Coloring Contest Set for June 24 in Bentonville, Ark.

Thursday, June 22 at 03:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Attention young Bentonville artists, it’s your time to shine! Arvest and the Early Childhood Initiatives Center* in Bentonville, Ark. will be hosting a coloring contest from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 24, at the Bentonville Farmer’s Market - Kids Art Park.* 

The lucky winner will have his or her artwork featured on an Arvest Bank debit card, along with the Early Childhood Initiatives Center logo. The debit card will be available to new and current Arvest Bank customers at any bank location across Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri.
 
Children are invited to visit the Arvest tent, located in front of Pressroom,* to participate in the contest. There is no fee to enter. A panel of Arvest and Early Childhood Initiatives Center representatives will select the winning entry. The winner will be announced Monday, July 10.
 
We’re excited to see imaginations soar at this fun event! Hope to see you there!
 
Links marked with * go to a third-party site not operated or endorsed by Arvest Bank, an FDIC-insured institution.

Tags: Arvest Benton County, Bentonville, Community Support, Debit Cards
 

Hammontree Promoted in Oklahoma City

Wednesday, June 21 at 04:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Regional branch sales manager is named assistant vice president.

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Mickeal Hammontree has been named an assistant vice president in its Oklahoma City market.

Hammontree, who has nine years of banking experience, currently serves as a regional branch sales manager. As such, he manages the activities of multiple Arvest branches in the Oklahoma City area. Hammontree offices at the branch at 115 Park Ave.

Hammontree earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Central Oklahoma.

He is active with the Oklahoma Bankers Association Emerging Leaders, the Northwest Oklahoma Chamber and the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, among other civic endeavors. He and his wife, Stephanie, live in Edmond.

Tags: Associates, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City
 

Join Us for Lobby Chats Fridays in June/July in Joplin, Mo.

Friday, June 16 at 06:10 AM
Category: Arvest Community News
Retirement planning is an ongoing process of preparing for and reacting to critical financial events. Critical financial events can be as diverse as retiring, a change in career path or just getting started. The right strategy for each stage is the key to success. 
 
Join us at noon for lobby chat round-ups on June 23, June 30 and July 7 at 3201 McClelland Blvd. Joplin, Mo., with our very own expert, Garrett Taylor**, client advisor for Arvest Wealth Management. He will share some basic insights on strategies to save, make time for Q&A and schedule follow-up appointments upon request. 
 
In his role, Garrett assists clients in the Joplin, Mo., area with investment advice, retirement planning, risk management and other areas of personal financial planning. Prior to joining Arvest in 2012, Garrett earned a degree in finance and economics from Missouri Southern State University in 2006. In 2009, he earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification. Garrett is also a member of the Greater Kansas City chapter of the Financial Planning Association. Garrett also serves on the board of the Joplin Community Health Clinic. 
 
Garrett Taylor can be reached at (417) 627-8156 or gtaylor@arvest.com
 
**Missouri Insurance License # 375253 

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Investment products and services are provided by Arvest Investments, Inc., doing business as Arvest Wealth Management, member FINRA/SIPC, an SEC registered investment adviser and a subsidiary of Arvest Bank. 

Insurance products are made available through Arvest Insurance, Inc., which is registered as an insurance agency. Insurance products are marketed through Arvest Insurance, Inc., but are underwritten by unaffiliated insurance companies.
 
Trust services are provided by Arvest Bank. 

Tags: Joplin, Missouri, Retirement
 

Charolette Tidwell Supports Healthy Eating – People Helping People Series

Friday, June 16 at 05:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

At a young age, Charolette Tidwell realized the importance of community and how working together can make a huge impact in someone’s life.

“I was raised poor, with 10 kids in the house;” however, “my community always said, ‘You can be anything you want to be, you can do anything you want to do, but you can’t leave anybody behind,’” Charolette said.

Her upbringing inspired her to start the Antioch for Youth and Family* organization, which provides food assistance to approximately 7,000 people each month.

Charolette’s goal is to provide food for families and educate them on the importance of good nutrition. 

“Good food keeps you well,” Charolette said. “And it keeps you up, it keeps you mobile, it keeps your brain fed so that you’re able to think.”

Charolette has focused on planting and growing healthy food in a community garden. As more children come to work in the garden, Charolette has seen a big change in the community. 

“Now what the garden has done to this area is phenomenal. We see houses in these three block areas being refurbished. We see people walking with their dogs and walking over to the garden with their children and talking to the kids about the garden.”

Charolette hopes the project she began will blossom into an even greater contribution to her community.

“My dream is that there is a resurgence in the areas we’re in,” Charolette said. “That people care for people…that people are concerned for people and that people jointly lift each other.”

“It is a revitalization of a community, block by block. That’s what we intend to achieve,” Charolette said. 

Watch* Charolette in action.

Charolette’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 videos 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: Arkansas, Charitable Giving, Community Support, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, People Helping People
 

Loch Promoted in Oklahoma City

Thursday, June 15 at 06:15 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Banking veteran named assistant vice president.

OKLAHOMA CITY – Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Charles Loch has been promoted to assistant vice president in its Oklahoma City market.

Loch, who serves as the branch sales manager at the Arvest location at 1900 S. Douglas Blvd. in Midwest City, has more than eight years of industry experience.

Loch earned a Diploma in Ministry from Global University and is pursuing a degree in business technologies with an office management option at Oklahoma State University – Oklahoma City. He is actively involved with the Midwest City Chamber of Commerce, a graduate of Leadership Midwest City 2017, and a member of its alumni association.

Originally from Choctaw, Loch lives in Midwest City with his wife, April, and their four children.

Tags: Associates, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Press Release

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