Friday Financial Forum Aug. 12 in Bartlesville, Okla.

Tuesday, August 09 at 05:25 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Join us Friday, Aug. 12 at 10 a.m. for our Friday Financial Forum. We will meet at the Friday Forum Room at Arvest's East Side Branch, located at 4225 S.E. Adams Rd. in Bartlesville, Okla.*

This week’s featured speaker is Chris Batchelder, president of the Oklahoma State University Alumni Association. He previously held the position as executive vice president and chief programs officer for the organization.  

Chris was born and raised in Bartlesville and graduated from OSU in 1995. Many of his family members also attended OSU including his mother, Becca. His father, Gene, and his uncle, David, are both members of the OSU Hall of Fame. The Traditions Hall fireplace inside the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center is named for Batchelder's grandfather, Arley, the first member of his family to graduate from college. Arley Batchelder made a commitment after receiving his degree from Oklahoma State to ensure that his sons and their families attended college.

Batchelder received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from OSU in 1995. Later that same year he joined the executive training program as a buyer for Foley’s Department stores in Houston, Texas. Batchelder’s marketing and leadership skills earned him a position with the OSU Foundation where he served as director of development. During his eight years working as vice president for First Bartlesville Bank and Arvest Bank, Batchelder gained another perspective to bring to his position with the OSU Alumni Association.

Chris and his wife, Angie, have three children: Abby, Emily and Brady. Go Pokes!

What you can also expect at the event:

  • Information: Community leaders share topical, local and state information (Sen. John Ford, Rep. Earl Sears & Rep. Travis Dunlap) 
  • News: "The Scoop"  all about business and community happenings in Bartlesville (Billie Roane, Arvest Bank) 
  • Stock Report & Economic Update: Josh Randolph**, Arvest Wealth Management 
  • Hilarious Anecdotes: Jim Bohnsack, Arvest Bank

Each week brings a few surprises! Invite a friend to enjoy delicious homemade cookies and hear about what’s going on in the Bartlesville area. If you have any questions or would like to be included on the invitation email list, please contact Billie Roane at (918) 337-4358. We look forward to seeing you there!

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

**Josh Randolph - Oklahoma Insurance License #122041

Tags: Bartlesville, Community Support, Oklahoma
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