Welcome Rob Croake and Heather Ray in Kansas City

Wednesday, June 14 at 06:05 AM
Category: Arvest Community News
Arvest is pleased to announce the additions of Rob Croake, mortgage lending supervisor and Heather Ray, mortgage loan officer to the mortgage team in Greater Kansas City.  
A graduate of Miami University with a M.B.A. from Rockhurst University, Rob has over 20 years of management experience in the mortgage and financial services industry. He will actively seek opportunities to build internal and external relationships to help grow Arvest’s mortgage presence in Kansas City. He resides in Leawood with his wife and four children. 
A Kansas City native, Heather has a bachelor’s degree in business management. She has most recently worked as a business development manager at LeaderOne Financial Corporation and Operations Manager at Creative Planning, Inc. She resides in Johnson County with her four daughters and sits on the board for Quixotic Foundation. 
Welcome to Arvest, Rob and Heather! 

Tags: Associates, Kansas City

Arvest Bank in Greater Kansas City Welcomes Clemenson

Tuesday, June 06 at 06:40 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Industry veteran takes on commercial banking role.

KANSAS CITY, Kan . – Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Eric Clemenson as a commercial relationship manager in its Greater Kansas City market.

Clemenson has more than 13 years of banking experience, including consumer banking and treasury management, in the Kansas City area. His commercial lending experience largely is concentrated in industry niches such as manufacturing, wholesale distribution, construction and commercial real estate.

In his new role, Clemenson will be responsible for developing new commercial loan and deposit business. He will office at Arvest’s branch at 6300 Nall Ave. in Mission.

Clemenson earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance from Park University, and is a member of the 2017 class of Leadership Overland Park. He and his family live in Olathe.

Tags: Associates, Kansas City, Press Release

Conversations from the Top in Kansas City June 14

Friday, June 02 at 06:20 AM
Category: Arvest Community News
Kimberly Young, executive director of the Bloch Executive Education Center, will speak at our fourth event of the 2017 Conversations from the Top series which is a moderated fireside chat with executive women in leadership in Kansas City. 

Kimberly will share her wisdom on June 14, 2017, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Central Exchange Downtown (1020 Central., Kansas City, Mo.). Registration* is required.
In the Conversation from the Top series, you’ll hear inspirational stories from women who have faced challenging issues as they worked their way to the top of their field. They will share insights about their journey and give you things to think about in how you can achieve your own goals. 
June’s speaker, Kimberly has worked in multiple industries with world-class clients such as Coca Cola Company, H&R Block, Eli Lilly, Boeing, 3M Corporation and Sprint. She has spent more than 20 years helping organizations grow revenue and optimize operations. 
Prior to joining the Bloch School, Kimberly worked for the global consulting firm, Ernst & Young (Cap Gemini) and was national director of strategy, research and planning for global management services corporation ARAMARK. In her current role, as executive director at the University of Missouri — Kansas City, she builds relationships with the local community to create mutually valuable partnerships between academia, enterprise, government and non-profit.
She is active in her community through board service and volunteer work. She is the immediate past chair of the board of the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City and serves on the board of directors for the Central Exchange. She has also served on the board of Alphapointe Association, Renaissance Theatre Project in Atlanta Georgia, co-chair of the Kansas City Duke Club and a member of the Junior League of Kansas City and the Jackson County Missouri Links.

Kimberly attended Duke University where she earned a B.A. in public policy studies and Cornell University where she earned an M.B.A. as well as a master’s of management in hospitality.

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

Tags: Community Support, Kansas City

Banking on Your Future – Small Business Workshop Series in Kansas City

Thursday, June 01 at 05:35 AM
Category: Business Banking
Calling small business owners and entrepreneurs in Kansas City! Arvest Bank and Prospect Business Association invite you to attend our last class of our Small Business Workshop Series: Banking on Your Future.

Throughout the series, business owners have discovered insight on how to apply for a loan and received in depth information on the different types of loans that are available. Workshop sessions have been led by industry experts from Arvest Bank including: Mark Larrabee, Greater Kansas City president and CEO; Raul Duran and Shannon Neal, community development; and Monica Dahl and Rene Purtee, business banking.

Check out our last class of this series on Thursday, June 8, 2017: Small Business Resources. You'll have the opportunity to visit with local business resources. The following organizations will be represented: SCORE, Women’s Business Center, Missouri Small Business and Technology Center, KC Sourcelink and Missouri EDC. 

This session will be styled as a panel presentation and be held at East Patrol Community Room (2640 Prospect Ave., Kansas City, Mo.). We will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Workshop sessions are free to the public. Space is limited so registration is required. Please contact Julie Headley at jheadley@arvest.com to reserve your spot today! 

Tags: Arvest Biz, Business Banking, Community Support, Kansas City

Food Truck Day in Kansas City on May 19

Monday, May 15 at 05:40 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Bochi Food Truck will be at 9300 Blue Ridge Blvd. in Kansas City, Mo., on Friday, May 19 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Arvest’s 1 Million Meals campaign and locally, Harvesters  The Community Food Network*

Bochi Food Truck serves up boneless chicken wings stuffed with fried rice. These types of chicken wings are served all over the world, particularly in Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Check out their website* to learn more! 

Stop by our Blue Ridge location in Kansas City on May 19 to taste the Bochi Food Truck and donate to our 1 Milion Meals campaign! 

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

Tags: 1 Million Meals, Charitable Giving, Community Support, Kansas City

Anniversary and Shred Event in Belton, Mo.

Friday, May 12 at 05:50 AM
Category: Arvest Community News
Arvest Bank will host a free shred event on Saturday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Arvest Bank located at 305 N. Cedar St. in Belton, Mo. Businesses and the general public are invited to bring any personal or confidential documents that need to be disposed of properly, to help guard against identity theft. 
In addition to the shred event, our Belton branch will be celebrating their first anniversary with treats and fun! Throughout the past year, Arvest has hosted multiple community events at our Belton branch including a World Series trophy event and local author book signing. 
Although shredding services are offered free of charge, those who stop by are invited to make a monetary or food item donation to Harvesters — The Community Food Network* in support of Arvest’s 1 Million Meals campaign. 
This event is the final project Arvest Bank is holding to fight hunger in the Kansas City metro. The bank is currently accepting food and monetary donations at any Arvest Bank location in the 120 communities across the four-state area Arvest serves. This initiative, known as the bank’s 1 Million Meals campaign, concludes on June 3.  
Be sure to stop by our Belton branch on June 3 for document shredding, fighting hunger and celebrating our branch anniversary!
Links marked with * go to a third-party site not operated or endorsed by Arvest Bank, an FDIC-insured institution.   

Tags: 1 Million Meals, Charitable Giving, Community Support, Kansas City

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