Using Social Media for Your Business Workshop in Kansas City

Friday, September 23 at 06:15 AM
Category: Business Banking

Arvest in Greater Kansas City and Solve KC will be hosting a business workshop on Oct. 20, 2016, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the Arvest Bank located at 7401 W. 135th St., Overland Park, Kan. The class titled, “How to Use Social Media for Your Small Business,” is free for Arvest business customers. R.S.V.P.s are required to Monica Dahl at mdahl@arvest.com or (913) 953-4188. Space is limited. 

Featured speaker Kim Woirhaye-Reid is an Emmy®-nominated journalist with nearly 20 years of experience working in the media. She’s interviewed politicians, actors, everyday heroes and even hitched a ride with the KC Royals on their 2014 ALCS run. Providing in-depth and engaging news is what she loves to do. Currently, Kim is working as a marketing/PR specialist for an accounting firm as well as a freelance media consultant.
 
Featured speaker Andy Talbert is owner of Snow & Company and is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for establishing and growing businesses. He co-founded Snow & Co. with several friends from UMKC and has seen it grow to be "America's No. 1 Frozen Cocktail Brand" and operates a growing consultancy along with a commercial real estate development group. He is a frequent speaker on entrepreneurship and leadership.
 
Don’t miss this opportunity; R.S.V.P. today! 

Tags: Community Support, Kansas City
 

Over $33K Donated to United Way in Southwest Oklahoma

Thursday, September 22 at 05:10 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Southwest Oklahoma Arvest Bank associates have been fundraising for the past several months for the United Way of Southwest Oklahoma and United Way of Stephens County. Through fundraising, associate pledges, and customer donations Arvest Bank in Southwest Oklahoma was able to provide $33,627.72 to local United Way agencies. Over the past nine years the bank has provided a total of $268,497.21.

The associates really enjoy the campaign season and love to be able to give back to the communities in which we serve. They fundraise throughout July and August by holding various fundraisers. Some of those fundraiser include: Doughnate Day, BBQ lunch sale provide by Billy Sims BBQ, candy bar sales and windshield washing. Arvest Bank Southwest Oklahoma would like to thank our customers, associates, and fundraising partners for helping us raise these funds for such a worthy cause in the community. You have truly helped us live out our mission of “people helping people.”

Tags: Charitable Giving, Community Support, Southwest Oklahoma
 

Governor Praises Work in Hunger Relief Advocates

Wednesday, September 21 at 02:25 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

We're honored to be recognized with the 2016 Acting Out Against Hunger award. 

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - As part of Hunger Action Month, Governor Asa Hutchinson joined more than 230 hunger relief supporters and advocates for breakfast to recognize the outstanding work of individuals and organizations from around the state.

The governor praised the work of the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance, and six Feeding America food banks and, most especially, the 2016 Acting Out Against Hunger awardees for the efforts in helping reduce hunger in the state. In a recent report from the Food Research & Action Center, Arkansas went from a ranking of 7th in the nation in food hardship to 9th. "When you're not hungry, you're free to achieve great things," said the Governor. 

In remarks, Kathy Webb, Alliance, executive director, reminded the group,"We certainly aren't where we want to be, but we have made some progress. Feeding America reported earlier this year our household food insecurity rate is 19.1 percent, down from 19.7 percent and our childhood food insecurity rate is 26.3, down from 28.4 percent. Significant, but still unexceptable. The Governor's Healthy Active Arkansas Plan, which includes many of our programs, is going to mean further progress for reducing hunger in Arkansas."

Governor Hutchinson also toured the Fresh2You mobile farmers market that was on-site for the event. Four of this year's awardees are partners in the mobile farmers market project that was funded by grants from the Blue & You Foundation and Union Pacific: The City of Little Rock, Rock Regional Metro, Raising Arkansas and Mosaic Church.

The Acting Out Against Hunger awards go to those hunger relief individuals, organizations that are deemed to have gone above and beyond the call of duty to relieve hunger in their communities.  

2016 Acting Out Against Hunger Award Winners

Individuals:

Chris Allen

Linda Barnes

Margaret Douglas

Eugene Wing

Business/Corporation:

ARVEST Bank of North Central Arkansas (member FDIC)

Mitchell Williams Law

Employees of Domtar-Ashdown Mill

Philanthropic/Non-Profit:

Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church

Greenwood First Baptist Church

Mosaic Church

Raising Arkansas

Local Community:

Rogers School District Child Nutrition Department

Government/Elected Officials:

City of Little Rock

Rock Region Metro

About The Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance

Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance, lead partner in Arkansas for the No Kid Hungry campaign, is a non-profit collaborative network of more than 480 hunger relief organizations across Arkansas. Our founding members  include the Arkansas Foodbank in Little Rock, the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas in Jonesboro, Harvest Regional Food Bank  in Texarkana, Food Bank of North Central Arkansas in Norfork, Northwest Arkansas Food Bank in Bethel Heights and River Valley Regional Food Bank in Fort Smith. The Alliance is dedicated to reducing hunger through direct relief, education and advocacy. We invite you to visit www.ARhungeralliance.org* for details on hunger relief programs, donor and volunteer opportunities.

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

2016 Art Contest “Thank a Veteran”

Wednesday, September 21 at 06:50 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

In honor of Veterans Day, we’ll be hosting a children’s art contest with the theme “thank a veteran.” The contest is open to any child in kindergarten through sixth grade. 

Guidelines
Drawing should be in color and on a white 8 ½ x 11 sheet of paper and depict what “thank a veteran” means to the child. Please do not identify any names on the drawing. Complete the art contest entry form and attach to the final artwork. Email aspradlin@arvest.com for a copy of the entry form. Entries without an entry form will not be judged. 

All drawings must be delivered and postmarked by Oct. 21, 2016. Completed entry forms and artwork may be sent to: Arvest Bank, Attn: Angela Spradlin, 5201 S.W. Lee Blvd., Lawton, OK 73505.  

Winners and Prizes
Arvest Bank will award the top three individuals in each of the following age divisions: 
  • Age Division 1: Kindergarten – First Grade 
  • Age Division 2: Second and Third Grade 
  • Age Division 3: Fourth through Sixth Grade 
The following prizes will be awarded in each division:  
  • 1st place: $100 Arvest Visa Gift Card 
  • 2nd place: $50 Arvest Visa Gift Card 
  • 3rd place: $25 Arvest Visa Gift Card 
Winners will be announced at a Veterans Day reception Nov. 11, 4-6 p.m. at the Armed Services YMCA located at 900 N.W. Cache Rd., Lawton, Okla. R.S.V.P. to (580) 250-4503. Light appetizers and drinks will be served.

For questions contact Angela Spradlin at (580) 250-4540 or aspradlin@arvest.com.  

All artwork becomes property of Arvest Bank and will not be returned. Immediate family members of Arvest associates are not eligible to win.

Tags: Community Support, Oklahoma, Southwest Oklahoma
 

Mobile Deposit Launched for Business Accounts

Wednesday, September 21 at 06:00 AM
Category: Business Banking

Mobile deposit seen as a boon for small business.

LOWELL, Ark. – Arvest Bank announced today a new service for small business customers that allows business owners and their designated employees to deposit checks made payable to the company from their mobile devices.

Through Arvest Mobile Business Remote Deposit Capture, businesses log in to a mobile app with their user ID and password, take a photo of the check to be deposited, enter the amount of the check and submit. Like Arvest’s consumer mobile check deposit app, the new business app is available in the Apple®* or Google Play™* stores. With both products, remote deposits may be made at any time and any place.

“Mobile Business Remote Deposit Capture helps small business owners focus on their customers and their business by saving them time spent out of the office,” said Susan Helm, Arvest Bank Treasury Management Director. “It also gives field teams who collect payments the option of depositing checks as they receive them."

“This is a service recently introduced by some of the nation’s largest banks and we’re proud to be one of the first community banks to offer it to our business customers. It’s a great solution for them.”

Arvest Mobile Business Remote Deposit Capture comes at a time when mobile banking in general continues to increase in popularity among consumers. The 2016 Consumers and Mobile Financial Services Report from the United States Federal Reserve showed that 48 percent of bank customers who own a smartphone use mobile banking to deposit checks into their account.

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, Press Release

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