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
 

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
 

Friday Financial Forum June 16 in Bartlesville, Okla.

Tuesday, June 13 at 04:30 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Join us Friday, June 16 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 will be Clay Nickel, CPM® vice president, portfolio manager and director of investment strategy and an integral member of AWM’s portfolio management team and overall money management effort. 

As director of investment strategy, Clay is responsible for the development and oversight of the Investment Management Group (IMG) product line and serves as the main spokesman for IMG and the AWM portfolio management team with customers, prospects and advisors. Prior to joining Arvest in 2010, Clay was a portfolio manager for a $4 billion community bank in the Midwest and managed a $300 million investment portfolio for high net worth individuals and institutions. 

What you can also expect at the event:

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

Invite a friend and come 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 and Sonya Reed Oklahoma Insurance License # 111796  

Tags: Bartlesville, Community Support, Oklahoma
 

Hernandez Named Assistant VP in Oklahoma City

Monday, June 12 at 05:40 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Banking veteran with nine years of experience promoted.

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

Hernandez, who serves as the branch sales manager at the Arvest location at 2025 Sonoma Park Drive in Edmond, has nine years of banking experience and has been in his current position for five years. He previously managed an Arvest branch in Reno and has won numerous internal awards for management and sales and service.

Originally from Chickasha, Hernandez lives in Oklahoma City, where he is active in several civic endeavors, including American Heart Association and YWCA.

Tags: Associates, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Press Release
 

Arvest Provides More than 1.8 Million Meals

Thursday, June 08 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Thank you for helping us raise 11 million-plus meals and $2 million-plus in seven-year history of initiative.

LOWELL, Ark. – Arvest Bank launched its annual 1 Million Meals initiative to fight hunger in the four-state region the bank serves two months ago. Today, the bank announced that with the help of customers and community members, it has exceeded the campaign goal by raising a total of 1,881,283 meals in the fight against hunger.

Launched in 2011, Arvest’s 1 Million Meals campaigns have raised a seven-year total of 11,485,468 meals, which includes more than $2 million in funds given directly to the bank’s dozens of local food partners.

This year’s campaign total of 1,881,283 meals was made possible through donations from the bank, Arvest associates, customers and community members through fundraisers, events and nonperishable food drives in all Arvest branches throughout April and May. With summer here, the success of the campaign is especially meaningful because many schoolchildren will be without the meals they ordinarily receive at school.

We are thrilled to be able to provide – thanks to the hard work and generosity of our associates, customers and community members – these meals to our neighbors in need. We also hope 1 Million Meals has increased hunger awareness, and we remain committed to fighting hunger in our community long after this year’s initiative has ended. 

All money and food items raised through this campaign directly benefitted more than 70 different organizations feeding local communities in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.

The bank’s decision to provide one million meals was based on the fact hunger is an issue in every community it serves. In 2015, more than 12 percent of American households surveyed were food insecure, meaning they lacked access to enough food for an active, healthy lifestyle for all household members. 

Tags: 1 Million Meals, Arkansas, Charitable Giving, Community Support, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma

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