64.6 Downtown Receives $25,000 Arvest Foundation Grant

Wednesday, July 10 at 08:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News


Citizens of the Fort Smith area will enjoy a new downtown park thanks to a $25,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation. 

The gift was announced today at Gateway Park. Beth Presley, Roger Holroyd, Les Smith, and Mike Jacimore of Arvest Bank were on hand to present the check.

The funds will aid in the construction of the new Gateway Park located near the intersection of Rogers and Garrison Avenues. Gateway Park will feature three historical bronze statues. The key figure will be Judge Isaac C. Parker, joined by statues of John Carnall and Mother Mary Teresa Farrell, R.S.M., representing law, education, and healthcare. The new park is a 64.6 Downtown initiative and is being funded by the generosity of the community, including the Arvest Foundation.

When completed this fall, 64.6 Downtown will donate the park property to the City of Fort Smith. It will become a gathering place for residents and visitors alike to learn more about the contributions these three community leaders made in the late 1800s. The park will also include a flag plaza featuring flags of the United States, Arkansas, and the City of Fort Smith.

“64.6 Downtown creates vibrant spaces in Fort Smith to further economic development, creative place-making, arts and cultural events,” said Steve Clark, founder/chairman of the board for 64.6 Downtown. “Gateway Park is a reflection of how 64.6 Downtown’s program, The Unexpected, brought attention to an important intersection in downtown, with the activation of Spanish artist Okuda San Miguel’s Universal Chapel. The work transformed a simple white building into a gateway entry to downtown Fort Smith. Gateway Park is a continuation of the development of this important downtown entry point.” 

“We are pleased to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support the 64.6 Downtown initiative of the development of the Gateway Park,” Holroyd said. “This donation is just one of many we have made throughout the area. It demonstrates the foundation’s ongoing commitment to support parks, history and greenspace in our community.”

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Fort Smith
 

Arvest Bank Announces Johnson Promotion

Tuesday, July 09 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News


Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Misty Johnson, NMLS# 1745770, has been promoted to consumer loan advisor. 

Johnson has held a variety of roles during her three years in the banking industry, most recently serving as a financial sales representative. In her new role as a consumer loan advisor, Johnson will be active in external business development activities, as well as the generation and underwriting of commercial loans.

“Misty has focused on learning consumer lending since she has been in her financial sales representative role and exhibited a desire to excel, as evidenced by several service awards ranging from referrals to loan origination,” Arvest consumer lending sales manager Jack Farley said. “She wears multiple hats within her branch and is very involved in the community. She recently helped organize a very successful Million Meals event in conjunction with local law enforcement that was pivotal in the Clarksville team exceeding its goal.”

Johnson, who also holds an Arkansas insurance license, lives in Lamar with her husband, Bryce, and their two children. An active member of New Life Church Clarksville, she has been involved in numerous civic endeavors, including the Johnson County Community Foundation and the Clarksville – Johnson County Chamber’s Chamber Royals.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Fort Smith
 

University of the Ozarks Receives Donation from Arvest Foundation

Tuesday, July 02 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News


Students and faculty at the University of the Ozarks will benefit from a $5,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation.

The gift was announced recently at the University of the Ozarks. Jason Shook, Whitney Koegniseder, Tammy Burchett, Tony Warren, Ian Bryan, Britney Wilkerson, Kacey Yarborough and Jessy Moreno of Arvest Bank were on hand to present the check.

Thanks to the donation, the school will be able to purchase a large tent to be used for various events on and around campus. 

“We are very thankful to receive this grant from the Arvest Foundation,” said Richard Dunsworth, president of the university. “It will benefit our faculty, staff and students during campus and community events.”

“We are very pleased to present this check to University of the Ozarks on behalf of the Arvest Foundation,” Warren said. “We appreciate the university and what they do for our community, and look forward to our continued partnership in the river valley.”

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Fort Smith
 

$5,000 Donated to Joseph House of Russellville

Tuesday, June 25 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Foster children and families in the Pope County area will be able to receive support thanks to a $5,000 grant from the Arvest Foundation.
The gift was announced today at the Joseph House in Russellville. Shawn Duncan, Ian Bryan, Jessy Moreno, Tammy Burchett, Tony Warren, and Jason McGee of Arvest Bank were on hand to present the check.

The funds will allow Joseph House of Russellville to purchase:

  • Dinners or gift cards for foster parents
  • Clothing for foster kids
  • Hygiene items for foster kids on an as-needed basis (lice kits, sunscreen, ethnic hair products, etc.)
  • Diapers
  • Baby/toddler equipment (cribs & strollers)

The money will also help to support special occasion items such as sports dues, sports equipment, prom dresses, dance and art lessons, tutoring, and much more.

“We are thankful for the support from the Arvest Foundation,” said Rebecca Barton, president of the Joseph House. “With the funds, we will be able to assist foster families in providing extracurricular activities for their foster kids.”

“On behalf of the Arvest Foundation, we are very pleased to present this grant to Joseph’s House, as it will help provide much needed support for foster families in Russellville,” Moreno said.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Fort Smith
 

Helping Our Kids Foundation Receives Arvest Foundation Grant

Thursday, May 30 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Children in Logan County, Ark., will receive help thanks to a $4,500 donation from the Arvest Foundation to the Helping Our Kids Foundation in Scranton.


The gift was announced today at the American Legion Building in Scranton. Tami Moffet, assistant branch manager of Arvest Bank was on hand to present the check.

The funds will help the Helping Our Kids Foundation to provide basic needs, such as food and clothes, to children in the Scranton school district.

“Thank you so much for your grant of $4,500,” said Helping Our Kids consultant Lillie Brewster. “This will help feed lots of hungry students. We partner with the school to provide food for the school backpack program. We have 43 elementary students on the backpack program and two volunteers who pack and distribute the backpacks each Friday so the students don’t go hungry over the weekend. Our main goal is to ensure that students have food over the weekend and warm clothing, shoes, coats, etc. in the wintertime.”

“We are pleased to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support the Helping Our Kids Foundation team, which has dedicated it's time to providing and improving the lives of our students in the Scranton area,” Moffet said. “I personally have seen the generosity of this foundation and have been deeply moved by the areas they have been able to help the children.”

Tags: Arvest, Fort Smith
 

Arvest Bank Hires Henry

Monday, May 06 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Chase Henry.

Henry will serve as a commercial lender, generating, evaluating and approving commercial loans, among other duties. He has more than five years of industry experience.

“We couldn’t be happier to add Chase to our team,” Arvest Bank community bank president Ted Sheets said. “His knowledge and expertise will be a valuable addition to the bank, and more importantly, for our customers.”

Henry earned a bachelor’s degree in management and marketing at Arkansas Tech University and is working on a master’s degree in business administration from Columbia Southern University.

Among other civic endeavors, Henry is a member of the Hatfield Volunteer Fire Department. He lives in Hatfield with his wife, Holly, and their two children.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Fort Smith

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