Louise Allison Lights New Paths for Survivors - People Helping People Series

Tuesday, November 28 at 02:00 PM
Category: People Helping People

Nov. 24, 2017 – It would have been understandable if Louise Allison was satisfied with surviving and overcoming a period of time most can’t fathom.

“I'm a survivor of sexual assault and sex trafficking,” Allison said. “It happened to me when I was a kid. I was on the streets for about two years in the sex industry.”

More than two decades after being rescued from that horror – and some would say miraculously rebuilding her life – Allison came to a realization she couldn’t shake.

“I think I hid from that darkness and hid from that secret for years, and as an adult when I began to recognize or come to grips with the things that had happened to me when I was younger,” Allison said, “I also realized I was not the only one out there. It's still going on… There's a lot of people that need help.”

That’s how Allison came to leave a career in nursing administration to form Partners Against Trafficking Humans* (PATH).

“We are no longer victims of sexual assault. We are no longer victims of sex trafficking,” Allison said. “We are survivors."

“And that surviving helps another girl realize that you can get past this and you, too, can become a survivor.”

Allison is the 26th 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. The idea came from the bank’s mission statement: “People helping people find financial solutions for life.”

The MarCom Award-winning videos are available via Arvest’s social media channels – YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and the Arvest Blog – and the bank will make related posts each time a new story appears. Additionally, Arvest social media followers can help spread the word about these inspiring community members by sharing, liking and retweeting the videos. Allison’s video will launch on Nov. 24.

Part of PATH’s mission is to advocate on behalf of those victimized by sex-trafficking and provide them trauma-focused restorative care. Allison’s video gives a glimpse of not just how she has impacted many survivors, but how some of those survivors have been inspired to help others as well. Those who want to learn more are encouraged to visit pathsaves.org.

About Arvest Bank
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.

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

Tags: Arkansas, Community Support, Little Rock, People Helping People
 

Local Teams Set to Tip Off Basketball Season at Arvest Classic

Tuesday, November 28 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to host one of the most-anticipated early season boys basketball tournaments in the area, the Arvest Classic. 

The Arvest Classic will be held Nov. 30-Dec. 2, and hosted by Springfield’s (Mo.) Parkview High School. Formerly known as the MBCA Hall of Fame Classic, this year’s eight-team tournament features two other local schools, Springfield’s Kickapoo High School and Nixa High School.
 
Five out-of-area teams will compete as well. Those teams are: De Smet Jesuit, Fayetteville (Ark.), Lafayette (Wildwood), Lafayette (St. Joe), and Raytown.
 
“The start of basketball season is always an exciting time, and we’re looking forward to seeing these teams in action,” Arvest Bank Springfield president Brad Crain said. “In addition to providing these teams with what we expect to be highly competitive games, the Arvest Classic should help them prepare for their conference seasons as well. We can’t wait for tip-off.”
 
Lafayette (Wildwood) will play Lafayette (St. Joe) in the opener at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30. That game will be followed by Nixa vs. Fayetteville (Ark.). Host Parkview will play De Smet Jesuit at about 7 p.m., and Kickapoo will take on Raytown in the opening-day finale.
 
Friday games also start at 4 p.m., while Saturday’s action begins at 11 a.m. The tournament championship game is expected to start at about 4 p.m. on Saturday.
 
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: Fayetteville, Springfield
 

Arvest Trust Announces Rooker Hiring

Tuesday, November 28 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest News
Industry Veteran to Serve as Chief Fiduciary & Risk Officer
 
Arvest Wealth Management is pleased to announce Chris Rooker has joined Arvest Trust. 
 
Rooker will serve as Arvest Trust’s chief fiduciary & risk officer. His primary job responsibilities include providing leadership and guidance to the Arvest Trust compliance team in the areas of fiduciary law, policies and procedures, audit, and business model development.
 
Rooker joins Arvest Wealth Management after most recently working at BOK Financial (BOK), where he served as the national fiduciary executive and managing director of specialty assets for BOK.
 
“With Chris’ 10 years of prior experience, he will bring a wealth of knowledge to our team in the areas of trust, litigation, audit, and regulatory compliance,” Arvest Trust president Donny Rogers said.
 
Rooker also previously worked at Southwestern Bank & Trust Company and Bank of America. He is a graduate of Washington and Lee University and holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Oklahoma, as well as a law degree from Southern Methodist University.
 
Rooker is based in Tulsa, where he lives with his three children.
 
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.
 
About Arvest Wealth Management
Arvest Wealth Management offers wealth management, trust services and insurance products. Investment products and services provided by Arvest Investments, Inc., doing business as Arvest Wealth Management, member FINRA/SIPC, an SEC registered investment adviser and a subsidiary of Arvest Bank. Insurance products are made available through Arvest Insurance, Inc., which is registered as an insurance agency. Insurance products are marketed through Arvest Insurance, Inc., but are underwritten by insurance companies. Investments and Insurance Products: Not FDIC Insured, May Lose Value and Not Guaranteed by the Bank. Trust services provided by Arvest Bank.
 
Tags: Associates
 

Arvest Bank Announces Musslewhite Hiring

Sunday, November 19 at 01:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Former Realtor Heavily Involved in Community

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Clint Musslewhite as its mortgage loan manager.

Musslewhite comes to Arvest from Keller Williams Realty, where he has worked for the last five-plus years since moving to Bartlesville. In his new role, Musslewhite will provide direction to Arvest Bartlesville’s mortgage division in addition to being responsible for the generation, evaluation, approval, processing, closing and servicing of real estate loans. He will be based at the Arvest branch located at 100 SE Frank Phillips Blvd.
 
“Clint comes to us with a very strong background in management, marketing and sales,” Arvest executive vice president and loan manager David Nickel said. “He will be a great addition to our already great mortgage team.”
 
While at Keller Williams Realty, Musslewhite provided leadership for many of the company’s community service initiatives, including local service projects and Bartlesville Public School District teacher tailgate events. Additionally, he currently serves as a board member for the Bartlesville Convention & Visitors Bureau, Bartlesville Civic Ballet and Ray of Hope Advocacy Center.
 
Prior to moving to Bartlesville, Musslewhite spent 15 years in marketing and operations roles for his alma mater, Baylor University, and two Minor League Baseball franchises. He also has done announcing work for the Tulsa 66ers, Tulsa Shock, Baylor University, Georgetown University and Texas Christian University.
 
Musslewhite and his wife, Stephanie, live in Bartlesville with their three children. In addition to serving as the emcee for numerous local charity events in the Bartlesville area, Musslewhite is the stadium announcer for the Bartlesville High School football team and occasionally the Tulsa Drillers.
 
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: Bartlesville
 

Arvest Winterfest Celebrates 10 Years in Tulsa with Photo Contest

Friday, November 17 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Winterfest is happy to announce its return to Downtown Tulsa for its 10th year on Nov. 24! Winterfest welcomed more than 150,000 visitors in 2016. The seasonal celebration is open to the public for 45 days this year, giving everyone a chance to enjoy skating beneath Tulsa's skyline. Come lace up your skates and take in what has become one of Tulsa's favorite holiday traditions!

To celebrate this great tradition, we are giving away some great prizes. Now through Dec. 21, all you have to do is comment on the contest post on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ArvestBank*) with a photo of your child with his or her letter to Santa. Multiple winners will be randomly selected throughout the contest, and will be announced on our Facebook page as they are chosen. A Grand Prize winner will be selected on Dec. 21.

Arvest associates and their immediate family members are not eligible to win. Immediate family is defined as spouse, parent, child, sibling, or any other family member living in the associate’s home.

For more information about Winterfest, please visit http://tulsawinterfest.com/*.

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

Prizes:

  • 4 tickets to Paw Patrol & 4 tickets to Winterfest on Nov. 25   
    • Valued at $228
    • Winner chosen Nov. 21
  • 4 tickets to Winterfest and Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 9
    • Valued under $148
    • Winner chosen Nov. 30
  • Arvest Prize Pack (Includes 4 skate tickets, winter hat, & buffalo mug filled with goodies)
    • Valued under $100
    • 2 Winners, chosen Dec. 7 and Dec. 14 
  • 6 tickets to Tulsa Oilers Game and 6 tickets to Winterfest on Dec. 30
    • Valued at $282
    • Winner chosen Dec. 21 
  • Grand Prize – Nintendo Switch gaming system & 4 tickets to Winterfest
    • Valued at $348
    • Winner chosen Dec. 21

 

 

 

Tags: Tulsa

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