County, Charitable Giving, Community Support
 

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

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