Mortgage Staff Beefs Up in Benton County, Ark.

Tuesday, June 13 at 05:15 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Dunham, Andrade and Davis bring experience and expertise.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Arvest Bank is pleased to announce three additions to its mortgage team in Benton County.

Randy Dunham has been named mortgage loan officer and vice president, while Laura A. Andrade and Heather Davis will serve as mortgage lenders.

Dunham has worked in mortgage lending since 1993, and most recently managed Arvest’s internet mortgage lending department.

“We’re glad to have Randy on our team,” said Maria Lau, Arvest’s mortgage loan manager in Benton County. “His experience is an invaluable asset, particularly when it comes to the relocation process. He really understands what our customers in those situations require and is able to tailor his service.”

Dunham, who will office at Arvest’s Financial Center branch in Bentonville, earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and banking at the University of Arkansas. He and his wife, Rebecca, have one daughter and are active members at Christ’s Church of Oronogo.

Andrade began her banking career in 2002 and currently offices at Arvest’s branch on New Hope Road in Rogers. She lives with her husband and their two children in Bentonville, where they are active members of Bentonville Church of the Nazarene.

“Laura has a real passion for her work,” Lau said. “She is a great reflection of Arvest’s core values, and that shows in the work she does helping her clients understand their unique needs and how to address them.”

Davis began her career at Arvest in 2010, and has been part of its mortgage operations since 2013. She offices at the bank’s downtown Bentonville branch.

“Heather is yet another associate who understands how to identify her clients’ needs and find the best way to address them,” Lau said. “She has worked in both Benton and Washington counties, which often gives her a perspective our customers appreciate.”

 

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest Benton County, Associates, Press Release
 

Carlson Promoted to Lead Bentonville, Ark. Commercial Banking Team

Friday, June 09 at 05:40 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Industry veteran to lead Bentonville commercial banking team.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Kelly Carlson has been promoted.

Carlson, who has worked at Arvest in a variety of capacities over the past eight years, will serve as the commercial banking team lead for downtown Bentonville. He most recently served as a commercial relationship officer, and has worked as a commercial loan assistant and credit analyst, among other positions.

“Kelly has been one of our top producers almost from the moment he joined Arvest,” said Jason England, the bank’s commercial loan manager in Benton County. “His work ethic is superb and he is tireless in ensuring that we do all we can to ensure our customers are meeting their business needs. This is a well-deserved promotion.”

Carlson earned both a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a master’s degree in business administration from Harding University. Additionally, he is a graduate of the American Bankers Association Foundational Commercial Lending School and American Bankers Association Advanced Commercial Lending School at Southern Methodist University

Active in numerous civic efforts, Carlson is a board member of both the Scott Family Amazeum and Downtown Bentonville Inc. He’s also a supporter of the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Northwest fundraising efforts and a graduate of the 2014-2015 Leadership Benton County class.

Carlson and his wife, Cortney, have two daughters. The family is actively involved at the Bentonville Church of Christ.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest Benton County, Associates, Press Release
 

Roberts Promoted in Northwest Arkansas

Wednesday, May 17 at 05:15 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Role includes leadership of advertising and marketing efforts.

ROGERS, Ark. – Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Kyle Roberts has been promoted to marketing manager for Arvest Benton County.

Roberts has worked in the financial services industry for more than three years, most recently as a marketing specialist for Arvest Benton County. In his new role, Roberts will provide leadership for that market’s advertising, public relations and marketing efforts, among other responsibilities.

“We are very excited to promote Kyle Roberts as our new marketing manager,” said Robyn Breshears, executive vice president and sales manager for Arvest Benton County. “During his time with our team, Kyle has filled a much-needed spot with his creativity, communication skills and high energy.

“Kyle shows true leadership and the desire to provide outstanding marketing services to our local team and the corporate marketing team. We look forward to Kyle’s forward-thinking initiatives to help us grow in the future.”

Roberts has worked in the banking industry for more than three years, and previously served as an adjunct professor at Northeastern State University (NSU) in Tahlequah, Okla. Roberts earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communications with an emphasis in public relations and minor in marketing from NSU, where he later added a master’s degree in communication arts.

Among other civic activities, Roberts serves as a volunteer at Keypoint Church in Bentonville and as a youth soccer coach. He and his wife, Sarina, live in Pea Ridge with their two children.

Tags: 1 Million Meals, Arkansas, Arvest Benton County, Associates, Bentonville, Press Release, Rogers
 

Birthday Boy in Northwest Arkansas Makes a Wish for Others

Tuesday, May 09 at 03:05 PM
Category: Arvest Community News
Ever needed a birthday gift for a 5-year-old boy, but been stumped for ideas? A quick internet search reveals all kinds of fun suggestions, from a dump truck to a robot dinosaur to pretty much anything Lego.

When Quinn Watkins celebrated his fifth birthday recently, though, he asked everyone for a specific – and unusual – gift. Quinn asked for food items that could be donated to Arvest Bank’s 1 Million Meals initiative.

The campaign asks bank associates, customers and community members to participate in fundraising efforts and nonperishable food drives to fight hunger in the more than 120 communities the bank serves. Quinn was aware of the effort because his mother, Lisa, is a commercial loan assistant for Arvest in Benton County, Arkansas.
 
Another Arvest associate no doubt summed up the thoughts of many when Quinn’s birthday wish was shared via email.
 
“What 5-year-old does that?” the associate asked.
 
Our proud answer is: Quinn does!
 
We’re also happy to report that Quinn’s wish was rewarded with 217 food items that have been donated to 1 Million Meals. That surely deserves a belated ‘Happy Birthday!’ from all of us at Arvest to Quinn! 

Tags: 1 Million Meals, Arkansas, Arvest Benton County, Charitable Giving, Community Support
 

Brookhart Hired as VP, Commercial Banker in Rogers, Ark.

Tuesday, May 02 at 05:05 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

We're happy to have James Brookhart with his 10 years of experience serving our Benton County, Ark. commercial customers.

Rogers, Ark. – Arvest Bank is pleased to announce the hiring of James Brookhart as vice president and commercial banker in Benton County.

Brookhart comes to Arvest with 10 years of commercial lending experience and will office at Arvest’s Village on the Creeks branch at 5201 Village Parkway in Rogers. Brookhart also worked previously in international real estate development for the world’s largest retailer.

In his new role at Arvest, Brookhart will generate, evaluate and approve commercial loans, among other duties.

“We’re thrilled to welcome James to the Arvest family,” said Mark Ryan, Arvest loan manager for Arvest Benton County. “We know his knowledge, experience and expertise will be a benefit for our customers and prospects.”

Brookhart is a graduate of the University of Arkansas, as well as the Arkansas Bankers Association Commercial Lending School. He and his wife, Tammy, have three children and attend Keypoint Church in Bentonville.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest Benton County, Associates, Rogers
 

Temporary Parking Changes in Bentonville, Ark.

Sunday, April 30 at 06:30 AM
Category: Arvest Community News
Arvest Bank has joined with the Bentonville Film Festival in Bentonville, Ark. during the week of May 1 – 6. 
 
Starting Tuesday at 5 p.m., the Legion Lane alleyway (located North of the Downtown Bentonville branch) will be temporarily closed for the Bentonville Film Festival. The closure will last through Saturday, May 6 with normal parking at our Downtown branch resuming on Monday, May 8.
 
Parking for Downtown Bentonville Arvest customers will be available on Northeast A Street during this time.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience during this time. Thanks for being a loyal customer.
 
Tags: Arkansas, Arvest Benton County

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