Arvest Foundation Donates $2,000 to City of Yellville

Thursday, March 07 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

The City of Yellville received a $2,000 grant today from the Arvest Foundation. Residents of Yellville and Marion County will soon have greater sports opportunities thanks to the donation. The funds will be used to expand and improve the youth sports programs in the area.


“We are excited to support the City of Yellville as it continues to grow and expand on the services and activities it offers to the citizens of Marion County,” said Mike Willard, president and CEO of Arvest Bank in North Central Arkansas. “With these funds, the youth sports programs will be able to continue to successfully offer sports activities to the area youth.”

“I am very excited to see the impact that this donation will have on our city youth sports programs,” said Shawn Lane, mayor of Yellville. “It’s great for our community and it will provide many opportunities for our town’s children. We are thankful to the Arvest Foundation for their generosity.”

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest
 

Arvest Bank Once Again Recognized by Forbes Magazine

Tuesday, March 05 at 08:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank has been recognized by Forbes magazine as one of the “World’s Best Banks” for 2019.

In collaboration with analytics firm Statista, Forbes produced its first-ever “World’s Best Banks” list based on an independent survey from a vast sample of more than 40,000 bank customers across the world. Participants were asked to identify all banks where they have opened checking or savings accounts; they were then asked to rate the banks in the following areas: trust, terms & conditions, customer services, digital Services, and financial advice.

A total of 415 banks in 23 different countries received the distinction, with 60 of those based in the United States. On average, each bank recognized received 100 customer evaluations.

Arvest ranked 16th on the list of U.S. banks. The full list and an accompanying article can be found here on the Forbes website.

This honor is the first Arvest has received from Forbes in 2019. Forbes named Arvest one of “America’s Best Large Employers” in both 2017 and 2018, as well as one of “America’s Best Employers for Women” and one of Arkansas’ “Best-In-State Banks” in 2018.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma
 

Cotter Named Assistant Vice President by Arvest Bank in North Central Arkansas

Friday, March 01 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce that Dawn Cotter has been promoted to assistant vice president in North Central Arkansas. Cotter currently serves as branch administrator for Arvest in North Central Arkansas and is responsible for the supervision and management of the eleven bank branches in the area.

“Dawn is a great asset for Arvest and we look forward to her continued leadership and expertise in working with our associates and customers,” said Mike Willard, president and CEO of Arvest Bank in North Central Arkansas.

Cotter’s community involvement includes her work as a board member for CareCenter Ministries and the Single Parent Scholarship Fund. She also serves as a member of the Mountain Home Lions Club.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest
 

Arvest Bank Announces Adams Hire

Thursday, February 28 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Tina Adams to fill a new position, community development mortgage lender.

Adams has seven years of experience in the financial services industry. At Arvest, she will serve as a decision-making resource for customers, providing guidance to them in an effort to find solutions tailored for their unique needs, among other responsibilities. In her specific role as a community development mortgage lender, she will focus on assisting low-to-moderate income individuals.

Adams is an Accredited Financial Counselor® and a credit specialist.

“We couldn’t be more excited about Tina filling this new role at Arvest,” said Eric Cullum, mortgage lending manager for Arvest in central, northeast and southwest Arkansas. “She has an obvious passion for making home ownership a reality for everyone who chooses that path, but especially those with low to moderate incomes. Her expertise in creating step-by-step plans for her clients will be a tremendous benefit for Arvest and, more importantly, our customers.”

Adams earned a degree in business marketing at the University of Arkansas – Pine Bluff. She is a Pulaski County Housing Authority board member and an active member of The Valor Effect, a networking group for women.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest
 

Arvest Bank Announces Bly Promotion in Conway

Tuesday, February 26 at 01:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has promoted Ethan Bly to mortgage loan officer in Conway.

Bly most recently worked as a senior teller. In his new role, Bly will serve as a decision-making resource for customers, providing guidance to them in an effort to find solutions tailored for their unique needs, among other responsibilities. He will be based out of the Arvest location at 2590 Donaghey.

“This is a well-deserved promotion,” said Skip Colvin, community bank president for Arvest in Conway. “I have no doubt Ethan will be an asset not just for the bank, but more importantly, for our customers.”

Bly earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations at the University of Central Arkansas, where he also was a member of the track team. He is a member of the Faulkner County Board of REALTORS ® and the Conway & Perry Counties REALTORS® Association.

He and his wife, Savannah, live in Conway.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest
 

Arvest Bank Hires Magness as Mortgage Loan Manager

Thursday, February 21 at 10:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Randy Magness as mortgage loan manager for it Fort Smith and River Valley region.
Magness has worked in the banking and mortgage industries since 2011 and has 21 years of managerial experience. His role at Arvest will be to provide direction to the mortgage division in the Fort Smith and River Valley region, in addition to being responsible for its generation, evaluation, approval, processing, closing and servicing of real estate loans.

“We couldn’t be more excited about Randy joining the Arvest team,” said Mike Jacimore, sales manager for Arvest in Fort Smith and the River Valley. “His extensive experience and expertise will be a great asset not just for Arvest, but more importantly, our mortgage customers. Randy’s enthusiasm, servant attitude and commitment to excellence will be a perfect fit with our culture.”

Magness attended College of the Ouachitas (formerly Ouachita Technical College), and has completed numerous industry-specific continuing education classes, as well as Harvard University online training programs.

Magness is an active member of local realtor organizations, past president of Kiwanis Club of Clark County, and is an active member of Northside Church of Christ. He and his wife, Cynthia, live in Greenwood with their two daughters.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Fort Smith

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