Arvest Bank Names Carroll SVP

Friday, December 08 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Kristen Carroll has been named a senior vice president. 

Carroll joined Arvest in 2001 as a consumer loan officer and now serves as Arvest Private Banking Manager. In that role, she leads the private banking team, manages customer relationships and is licensed as an advisor to sell insurance and investment products. 

In addition to holding Arkansas life and health insurance licenses, Carroll also holds Series 7 and Series 66 licenses. 

Carroll currently serves as a board member and secretary for Community Services Clearinghouse, among other civic endeavors, and is a 2017 graduate of Leadership Fort Smith. 

About Arvest

Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” for 2017, operates more than 250 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through a group of 16 locally managed banks, each with its own board and management team. These banks serve customers in more than 120 communities, with extended weekday banking hours at many locations. Arvest also provides a wide range of banking services including loans, deposits, treasury management, credit cards, mortgage loans and mortgage servicing. Arvest is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC.

 

Tags: Associates, Fort Smith
 

Conversations from the Top in Kansas City - Kathy Nelson

Thursday, December 07 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News
President and CEO of the Greater Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation, Kathy Nelson, will be our guest of honor at the final session of Central Exchanges’ Conversations from the Top series for 2017. Arvest is proud to support this moderated fireside chat with executive women in leadership throughout Kansas City.
 
Kathy will provide her insight and experiences on Tuesday, December 19th from 11:45am to 1:00pm at Central Exchange Downtown (1020 Central, Kansas City, MO 64105). Registration is required.
 
Nelson works to promote Kansas City sports locally and nationally with the goal of attracting, retaining and facilitating sports events and organizations. She helps the bi-state region realize the economic, social and community-building benefits of sports. In 2016, Nelson was selected to serve on the National Association of Sports Commissions Board of Directors.
 
Kathy first joined the KC Sports Commission in August 2010 as the WIN for KC Director then moved into President & CEO of the KC Sports Commission in November 2011. Prior to joining the KC Sports Commission staff, she was an active volunteer and member of WIN for KC and the KC Sports Commission for over ten years. Kathy was previously on the WIN for KC Advisory Board and has also been involved on the Women’s Sports Award Celebration committee. In 2010 she served as chair for the event, which featured Billie Jean King.
 
Before her time at KC Sports Commission, Nelson served in senior management roles in marketing, sales and promotions at Time Warner Cable and Metro Sports and held a number of roles at FOX 4/WDAF-TV in Kansas City including creative services manager, producer, reporter and editor.
 
Kathy has become a leader in Kansas City and was recognized in 2017 for her accomplishments when she was honored by the Kansas City Business Journal as one of the Women Who Mean Business. The Kansas City Star included her on their list of 20 Most Influential Sports Figures in Kansas City placing her at number five behind Clark Hunt, CEO/Owner of Kansas City Chiefs; Dayton Moore, Royals General Manager; Peter Vermes, Sporting Kansas City’s Coach/Technical Director; and David Glass, Owner of Kansas City Royals. In November 2017, Kathy and the Sports Commission were honored as Sports Commission of the Year from Compete Magazine. In 2018, Kathy will be participating in Dancing with the Kansas City Stars to benefit Cristo Rey School.
 
More info here.*
 
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Tags: Kansas City
 

24th annual Arkansas vs Oklahoma Cross Country High School All Stars Meet

Wednesday, December 06 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to once again sponsor the 24th annual Arkansas vs. Oklahoma Cross Country High School All Stars Meet, one of the longest events of its kind in the US. The 2017 race was held at Rogers (Arkansas) High School 5K Mountie Cross Country Course on Nov. 11 in cool, overcast conditions. The teams are comprised of top high school runners from each state, and the team results score the first ten finishers from each state.

In the boys race, Oklahoma placed a strong 1-2-3, and the score was tied at 30 after each team’s first five runners. Arkansas then tallied the next five to lead to a convincing 90-172 team win. Daniel Nichol of MacArthur (Lawton) High School from the Sooner State took individual honors in 16:16.54 over the 5,000-meter course. Close behind was Mooreland High School’ Collen McLain in 16:20.31, followed by Cliff Littleton of Shawnee High School in 16:22.34. The top Arkansas runner was Carter Reynolds of Maumelle High School who took fourth place overall in 16:29.20.
 
Josie Carson of Lake Hamilton High School led a stampede of Natural State runners in 18:40.58 as Arkansas took the first seven places to race to a 59-204 victory. Freshman Hailey Day of Rogers Heritage High School was second in 18:49.30, with another freshman, Ali Nachtigal of Rogers High School, close behind in third at 18:53.74.  Kenya Bailey of Midwest City High School was the first Oklahoma runner in at 19:28.13. 
 
Complete meet results can be found at MileSplitAR.*
 
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Tags: Arkansas, Community Support, Oklahoma
 

Introducing Our New App: Arvest Go

Wednesday, November 29 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest News
We’re excited to introduce Arvest Go, our new mobile banking experience that makes keeping track of your accounts easy, fast and fun.
 
Arvest Go is now available for free download on the Apple App Store®* and Google Play™* for customers who have an iPhone® or Android™ device.
 
This entirely new app has a modern, sleek and user-friendly design with features we’ve not offered in our current mobile banking app, Arvest Classic.
 
Loaded With Features
 
The new features include fast fingerprint login, the ability to set up Quick View for easy access to your account balances, as well as the ability to add an optional profile photo and other user customization.
 
Of course, Arvest Go lets you deposit checks with Mobile Check Deposit, make bill payments with BillPay and transfer funds—all from the convenience of your phone.
 
Getting Started
 
If you are a current Arvest Classic and online banking customer, you can download the new app and log in using the same login ID and password you have always used.
 
If you are new to mobile and online banking with Arvest, simply visit with an associate at your local branch or call us at (866) 952-9523 to get a login ID and temporary password. Once you’ve installed Arvest Go on your phone, enter your credentials and follow the prompts to create a new password and set up your challenge questions and answers.
 
Not an Update to Previous App
 
Please keep in mind this is not an update to Arvest Classic. Arvest Classic, while still available on the App Store and Google Play, will no longer be modified or enhanced with updates. Arvest Go will be updated regularly to include new features and functionality!
 
We’re excited to bring you this new mobile banking experience. It’s time to Arvest Go! Download it today! 
 
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Tags: Mobile Banking
 

Engineer Develops 'Extraordinary' Possibilities - People Helping People Series

Tuesday, November 28 at 03:00 PM
Category: People Helping People

Nov. 07, 2017 – Tom Jakobs’ professional aspiration is as daunting as it is admirable.

“I specialize in helping people with very severe disabilities to live more independently and to pursue their life goals,” said Jakobs, founder of the nonprofit corporation, Be Extraordinary* (Be-X).

It’s a pursuit easier said than done, but Be-X’s track record speaks for itself. According to the organization’s website – be-x.org – it has an 84% success rate in terms of promoting its clients’ quality of life through the effective use of technology. A bioengineer, Jakobs said that kind of success is determined on a case-by-case basis. “Sometimes success is just having a little more ability that what you had before,“ he said.

Jakobs is the 25th person to be featured in Arvest Bank’s People Helping People video series. The series is designed to celebrate individuals in the communities Arvest serves who are uniquely making a difference.

In the case of Shawn Egan, Jakobs’ – and Be-X’s – charge was to give him the capability to use a phone. Egan suffered a spinal cord injury while cutting a tree that left him paralyzed. Through years of patience that included securing grant money in addition to numerous technical trials and errors, Be-X finally was able to find a solution that allows Egan to independently place and receive calls, as well as text.

The result is that he can help with his family’s rental business, and he also serves on a couple of local boards of directors. Having that capability is beyond what Egan set as a goal for himself after his injury. “When I got hurt back in 2011, that was my big goal then – and that’s still my goal – is to get my kids out of school,” Egan said. “Just be here long enough to see they get graduated, they become adults, and they move into the life that they want.” Even so, thanks to the efforts of Be-X, Egan is able to work from home and help his children with their homework, things that didn’t seem possible at different times after his injury. In his words, that allows Egan “to contribute to society.” And that’s a big win for all involved.

About Arvest Bank

Arvest Bank operates more than 250 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through a group of 16 locally managed banks, each with its own board and management team. These banks serve customers in more than 120 communities, with extended weekday banking hours at many locations. Arvest also provides a wide range of banking services including loans, deposits, treasury management, credit cards, mortgage loans and mortgage servicing. Arvest is an Equal

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

  Housing Lender and Member FDIC.

Tags: Arkansas, Community Support, Fort Smith, People Helping People

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