Person Behind the Camera: Doug Nordin

Wednesday, September 28 at 08:45 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

This summer we conducted an outdoor adventure photo contest on Instagram where we asked people to submit photos to be considered for Arvest debit card designs. From over 300 submissions we selected 12 finalists which Instagram users voted on to determine our three winners. Let’s take a look at one of the people behind the camera.

Doug Nordin is the photographer of our Dock View debit card. He’s a 1991 Russellville High School graduate and employee of International Paper Company since 1993. 

“I’m not a professional, but I do enjoy taking pictures on the weekends with my Samsung S7 phone or Samsung NX 2000 camera,” Nordin said. 

Photography is a hobby his wife, Crystal, got him into a couple of years ago. He enjoys doing it in his spare time or while he’s out enjoying nature. He’s won a few other contests and plans to take some pictures at the local fair this year.
The Dock View debit card picture was taken at Lake Atkins near Atkins, Ark.

To order the Dock View debit card visit your local branch or call (866) 952-9523. View additional debit card designs at

$50 minimum deposit required to open account. Existing customers may be charged a $7.50 card replacement fee. Available for use with checking accounts only.

Tags: Arkansas, Debit Cards

Branch Changes in Forsyth, Mo.

Wednesday, September 28 at 08:15 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

We will be closing our branch at 115 Shadowrock Dr., Forsyth, Mo., effective Dec. 30, 2016, at 5 p.m. Accounts opened at the Forsyth branch will automatically transfer to our nearby branch at 5601 Gretna Rd., Branson, Mo.

The ATM at the Forsyth branch will remain in place and stay fully functional which will allow customers to conveniently make deposits, conduct withdrawals, check balances and transfer money between a customer’s Arvest accounts. We offer a full range of services at two nearby Arvest branches in Branson and Hollister, Mo.

Our Branson branch at 5601 Gretna Rd., built in January 2007, has over 5,000 square feet and features a spacious walk-in facility, plus four drive-through lanes (including a separate ATM lane), which we believe will serve customer needs. It is open Monday through Friday 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Our Hollister branch at 139 Gage Dr., built in December 2008, has over 4,000 square feet and features a spacious walk-in facility, plus four drive-through lanes (including a separate ATM lane). It is open Monday through Friday 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
In addition to these two branches in the immediate area, Arvest also has one branch in Branson West, Mo., four branches in Springfield, Mo., and one branch currently in Nixa, Mo., with a second Nixa location under construction that is scheduled to open by the end of 2016. 
There are also 18 ATM locations throughout the area, either stand-alone or in cooperation with Walgreens or Murphy Oil Co. Other Southwest Missouri communities with an Arvest branch include: Shell Knob, Cassville, Aurora, Pineville, Anderson, Noel, Neosho, Monett, Joplin, Webb City, Mountain Grove, Carthage, Lockwood, Nevada, West Plains and Lebanon. 
If you prefer to do your banking via the internet, Arvest provides numerous online and mobile capabilities to facilitate your service needs. 
If you wish to comment on this proposed branch closing, you may file comments with the Officer in Charge of Consumer Compliance of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis at P.O. Box 442, St. Louis, MO 63166. Comments should be received by the proposed closing date. However, please note the Federal Reserve Bank does not have authority to approve or prevent the branch from closing.
As you can see, we are committed to offering you the most customer-friendly and modern network of banking locations in an effort to make banking with Arvest as convenient as possible. If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us at (417) 546-1100. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the years to come.
Tags: Hours, Missouri, Springfield

Business Cyber Security and Fraud Conference

Wednesday, September 28 at 07:05 AM
Category: Business Banking

Arvest Bank and the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce join Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center to offer informational seminar.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Business owners and managers work hard to earn every penny they take in from their customers, so safeguarding earnings is important in the internet age when cyber attackers can empty out business accounts in mere minutes.

According to fraud advisories issued by federal law enforcement agencies — including the United States Secret Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation — cyber criminals are targeting financial accounts of owners and employees of businesses, resulting in significant business disruption and substantial monetary losses due to fraudulent transfers from those accounts. Often those funds cannot be recovered.

Arvest Bank, the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce and the Walton College Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center are co-sponsoring the “Business Cyber Security and Fraud Conference” at the Reynolds Center Auditorium of the Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, from 1 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 11, 2016. 

A panel of six industry professionals will define and address topics and offer practical solutions useful in today’s cyber business and banking world:

- Jon Pascoe of Arvest Bank

- Amanda Kastler of Elliott, Robinson & Co., LLP, CPA

- Tom Douglas of JMark Business Solutions, Inc.

- Jeff Eiserman of Ollis/Akers/Arney

- Special Agent Jason Frankenberger of the Federal Bureau of Investigation

- Dewayne Burns of eSCO

Free parking is provided in the Harmon Avenue parking garage. Patrons may present their parking coupon at check-in for validation. 

Seating is limited to 300. Pre-registration is required at*

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

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest Biz, Business Banking, Fayetteville, Press Release, Privacy and Security

Keith Willis Joins Edmond, Okla. Team

Tuesday, September 27 at 05:45 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

We welcome Keith Willis as our new Executive Vice President and Commercial Loan Manager for the Edmond, Okla., area. He will office out of our Edmond Branch located at 1133 N. Bryant Ave. As a Commercial Division Manager, Keith will lead a team of commercial lenders in the Edmond office. 

Keith comes to Arvest with more than 20 years of banking experience and is excited to serve as Executive Vice President and Commercial Loan Manager. Before joining Arvest he worked at Chase Bank as a senior lender in Oklahoma City and as market president in Amarillo, Texas, and also for Bank of America as a senior vice president for commercial lending.

Keith attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University and University of Central Oklahoma. After residing in Texas for several years, he and his family moved to Edmond in 2014. Keith is dedicated to serving the community.

Tags: Associates, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City

Friday Financial Forum Sept. 30 in Bartlesville, Okla.

Tuesday, September 27 at 05:40 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Join us Friday, Sept. 30 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’s featured speaker is Melissa McLawhorn Houston who serves the State of Oklahoma as Commissioner of Labor. She was appointed to office by Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin on Nov. 20, 2015.

Houston is an experienced administrator with extensive knowledge of state government and considerable experience in state agency operational management, public policy, legislative process and budgeting. Houston also has an in-depth background in public policy and played a key role in criminal justice reform efforts and federal anti-terrorism legislation. She is also a frequent speaker on the impact of terrorism and the importance of anti-terrorism strategies as an Oklahoma City Bombing survivor.

She served as chief of staff for the Oklahoma Attorney General and for the Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security. She also has served as deputy director for the Oklahoma Sheriffs' Association and as an attorney for the Oklahoma Truth in Sentencing Policy Advisory Commission.

Houston attended the University of Oklahoma where she earned a bachelor’s degree in letters in 1991 and a juris doctor in 1994. She is active in the community serving on several boards including the Oklahoma City National Memorial and the Cleveland County Community Sentencing Council. She is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma and Leadership Norman.

She and her husband, Ben Houston, who also is an attorney, live in Norman with their two young sons.

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

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