Friday Financial Forum Oct.28 in Bartlesville, Okla.

Tuesday, October 25 at 05:40 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Join us Friday, Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. for our Friday Financial Forum. We will meet at the Friday Forum Room at Arvest's East Side Branch, located at 4225 S.E. Adams Rd. in Bartlesville, Okla.*

This week our featured speakers will be Oklahoma State Sen. John Ford, State Rep. Earl Sears and State Rep. Travis Dunlap who will be presenting information for the seven state questions appearing on the upcoming Nov. 8 general election ballot.  

Sen. John Ford was elected to the State Senate in November 2004, and re-elected without opposition in 2008 and 2012, and due to term limits, he is serving his final term. Sen. Ford has been involved with a wide range of policy initiatives, ranging from issues impacting aging citizens to his advocacy for Oklahoma’s children and excellence in education. He has received many accolades resulting from his dedication and tireless service to District 29 and the citizens of his home town of Bartlesville. Sen. Ford and his wife, Mary, reside in Bartlesville and are the proud grandparents of four 10-year-old grandchildren!

Rep. Earl Sears was elected to the House of Representatives in 2006, following retirement from a 32-year career in education as a teacher and administrator in his hometown of Bartlesville. He has run unopposed in the general elections to date. Rep. Sears has worked successfully on a variety of issues facing his constituents in District 11, as well as showing his commitment to the state of Oklahoma with his leadership in serving as the chair of the Appropriations and Budget Committee and Joint Appropriations and Budget Committee. Rep. Sears and his wife, Jane, reside in Bartlesville.

Rep. Travis Dunlap was elected to his first term in the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2014, representing District 10 constituents in Nowata, Osage and Washington counties. Rep. Dunlap has been instrumental in advocating successfully for issues facing District 10 and being an important liaison with information on progress of policy initiatives affecting his constituents and the state as a whole. He currently serves as vice chair of the Environmental Law Committee and serves on the A & B Human Services, Economic Development, Commerce and Real Estate, and Tourism and International Relations Committees. Rep. Dunlap and his wife, Sophie, reside in Bartlesville.

What you can also expect at the event:

  • Information: Community leaders share topical, local and state information (Sen. John Ford, Rep. Earl Sears & Rep. Travis Dunlap) 
  • News: "The Scoop"  all about business and community happenings in Bartlesville (Billie Roane, Arvest Bank) 
  • Stock Report & Economic Update: Josh Randolph**, Arvest Wealth Management, and Sonya Reed***, Arvest Wealth Management
  • Hilarious Anecdotes: Jim Bohnsack, Arvest Bank

Each week brings a few surprises! Invite a friend to enjoy delicious homemade cookies and hear about what’s going on in the Bartlesville area. If you have any questions or would like to be included on the invitation email list, please contact Billie Roane at (918) 337-4358. We look forward to seeing you there!

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

**Josh Randolph - Oklahoma Insurance License #122041

***Sonya Reed-  Oklahoma Insurance License # 111796 

Tags: Bartlesville, Community Support, Oklahoma

Operation Christmas Child Boxes Available in North Central Arkansas

Monday, October 24 at 06:30 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank and North Central Arkansas Operation Christmas Child have teamed together to provide empty shoeboxes for anyone packing a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child. The goal of this project is to provide gifts for children impacted by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine and disease.   

Shoeboxes are available at Arvest Bank branches in Mountain Home, Harrison and Yellville, Ark. Once filled, drop the shoebox off Nov. 14-21 at a local drop off center. To find the drop off center nearest you, go to Samaritan's Purse*, click “Drop-Off Locations” and enter your zip code.

For more information about North Central Arkansas Operation Christmas Child, contact Jerry Strobel, area director for OCC, at (870) 404-7115. 

Links marked with * go to a third-party site not operated or endorsed by Arvest Bank, an FDIC-insured institution.
Tags: Arkansas, Charitable Giving, North Central Arkansas

Arvest Bank Adds Another 2016 Honor

Friday, October 21 at 01:15 PM
Category: Arvest News named* Arvest the “Best Southern Customer-Focused Bank” as part of its 2016 regional bank awards.

LOWELL, Ark. – Arvest Bank is ending 2016 the same way it began the year – by gratefully accepting industry recognition for excellence.

The most recent accolade comes from, which named Arvest the “Best Southern Customer-Focused Bank” as part of its 2016 regional bank awards. gave Arvest an “A” rating, citing its extensive branch network, extended hours and high levels of transparency, among other factors.

The recognition from follows a pair of honors Arvest received in January. The January issue of Consumer Reports magazine included a list of the top traditional banks in the nation, and Arvest came in at No. 8. The magazine polled more than 49,000 of its readers to gauge their satisfaction level with their bank and Arvest received a score of 87, only four points behind top-ranked Frost Bank.

Later that month, GOBankingRates included Arvest’s Free Blue™ checking account as one of the nation’s “10 Best Checking Accounts of 2016.” GOBankingRates, a consumer-focused website on personal finance, based its measurement criteria on annual percentage yield, minimum deposit, monthly maintenance fee, nonsufficient funds (NSF) fee and minimum balance required to avoid fees.

Arvest believes all of these honors demonstrate its model of great service, convenient hours and locations, superior products and cutting-edge technologies is well-received by customers.

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

Tags: Award, Press Release

Arvest Bank, Clay Maxey Ford Donate $29,500 to ParRTI

Friday, October 21 at 07:10 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Proceeds from Puttin' in Pink golf tournament in Harrison, Ark., support cancer patients.

HARRISON, Ark. – Representatives from Arvest Bank and Clay Maxey Ford in Harrison presented a donation in the amount of $29,500 to the Claude Parrish Radiation Therapy Institute (ParRTI) Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides the public with free cancer screenings and education, as well as housing, transportation and other needs to patients who are battling cancer. The donation consisted of money raised from the second annual Puttin’ in Pink golf tournament that was held at the Harrison Country Club in September.  

“We are extremely grateful for this donation. Every dollar will directly benefit patient support services, so this generous gift will be utilized by many families,” said Jon Burnside, director of services for the Claude Parrish Radiation Therapy Institute Foundation. 

“Any family who has experienced cancer personally, or with a loved one, knows how quickly their needs can multiply,” said Clay Maxey of Clay Maxey Ford. “We are honored to be part of such a worthwhile project that will touch the lives of so many people here in North Central Arkansas.” Clay Maxey Ford and Arvest Bank have co-sponsored the golf tournament the past two years. 

“The success of this tournament would not have been possible without community involvement, so we are very appreciative of our participants,” said Scott Tennyson, Market President for Arvest Bank in Harrison. “Cancer affects every family at some point, and we are fortunate to have access to the services that ParRTI provides.” 

ParRTI is staffed with a board certified radiation oncologist, a medical physicist, a dosimetrist, radiation therapists and nurses who provide medical and support services to patients in North Central Arkansas.  

Last year, Puttin’ in Pink raised more than $27,000 for the ParRTI Foundation.  

Tags: Arkansas, Charitable Giving, Community Support, North Central Arkansas, Press Release

Morgan Foley Serves Homeless – People Helping People Series

Thursday, October 20 at 09:20 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

In many ways Morgan Foley is like a traditional high school senior. However, her efforts to help the poverty stricken in Oklahoma City make her stand out. While volunteering weekly at City Care, an organization to help those in poverty, Morgan knew she wanted to do more. With her recent “Huddle for Homeless” event, Morgan enlisted the help of her fellow students and community members. Read Morgan’s full story at The Oklahoman*.

Morgan Foley’s story is part of Arvest Bank’s People Helping People series featuring citizens giving back to their community. 

Keep an eye on our social media channels for both videos and written stories highlighting the good works of dedicated citizens in the communities Arvest Bank serves. 

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

Tags: Community Support, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, People Helping People

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